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Post  estre004 Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:01 am

Just thought this was interesting.

http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/understanding-migraine-538876-5.html?ic=6018

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Post  HeelerLady Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:11 am

Very interesting.

I wonder...(sorry thinking out loud) when in an attack, things get more sensitive to pain and keep seeming to have the cycle going. Which sort of makes sense but how does that relate to other parts of the body or are the nerves that get overly excited only contained in the head? I know that I have a fairly high threshold for pain (when it comes to non-head body parts) but anything going on in my head is so sensitive...

Sorry, just musing and wondering how all this fits....
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Post  estre004 Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:31 am

Heelerlady - I'm with you on that one. I have a high pain threshold except for anything on the head.

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Post  alli Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:39 am

Interesting. I notice that when I have a lot of head pain it reduces my ability to deal with the other body pain. Normally I can take quite a bit before I start complaining, but when my head is hurting, everything else just feels worse.

I hope they can take this info and figure out something that will help more of us.
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Post  dcook60 Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:26 am

yes indeed, interesting. but the famous dr. goadsby, who was quoted, said "migraine with aura" was the diagnostic relevance.

how distressing for the rest of us, i think. now i'm wondering what the percentages of people on this forum would be: those with aura, and those w/out.

anyone want to do a poll? i don't know how, and besides, my head hurts too much.

as for the other body pain, of which i have more than my share, my ability to ignore and withstand it is great. not so for the head. dianne
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Post  pen Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:28 am

I can do it Dianne. Very Happy

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Post  estre004 Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:49 am

dcook - How do people like me who had aura until a stroke respond? The aura quit with the stroke. Haven't had aura for 10 years. I'm sure
people with aura have an increased risk for stroke that maybe regular migraineurs might not have. There is nothing else wrong with me
to have a stroke. Aura gone, stroke risk gone.?????

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Post  dcook60 Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:12 pm

estre, yikes, who knows? thanks to you, pen, for doing the poll. dianne
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Post  pen Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:26 pm

You are most welcome. Hope it is what you wanted. Feel free to say


cheers

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Post  dcook60 Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:52 pm

pen, it's just fine. THANKS. dianne
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Post  pen Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:13 pm

Seems it not so straightforward.
Some of us are not sure what aura actually is.
And some have both kinds of migraines.

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Post  Ivy Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:43 am

Yes, some hope.
This is the first article on TRESK where the word CURE is mentioned. So, they are beginning to work on drugs. It will take time, but knowing that the research is doing something makes me feel more optimistic.

About aura: maybe the evaluation of the worst scenario is the most complete way to start? I hope so. I don't get aura but I want to continue to hope that one day my migraine will be controlled Smile
In any case, what's exactly aura for experts? I don't get VISUAL aura, but I get a ton of other pre-attack symptoms that neurologically are not a joke....

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Post  dawn.binks Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:33 am

my auras didnt start till after my stroke!
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Post  estre004 Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:39 am

Dawn - no wonder migraines are so confusing.

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Post  dawn.binks Wed Oct 13, 2010 7:50 am

i know!!!Wink
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Post  alli Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:29 am

I had visual auras for the first 15 or so years of migraine then I started getting auditory and sensory auras. I rarely get a visual aura anymore but the rest of my senses go a bit haywire.

I figure as long as I have some part of my body that gives me a warning the migraine is on the way (other than prodome symptoms), I'll count that as an aura and be very careful of the stroke risk.
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Post  estre004 Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:44 am

For maybe 15 years I got visual auras maybe 2-3 times a year. I never had a migraine though. I had no idea that the auras were
connected to migraines. I never even had a regular headache. When I started getting the head pain is when I had the stroke. Then
the auras disappeared and I have just the pain. Figure that one out.

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