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MIGRAINE Symptoms and Causes

What are Migraines?

Migraines are a recurring type of headache. They cause moderate to severe pain that is throbbing or pulsing. The pain is often on one side of your head. You may also have other symptoms, such as nausea and weakness. You may be sensitive to light and sound.

Who gets Migraines?

About 12 percent of Americans get Migraines. They can affect anyone, but you are more likely to have them if you

  • Are a woman. Women are three times more likely than men to get Migraines.
  • Have a family history of Migraines. Most people with Migraines have family members who have Migraines.
  • Have other medical conditions, such as depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, sleep disorders, and epilepsy.
What causes Migraines?

Researchers believe that Migraine has a genetic cause. There are also a number of factors that can trigger a Migraine, including

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Hormonal changes in women
  • Bright or flashing lights
  • Loud noises
  • Strong smells
  • Medicines
  • Too much or not enough sleep
  • Sudden changes in weather or environment
  • Overexertion (too much physical activity)
  • Tobacco
  • Caffeine or caffeine withdrawal
  • Skipped meals
  • Medication overuse (taking medicine for Migraines too often)
  • Certain foods and food additives such as
    • Alcohol
    • Chocolate
    • Aged cheeses
    • Monosodium glutamate (MSG)
    • Some fruits and nuts
    • Fermented or pickled goods
    • Yeast
    • Cured or processed meats
What are the symptoms of Migraines?

There are four different phases of Migraines. You may not always go through every phase each time you have a Migraine.

  • Prodome. This phase starts up to 24 hours before you get the Migraine. You have early signs and symptoms, such as food cravings, unexplained mood changes, uncontrollable yawning, fluid retention, and increased urination.
  • Aura. If you have this phase, you might see flashing or bright lights or zig-zag lines. You may have muscle weakness or feel like you are being touched or grabbed. An aura can happen just before or during a Migraine.
  • Headache. A Migraine usually starts gradually and then becomes more severe. It typically causes throbbing or pulsing pain, which is often on one side of your head. But sometimes you can have a Migraine without a headache. Other Migraine symptoms may include
    • Increased sensitivity to light, noise, and odors
    • Nausea and vomiting
    • Worsened pain when you move, cough, or sneeze
  • Postdrome (following the headache). You may feel exhausted, weak, and confused after a Migraine. This can last up to a day.

Migraines are more common in the morning; people often wake up with them. Some people have Migraines at predictable times, such as before menstruation or on weekends following a stressful week of work.

How are Migraines diagnosed?

To make a diagnosis, your health care provider will

  • Take your medical history
  • Ask about your symptoms
  • Do a physical and neurological exam

An important part of diagnosing Migraines is to rule out other medical conditions which could be causing the symptoms. So you may also have blood tests, an MRI or CT scan, or other tests.

How are Migraines treated?

There is no cure for Migraines. Treatment focuses on relieving symptoms and preventing additional attacks.

There are different types of medicines to relieve symptoms. They include triptan drugs, ergotamine drugs, and pain relievers. The sooner you take the medicine, the more effective it is.

There are also other things you can do to feel better:

  • Resting with your eyes closed in a quiet, darkened room
  • Placing a cool cloth or ice pack on your forehead
  • Drinking fluids

There are some lifestyle changes you can make to prevent Migraines:

  • Stress management strategies, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and biofeedback, may reduce the number and severity of Migraines. Biofeedback uses electronic devices to teach you to control certain body functions, such as your heartbeat, blood pressure, and muscle tension.
  • Make a log of what seems to trigger your Migraines. You can learn what you need to avoid, such as certain foods and medicines. It also help you figure out what you should do, such as establishing a consistent sleep schedule and eating regular meals.
  • Hormone therapy may help some women whose Migraines seem to be linked to their menstrual cycle
  • If you have obesity, losing weight may also be helpful

If you have frequent or severe Migraines, you may need to take medicines to prevent further attacks. Talk with your health care provider about which drug would be right for you.

Certain natural treatments, such as riboflavin (vitamin B2) and coenzyme Q10, may help prevent Migraines. If your magnesium level is low, you can try taking magnesium. There is also an herb, butterbur, which some people take to prevent Migraines. But butterbur may not be safe for long-term use. Always check with your health care provider before taking any supplements.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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MIGRAINE Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.
Rank Status Study
1 Not yet recruiting Bedtime Administration of Amlodipine Versus Lisinopril
Condition: Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: Amlodipine
Outcome Measures: Change in mean sleep-time systolic blood pressure after addition of a bedtime dose of amlodipine versus Lisinopril;   Changes in mean sleep-time diastolic, awake systolic and diastolic blood pressures, including comparison of % achieving target BP;   Impact of individual medications on sleep-time blood pressure drop (dipping status);   Association of baseline renin levels to sleep-time blood pressure drop;   Association of baseline renin levels with response to amlodipine versus Lisinopril;   Association of baseline dipping status with response to amlodipine versus Lisinopril;   Association of age and response to amlodipine versus Lisinopril
2 Recruiting Lisinopril or Coreg CR® in Reducing Side Effects in Women With Breast Cancer Receiving Trastuzumab
Conditions: Breast Cancer;   Cardiac Toxicity
Interventions: Drug: Coreg CR®;   Drug: Lisinopril;   Other: placebo
Outcome Measures: Reduction in incidence of trastuzumab-induced cardiotoxicity after 52 weeks of treatment as measured by preservation of LVEF;   Comparison of the LVEF of each treatment group with the placebo arm;   Number of trastuzumab courses completed without interruption;   Quality-of-life changes as assessed by EORTC-QLQ-C30 questionnaire at baseline and at the end of treatment;   Long-term effects of study drugs as assessed at 18 and 24 months (or 6 and 12 months after completion of trastuzumab therapy)
3 Recruiting Lisinopril in Reducing Shortness of Breath Caused by Radiation Therapy in Patients With Lung Cancer
Conditions: Dyspnea;   Non-small Cell Lung Cancer;   Small Cell Lung Cancer
Interventions: Drug: Lisinopril;   Drug: placebo
Outcome Measures: Incidence of grade 3 or higher hypotension, acute kidney injury, allergic reaction, or anaphylaxis, as measured using the National Cancer Institute Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (NCI CTCAE) version 4.0;   Incidence of adverse events as measured using the NCI CTCAE version 4.0;   Quality of life, assessed using lung cancer symptom scale (LCSS), Functional Assessment of Cancer Treatment Lung Cancer (FACT-L), and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire Lung Cancer (EORTC-QLQ-LC13);   Incidence of acute respiratory distress (dyspnea), measured using the maximum score, at any time, of the shortness of breath question on the LCSS;   Patient-level symptoms as measured using the Symptom Experience Questionnaire (SEQ)
4 Not yet recruiting CAndesartan vs Lisinopril Effects on the BRain
Conditions: Hypertension;   Mild Cognitive Impairment
Interventions: Drug: Candesartan;   Drug: Lisinopril
Outcome Measures: Executive function (EXAMINER score);   Perfusion and Vasoreactivity (VR);   rs-fMRI
5 Recruiting Clinical Trial of Coenzyme Q10 and Lisinopril in Muscular Dystrophies
Conditions: Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy;   Becker Muscular Dystrophy;   Limb Girdle Muscular Dystrophy
Intervention: Drug: Coenzyme Q10 and Lisinopril
Outcome Measure: myocardial performance index (MPI)
6 Unknown  Paramedic Initiated Lisinopril For Acute Stroke Treatment
Condition: Stroke
Interventions: Drug: Lisinopril;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Number of participants enrolled per month;   Proportion fulfilling eligibility criteria;   Proportion attended by research trained paramedic;   Proportion enrolled by research trained paramedic;   Proportion approached but not enrolled;   Additional time spent on scene;   Paramedic compliance;   Hospital staff compliance;   Proportion completing study medication;   Clinical outcome measures;   Adverse events
7 Recruiting Effect of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor, Lisinopril, on Renal Blood Flow and Its Correlation With Proteinuria Reduction in Subjects With Type 2 Diabetes and Kidney Disease
Condition: Type 2 Diabetes
Interventions: Drug: ACEI or ARB;   Drug: Lisinopril
Outcome Measures: Change in renal blood flow (RBF);   Change in Proteinuria
8 Recruiting Genetic Mechanisms in Human Hypertension Renin-angiotensin-aldosterone System (RAAS) Inhibition Study
Condition: Hypertension
Intervention: Drug: Lisinopril, Atenolol
Outcome Measure: One type of blood pressure medication will better treat individuals with certain genetic backgrounds.
9 Recruiting Non-invasive Haemodynamic Assessment in Hypertension
Condition: Arterial Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: Lisinopril;   Drug: Telmisartan;   Drug: Nebivolol;   Drug: Indapamide/hydrochlorothiazide;   Drug: Amlodipine
Outcome Measures: 24-h mean Systolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM);   24-h mean Diastolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM);   daytime mean Systolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM);   daytime mean Diastolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM);   night-time mean Systolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM);   night-time mean Diastolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM);   Systolic Blood Pressure (in OBPM);   Diastolic Blood Pressure (in OBPM);   change from baseline in Systolic Blood Pressure (in OBPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in Diastolic Blood Pressure (in OBPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in 24-h Systolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in 24-h Diastolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in daytime Systolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in daytime Diastolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in night-time Systolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM) at 3 months;   change from baseline in night-time Diastolic Blood Pressure (in ABPM) at 3 months
10 Recruiting The VALDIATE-D Study
Conditions: Type 2 Diabetes;   Obesity
Interventions: Drug: Calcitriol and Lisinopril;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Circulating RAS activity after calcitriol/placebo therapy;   Renal-vascular tissue RAS activity after calcitriol/placebo therapy;   Renal-vascular RAS activity and urien protein after calcitriol/Lisinopril therapy;   Adiponectin levels;   Adipose-tissue RAS measures
11 Not yet recruiting Single Pill to Avert Cardiovascular Events
Condition: Cardiovascular Disease
Interventions: Drug: polipillV1;   Drug: polipillV2;   Drug: usual care
Outcome Measures: compliance with treatment;   changed in blood pressure;   changes in LDL-cholesterol levels;   the main reason for non compliance with treatment;   safety of poli pill measures by laboratorial tests;   combined outcome
12 Recruiting ACE Inhibitors to Decrease Lymphoid Fibrosis in Antiretroviral-Treated, HIV-infected Patients: A Pilot Study
Condition: HIV
Interventions: Drug: Lisinopril;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in HIV RNA (copies/mil CD4);   Change in HIV DNA (copies/mil CD4)
13 Recruiting The Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System and Parathyroid Hormone Control: The RAAS-PARC Study
Condition: Hyperparathyroidism
Interventions: Drug: captopril;   Drug: Lisinopril
Outcome Measures: Parathyroid hormone, before and after, ACE inhibitor administration;   Serum and urinary aldosterone measurements before and after ACE inhibitor use;   Serum calcium before and after ACE inhibitor administration
14 Recruiting Risk Factor Control Before Orthopedic Surgery
Conditions: Osteoarthritis;   Cardiovascular Disease
Interventions: Drug: Metoprolol;   Drug: Lisinopril;   Drug: Atorvastatin;   Behavioral: Lifestyle counseling
Outcome Measures: Composite of cardiovascular events;   Modified composite of cardiovascular events
15 Not yet recruiting Microvascular Disease Exercise Trial
Condition: Coronary Microvascular Disease
Interventions: Behavioral: Exercise Program;   Drug: Medical Therapy
Outcome Measures: Change in MPR on CMR imaging from baseline with intensive medical therapy + supervised exercise versus intensive medical therapy alone.;   Incremental change in MPR with exercise over intensive medical therapy alone in the exercise subgroup;   Identification of reduced MPR (<2.0 ml/g/min) and borderline reduced MPR
16 Not yet recruiting Chronic Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitors in Intermediate Risk Surgery
Condition: Hypertension
Interventions: Drug: Take ACE-I;   Drug: Hold ACE-I
Outcome Measures: Intraoperative Hypotension;   Acute Renal Failure;   Low blood pressure subgroup;   Older age subgroup;   Postoperative Hypertension
17 Recruiting Prognostic Value of the Circadian Pattern of Ambulatory Blood Pressure for Cardiovascular Risk Assessment
Conditions: Essential Hypertension;   Cardiovascular Disease;   Stroke;   Chronic Kidney Disease
Interventions: Drug: Any antihypertensive medication alone or in combination;   Device: Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring
Outcome Measures: To evaluate the impact of circadian time of treatment in cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and renal risk assessment.;   To evaluate the influence of circadian time of treatment in BP control of hypertensive patients.;   To evaluate the prevalence of an altered (non-dipper) BP profile in patients with resistant hypertension as a function of the circadian time of treatment.;   To evaluate the influence of diabetes and circadian time of treatment in the prevalence of an altered (non-dipper) BP profile.;   To evaluate the influence of age and circadian time of treatment in the prevalence of an altered (non-dipper) BP profile.;   To evaluate, for all groups of interest, the prevalence and cardiovascular risk profile of white-coat hypertension.;   To evaluate, for all groups of interest, the prevalence and cardiovascular risk profile of masked hypertension.;   To evaluate, for all previous objectives, potential differences between men and women.;   To evaluate the impact of changes in ambulatory BP in cardiovascular, cerebrovascular and renal risk assessment.
18 Unknown  Effect of ACE-inhibitors on Aortic Stiffness in Elderly Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease
Conditions: Cardiovascular Disease;   Chronic Kidney Disease
Interventions: Drug: angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor;   Drug: Lisinopril
Outcome Measure: There may be a statistical correlation between eGFR(estimated glomerular function) and PWV (pulse wave velocity) in patients with CKD, the addition of an ACE inhibitor will decrease PWV in all groups, but to a greater extent in patients wil CKD.
19 Recruiting Renal Denervation in Patients After Acute Coronary Syndrome
Conditions: Acute Coronary Syndrome;   Arterial Hypertension
Interventions: Procedure: Renal denervation;   Drug: Metoprolol;   Drug: Lisinopril
Outcome Measures: cardiovascular death;   myocardium infarction;   stroke;   repeat revascularization;   blood pressure changes;   CCS and NYHA;   heart rhythm disturbances;   intima-media index;   IVS thickness;   restenosis;   diastolic disfunction
20 Unknown  Is There a Benefit to Optimize Heart Failure (HF) Treatment in Aged Over 80 Year's Old Patients?
Condition: Heart Failure
Intervention: Drug: - Angiotensin conversing enzyme inhibitors: enalapril, captopril, Lisinopril, ramipril, trandolapril.
Outcome Measures: Change from baseline in quality of life;   Mortality;   Rehospitalisation;   Cardiovascular events;   Cardiac fibrosis;   Quality of life