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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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1 Recruiting Efficacy and Safety of Risperidone and Trazodone Monotherapy and Combination Therapy in Critically Ill Patients With Delirium
Conditions: Delirium;   Agitation
Interventions: Drug: Risperidone;   Drug: Trazodone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: The number of days patients are without delirium during the study period (delirium-free days);   Daily prevalence of delirium as indicated by a positive Confusion Assessment Method in the ICU (CAM-ICU);   Resolution of delirium as indicated by a negative Confusion Assessment Method in the ICU (CAM-ICU) for more than 24 hours;   The number of patients who require rescue medications, the type of rescue medications utilized, and the amount of rescue medications per day;   The number of patients who receive sedative agents, amount of midazolam equivalents per day, and the number of days in which patients receive a sedative agent;   The number of patients who receive pain medications, amount of fentanyl equivalents per day, and the number of days in which patients receive a pain medication;   The number of hours spent agitated (RASS score between +4 and +2) as a percent of the time that the study drug was administered;   The number of hours spent excessively sedated or in a coma state (RASS score between -4 to -5) as a percent of the time that the study drug was administered;   The duration of mechanical ventilation from initial intubation to extubation as long as the patient remained extubated for more than 48 hours.;   The number of days that the patients were alive and breathing without assistance during the study period (ventilator-free days);   The number of episodes and number of patients who experience clinically significant QTc prolongation (≥ 500 msec or an increase of more than 60 msec from baseline);   The number of episodes and number of patients who experience clinically significant extrapyramidal effects (as evidenced by a positive Simpson-Angus Scale Score);   All-cause mortality and 28-day mortality
2 Unknown  A Clinical Study of Trazodone Hydrochloride Prolonged-Release Tablets for Treatment of Depression
Condition: Depression
Interventions: Drug: Trazodone;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Change in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale-17 score;   Changes in HAMA-14 score;   CGI-Severity of illness and CGI-Global improvement;   Changes in evaluation of sleep quality and sexual dysfunction;   Rate changes of responders/patients
3 Recruiting Study of Trazodone & Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to Treat Insomnia
Condition: Insomnia
Interventions: Drug: Trazodone;   Behavioral: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Outcome Measures: Change from Baseline in objective sleep duration at 9 months;   Change from Baseline in Subjective Severity of Sleep Disturbance & Subjective Sleep Duration at 9 months
4 Recruiting The Effects of Trazodone on Sleep Apnea Severity
Condition: Sleep Apnea, Obstructive
Interventions: Drug: Placebo pill;   Drug: Trazodone
Outcome Measures: Apnea-Hypopnea Index;   Arousal threshold
5 Unknown  Comparison of the Pharmacokinetics of Three Generic Medications and Their Respective Brand Preparations
Condition: Healthy
Interventions: Drug: Trazodone;   Drug: Quetiapine;   Drug: Pindolol;   Procedure: Blood Collection
Outcome Measure: Plasma levels of Medication
6 Recruiting Algorithm Guided Treatment Strategies for Major Depressive Disorder
Condition: Major Depressive Disorder
Interventions: Drug: Escitalopram;   Drug: Mirtazapine;   Other: modified electroconvulsive therapy;   Other: repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation;   Drug: Fluoxetine;   Drug: Citalopram;   Drug: Paroxetine;   Drug: Sertraline;   Drug: Fluvoxamine;   Drug: Venlafaxine;   Drug: Duloxetine;   Drug: Bupropion;   Drug: Trazodone
Outcome Measures: Remission defined as endpoint 17-item Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD-17) total score ≤ 7;   Remission defined as endpoint the Quick Inventory of Depressive Symptomatology (16-item) (QIDS-SR16) total score ≤ 5;   Frequency and intensity of adverse events;   Quality of life
7 Recruiting Development of Pharmacogenomic Method to Predict Antidepressant Responsiveness
Conditions: Depression;   Antidepressant Drug Adverse Reaction
Interventions: Drug: SSRI class antidepressant;   Drug: non-SSRI class antidepressant
Outcome Measures: all pharmacogenetic and biological marker variables cause drug response;   all clinical cause drug response
8 Recruiting Sequenced Therapies for Comorbid and Primary Insomnias
Conditions: Insomnia Comorbid to Psychiatric Disorder;   Primary Insomnia
Interventions: Behavioral: Behavioral Insomnia Therapy;   Drug: Zolpidem;   Drug: Trazodone;   Behavioral: Cognitive Therapy
Outcome Measure: Insomnia Severity Index- Change from Baseline (Remission)
9 Recruiting Interpersonal Psychotherapy for Treatment Resistant Depression
Condition: Treatment Resistant Depression
Interventions: Other: IPT+ antidepressant drugs;   Drug: fluoxetine;   Drug: sertraline;   Drug: paroxetine;   Drug: Citalopram;   Drug: escitalopram;   Drug: fluvoxamine;   Drug: Venlafaxine;   Drug: Duloxetine;   Drug: Bupropion;   Drug: Lithium;   Drug: Risperidone;   Drug: tranylcypromine;   Drug: Imipramine;   Drug: amitriptyline;   Drug: Clomipramine;   Drug: nortriptyline;   Drug: Trazodone;   Drug: Mirtazapine;   Drug: sulpiride
Outcome Measures: Hamilton Depression Scale (HAM-D) - continuous;   Beck depression Inventory (BDI)
10 Recruiting Study Comparing 3 Different Treatments for Arthritis of the Lower Back (Lumbar Spinal Stenosis)
Condition: Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
Interventions: Drug: NSAIDs; adjunctive analgesics; adjunctive anti-depressants;   Procedure: Lumbar epidural injection;   Other: Joint Mobilizations (spine, sacroiliac, hip);   Other: Individualized exercises: clinical setting;   Other: Group Exercise: community setting
Outcome Measures: Swiss Spinal Stenosis Questionnaire Score;   Self Paced Walking Test
11 Recruiting The Effects of Cannabinoid on Patients With Non-GERD Related Non Cardiac Chest Pain
Condition: Chest Pain
Interventions: Drug: Marinol;   Drug: Placebo
Outcome Measures: Frequency of chest pain episodes;   Frequency of chest pain in treatment group vs baseline;   Intensity of chest pain episodes;   Sensory thresholds for first sensation;   Frequency of reactive esophageal contractions;   Amplitude of reactive esophageal contractions;   Area under the curve of reactive esophageal contractions;   Duration of chest pain episodes;   Sensory thresholds for discomfort;   Sensory thresholds for pain