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  1. #1 Migraine Brain Scan 
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    Hi,
    I have had migraines since I was in preschool and was interested in seeing what one looked like on a brain scan. Does anyone know where I can find a good scan of a migraine? (I have tried google and other search engines but nothing decent comes up).
    Thank you!


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    There are no changes in your average MRI for migraines.


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    Really? Is there any type of brain scan that can "see" a migraine?
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    There might be studies on fMRI use but this would be at a research level and not used in clinical practise. (this is where you assess the areas of activity in the brain, rather than just the visualising the anatomy.

    What exactly would you want to see anyway? What would it explain or what would it change? It just isnt necessary to have a test like this when a clinical history is usually sufficient to diagnose migraine.
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    He's hoping that study of what happens in the brain can lead to a cure I expect.

    Keep trying different medications; my wife finally hit on a decent one for hers after 15 years of looking around - and it was a new one on the market. We took pics when she had them, and found her pupils do not do anything out of the ordinary, nor are her blood pressure readings any different.

    As for myself I get what I call a 'blindgraine' - no pain, just a blind spot that starts small and grows to cover half of my vision - though always in the same irregular shape, and appearing like it's running water that can't be seen through. Regular Aspirin will stop its progression after about 10 minutes if I can catch it early. My father gets it too, and I met a female once who also gets it. (The blindgraine.)

    Depending on your age, you might try orgasming - it sometimes helps with blood pressure changes and different hormone levels. In some cases, it could make it worse...
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    Thank you for your advice! I was just interested in finding out more about them and if anymore research had been done since the last time I went to a neurologist (I haven't been in a few years).
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    I agree with your answer ... but it is not the solution friend! anyone else?
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