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Is it a headache, an aura, a migraine, a seizure, or perhaps ALL four! | April 12, 2021

If you’ve had a migraine with auras that triggered an epileptic seizure, you might have experienced migraine-induced epilepsy.

Another name for this phenomenon is migralepsy.

Scientists have debated the existence and terminology of this phenomenon for some time.

Currently, the International Classification of Headache Disorders (ICHD-3) acknowledges it as “migraine aura-triggered seizure.”

However, epilepsy authorities do not acknowledge the condition.

For the controversy and its explanation, see the article below. It’s a must!


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  1. One of my neurologists said that the migraine aura IS a seizure.

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    Comment by HoDo — April 12, 2021 @ 10:58 AM

  2. That seems to be the consensus. Welcome back. How are you feeling?


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 12, 2021 @ 11:09 AM

    • Thanks, glad to be back. It’s going to be a long, slow, complicated recovery, but it progresses. My psychotherapist (trauma specialist) says that when my body is strong enough, we can begin serious emotional work.

      Meanwhile, as my seizures manifest as hallucinations most often, there were many lively moments in the hospital and in rehab when reality got seriously stretched.

      The perps were not caught, to my knowledge.

      My boss has been great, I still have a job, though my energy is limited.

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      Comment by HoDo — April 12, 2021 @ 11:26 AM

      • You are in my thoughts and in my heart, HoDo.

        Please feel better…


        Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 12, 2021 @ 11:49 AM

      • As Hank Williams (I think) said, We do the best we can with what we’ve got left. Thank you for your good wishes.

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        Comment by HoDo — April 12, 2021 @ 12:15 PM

  3. Reblogged this on Disablities & Mental Health Issues.


    Comment by Kenneth — April 12, 2021 @ 11:35 AM

  4. no i have never had that problem.Ihave had a bad nights sleep and had continous ouras all day until i get to bed and sleep to catch up on my sleep.

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    Comment by Lance Minnis — April 12, 2021 @ 4:01 PM

  5. Continuous auras don’t sound like much fun. In fact, they are simple partial seizures in themselves!


    Comment by Phylis Feiner Johnson — April 12, 2021 @ 4:05 PM

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