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3236191 tn?1451025079
Schizophrenia + Migraine
I just got past a migraine episode and my mental state has noticeably changed with my schizophrenia.  Can migraine episodes alter schizophrenic episodes or is it just coincidence?  If it does alter schizophrenic episodes, is it only temporary and then the schizophrenia comes back in full force?
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675718 tn?1449992146
i'm sorry you got migraines my tongue is slowing down a bit :)
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585414 tn?1288944902
  Yes migraines on their own can cause mental changes. This has some information about migraines that you could discuss with your doctor:
http://headaches.about.com/cs/headpain101/a/anatomy_mig.htm
  The first thing they need to do is to determine the cause of the migraines or if thats known and they have started to worsen why. There could be a variety of potential causes and it would be worthwhile to see your doctor as soon as you are able to so they could appropriately follow up. Also it would be helpful to ask your psychiatrist if any of the medications you take can cause migraines as a potential side effect. Also see when they started, when they began to worsen and if there is anything specific that can trigger an episode.
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3236191 tn?1451025079
Thanks ILADVOCATE.  This was the first time I had a migraine occur that made me vomit and it caused mental changes so I was just curious if that was coincidence or not.  I've had migraine episodes since I was a child and they run in my family.  The pain wasn't necessarily any different, it just caused me to vomit is the only difference.  At any rate, I'll talk to my GP about it next time I see them.
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3236191 tn?1451025079
Oh yeah drifter, that's really good to hear.  I hate the fact antipsychotics can cause TD.
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675718 tn?1449992146
i know don't you have TD also?
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3236191 tn?1451025079
Not yet but I saw videos of the condition and it looks like it is really hard to deal with.
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