1347993 tn?1276613509

Migraines and Blackout???

I'm 21 and have had migraines since i was 8, but it seems that my migraines have been getting worse over the last few years. I have been having blackout spells, where i just blackout for 10 minutes and even sometimes up to an hour. I've done research on migraines but haven't been able to figure out if the blackouts are tied to my migraines or not.
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911669 tn?1294099188

Sorry to hear about your migraines and blackouts.

If you have not done so already, I would call and make an appointment first with your primary medical doctor.  Then possibly from there with a neurologist.

I myself also have had migraines for almost 40 years.  I have never had near syncope or syncope (blackouts) with my migraines.

I think this is separate from your migraines.  It sounds like something else going on.  Sometimes medical things such as low blood sugar, high blood sugar, and even low blood pressure can cause syncope.

As far as your migraines, have you tried any of the new medicines out there like Topamax?  I myself have been on Imitrex tablets and/or shots, which works well for me.

I hope this has been of some help to you.  Please contact your doctor for an appointment.  Feel better soon!

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910419 tn?1289483727
I agree with tjj3761, you need to see a doctor, sooner rather than later. I doubt that blacking out for up to 10 minutes is syncope. I have syncope, and I black out for only seconds to a minute.

If you do have syncope and are staying unconscious for that long, that's seriously not good. There's also a slight possibility that you're having absence seizures, and you need to get that checked out asap.

good luck,

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620923 tn?1452915648
HI...I can only suggest u go to a Neurologist and ask for brain MRI's to rule out something else.
The blackouts r concerning and should be reviewed closley.

Good luck
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1347993 tn?1276613509
Thanks for your help, i have an appointment with the neurologist, so hopefully come monday will figure it out
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620923 tn?1452915648
Good luck with the appointment on Monday : )

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