Migraine Attributed to Epileptic Seizure

Migraine and seizure are common neurologic disorders seen and diagnosed in clinical practice. Occasionally they are accompanied by one another. The term, “migralepsy” refers to a migraine aura preceded by or triggering a seizure – additionally this can be followed by a migraine attack.
More common occurrence is seizure followed by migraine headache.
Clinical trials and studies have shown a higher prevalence of certain types of seizures associated with migraine, for example tonic clonic generalized seizures or occipital lobe seizures.
Furthermore structural lesions may result in seizures with migraine headaches.
A detailed history, physical examination, blood work and neuro imaging is needed to diagnose and treat migraines attributed to Epileptic Seizure

By: Jordan Shankle. PA