Migralepsy—How Migraines Can Be Related to Epilepsy

migralepsy, migraines, epilepsyMigraines are a debilitating condition that leaves the sufferer weak and exhausted. In rare cases, they may be followed by an epileptic seizure. This is referred to as migralepsy.

There is much uncertainty about whether a migraine is a trigger for the seizure or the seizure brings about a migraine. Here is a list of common symptoms that accompany an attack of migralepsy:

  • Convulsions
  • Blindness
  • Hallucinations
  • Vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headache
  • Flashes of light

Migralepsy is a neurological issue, and the side effects that happen afterward are very similar to an aura that can occur before a migraine. Therefore, it is nearly impossible to determine whether one is suffering from a seizure or a migraine.  A migraine is also neurological in nature and has head pain as one of its major symptoms.

A person may actually be experiencing what is called an occipital seizure. This would be in line with another symptom of a migraine—visual disturbances. An occipital seizure originates in the occipital lobe of the brain causing issues with the way a person sees.

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Is There Hope for Those Dealing with Migralepsy?

If one experiences occipital seizures, migraines, migralepsy, or epilepsy, the good news is that there is help available. Finding a professional who understands how the body functions and how to help a person having these problems is of vital importance.

At Mountain State Wellness, we understand the link between the proper alignment of the upper cervical spine and the elimination of many neurological symptoms. It only takes a misalignment of ¼ of a millimeter to put enough pressure on the brainstem so that it does not send proper signals to the brain and body.

Using a gentle method, we are able to move the bones back into normal position and restore the communication issues in the body. This often helps conditions like migraines and epilepsy. It may even help them to go away completely.


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