Silent Migraine or Acephalgic Migraine

Silent Migraine or Acephalgic Migraine
Silent Migraine or Acephalgic Migraine

Silent Migraine or Acephalgic Migraine - Acephalgic migraine (or also called amigrainous migraine, optical migraine, or isolated visual migraine) is the neurological syndrome which is a kind of migraine syndrome that people who have this may experience nauseam aura, hemiparesis, photophobia, and the other symptoms of migraine but they do not experience the headache. This kind of migraine occurs in any ages. Some people experience this kind of migraine with headache while the others are not, more commonly for male. The terms of ‘acephalgic’ or ‘silent’ are such a descriptive term and not such a diagnostic term. It is used to describe migraine attack with no the attack of headache. What makes the acephalgic migraine is different with other kinds of migraine is because it often does not cause the pain. However, the other symptoms of this acephalgic can disrupt people. The doctor may prescribe some medications and advices to prevent this kind of migraine and also give the symptoms treatments. It is good to take care of the health in order to avoid the triggers.

To get the emergency medical care, you have to know first about the symptoms of acephalgic migraine in any phases –without the headache. There are 4 phases of silent migraine, which are:
  • Prodrome. During this phase, it warns you that migraine has come. You may get cranky or hyper, yawn more or get fatigue, feel stiff, want to pee often, and have diarrhea.
  • Aura. This phase lasts for about one hour. It is quite easy to be known since it has the unusual symptoms such as having sight about jagged or wavy lines, spots or dots in your sight, flashing lights, tunnel vision, and blind spots.
  • Headache. This phase debilitates you since you will get such a suffering pain in your head. The pain comes and increases when you see the lights, inhale the odors, and hear the sounds.
  • Postdrome. It is quite same as the prodrome phase which can last in several times following the phase of headache. It includes the depression or euphoria, poor concentration, and weakness.

Finding the symptoms of this kind of acephalgic migraine or silent migraine is quite easy. The usual symptoms are for the classic or common migraines such as vomiting, nausea, mood changes, diarrhea, and migraine aura without pain. However, this silent migraine may have the different symptoms since it is rare migraine. The symptoms are memory loss, confusion, unable talking and thinking well, tingling and burning in some parts of the body. Since the symptoms are close enough with stroke, then the patients have to check it to the doctor to know about it. Some doctors can make a right call for you so you can do the best treatment for your silent migraine. There will not any diagnostic tests to know that you have migraine disease. The only diagnosis will be known the medical history first from both patient and family history. The doctor will evaluate the symptoms that the patient experiences.

The treatment for acephalgic migraine is commonly with aspirin, naproxen, and ibuprofen. If the migraine is not treated, then your vision might not be able to be used. You should not ignore this and you have to tell the doctor to get the right treatment. This migraine is also called as the neurological syndrome. If you experience the migraine attack not so often, then the medication which is used for other kinds of migraines is often used to lessen the symptoms. The medications include the NSAIDs, anti-nausea, and others. The choice of medication depends on the age of the patients. When the patients experience migraine are frequent, then there will be same preventive therapy which is used for the other migraines can be well.

Acephalgic migraine is referred also as ocular migraine, migraine aura with no headache, or silent migraine. It is a migraine term which might have different meaning in each different physician. Some people with migraine only have visual warning or aura when the migraine attacks them without any pain in their head. It occurs more often for people who get older and it may be such a scary condition for some people. Some physicians consider this kind of migraine as the retinal migraine since it attacks the vision with blindness for about an hour.