Poll: Migraine and Autism - Aspergers

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Do you get Migraine Headaches?
Female with Migraine 21%  21%  [ 89 ]
Female with Migraine 21%  21%  [ 93 ]
Female without Migraine 4%  4%  [ 18 ]
Female without Migraine 4%  4%  [ 18 ]
Male with Migraine 19%  19%  [ 81 ]
Male with Migraine 19%  19%  [ 84 ]
Male without Migraine 6%  6%  [ 25 ]
Male without Migraine 6%  6%  [ 25 ]
Total votes : 433

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04 Nov 2014, 5:32 pm

Geriatric Kid, both seizures and migraines are co-morbid with ASD. I have read a lot about "why seizures?" and the most persuasive argument for me is that in ASD, seizures are more common because of 1) ASD brains have more electrical activity (possibly leading to episodes where there areas of build-up and then subsequent discharge) and 2) the speeds of the electrical impulses are faster. Like everything in ASD research these causal factors are in dispute with some claiming the opposite...



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27 Jan 2015, 8:26 pm

I have been getting headaches and migraines for most of my life. My life has been greatly effected by them. I have extreme food intolerance and found that once I stopped eating most foods, they improved, but my brain isn't happy with my current restricted diet, so I'm having them again. If I start or stop eating even one food, I go through a period of headaches. I also get them when I talk very much, when I smell strong scents, am overwhelmed or stressed, when I strongly emote, pretty much whenever I am not in perfect, safe equilibrium.

Does anyone else ever get headaches when they talk too much?



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27 Jan 2015, 9:34 pm

Not headaches if I talk too much, instead a generalised fatigue that I feel more in my body than my mind. I nearly always have to have extra rest after a period of socialising.



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28 Jan 2015, 8:37 am

I'm a female aspie who gets migraines. During migraines is the only time when I suffer from smells (make me even more nauseated than the migraine makes me), sounds (like something is stabbing into my head) and lights (actual pain in my eyes). I don't normally have any other sensory stuff than being picky with my food, but during migraines I suffer smells and sounds I don't even notice when I'm well. Normally I love spicy food, but when I suffer migraines it makes me worse and just the smells from it are icky.
I also get nausea and dizziness.


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28 Jan 2015, 1:18 pm

Three migraines so far in 2015. The winter weather pressure changes have been brutal this year.


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23 Jun 2015, 7:42 am

Does anyone else ever get headaches when they talk too much?[/quote]

Yes. I get headaches from talking too much. The over stimulation causes fatigue followed by the anxiety of wishing I hadn't talked so much. :(


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27 Dec 2015, 7:13 pm

Gela wrote:
I have been getting headaches and migraines for most of my life. My life has been greatly effected by them. I have extreme food intolerance and found that once I stopped eating most foods, they improved, but my brain isn't happy with my current restricted diet, so I'm having them again. If I start or stop eating even one food, I go through a period of headaches....


This is close to my situation. Food is like poison to me. :(


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27 Dec 2015, 7:18 pm

I had seizures until I had my left hippocampus removed last year, but I never had migraines; in fact, I very rarely get headaches of any kind. I guess that's one thing I have going for me.



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27 Dec 2015, 7:20 pm

I get a migraine if I get sensory overloaded for too long. Noises and too much to look at do it.



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27 Dec 2015, 9:04 pm

I used to get migraines as a kid but I kind of out grew em 1ce I became an adult & wasn't in school.


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24 Jan 2016, 12:50 pm

A male, I've been CT scanned for migraines, just to make sure there was nothing catastrophic. The doctor thought it was noteworthy, that I was ambidextrous and opposite footed.

Besides that my sensory information is disordered, there seems to be so much of it. I feel overwhelmed when dumping data, if that makes sense. There is a body load, which comes with thinking and sensing. I always feel like I've caught a virus, but the symptoms are associated with panic attacks.

I'm a tall and well-fed, heavy lifter, not in any realistic danger, or don't seem to panic when I am in real danger. I think it's mental exhaustion.