Stroke risk migraine

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Avatar n tn Hi In managing certain diseases, the physician would usually weigh the risk and benefits involved with the treatment of choice. In your case, was it ascertained that the diagnosis was a hemiplegic migraine? Other disease conditions such as seizures and stroke may also present similarly.
Avatar f tn Even if it is not stroke it has been found that increased frequency of migraine aura does increase the risk of stroke slightly. Please make sure that you get yourself clinically evaluated for risk factors for stroke. Also there is a possibility that your migraine meds need dose adjustment r you may have to switch over to another medication. Do keep us posted!
Avatar n tn There have been some studies in the literature that have shown migraines to be a predisposing risk factor for stroke in young adults, epsecially young women. The mechanism is not absolutely defined, but vascular instability (unstable vasodilation and constriction of the arteries in the brain) and possibly activation of the body's clotting system are thought to play a role. There are clinical syndromes such as CADASIL that include migraine and stroke as part of the syndrome.
Avatar m tn Calcium boosts risk of heart attack, stroke for women, study finds
Avatar f tn and that BBB disruption may accompany stroke, trauma, and migraine. Also, there was a report which stated that repetitive migraines increases infarct/stroke risk. Yesterday on the news they discussed cortical spreading depression causing migraines with aura. Now, I found a fairly new research topic of how cortical spreading depression alters the blood-brain barrier permeability activating brain MMPs. There was contemporaneous plasma protein leakage and brain edema.
Avatar f tn However stroke can also present with similar symptoms. Do you have risk factors for stroke like high BP or high cholesterol? It is important that you get further evaluation done to make sure it is migraine and not stroke. There are very effective medications are in the market today to abort migraine attacks and also to prevent migraines. If it is stroke then you may need to take medications to control risk factors along with low dose aspirin to prevent further stroke.
Avatar f tn what part of the brain did your stroke effect? do you have any of the risk factors of stroke or did it just come out of no where? was this your first one?
Avatar n tn s genetic or a genetic syndrome that includes migraine and stroke such as the disease called CADASIL, the risk of migraine causing a stroke or the relationship between your headaches (which are likely a side effect of the medication) and risk of stroke aside from the tamoxifen is probably not the major issue. In other words, the fact that you're having more headaches does not mean your risk of stroke is high.
Avatar n tn I read that women who experience zigzag lines in their peripheral vision have a greater risk of stroke and heart disease. Is this true and if so, what course should I take to determine if I am at a higher risk and how I can prevent stroke? I am a 55 year old woman with no history of heart disease, but I do have hyperlipidemia controlled with medication. Thank you for any information you can provide.
Avatar f tn Hi there, Oral contraceptives are associated with their own side effects.Depression; suicidal tendencies are few of the side effects. Migraine sufferers are at increased risk of stroke. Oral contraceptive use further raises a woman's risk for stroke. The frequency of migraine attacks may increase after using birth control pills. Woman suffering from migraines should be screened for existing cardiovascular risk factors before starting OC pills.
Avatar f tn well first entry heres how my life starts: ever since i was little no one believed me about how sick i really was. i knew something was wrong with me inside. doctors didn't believe it parents friends no one. everyone thought it was in my head. i kept crying to my parents every day how i had a headache. i would even throw up sometimes i had no idea what was happening i was so little.
Avatar n tn I would strongly recommend getting off birth control pills, because they worsen migraine, and also increase the risk of stroke several-fold. You should consult with your gynecologist or primary MD before doing this. You may also want to ask your neurologist if blood tests or other tests to look for vasculitis or hypercoagulable states is appropriate in your case. Good luck!
Avatar n tn At first she thought it was an aura migraine, but an MRI led to a diagnosis of stroke. She did not take Zomig at any point in time close to the event. Subsequent investigation, including bloodwork, echocardiogram, carotid echogram, and TEE have left the event classified as cryptogenic, although the presence of a PFO was identified as a potential risk factor.
Avatar f tn Hi, How are you? According to the American Heart Association, TIA is a "warning stroke" or "mini-stroke" that produces stroke-like symptoms but no lasting damage. This occurs when a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery. The symptoms occur rapidly and last a short time. The good thing is recovery is complete. It may recur and the risk for future stroke depends on the cause of TIA and management of risk factors.
Avatar f tn Other diagnostic tests to check high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, high cholesterol, and other causes of and risk factors for TIAs or stroke may also be done. If you have history of migraine headaches, you need to check with your neurologist also to determine if hemiplegic migraine is present. This type of migraine also present with numbness and confusion. Take care and do keep us posted.
Avatar n tn They are sometimes referred to as migraine aura without headache, achephalic migraine, or migraine equivalents.They are describes as the visual, motor, sensory, or psychic disturbances that are characteristic of an aura but are not followed by a headache.( I am not sure where the electric sensations fit in.) They are most frequently seen in patients with a history of migraine but that is not always the case. They typically start after age 40 years.
Avatar f tn Imaging of the brain and sometimes then neck may be indicated depending on your exact symptoms, your physical examination, and other factors. It is also important to evaluate your stroke risk factors such as hypertension, high cholesterol, family history of strokes, prior strokes, cardiac problems, diabetes, smoking, etc. TIAs do place people at higher risk for stroke. I highly recommend you discuss your symptoms with your primary physician.
Avatar n tn Complicated migraine, ie migraine with neurologic symptoms is a diagnosis of exclusion. Especially in someone with risk factors of other mimickers such as stroke/TIA (mini stroke), or seizure. Depending on your age, seizure or ministroke can produce very similar symptoms. Headache however is uncommon in either one. In light of possible lupus or lupus diagnosis, vasculitis is a good possibility.
Avatar f tn I am 50 year female with FMD, diabetes , hypertension and have a history of silent strokes. SInce I am an risk for having a stroke how does one know that they are having one. I have gone to the ER with one sided numbness and tingling w/ a bad headache the ER Dr. will say TIA but when I see neurolist I am told migraine. How can I tell if it is a migraine or a TIA?