Stroke risk migraine

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Avatar n tn Hi, Migraine meds like Topamax and triptans are not usually prescribed for patients who have suffered from stroke or are at a high risk of stroke. NSAIDS are comparatively safe for patients with stroke. You can even try alternate therapies like magnesium and B complex supplements, acupressure, acupuncture and biofeedback therapy. Good luck!
Avatar m tn I am very concerned because between the time of the first ocular migraine i had months ago and today I have started taking Adderall for my ADD. Ive read adderall gives you a risk for stroke. Is it likely that this was just a migraine and not TIA or a stroke? Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated. I have no insurance and it would be very costly go to the ER...
Avatar n tn I have BAM (Basilar Artery Migraine) with Aura. The aura is stroke like symptoms. I have had 27 full-blown episodes that render me unable to talk, walk, or control limbs on the right side. I have researched this to the hilt. If you will e-mail me at: ***@****, I will share my real experiences.
Avatar m tn My main concern is that I recently started adderall for my ADD, and i know there is a very rare risk of stroke with it. (the first ocular migraine-only event happened months before the adderall though) I'm honestly terrified of hospitals and have no insurance. So i was hoping to find out if a stroke can play out like that, in a series of events, or if it would have been all at once?
Avatar f tn i had a stroke but it was not from this specific time. the mri i had said i had a silent stroke. but i have no risk factor other then i have migraines! so i had the tee ekg all those tests. had a large pfo.. this happened last feb ..... had that closed last may. today - jan 2012! havent gotten rid of a migraine that i have had since feb of last year.... 11 doc i have seen .. i have tried soooo many medications nothing has worked for me so far. i have tried nerve blockers botox..
Avatar f tn Lastly, transient one-sided body numbness (lasting for example for minutes up to 30 minutes then resolving) could be due to a migraine (the aura of migraine, in which case following the numbness, a headache occurs) or seizures (which would be important to evaluate given the prior stroke history). These are a few causes of one-sided numbness (excluding focal hand numbness, which could be something called carpal tunnel syndrome, for example).
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 m tn There is an increased risk of ischemic strokes in women with a higher frequency of migraine headaches with aura .Also there is an increased risk of heart attack associated with migraine with aura and the frequency of attacks is very important in determining the risk. High blood pressure, intake of birth control pills and smoking may further increase the risk. All you can do is keep your migraine under control with regular intake of medications. Lose weight if you are overweight.
1271365 tn?1306763979 Migraine Symptoms That Mimic a Stroke i get these allot maybe 2 times a week my speech is slurred and i am not able to drink the drinks pour out the left side of my face and my left side of my body is numb when i get these episodes. I went to two dr's they can not give me a clue what it is i looked the information up about this problem on the internet and now i am worried can i be at risk of a damaging and permant disability because of it .
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 n tn Migraine may be an independent risk factor for stroke. Migraine sufferers are up to six times more likely to suffer a stroke in their lifetime than non-sufferers.
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 you cant speak that much? 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 Smoking + migraine = high risk of stroke.
Avatar n tn I would assume that "Hemiplegic Migraine" falls into the same or similar category of "Complicated Migraine. At age of 17 I had what they had originally figured to be a stroke (intense headache at the time as well). I was in the hospital for five days and had an EEG, CT scan and blood work done. The CT scan was normal, the EEG was abnormal. Now, 21 years later I continue having migraines (there has been numerous times that the migraine went on and on..
Avatar n tn smoking, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, history of stroke or heart attacks, etc. Ophthalmic migraine often occur or increase in women when hormonal changes occure: ie when they start to menstrait, go through menopause, get pregnant (you) or go on birth control pills or estogrin pills, shots. It is by far the most likely thing that you have ocular migraine caused by hormonal changes associated with your pregnancy.
Avatar m tn My wife is 49, white female, who has experienced migraine headaches throughout her life (1 per mo ). She has been post menopausal for 10 years. She is not taking any hormone replacements. She has ITP (platlets <100K). For the last 1.5 years she has been experiencing more frequent migraine headaches (2-4 per week). She is seeing a neurologist who has her on 100 mg/day of Topomax and 40 mg/day of Prozac. She also takes Imatrex with the onset of a migraine.
Avatar n tn Many possibilities exist, and depend somewhat on your age, your risk factors, and the nature of your symptoms (whether or not the numbness started suddenly or gradually, whether it is a complete loss of sensation or a tingling, whether it is an objective finding on examination or it is only a feeling that you have etc) The most concerning cause of numbness on one side of the body is a stroke.
Avatar n tn There is some evidence to believe that having white matter changes does lead to a slightly increased risk of stroke . So this small vessel disease could have been a cause of your stroke . Hope this helps you . Take care and regards !
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 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 SHM is defined as migraine attacks associated with some degree of motor weakness or hemiparesis during the aura phase and where no first degree relative has identical attacks. These patients are at an increased risk of getting typical migraine attacks. Verapamil has been found to be effective in treating some of these attacks. These patients rarely have gene mutations as compared to Familial hemiplegic migraine.
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 I take no medications. I work 16 hours a day in my business. I work out with 40 minutes of cardio 5 times a week & also try to get in a 4 mile walk 3-5 days a week as well. I am thinking it could be from exhaustion. I still have a slight headache today. If it's still around tomorrow, I will call my doctor.
Avatar f tn Wanted to add, just got results back from blood works, all normal. I am not totally convinced its FHM, when Im not having a headache I get muscle weakness, twitching & spasms. Please could someone explain how FHM can be diagnosed however it doesnt explain the other stuff?
Avatar f tn People that smoke that have migraines have higher risk of stroke 3. Suggest you see neurologist to see if you warrant anti-migraine medication 4. Be sure you are under care of psychiatrist. Keeping controal of your general anxiety disorder will probably help you more than anything else.
Avatar m tn p=73/ To answer your question about stroke, there is a statistical link between migraine and increased risk of stroke, but most research indicates that the risk is quite low--but higher than it needs to be in smokers. That's a hint. Go to your walk-in clinic to be on the safe side. They will take your history and examine you, always a prudent thing with a new experience like this, even though you're probably just going to be diagnosed with migraine headache.
Avatar f tn Ophthalmic migraine is generally not serious except in women that smoke, take birthcontrol pills or estrogens, have high blood pressure and/or a family history of stroke at an early age. Smoking is probably the worse risk factor. In these groups there is some risk of permanent damage to the peripheral vision and/or a stroke of the brain.
Avatar n tn How would I tell if it was a TIA or Stroke? How do I not assume everything is Migraine?..I am 40 Good BP, The only risk factor is Hereditary Factors(mother) and her family. No heart problems etc...Does this increase my stroke risk? Also there are frequent sharp stabbing pains near my temple/ear off and on that pass quickly...Your input would be so welcome and appreciated...
1472647 tn?1297195172 I often get the migraine aura (flickering light showers) but, a migraine doesn't come. I recently had a migraine and it lasted longer than usual, a few days. This one was really focused on my right side by my eye and through my jaw. The only difference is that my face was twitching causing my mouth to droop uncontrollably. I find each time I do get a migraine it is more intense than the last. Does anyone get the aura without migraine?