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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wesley Dennis
27 years experience Neurology
Basilar migraine: This is not a new diagnosis. This has been around for some time. It is a migraine that manifests as headache, double vision, slurred speech, vertigo ... Read More
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Dr. Ron Jones
Dr. Ron Jones answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Not new: There are several types of migraine headache. This type is due to a "defect" in an artery at the base of the brain. Usually preceeded by a symptom suc ... Read More
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Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Well known: This was nicely described by bickerstaff many years ago. The basilar artery supplies the balance center, vision areas, and nausea areas as well as re ... Read More
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
39 years experience Neurology
Brainstem origin: More common in woman, is associated with an aura of < than one hour followed by a headache. The aura produces a field cut (loss of vision) leading to ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Stern
49 years experience Dentistry
Disturbance of brain: This is a disturbance at the base of the brain, hospital testing should be done to eliminate the presence of other more severe problems that may caus ... Read More
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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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Generally unlikely: Basilar migraine is a rare type of migraine headache that causes symptoms in parts of the brain supplied by the basilar artery. The symptoms can inclu ... Read More
Dr. Nalinaksha Joshi
23 years experience Neurology
May be: If you get a serious stroke then you may, usually not.
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Dr. Thomas Karelis
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Not really: About 10 to 15% of the total population have migraine headaches. Basilar artery migraines are a specific type of migraine and are less common.
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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
48 years experience neurology
Nothing: Unless you know of some food that triggers your migraine, which you can avoid, you can not eat any food to avoid migraine.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
40 years experience Internal Medicine
Basilar migraine: A subset of migraine patients get this syndrome because of spasm to this artery system of the brain. Since the basilar artery provides blood to the b ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Basilar migraine: The most common symptoms of basilar-type migraine in order of decreasing frequency include vertigo (sensation of environment spinning around you), dys ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Smith
54 years experience Neurosurgery
Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/l ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nicole Clark
17 years experience Neurology
Complicated migraine: What we used to call basilar migraines are now usually called complicated migraines with neurologic symptoms accompanying the migraine such as numbnes ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chatas
34 years experience Pain Management
Sleep, diet: If you suffer with basilar artery migraines, keep a journal of your attacks. The journal will help identify any triggers to your migraines. Avoiding t ... Read More
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