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Are aura migraine headaches and seeing floaters life threatening and a problem with your brain or eyes?

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Dr. Mark Fisher
Neurology 34 years experience
No: While some migraineurs may get a death wish, a headache never actually killed anybody. A headache (uncommonly) may herald a dangerous or life-threatening event, but not a PRIMARY headache like migraine. You need to educate yourself about migraines so that you can control them; otherwise they will control you. There are good books and also see e.g. http://www.americanmigrainefoundation.org.

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Last updated Mar 30, 2019

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