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A 29-year-old male asked:

if i have an intractable migraine with brainstem aura (basilar migraine)... am i likely suffering brain damage? please be brutally honest.

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
BRUTAL HONEST: ANSWER NO! There is no scientifically based medical evidence that Migraine of any type permanently damages brain tissue! My opinion only but I hope it helps! Dr Z
Dr. Lynne Weixel
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
Honesty is good: Brutality is bad. The likelihood that your headache is an indication of brain damage is very small. Almost zero. But you do need to try to have a conversation w/ a Dr about how to obtain the reassurance you need. I'' refer you to one here.

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