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What is a basilar artery migraine?

What is a  basilar artery migraine?

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 temporary blindness, followed by ataxia, vertigo, tinnitus, nausea, vomiting, slurred speech, bilateral paresthesia, or a change in the level of consciousness. It affects all age groups and both sexes. The presentation can be confusing. ...Read more

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Artery (Definition)

Arteries are defined as blood vessels which carry blood away from the heart (to either the body or lungs). Arteries: higher pressure, thicker walls, stretch (pulse) with each heart contraction & deliver blood to the arterioles which control the flow to individual capillaries. Veins are blood vessels which carry blood from capillaries back to the heart (body to right heart; ...Read more


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Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

Do a lot of people get basilar artery migraine?

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. ...Read more

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What can I eat to avoid basilar artery migraine?

Nothing: Unless you know of some food that triggers your migraine, which you can avoid, you can not eat any food to avoid migraine. ...Read more

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Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

Describe the features of a basilar artery migraine.?

See your doctor: Please consider seeing your doctor and describing your symptoms without use of internet or medical book research. ...Read more

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What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

What are the key symptoms of basilar artery migraine?

Varied: In about 25% of patients, vertigo, slurred speech, and diplopia imply altered brainstem function. Commonly in adolescent women but also in others, total blindness and sensorial clouding accompanied by vertigo, slurred speech, tinnitus and distal/perioral paresthesias followed by a confusional state. The symptoms usually persist for 30 m followed by a throbbing occipital headache. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of having basilar artery migraine?

Extensive: Manifestations include dizziness, vertigo, ataxia, visual disturbances such as double vision or tunnel vision, numbness and/or weakness in face/arms/legs, clumsy speech. This is often familial. A higher stroke risk exists with this type. Blood clotting abnormalities may be present predisposing to strokes. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Basilar artery migraine?

What is the definition or description of: Basilar artery migraine?

Complicated migraine: What we used to call basilar migraines are now usually called complicated migraines with neurologic symptoms accompanying the migraine such as numbness weakness or trouble speaking. ...Read more

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What are the most effective home remedies for basilar artery migraine?

What are the most effective home remedies for basilar artery migraine?

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 these triggers can be helpful in reducing the frequency of the migraines. In addition, maintaining a healthy lifestyle can help. That means you need to:
get adequate sleep
limit your stress
exercise daily
diet can also affect migraines. Doing the foll. ...Read more

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My sister says she has basilar artery migraine. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has basilar artery migraine. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Could be.: This type of migraine falls under the list of 'migraine variants'. As such, it may not act like a 'typical migraine'. Patients with migraine variants can have symptoms other than headache. And yes, they can run in families. Talk to your sister and see what problems she was having that made her go to her docor. If you have had similar problems, talk to your doctor about them. ...Read more

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Friend on facebook just diagnosed with basilar artery migraine. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

Friend on facebook just diagnosed with basilar artery migraine. In my country we never heard that term. Is that something new?

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 regions that can cause confusion and disorientation. When these areas are primarily involved in a migraine attack, we refer to it as a form of basilar artery migraine. ...Read more

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Will basilar artery migraine respond to botox?

Will basilar artery migraine respond to botox?

Migraines: Generally speaking only chronic migraines have been shown to respond to Botox injections. ...Read more

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Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Eat healthy. Exercise. Avoid smoking. Why did I get basilar artery migraine?

Basilar migraine: What you did is good - but this is never preventative - they just merely reduce the likelihood of developing them. Also if you have them then doing what you did may help. Sometimes no matter how good you are - you still get the symptoms - the body is complicated. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me if basilar artery migraine will go away and can I work with it ps and i also have fibromyalgia to?

It can be controlled: Basilar migraines can be controlled(not necessarily go away) with medications. You may be able to work depending on your job. Fibromyalgia is seen by rheumatologists mainly and there are 3 fda approved meds(cymbalta, savella, (milnacipran) lyrica). ...Read more

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I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

I don't believe in unnecessary medical treatment. Do I really need to treat basilar artery migraine?

Depends on how bad i: The answer depends on how bad they are. If you can tolerate them without any issue then the answer is no. If they bother you then avoid triggers, exercise regularly, limit stress and get enough sleep (eg 7-8hrs min). Eat a well balanced diet, avoid medications and alcohol and smoking. Avoid dairy, caffeine
wheat, chocolate, eggs, rye, tomatoes, oranges.There are some medications - talk to your md. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of basilar artery migraine?

No cure: Migraine may be controlled, not cured. There are cases of spontaneous cure. ...Read more

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Hi can you tell me what to do I have basilar artery migraine hiatus hernia and fibromyalgia and i want to work in a kitchen is it safe x?

Yes: I would always be careful in the kitchen, however, your conditions are not uncommon; you should be managed by a good pain management physician for the long term. ...Read more

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I have been told I have mild ectasia of the basilar artery. I suffer with migraine and my father has multi infarct dementia. Should i be concerned?

Ectasia : Watch for risk factors e.g. High blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabtes, over wt,
exercise regularly
no smoking
stay physically and mentally active
mediteranian diet, curry powder is supposed to help prevent dementia. ...Read more

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Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Can migraine in children be cured or only treated?

Depends: There are several hypotheses to the cause of migraine and it is likely that migraine is a sex-conditioned inherited disorder (autosomal dominant in females and autosomal recessive in males). This is most likely to be so in the "typical" migraine- the mostly youth-onset, the provocation by
birth control, induction by menstruation and self limitation after menopause. Thus a pos. Fam history is key. ...Read more

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Occular migraine in children is it common?

Occular migraine in children is it common?

Possible: It is definitely possible. Ocular migraines have been reported in children as young as 2 years old. A thorough eye examination should be performed to exclude other possibilities. ...Read more

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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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Basilar Artery Migraine (Definition)

What we used to call basilar migraines are now usually called complicated migraines with neurologic symptoms accompanying the migraine such as numbness ...Read more