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Does Having Migraine With Aura Put Me At Higher Risk For Stroke I Am 39
Unfortunately yes: The risk of ischemic stroke in migraine with aura (ma) is 2x that of migraine alone. The risk of ma +tobacco+bcp is 10x that of a smoker + bcp. Recent population studies suggest that ma also increases the risk of hemorrhagic stroke. Not all strokes that occur in patients with ma are related to the headache, other etiologies may exist, such as patent foramen ovale and arterial dissection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The term aura is usually used to describe a visual change that occurs at the onset of a classic migraine. It is typically described as an odd light appearance, color change or other visual illusion associated with the headache. Not all migraines have auras..."common migraines" do not have auras, ...Read more
Doc said its migraine with aura had about 4 in my life im 29 i thought it was signs of a stroke had a CT scan would he be able to tell the difference?
Migraine: is chronic neurological disorder associated with focal neurologic deficit, alterations in cerebral blood flow and headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. Imaging like CT or MRI are very important to rule out secondary pathology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
MRI report....multiple nonspecific small subcortical foci of T2 prolongation in the left cerebrum. I'm 43 and started having migraine with aura at 41.
Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have a look at this: http://www.americanheadachesociety.orgGet a more detailed answer ›
Non-significant: The outcome in migraineurs when compared to controls is non-significant in cases of miscarriage, congenital anomalies, toxemia and stillbirth. Aprox. 60-70 of migraineurs will improve during pregnancy. Medication effects on the growing fetus is still not clear. Therefore, non-pharmacological treatment would be the "ideal" approach. ...Read more
I had migraine with aura the other day and up to now, theres pain when I roll my eyes updown or sideways. Is this normal?
Yes: Yes that can be normal, people with migraines normally will get the same symptoms with each attack. If you are experiencing different symptoms and they are not controlled by medicine you should see either a neurologist or the pcp that is treating you for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I started getting more and more lightheaded over 6 weeks then eventually got migraine with aura (weakness). Is this a normal presentation?
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