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Does having migraine with aura put me at higher risk for stroke? I am 39.

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 more

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Aura (Definition)

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


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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?

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 more

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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.

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.

Its unusual: to start having migraine at 41. Vasculitis is a consideration. I would want to know if you had an elevated CRP, sed rate or a positive ANA test. Consultation with a neurologist is advised if not already done. ...Read more

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Should i be overly concerned about daily occurrence of migraine with aura for the last month?

Should i be overly concerned about daily occurrence of migraine with aura for the last month?

You should: see an orofacial pain or headache specialist for diagnosis evaluation and preventative treatment. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. ...Read more

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What exactly is a migraine with aura? I believe I may have had them.

What exactly is a migraine with aura? I believe I may have had them.

Migraine with aura: The diagnostic criteria for migraine with aura are the same as those used for migraine without aura but has the following additions: one or more fully reversible aura symptoms and headache follows within 60 minutes of the termination of the aura. See a specialist for management. ...Read more

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How can I treat migraine with aura or just aura without migraine?

How can I treat migraine with aura or just aura without migraine?

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 more

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Treatment for migraine with aura?

Migraine w/ aura: Migraine w/ aura. Treatment depends on frequency. Will need acute treatment. If 2 or more per month, preventative medicine or measures recommended. this is idea consult case for health tap -happy to help you w/15 minute consult. ...Read more

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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 more

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I've had a migraine with aura a week ago. But I am still pretty sure that I am seeing wierd blind spots or dots. R they connected? What should I do?

See a headache: specialist for diagnosis, imaging and management. An aura that lasts more than 60 minutes may be indicative of more serious pathology. The onset of the actual migraine headache usually occurs within 60 minutes after the aura abates. ...Read more

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I started getting more and more lightheaded over 6 weeks then eventually got migraine with aura (weakness). Is this a normal presentation?

 I started getting more and more lightheaded over 6 weeks then eventually got migraine with aura (weakness). Is this a normal presentation?

See your doctor: Weakness is not an aura. An aura can be flashes of light, strange sounds or smells before the headache. You might be lightheaded because of all the medication you're on which can cause low blood pressure. Please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Migraine (Definition)

A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more


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Stroke (Definition)

Stroke is a loss of neurological function due to loss of blood flow to a part of the brain. This can be the result of clotting locally, an embolus from elsewhere in the vascular system or bleeding in the brain. It is usually manifest by a sudden ...Read more