What is the treatment for basilar migraine?

Multiple options. The best idea is to stop migraines from developing. Preventive treatments include: medications, procedures-botox, nutritional supplements, increased exercise, and avoidance of migraine triggers. Treatments once a migraine develops include nsaid's (motrin), triptans (sumatriptan) amount others. There is not, to my knowledge, a specific treatment for basilar migraine. Get help-neurologist.
Preventive . Preventive treatments such as verapamil is often drug of choice for basilar type migraines.
Vast improvements. Migraine surgery can lead to cure in some patients. This is a new and emerging field. Visit http://www.Migrainereliefcenter.Com for more information.

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Whats vertibro basilar migraine?

Read below. The headache is usually preceded by symptoms related to the posterior circulation in the brain, vertigo, slurred speech, and balance problems before the headache. Read more...
Basilar artery. Basilar artery migraine involves reduction of blood flow through the basilar artery, the main blood supply to the brainstem and posterior portion of the brain. It often presents with loss of consciousness and when come to, there is a throbbing headache. Women with basilar migraine should not take birth control pills, since there is a likelihood of debilitating stroke with the combination. Read more...

I have basilar migraine, what is it?

Type of migraine. Considered a subtype of migraine with aura, this migraine starts in the basilar artery, which forms at the base of the skull. It occurs mainly in young people. Symptoms may include vertigo (the room spins), ringing in the ears, slurred speech, unsteadiness, possibly loss of consciousness, and severe headaches. Read more...
Basilar Migraine. Usually arises from the compression of the greater occipital nerve in the back of the neck. The nerve becomes entrapped in the muscles of the neck. It can be decompressed and for significant pain relief. www.themigrainereliefcenter.com. Read more...

What kind of doctor is a basilar migraine expert?

Special headaches. A neurologist or a neurologist who specializes in the care of headaches should be able to answer all of your questions about this. Read more...

Is Basilar Migraine result of spasm of the artery? Mine started after terrible uncontrolled reaction to pseudoephedrine & hasn't gone away! AHHHHH!

Insufficient data. Please repost and describe the symptoms of what you are calling Basilar Migraine. Who made that diagnosis? Vascular spasm is an obsolete theory of migraine pathogenesis that was superseded at least 20 years ago. Read more...

Diagnosed with TIA/Basilar migraine last night. Both cat scans normal. History of severe Chiari Malformation. Further testing warranted?

Symptomatic Chiari. It would be worth having a neurosurgeon evaluate you & review your current MRI. If you have no current MRI, the neurosurgeon will order one & any other needed studies. . Read more...

If I have an intractable Migraine With Brainstem Aura (Basilar Migraine)... am I likely suffering brain damage? Please be brutally honest.

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. Read more...
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. Read more...

I'm just after an op for breast cancer grad3 and I have been told I have non Hopkins lymphoma and basilar migraine and letrozole?

Very complicated! It sounds like you have 2 different cancers: 1. Breast cancer, and 2. Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. Letrozole is a medication used to treat breast cancer when the tumor has the estrogen receptor. It does not treat lymphoma. You can ask your doctor what treatment is planned for each cancer. Best of luck to you! Read more...