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I have been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine. Is this dangerous? Am I more likely to get a stroke?

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Dr. George Valdez
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Migraines are associated with somewhat increased risk of stroke.
You should do your best to minimize risk by not smoking and not taking birth control pills. Do not let a doctor prescribe triptan medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) and others, or ergotamine medications for 'complex' migraines. Migraine preventative meds should be considered and you should talk to your doctor about this.

In brief: Yes

Migraines are associated with somewhat increased risk of stroke.
You should do your best to minimize risk by not smoking and not taking birth control pills. Do not let a doctor prescribe triptan medications like Imitrex (sumatriptan) and others, or ergotamine medications for 'complex' migraines. Migraine preventative meds should be considered and you should talk to your doctor about this.
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Dr. Edward Smith
Neurology

In brief: Yes

Quite dangerous. You need to be taking antiplatelet drugs for life.
Avoid estrogen. Avoid smoking, whether direct, secondary or tertiary. Make sure your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar are in good shape.

In brief: Yes

Quite dangerous. You need to be taking antiplatelet drugs for life.
Avoid estrogen. Avoid smoking, whether direct, secondary or tertiary. Make sure your blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar are in good shape.
Dr. Edward Smith
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