Patient discussion about neurological

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Q. Migraine stroke

Hi, I'm 58 years-old male and I have migraines with aura since age 14. Two weeks ago, I felt weakness in the left side of my body, and at the hospital the doctors told me I had a stroke. I underwent several tests, but they still don't know the cause for the stroke (my lab tests are normal; I don't have diabetes or hypertension). My neurologist said that although it's very rare, he thinks that my stroke was caused by my migraine. I tried to find information about it, but couldn't find much – do you know where I can get some more info? Thanks!
A1I supposedly had two strokes that caused one sided weakness and temporary aphasia. The most recent time it happened, I went to a different hospital's ER where their neurologist and stroke specialist told me I have "complex migraines." Apparently this type of migraine can mimic a stroke with all the symptoms. If you look up "complex migraine" at webmd.com or other similar sites, it will give you more informaton. My opinion, for what it's worth, is that I'd rather have a migraine than another stroke since migraines can be treated with preventive meds and/or meds that help the symptoms once it gets started.
A2As someone that also suffers from migraine, I am worried about the risk of stroke like the one you told about. This is a link to an article I found recently:

http://www.cbc.ca/health/story/2004/12/13/stoke-migraine041213.html

A3I was sorry to hear about your stroke. I hope you feel better now. I tried to search the net and found several links you may find intresting:

http://headaches.about.com/od/migrainediseas1/a/mx_stroke_risk.htm

http://chealth.canoe.ca/channel_section_details.asp?text_id=3578&channel_id=7&relation_id=24636

I hope you'll find them helpfull

best wishes!

Q. Could I be going through a Brain aneurysm?

i woke up in the night with a bad headache in the back of my head and above my eye. never had a headache like that. but all day today have not had the headache. could this be an aneurysm?
A1I had an brain anyuism in 2001. I had a head ache right above my left eye for 10 days. It got worse as the days went by. I went in to the emergency room and they gave me a spinal tap and it ruptured.Thank God that it cloted (that dos'nt happen). But it did and they did emergency surgury. I am alive and back to normal today. My parents both died of brain anyuisms. That is how huretaty starts.
A2An Aneurysm is when a blood vessel just pops out in you’re brain. Very ironically, there are no sensory nerves inside the brain and the headache that comes with aneurysm is when the brain starts pressuring the material that surrounds it. That means this will be a later symptoms and you’ll probably have a paralyses before, or have problem speaking and things like that. If you are not convinced – you can go to the hospital and ask for a scan.
A3You probably have a sinuses infection…or just a plain migraine. Anyway, aneurysm is a serious thing. You probably wouldn’t walk all day with aneurysm, it usually comes with neurological symptoms that you can’t ignore like paralyses in different organs.

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