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Italian study results just released demonstrate that Migraineurs are more likely to experience a headache before the onset of a stroke than patients without Migraine disease.
"Headache is a common clinical symptom preceding or accompanying stroke, and migraine patients have a greater probability of complaining of headache, often with migraine-like features, before and during acute stroke than non-migraineur patients... The more frequent involvement of brainstem in migraineur patients with ischemic infarction supports the hypothesis that vascular events preceding the clinical stroke...can cause a dysfunction of this structure, which may be more predisposed to be abnormally activated."
Dr. Paola Sarchielli, Lead Researcher
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Hi. I need your help for my husband. 5 years ago he got brain injury and stuck in coma for 7 days. He has also had stroke on left side. After that he worked hard and getting better. but now he is very ill. His MRI and CT scan all are fine but he got headache on his left side stretch on his mouth left side weakness ... Please help me what to do please. Mahrukh. .
Thank you for reaching out to us for help for your husband. Given the complexity of his story with the previous head injury, it is difficult to know exactly where to begin. First and foremost, if he is not currently being followed by a neurologist or traumatic brain injury specialist, he needs to be evaluated. Traumatic brain injuries, ranging from concussions to contusions to hemorrhages can lead to a variety of long term or delayed symptoms. Headaches are somewhat common as a lingering problem after injury, and depending on the extent of the original injury, seizures ...
My fiancé suffered a TIA a few weeks ago. He only suffered balance issues after the stroke. Since the stroke he has been suffering cluster headaches and has been prescribed Verapamil 40 mg Watson. His headaches have increased with severity and frequency. He is currently on pravastatin and atenolol. Any suggestions would be helpful. David.
First of all, any TIA is not necessarily equivalent to a stroke. By definition, TIA’s are transient and recover rapidly. TIAs have been well-known to be associated with headaches, including migraines about 30-35% of the time. A few reports of cluster headaches have also been reported after TIA. The calcium channel blockers, like verapamil, had been used in the treatment of cluster headache. However, many other agents have been used successfully in treating this type of headache. Of course, many one-sided headaches get diagnosed as cluster, so there is a caution as to appropriate diag...
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