Ignoring Headaches and Migraines Can Spell Danger
"More people died from Migrainous Stroke last year than were murdered by handguns."
Unfortunately, those who suffer with Migraine disease or other headache disorders are all too used to not being taken seriously. A doctor recently said to one of our forum members that, "Migraine isn't really a health issue as much as a quality of life issue." Were it within my power, I'd revoke his license to practice medicine -- after I slapped him silly, of course. Is it any wonder that Migraineurs often don't realize the possibly serious ramifications of Migraine attacks when their doctors make such uneducated comments?
Abi S. was young woman who was a participant in a forum and chat room I moderated was in the throes of a multi-day Migraine attack. Her medications hadn't helped, and she had not sought emergency care because her parents had accused her of faking Migraines to get attention. A few days later, I received an email from her mother telling me that on the seventh day of her Migraine, the young woman began having seizures, and was in a coma. Tests indicate that she has had a stroke. She came out of the coma, recovered, and was discharged from the hospital. A few weeks later, she had another Migraine, suffered another Migrainous stroke, and died. She was just days from her 22nd birthday...
Please read Ignoring Headaches and Migraines Can Spell Danger.