12/3/07 #7 - Migraines, lesions showing on MRI?

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    I am a 34 year old female. A recent MRI showed 15-20 lesions. The neurologist said that since the lesions were not deep, the probably stem from migraines. I've had migraines since I was 15, but don't get that that often. Any thoughts? Kindest regards, Tracey.





    Dear Tracey;


    Some research came out about Migraines causing subclinical (producing no symptoms) lesions on the brain. One of the implications of the report was that effective Migraine prevention is important. If your Migraines are frequent, you might want to have a serious talk with your doctor about working to find an effective preventive regimen. Here's some more information:

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    Examining the connection between Migraine disease, brain lesions, cerebral infarction (stroke), and the frequency of migraine attacks.

    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert


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    Last updated December 3, 2007.

Published On: December 02, 2007