does a basilar artery migraine mean i could have a stroke
Basilar-Type Migraine, (BTM) does increase the risk of stroke slightly more than Migraine with aura and Migraine without aura, so additional care should be taken. Accurate diagnosis, treatment and management of BTM is best done with a Migraine specialists. We have a list of patient recommended specialists you can see HERE.
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As Nancy said, BTM does mean increased stroke risk, but it's not something we should panic about. The best things to do are:
• Talk to your doctor about over stroke risk reduction.
• Keep working toward effective Migraine management.
• Don't smoke.
• If you take oral contraceptives, talk with your doctor about another form of birth control because OCs increase stroke risk.
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