• marsha cross marsha cross
    June 09, 2009
    stroke risk for basilar migraines
    marsha cross marsha cross
    June 09, 2009

    does a basilar artery migraine mean i could have a stroke

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    June 12, 2009
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    June 12, 2009

    Hi marsha,

     

    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

     

     

     

    I hope this helps.

     

    Nancy

  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    June 18, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    June 18, 2009

    marsha,

     

    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.

     

    We're around if you have more questions or want to talk.

     

    Teri


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