Top 75 Migraine and Headache Questions, #1

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Hi, I'm a 36 year who has suffered from headaches since I was very young. My question is can headaches cause memory loss? A couple of days ago I was suffering with a very bad head (It had been around for four days) which kelp me from thinking. I couldn't even count out change for a soda. Thank you, Stacy.


Dear Stacy;

Migraines can be strongly associated with cognitive problems either before, during and even after a migraine. This occur in over 2/3rds of migraineurs and is quite common.

Good luck,
John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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