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Basilar artery migraines can be mistaken for a stroke.

There are 28 million migraine sufferers in America - mostly women. Migraines are usually accompanied by nausea, vomiting and light and sound sensitivity. There is no cure but triptans can relieve the pain as can some nonprescription pain relievers. Swelling of blood vessels is believed to cause the pain. Basilar artery migraines are caused by swelling of basilar artery constricting blood supply to brain, thus patient appears to be having a stroke. Other symptoms include confusion and difficulty walking and talking.1 in 500 migraine sufferers have this form.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by The Free Lance-Star

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About: Basilar artery migraines can be mistaken for a stroke.

Date: 13 June 2004

Source: The Free Lance-Star

Author: Kathleen Lewis


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