Bad news for women who suffer migraines.

United States
September 20, 2007 8:25am CST
Do you get the halo migraines? I was just reading the other day that women who get halo migraines (blurred vision and other symptoms, etc.) might be at greater risk for stroke. As a migraine sufferer, this news is really upsetting to me. Some days my migraines are so bad, I can't see out of one eye. Medicine doesn't help, either. And, now to hear this is very discouraging. Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse. Just wanted to pass along this info, so you can talk to your own doctor and see whether or not this affects you. Maybe they'll have more info. If you find out any more info on the subject, please let me know. I'm really worried.
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@thefortunes (2368)
• Netherlands
21 Sep 07
Hi Beautyqueen, and this is very discouraging for me too, as I suffer from migraines a lot, and lately I have pains just above my eyes, and it feels like I have been hit by a baseball bat on the bones just above my eyes, it's terible believe me. I can't stand any light source, any noice, and can't see well when I have it. The worry about a possible is simply discouraging too :/ but thank you for letting us know, and may we all make it without strokes... TheFortunes
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@mummymo (23709)
21 Sep 07
I do suffer from these types of migraines sweety and have done since I was 13! Unfortunately I seem to have passed this along to my son - at 7 he developed a condition called CVS which was quite horrible and related to Migraine - at 13 he developed full blown migraines and does to this day (ok he is only 14) we do have a certain medication that works for both of us as long as we take it within 20 minutes of the symptoms appearing! Coming from a line of people who suffer from strokes and brain haemmorhages this new piece of info of yours is even extra worrying! I will most definitely be looking into this! xxx
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• United States
21 Sep 07
I am so sorry to hear about your baby (I mean boy!). But, aren't they always our babies, no matter how old they are? My little girl is going on four and I swear to this day I call her "baby". Some people think I have more than one kid cause I'm always referring to her as my baby. I'm worried that she will pick up on my migraines. I think some other relatives have them too, so maybe there is a family history for us. Mine are so bad that over the counter medicines don't work anymore. I am going to have to look into some stronger medicine and treatment, maybe from the doctor soon. They are getting that bad. Thanks for dropping by. It's been awhile since we chatted.
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@mummymo (23709)
21 Sep 07
Of course they are always our babies sweety - people assume that when I talk about my baby I mean my 6 year old daughter but it is just as likely to be my almost 6ft , 14 yr old son! lol It is quite scary when you are worried about your children inheriting migraine and related conditions and I also have other sufferers in the family , there is always a chance but it is just that - a chance! Having said that i already look out for any signs from my 6 year old! My son passed out in class the other day and they think it might be related to the migraines - he has to have blood tests next week just to make sure he is ok! As for the medication we both use the same medication prescribed bu our doctor and it can be very effective if taken quickly enough! Sorry I haven't been around as much - still having a lot of spine problems and losing concentration but I am here again and doing my best to focus! xxx
@mamakat0 (209)
• United States
21 Sep 07
Yes migraines can give you a stroke. I am still recovering from my stroke I had last month. And it started out with a migraine. Now I have headaches everyday but they go away. The dr. has me on Esgic-plus Tab. I take one or two every eight hours or when needed. the stroke left me blinded in one eye, barely see out of the other, memeory slow, have to be careful of what I do, can not cook no more,cant use knives, sissors, can not drive. but i am learning to live with all that. I am just thankful that I am still alive. I give thanks every day for the next day because I do not know what it will bring..... Good luck
@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
21 Sep 07
I was wondering how you were doing! I'm so sorry to hear about all your trouble. KatLady fills us in, but it's so nice to see you here on mylot. : )
• United Arab Emirates
21 Sep 07
It's a news for me. I do not suffer from migraines but my husband is the one who used to get frequent migraines. But, now he is fine and gets it very rarely. I think whoever has it should consult a doctor and take care about it.
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@AmbiePam (48664)
• United States
21 Sep 07
It is upsetting. I found that out a while back, and I just tried to think ok, this is a reality, but I can do my best to take care of the other risks. I can eat what I know to eat, look up foods that help prevent strokes, and follow that into a way of life. Hopefully, it can make up for the fact that my migraines give me a higher risk for stroke.
@bizmom (515)
• United States
20 Sep 07
OH WOW!! im upset too :( i get them but not as frequently as i did as s kid and they arent halo ones tho they tend to be either or both temples most times where i cant see out the offending side eye either :( i have used IMITREX tho its WONDEFUL! and it also helps with the nausea/dizzyness, sensative to light that comes with it! and u dont have to STOP ur day or DAYS ( as was in my case sometimes) what i do is take it and have a quiet moment maybe lay down or just sit quietly and relax and before i know it im SO MUCH BETTER :)XX usually KNOCKED out with how much they take out of u! :( but able to see and function!! :)XX Thats very discouraging to hear i agree!! :( makes me worry too!! I hope ur able to find a GOOD Dr that will help treat u/the mirganes :) XX