There Are Some Migraine Types That Mimic Strokes...


Migraine types are the sub categories of migraine headaches.

There're two main types of migraine headaches, which are common migraine without aura,and classic migraine with aura. Visual disturbances are experienced with classic migraines. 

Migraines can then branch out into several sub-types and these begin to be alarming, especially for ones that have these attacks for the first time. We'll give several different types of migraines and their symptoms, of which none are desirable.

Preventing these attacks by learning known triggers and taking measures to control them through natural, alternative, or conventional methods will ensure that the sufferer doesn't have to suffer.

Basilar migraines are called complicated migraines

They only affect about one percent of migraine sufferers, but out of 28,000,000 that's still around 300,000 that sufferer with this type or headache.

Basilar type migraine, which was basilar artery migraine (BAM), and basilar migraine,is an uncommon, and complicated migraine with symptoms caused by brain stem dysfunction. "This migraine is serious".

Serious episodes of attacks can lead to stroke, coma, and even death. This type of headache has at least two of these auras below.

Symptoms of basilar migraine:

  • Vertigo, which is off balance, or dizzy headed.
  • Ringing in the ears.
  • Decreased ability to hear.
  • Unsteady, or clumsiness of limbs.
  • Vision may be effected, such as double vision.
  • Difficulty in speaking, or slurred words.
  • Tingling, or numbness in the skin.
  • Not being able to move with a decreased level of consciousness.

It's a very rare headache, and out of the ones that suffer with this headache some have never been diagnose properly and don't realize what's wrong. They just keep getting symptoms that can't be pinpointed. If you have this confusing, frighting migraine syndrome, we hope you can get diagnosed, and receive the right treatment.

Don't use triptans, and other vasoconstrictors as abortive treatments for BTM. Abortive treatments for BTM address vasodilation, and restoration of normal blood flow to the vertebrobasilar territory, to restore normal brain stem function.

The symptoms of a Dysphrenic migraine

The migraine sufferers that suffer with these attacks can't think clearly. But if you suffer with this migraine it goes pass that. Symptoms of this migraine are:

  • Amnesia
  • Total loss of memory
  • Confused
  • Agitated
  • Disoriented

Kind of a foggy feeling.

Most episodes last from a half hour to six hours. But the lasting effects can last up to twenty four hours with this migraine type.

Symptoms of hemiplegic migraines

  • Maybe paralysis on one side of the body.
  • Fever which could send up a red flag for meningitis. This is not found in the more common migraine types.
  • On and off aura (visual problems) for several days or longer
  • Range of consciousness could go from confusion to coma, so act quickly.
  • Nausea, vomiting, and photophobia can also be had.

Two things to remember if suffering with hemiplegic migraines.

  • Find a very good headache specialist to give the right diagnose.
  • Have medical identification on you at all times.

If an attack hits one may not be able to:

  • Speak
  • May lose consciousness

Quick treatment, and also the right treatment for this migraine type is essential.

The symptoms of sporadic hemiplegic, and familial hemiplegic migraine are the same.

The symptoms of acephalgic migraine are.

All of these these migraine symptoms may not be present. The usual migraine symptoms experienced in a common or classic migraine such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and mood changes and also the migraine aura may not be there. This is a rare migraine, and the symptoms to it may be:

  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Not being able to think well
  • Even not being able to talk
  • Burning, and tingling may be present somewhere in the body. 
  • Acephalgic migraine is known by silent migraine, and migraine aura without headache to name several

Abdominal migraine disorder is of unknown origin, that recurs, and mostly affects children.

To start with, it can be misdiagnosed if you have to take your child to an emergency room, as appendicitis. A child could have:

  • Nausea, vomiting.
  • Moderate to severe, abdominal pain.

But in between attacks could be just fine. Make sure it's not appendicitis, go to the hospital at once if they experience this migraine type.

There're menstrual migraines, and in optical migraines you have only visual symptoms without a headache at all. Some of the most common of these migraine symptoms are flashes of light, blind spots, zigzagging patterns, and shimmering stars or spots. The causes of these migraine aren't known exactly, but in some people, eating certain foods such as shellfish, artificial sweeteners, nuts or chocolates can trigger migraines. Learn the migraine triggers for relief.

Thanks for reading.

These are several migraine types linked to pages with more info.

Our next page is about an optic migraine, and our last page covers a vestibular migraine. Home page from migraine types.

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