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Complex Migraines

by Viola Mireles
(San Antonio, Tx)


I had what doctors said was a complex migraine while i was a patient at my local hospital. This headache caused me to have complete stroke symptoms. I was completely paralyzed on my right side for two days. I noticed what happened after waking up from a nap.

My question is, does this happen very often and what are chances it will happen again? I had not had a migraine for at least 2 years. I would appreciate any information you can provide. Thank you for your time. I used to be an abused wife, could this have anything to do with these headaches?

Answer:

Migraines can return at any time in your lifetime depending on levels of stress, hormones or other factors. If you were abused for some time I will assume you suffered some head injuries which would also increase your risk for headache.

Whether a complex migraine will return again or not is unknown. Chances are it won't but regular migraines could.

Mary K. Betz MS RPA-C

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