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what is "migraine encephelopathy?"

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 28, 2014
  • 11:37 PM

Looking to find out what migraine encephelopathy and what is the treatment? I am in pain everyday and medications do not work.Have had this since I was 12 and I am now 51 nothing has changed.

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  • I haven't heard that term before; I don't know if your doctor meant migraine with other neuro symptoms, or if he said you had encephalopathy with migraine as a symptom - both are possible.

    Migraine by itself is a benign condition, but it can be caused by lots of different neurological diseases, vascular problems, etc. so if your headaches are intractable, I recommend seeing a headache specialist and/or pain specialist for further testing and treatment.
    Aaron-o 27 Replies Flag this Response
  • Did your encephalopathy begin after a blow to your head or a concussion? And yes, as the other reader replied, you probably heard that you have encaphalopathy with migraine. Be well, Dear! --Mary N.
    mnickelsberg 1 Replies Flag this Response
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