Basilar Artery Migraines?

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Hi, I have just been dianosed with Basilar Artery Migraines after 30+ yrs of suffering normal migaines....was just wondering if anyone else suffers out there as I'm told they are very rare? 



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    Hi there

    What are basilar artery migraines and how did you get diagnosed?


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      Hi, Basilar migraines involve vertigo, loss of consciousness, tinitus, double vision, sickness, aura, loss of hearing, slurred speach and temporary blindness. They can last anywhere from 45 mins to 72 hrs!

      I had every scan going and finally got diagnosed a few weeks ago after visiting my local hospitals ENT balance clinic which was fab and got to the bottom of the problem straight away. xxx

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    Hi How does this affect which medication you are given?

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      Hi, I have only just been diagnosed but I am on Propranolol 160mg SR (with a view to increase this significantly if needed), sumatriptan 20mg nasal sprays which I have been on for years, topiramate 100mg daily and betahistine 16mg 3 times daily. Initital diagnosis was made more complicated as I also have Addison's Disease so this was masking some symptoms sad 

      Do you suffer from basilar migraines? xxx

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