Basilar artery migraines

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Basilar artery migraines an unusual condition distinguished by headache related with a range of neurological symptoms. The state is a result of a trouble of the basilar artery that is seen in the brainstem.


Triptans and several vasoconstrictors as a treatment to stop BTM are contraindicated. This kind of treatment usually concentrates on restoration and vasodilation of normal blood stream to the vertebrobasilar area and following return of usual function of the brainstem.

Symptoms and Signs

Headache Headache is often followed by symptoms such as: Double vision Vertigo Poor muscular coordination Prodromal visual loss Dysarthria Damaged capability to manage charitable movements Vertigo Tinnitus Finger paresthesia Toe paresthesia Consciousness trouble Fainting Severe headache Throbbing headache Occipital headache Vomiting


Severe attacks of BTM can result to stroke, coma, or even death.

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