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In previous articles I mentioned that chronic migraine sufferers accumulate tiny lesions in their brains over time. Initially when this research came out, there was no wayof knowing if these lesions had any negative effects on brain function.

 The good news is that a second study done by researchers at the Harvard Medical School confirmed the results of the first study done in Paris, that in fact, over time the lesions did not lead to any increase in cognitive decline when comparing migraine sufferers to people without migraines.  THIS IS REALLY GOOD NEWS!

In fact, one of the several cognition tests that were used to measure cognitive decline, indicated that migraine sufferers had less cognitive decline than non-sufferers.


Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.


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Long-term Study finds that Migraines do not cause Cognitive Damage

Really Good News for Chronic Migraine Sufferers!

Though it is known that frequent migraine attacks cause lesions in the small vessels of the brain, a recently completed 10 year study at the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie, in Paris, following over 800 adult migraine sufferers over the age of 65, found that the cognitive scores of the people with migraines were the same as those without migraine. It was feared that the lesions caused by the migraines would affect cognitive function but fortunately, they don’t.

These results are good news for the migraine sufferers, who were concerned about the effects of these lesions on their brains. There seems to be no negative consequences of migraine on the brain.

Of course the ability to think, read and work during a migraine is severely compromised and supports the need for safe and effective prevention.

Curt Hendrix B.S. M.S. C.C.N. C.N.S.