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How can migraines affect my memory?

Steven A. Meyers, MD
Diagnostic Radiology
Complaints of cognitive impairment are not that unusual during a migraine. You can imagine that individuals in a great deal of pain may not be focused on what is happening around them and appear to have memory loss. Migraine is a complicated brain event that can cause people to not think as clearly as normal. In addition, some of the medications used to treat headaches can also impair judgment. Of course, there are many brain diseases that may have both memory loss and headache as symptoms, so this should always be evaluated by a doctor.

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