What is migraine with brainstem aura?

A migraine with brainstem aura (also known as basilar migraine) is a rare type of headache that has visual auras, vertigo and other atypical headache symptoms originating from the brainstem and/or affecting both hemispheres of the brain at the same time, but with no motor weakness.

How do members experience migraine with brainstem aura?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with migraine with brainstem aura*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for migraine with brainstem aura*

Who has migraine with brainstem aura on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 3
30s 10
40s 29
50s 23
60s 17
70+ 7

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 8
Female 81