Complex confusional migraine

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What is complex confusional migraine?

Complex confusional migraines are severe headaches that are similar to symptoms of stroke patients and can vary widely. Patients may experiences a loss of consciousness, changes in vision, slurred speech, confusion, loss of sensation in the arms and legs, and/or numbness and tingling.

Common symptoms reported by people with complex confusional migraine

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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.
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Treatments taken by people with complex confusional migraine

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Type
Physical Therapy
How many have tried
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adipex-P)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1

Data from patients with complex confusional migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with complex confusional migraine

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Abilify)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Prozac)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
anorgasmia
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
depressed mood (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
chronic constipation
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (3)
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Spinal Chiropractic Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Lexapro)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
drowsy in a.m.
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Adipex-P)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
constant tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Elavil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with complex confusional migraine, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has complex confusional migraine on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 8
20s 17
30s 52
40s 132
50s 94
60s 48
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 67
20-29 years 40
30-39 years 42
40-49 years 15
50-59 years 12
60-69 years 1
70+ years 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 30
Female 330

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 205
Not Diagnosed 23

These charts show data from complex confusional migraine patients who have completed their condition history
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