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Two days ago I had my first migraine. So debilitating my spouse took me to the ER and I was worked up for possible aneurysm. I can not find any link between T1 and migraines other than headaches related to high glucose levels (which I've had and they have never been like this episode). A Swedish study even sugguests there is a lower rate of migraines among T1's. So has anyone else had this experience, or can some info my way? Thanks.

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Comment by Ant97gtr on March 30, 2011 at 1:41pm
Hi Edward...I don't suffer from migraines as such and don't get headaches from high blood sugar. However I do get really bad headaches (not sure if you would class this as a migraine?) from extended periods of low blood sugar. My endo explained it that due to the low blood sugar your brain actually expands and this causes the headache - go figure....
Comment by Kate on March 30, 2011 at 5:26pm
I don't have any good info for you, just my own story...My mom's side of the family has hashimotos's and migraines. I got them both and T1 :)

The first one I had was in college after the morning after the hardest final I ever took. I was vomiting uncontrollably for no reason (bs was within range) and ended up going to the ER. I called home after it was all over and was explaining my symptoms. She quickly identified it as a migraine. Thankfully, I don't get them very often and when I do, I respond very well to Imitrex. But the first time is SO scary!
Comment by Anne on March 31, 2011 at 12:18pm
I'm not sure what I had first, diabetes or migraine. Maybe diabetes.
I used to suffer from it more often when I was a kid/young teen, but it became less and less within the last few years. I sure have headaches sometimes but a headache is not a migraine.

I've never thought about any connection between the two.
But it is possible that I suffer less from migraines than my relatives... I don't know.

The only connection I can draw for sure is that I get a headache, if my bg raises to fast after being very low.


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