New user here--hi!
Background: Within the past few months, I've developed status migraines, although I'm starting to suspect that I've actually had them before but ignored them along with my regular migraines (which I've had for as Lon as I can remember) Now I'm looking for answers, but I feel I've hit a dead end with my neurologist. On the one hand, they made it sound like it was a medical emergency and they gave me a huge lecture when I finally got an appointment, but on the other they couldn't see me or even bother to call and tell me to go to the ER until I was at least a week into the migraine. I didn't find out until after the migraine finally broke that my neurologist was considering putting me into a coma to avoid brain damage if the migraine had gone on any longer.
I really need to know how serious these migraines are, but everything I've found online so far has been fairly vague, just like my neurologist. Most sites note increased risk of stroke, but I can't come upon any hard figures or studies relating to this. I can't find anything online about the potential for brain damage that my neurologist was talking about, unless she meant brain damage relating to stroke.
I'm at my wits end here. I have missed so much school. Can I afford to miss more school? Or are these migraines really life threatening? Any resources and info about these status migraines would be much appreciated