October 25, 2010
Welcome to the Migraine and TIA Forum
Nancy Harris Bonk37
November 15, 2012
Complex Migraine and silent migraine are actually two different things. Complex migraine is used more often as a descriptive term, not a diagnostic one. Teri has done a great job of explaining things in this article; https://migraine.com/blog/complex-complicated-migraine/.
Silent or acephalgic migraine is a migraine attack without the headache phase. We have information on this here; https://migraine.com/migraine-types/acephalic-complicated-migraine/
The information you cited is pretty dated. The results from a migraine and TIA may be different too. After a migraine attack, most symptoms resolve and there is no blood clot blockage in a migraine attack. Typically only a doctor can tell the difference between a migraine and TIA. There was a point where migraine was thought to be vascular in nature, but we now know a migraine attack can happen without any any vasodilation. A TIA happens with a blood clot temporarily clogs an artery preventing blood flowing to the brain. For more information on migraine and TIA take a look at this link https://migraine.com/living-with-migraine/migraine-and-transient-ischemic-attack/