- By Shawn Bishop, Mayo Clinic - Senior Communications Specialist
February 22, 2011
More than 28 million Americans — three times more women than men — suffer from migraine, a type of headache that's often severe. Although any head pain can be miserable, migraines are often disabling. With a "complex migraine" symptoms can include weakness, loss of vision, or difficulty speaking in addition to a headache – often mimicking a stroke.
In the video below David Dodick, M.D., neurologist, Mayo Clinic in Arizona, explains the symptoms, triggers and treatment for complex migraines. A nationally recognized expert on headaches, Dr. Dodick is the president of the American Headache Society, Editor-in-Chief of Cephalalgia, Director and Founder of the Headache Program and Headache Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. He is also the Medical Director of the Mayo Clinic Comprehensive Concussion Program.