Will Lupus Lead to Migraine?

Q:
Will lupus lead to migraine?

A:
It depends.

In fact, headaches, including severe debilitating migraines, are very prevalent in the general population. This means that when a patient with the two conditions, it does not necessarily mean they are related.

Some studies have shown that there is a link while other studies have proved the opposite.

Is headache a sign that SLE is involving the brain?

  • In adults, there is no link between brain involvement in SLE and headache.
  • In children with SLE however, the appearance of a headache could signal the need to carry out tests to investigate whether the disease has started to affect the brain.

Remember, never take it lightly when you have headaches, because it may be an early sign of something abnormal in your body.

 

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* The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.