Strange but true: Migraines can give you a British accent

I saw one of these women on

I saw one of these women on TV a while back, I've heard them speak it doesn't sound like an accent but more like someone who has learned to speak again after suffering a stroke.
They sound like they have a speech impediment rather than an accent imo
So I'm thinking the migraine affected/damaged the part of the brain that controls speech.
Migrainers are prone to strokes and brain bleeds but often they aren't diagnosed unless you are a celebrity (remember Sharon Stones episode)

hydrangea wrote: I saw one of

hydrangea wrote:

I saw one of these women on TV a while back, I've heard them speak it doesn't sound like an accent but more like someone who has learned to speak again after suffering a stroke.
They sound like they have a speech impediment rather than an accent imo
So I'm thinking the migraine affected/damaged the part of the brain that controls speech.
Migrainers are prone to strokes and brain bleeds but often they aren't diagnosed unless you are a celebrity (remember Sharon Stones episode)

I've been prone to migraine most of my life, their lessening with age. Some years ago, I experienced what the neurologist at an ER thought was a TIA. For almost a week I lost my ability to orally express a series of words to form a sentence, although I was able to write them in correct order. The lumbar puncture was almost clear with two head CTs being "suspicious" but inconclusive.

My pain management physician later argued that I'd actually suffered a migraine.

Do you think it possible that a migraine could have produced relatively minor injury to my speech centre resulting in several days impediment, or is it more likely that the impediment was caused by that which caused a migraine itself?

I'm not a dr, but I am

I'm not a dr, but I am familar with migraines (not so much anymore,knock on wood), and I have had occasional word finding difficulties and confusion after a migraine, I think you can have small bleeds, one time while being examined during a migraine the dr noted blood behind my eye...well by the time I saw the specialist 2 weeks later, it had cleared up. So I think small bleeds kind of self heal, not sure what a MRI would show...they don't like to pay for those anymore. When I have a migraine now it responds to a low dose of Zomig and plain old ASA and bedrest.
I have read that people with chronic migraines can develop changes in the brain.

On the other hand, the symptoms of a migraine can be all the same things that are similar to tia/stroke.
It's the vasodilation and vasoconstriction thats causing the trouble (I think), best to get them under control.
http://www.migraines.org/help/helpform.htm

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