Can migraine headaches be fatal?

I never had a severe migraine headache before, so I wonder if it can cause death or not.

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    Migraine headaches cannot kill you, but they could be a symptom of something more serious. If you get them regularly, see a doctor.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    yes if you are a woman on the pill

  • Pippin
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    You can't die from a migraine by itself.  You could get into a car wreck if you try to drive while in pain.  And certain medications (like birth control pills) have a higher risk for potentially fatal complications in people with migraines.

    If you've never had migraines before, you do need to see your doctor to be sure it IS 'just' a migraine.

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Yes they can.  They are caused by inflamed blood vessels.  If these blood vessels burst, you will die almost immediately.  

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  • 4 weeks ago

    i had a friend who had severe migraine pains, but i think it is manageable and with the passage of time (as you grow older) migraine pain goes away (or at least fades significantly).

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