Migraine and stroke

Resource type: Information leaflet

Publication type: Research

November 2017
Resource type

Migraine affects people of all ages. The causes of migraine and stroke are different, but if you have migraine with aura you may have a slightly increased risk of stroke.

This guide explains more about migraine and its link to stroke, and lists some useful organisations that offer further information. It also explains the different types of migraine you can have, and how the symptoms can sometimes mimic stroke. 

Accessible formats

  • Clear print: you can download a pdf at the end of this page.
  • Large print: you can download a large print version at the end of this page.
  • Braille: email info@stroke.org.uk to request a braille copy 

Document date

Next review due
September 2020