Depending on who I talk to, my VS is likely Persistant Aura without Infarction or Complicated Migraine (which I understand is an older, broader term)
Now I've read at http://www.headaches.org/education/Headache_Topic_Sheets/Complicated_Migraine that:
Migraine can also be associated with serious results such as aura lasting longer than a week with or without brain infarction (stroke), and migraine-triggered seizures.
Patients with these types of unusual migraines should be evaluated and treated by a specialist. Because the cause of these migraine types is not fully
understood, patients with these symptoms should not use triptans for acute treatment.
Serious results? Do they only mean as in lifestyle impact or something else? I already know I can't use triptans, my GP explained that in December. I understand there is a risk of stroke etc... with the use of triptans and certain migraine type sufferers. My father and his brother both use triptans and they work well for them.
So, with a clean MRI, clean CT I wouldn't expect VS to be serious, yet the US National Headache Foundation calls Persistant Aura W/O infarction serious...?
(Don't get me wrong, I'm at the point where I'd cut off 2 or 3 fingers to get my vision back to normal, but how serious is serious?)