If you think migraine attacks are fogging up your brain, take heart. Neurology reported on a study to find out if people with migraine were actually suffering from cognitive damage. In other words, is your power to think and reason and learn decreasing because of migraine symptoms? The answer is, according to this study, no.
The study was done in the country of Denmark with twins. If a twin had migraine, she/he and the other twin were invited in for the study. They were given tests on things like fluency and word recall. These subjects were middle aged, and about 1400 took part. The discovery was, in the words of the report, that "A lifetime diagnosis of migraine was not associated with cognitive deficits in middle-aged subjects." So, if you’re feeling dumb, I guess you can’t blame it on those headaches!