Memory loss is one possible symptom of migraine. It may relate to changes in the cerebral cortex, including the hippocampus, during a migraine attack.
Usually memory loss is temporary.
Transient global amnesia (TGA) and transient anterograde amnesia (TAA), more severe forms lasting a few hours, have been linked to migraine.
Other migraine related cognitive problems:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Trouble remembering/understanding words
- Inability to recognize faces
Some migraine meds may contribute to memory problems (ie beta-blockers).
Memory loss may be a sign of migraine, stroke, concussion, or another disease – always check with your doctor! Memory loss in migraine may be treated by treating migraine in general.
Thanks to: Isoflurane Induces Transient Anterograde Amnesia through Suppression of Brain-Derived Neurotrophic Factor in Hippocampus., Common hippocampal structural and functional changes in migraine., Heal Your Headache, Migraine headaches, Neuroscience in the Courtroom, The Migraine Brain