When a Brain Scan Showed What Was Behind Her Headaches, Doctors Began an Incredible Treatment

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Image: YouTube/CBS Evening News / twitpic/stephanie Lipscomb
Image: YouTube/CBS Evening News / twitpic/stephanie Lipscomb

When 20-year-old Stephanie Lipscomb complained of severe headaches her doctors performed a brain scan. The horrible truth revealed by the test turned the young woman’s world upside down and left her completely dumbfounded, but it also represented the beginning of a remarkable journey.

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Stephanie began experiencing headaches in 2010 when she was a first-year nursing student at the University of South Carolina Upstate. The young resident of Spartanburg, South Carolina decided to do the sensible thing and see a doctor.

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Although Stephanie was concerned she didn’t suspect anything serious. Indeed, the doctor explained that she’d been suffering from chronic migraines, the cause of which isn’t entirely understood.

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