22-year-old student in Wales had stroke misdiagnosed as a hangover

22-year-old student in Wales had stroke misdiagnosed as a hangover


A 22-year-old student in Wales suffered a life-threatening stroke likely caused by her birth control pill – though doctors initially told her she was just hungover, according to a report.

Nia Phillips, a psychology student from Ammanford, sought medical advice when she felt a headache coming one day in autumn 2019, Wales Online reported.

She was told the pain was probably the result of a hangover – but doctors determined days later that she actually suffered a stroke.

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“I felt like I had a headache on the Friday but it wasn’t bad. Then I woke up on the Saturday and it was definitely a migraine,” Phillips told the news outlet.

“I was vomiting, I had blurred vision, I was seriously light-sensitive to the point where I had to have closed curtains and an eye mask on,” she added.

The then-20-year-old had planned on going to a ball at Royal Holloway University in Surrey but could barely lift her head from

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