Suddenly you feel an intense tightening around your chest, along with pain and a burning sensation. You clutch your chest, awash in fear.
If you have never had this experience before, you wonder... is this a heart attack ... a panic attack ... an asthma attack ... and you will definitely want to contact your physician.
But if you have multiple sclerosis and been through this before, you'll recognize this as the mysterious MS Hug... the Chest Hug... the Girdle... otherwise known as dysesthesias. According to the Encyclopedia of Neurological Disorders*, dysesthesias is defined as:
Dysesthesias is a symptom of pain or abnormal sensation(s) that typically cause hyperesthesia, paresthesiae, or peripheral sensory neuropathy. Dysesthesias can be due to lesions (an abnormal change) in sensory nerves and sensory pathways in the central nervous system (CNS, consisting of the brain and the spinal cord). The pain or abnormal sensations in dysesthesias is often described as painf...
everyday when my son gets a migrain he always complains of his stomache burning, that its hot inside- this happens right before his migrain. can this be an aura??? he already had a scope done and tests are normal on his stomache. when he dont have a migrain his stomache is fine. Are there other people that experience this? Please get back to me soon . Adela.
Many Migraineurs have stomach issues during a Migraine attack. It's not an aura symptom. A Migraine attack can have up to four phases:
Stomach issues can occur during the prodrome phase or even during the headache phase of a Migraine attack. You can read more about the phases and their symptoms in Anatomy of a Migraine .
Discuss this with the doctor who treats your son's Migraines to confirm that it's part of his Migraine symptoms. He may be able to recommend a medication to relieve your son's stomach problems.
Hi, my name is Chrissy, I'm 18 years old, and I have questions about my constant stomach pain, I don't know if my migraines and stomach pain can be related, I get migraines daily, and stomach pain is constant, the pain has been here for about 3 months now, and I've seen several DR's about it, they just tell me that its just a stomach ache, and I will be fine, but its been going on for too long, and the pain is getting worse almost daily now, and I'm hoping someone could help me...the stomach pains are really sharp, and lots of pressure....And now I'm starting to gain a lot of weight in the stomach area, but my stomach is constantly hard...And I do not have constipation problems... My migraines I've been getting since I was about 7 or 8 years old...But now the migraines are getting worse and I'm getting pain down my neck and back. Though you may not be able to help either, thanks for trying... Chrissy.
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