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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.
What does one do if she experiences major chest pains and medical examinations reveal no heart or BP abnormalities? This is a particularly good question because it applies to all fields of medicine, and to all people who at some time in their lives will become patients (Yes, even doctors). If a person is experiencing symptoms that are not accompanied by signs of disease, or evidence in the form of an abnormal test, the diagnostic work-up will sometimes cease. Yet the patient still has the symptoms. What should be done? First, were all the elements of your complaint dealt with? Please see my prior posting about preparing for a visit to a cardiologist . It is appropriate for a visit to any physician. Second, what constitutes a full work-up for chest pain? This is actually different depending upon the likelihood of different processes causing the discomfort. Arteriosclerotic coronary artery disease is quite unlikely in very young people (but congenital disease may be more ...
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