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What exactly is motor weakness? Is it the same as muscle weakness? I have been told I have hemiplegic migraines. I suffer from slurred speech and difficulty talking as well as a loss of consciousness causing mini black outs, on a couple of occasions. My left arm is affected and becomes very weak and tired although I can still move it (reluctantly!) I also have numbness and pins and needles; so is this motor weakness or muscle problems? I usually end up with my left arm resting across me for the duration of the migraine. Could it be basilar migraine instead? I also have M.E. the symptoms of which worsen during a migraine attack. When the headache is severe I am hardly able to walk. Is this likely to be connected with the migraine? rosy.
Yes, motor weakness is essentially the same thing as the muscles being temporarily weak. This is a symptom that has to be explained carefully. Sometimes, people mistake numbness for w...
Full Question: Symptoms: Without warning my vision will start going black from the outside in. My limbs (arms and legs) will get weak and I have to sit down or lay down, I have to close my eyes tight, I can hear everything and everyone around me but I can't answer anyone. I can answer in my head, the words are there, but I can't say them out of my mouth. I can't use my arms or hands or legs until it's over. The vision will slowly start to come back and be blurry and then I will be dizzy. Sometimes I will get a migraine on the right side of my head, sometimes not. The vision will stay blurry and the dizziness will stay (until I take a meclizine). This will last anywhere from 4 minutes to 28 minutes. Then I will sleep because I am so exhausted from the "incident". Another type of migraine that I get - or I have been told they are migraines is this: Symptom: My left eye will ptsosis, without warning it will just start to close. My vision will become blurry in t...
Studies show muscle weakness after total knee replacement (TKR) is common months and even years after the surgery. This study compares the force produced during a single-leg press after TKR. Nine patients with TKR were compared to nine adults without TKR (the control group). This is the first study to measure force produced by the leg after TKR in a weight-bearing position. It's unique because force is examined across several joints using many muscle groups. This gives a better idea of what's going on in a fully weight-bearing position. Other studies have reported on forces in one joint at a time. Often only the knee extensor muscles are tested. The authors report that there is much less force through the leg with the joint replacement. These measures were lower when compared to the patient's healthy leg and when compared to the control group. This shows that the entire leg, not just one set of muscles, has less power. The researchers suggest that the loss of force in the leg with the TK...
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