I have migraines that cause my face to go numb, both my legs to go weak and get pins and needles and burning sensations. I can have altered sensation in both my feet and legs at the same time, this usually only lasts for short periods of time but happens on and off with twitching in the numb areas. Sometimes this can make it difficult to walk. I can also get a tingling tongue. I also sometimes get stabbing eye pain. I never feel sick or light sensitive but I have stabbing like pains in my head, like an electrical bolt. I have had repeat brain MRI on a T3 machine which have been normal. I never usually get severe headache just more weird sensations in my head.
Can migraine cause both legs to go numb at the same time? Or both arms at the same time? I was told migraine is only one sided? I have had spinal MRI and this is normal too.
Thank you for any info. Cheers, Eleanor.
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Full Question: My 20 year old daughter is having migraines occasionally. Her speech is affected by them. Is this very common? She thinks one thing and says another. Her words come out jumbled. Sometimes she will have numbness in her arms. Then she gets a "monster" headache, vomits, sleeps and then feels better after a couple of hours. Is the speech problem something to worry about? In researching migraines I have not seen this listed as a common occurence with migraines. Lana. Answer : Dear Lana; The speech issue you describe is actually quite common with Migraines. It's called aphasia. It can occur up to two days before the headache phase of a Migraine attack strikes. This article should be helpful to you and your daughter, Anatomy of a Migraine . It describes the phases of a Migraine attack and the symptoms associated with them. Numbness can also occur with Migraine. A note of caution, however -- if your daughter has not discussed these symptoms with her doctor, it'...
I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis over 20 years ago , and have been living with MS symptoms for 30 years or more - about half my life. I was about 28 and a single mother with two sons when I had my first sign. It was numbness in my left knee that lasted several weeks, maybe six or eight. When my knee was numb, it lasted only an hour or so at a time, and it wasn’t every day. One morning at work I noticed my knee was suddenly numb for the first time. That day I was walking to lunch with friends, and about halfway there my knee felt so weak I could not continue. I had to stop, and a friend went for his car to help me back to work. The next day, and the day after, the numbness returned for just a short while. I saw my doctor. He sent me for two neurological tests, Electromyography (EMG) and Nerve Conduction Velocity (NCV). The EMG checks muscles and the nerves that control them to ensure they are healthy. NVC measures the time it takes for an electrical signal to move bet...
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