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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...
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...
It's long been thought that depression and chronic pain were tightly connected. Both depression and chronic pain are common disorders in the Western world and both play a big role in the lives of patients, health care, and economics for employers. Many studies have found a connection between the two, leading researchers to believe that one influences the other in many patients. The authors of this study looked at several studies and reviews. They found that some studies did imply that reducing pain would reduce depression and reducing depression would reduce pain. Therefore, by treating the depression, the pain would be managed successfully. There are some explanations that could give some truth to the belief of the depression and pain connection. Serotonin and nonadrenaline , hormones, do play a role in depression and also in pain. For many people with certain types of chronic pain, antidepressants do help relieve the pain, specifically tricyclic antidepressants and dual reuptake inh...
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