Migraine auras of muscle tics??

Cpope Community Member November 29, 2011
  • Recently I have been experiencing frequent tics in my right eye, left thumb and right thigh.  I have also had an increase in the frequency of my migraines.  My usual auras are olfactory and anomic aphasia.  Has anyone else had or heard of tics being associated with migraines?

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  • Nancy Harris Bonk
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    Dec. 01, 2011

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    Tics are not typically seen as being related to Migraine, but that doesn't mean it couldn't happen. For more information on...

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  • cking
    Dec. 01, 2011

    Hi Cpope!

     

    Thank you for opening up this topic. I, too, get tics occassionally with my migraines.  I have olfactory, visual, gustatory, and "skin" components to my aura phase.  The primary "tic" for me is blepharospasm, a spasm of the eyelid, which sometimes starts prior to the onset of my headache. Rarely other areas of the body might be affected...

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    Hi Cpope!

     

    Thank you for opening up this topic. I, too, get tics occassionally with my migraines.  I have olfactory, visual, gustatory, and "skin" components to my aura phase.  The primary "tic" for me is blepharospasm, a spasm of the eyelid, which sometimes starts prior to the onset of my headache. Rarely other areas of the body might be affected (nose, lip, areas of my arms and thighs).

     

    Sometimes the blepharospasm lasts for days while the migraine pain comes and goes due to treatment.  I am sorry that you have migraines, too.  I have often wondered if these muscular tics were linked to the migraines. 

     

    A neurologist told me blepharospasm has a neurological basis. He also suspected a viral "trigger" once when (many years ago) the blepharospasm lasted for 9 months. He was planning to "deaden" the nerve surrounding my eyelid with botox IF the blepharospasm persisted for one year.

     

    I hope your good days far outnumber your days with migraines.  Take good care!

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