10/8/07 #7 - Altered speech during Migraine?

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    The frequency of my migraines seems to be increasing, although the pain is either lessening or is successfully treated with Zomig. However a new and scary symptom has begun -- my speech becomes very disoriented. Even when I plan what I am going to say (to my husband or daughter, or to my doctor) different words come out than I intended, sometimes close to the appropriate words, but sometimes complete nonsense. Is this a "normal" migraine or drug symptom? Maggie.





    Dear Maggie;


    Altered speech and cognition are quite common in many Migraine and headache sufferers. If the symptoms resolve with successful treatment of the Migraine or headache, that usually means it is likely part of your Migraine or headache pattern. However, since it's a new symptom for you, it's best to check it out with your doctor to be sure.

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Published On: October 08, 2007