10/15/07 #9 - Tingling or numbness? Prednisone for Migraine pain?

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    Have you ever heard that migraines can cause numbness to the left side of the body, starting in the feet and moving up the leg to the arm and face?

    Is Prednisone good for the pain of migraines? Thank you Patsy.
     

     

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Patsy;

     

    Tingling or numbness can be symptoms of Migraine. You really need to discuss this with your doctor as numbness during a Migraine can make a difference in the type of treatment that is best for you.

    Prednisone and similar steroids aren't generally prescribed for the pain of a single Migraine, but a "dosepack" is often prescribed to help break an extended Migraine. With a dosepack, you start at a higher dosage and reduce it daily over a period of about a week.

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    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

     

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Published On: October 15, 2007