Can migraines be painless? My neuro diagnosed me with painless migraines with aura? sounds crazy to me. I find this very hard to believe. I have pins and needles with slight burning on my left side of my body and my lips and face have pins and needles. I have lip and eye twitching and it feels like my skin is tightening on my left arm? I get muscle spasms on my left upper arm and occasionally get pins and needles down my back? I'm baffled at what is going on with me. I really don't think it's migraines? Nancy.
Dear Nancy;Yes, Migraines can be painless. When this occurs, they're usually described as silent or acephalgic. Migraines can have up to four phases - prodrome, aura, headache, and postdrome. It's actually not that unusual for someone to have some Migraines that skip the headache phase. You can find more information on this type of Migraine in Acephalgic or Silent Migraine – The Basics. Another article that you may find helpful is Anatomy of a Migraine.
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Published On: March 11, 2013