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.
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