Migraine aura confusion?

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    migraine aura confusion


    I was diagnose with migraine w/ aura. However, I experience severe confusion and numbness and muscle tightness usually on my left side of my entire body, mouth included. As well as the eye flashes/impaired vision. I have suffered since I was a child. To this day I have never met anyone who has experienced these severe symptoms. Anyone familiar or have similar migraines?





    Dear Nancy;


    Migraine aura can include many symptoms other than visual symptoms. Some symptoms can carry over into the headache phase too. For a look at the phases of a Migraine attack and their symptoms, see Anatomy of a Migraine.

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    Although the symptoms you describe may well be "normal" Migraine symptoms for you, please call or see your doctor. New or particularly severe symptoms should always be checked with your doctor.


    Good luck,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: September 16, 2008