I am having a sharp pain in the left top side of my head. Its like a dime size spot. It sometimes runs a tingle up toward the front. My daughter said it could be mini strokes, is that possible? Pam.
Although it's more likely that these pains are something else, yes, they could be indicative of a TIA or some kind of stroke activity.
Unexplained head pain should always be investigated. Please see your doctor.
Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert
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I have suffered aura migraines for 26 years. At one point I was getting 3-4 a week. I was finally placed on a prophylactic medication which decreased the frequency to 3-4 a month, then a different one that reduced them to approximately one a month. I take Midrin at the onset which has been the only medication that has ever relieved the pain. Yesterday, however, I experienced an entirely different set of symptoms after the end of the aura period. It included extreme confusion, chest and neck pain, weakness and speech impairment. The weakness and speech issues are still present. I am worried that I may have had a stroke. I've been warned of the possibility for some years but really don't know if this is what it was. Can you shed any light on what this may have been and if its possible that it was in fact a migrainous stroke? Nicole.
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