Can migraine with aura without headache produce symptoms of numbness and/or tingling in limbs? I have a history of migraine with aura for the past 13 years; I take Imitrex when I get blurry vision in right eye aura. Headache onset is generally around my period or at stressful times.
I began having calf pain in or around time of catching a stomach flu in May. An internist diagnosed me with a strain. Two to three weeks later I developed pins & needles tingling in my legs and hands, along with slight numbness/tingling in lips. The internist advised me to see a neurologist for possible MS. I went to MS specialist instead of my neurologist with great fear of MS. I had a brain MRI and FULL neuro exam as well as some special thryoid tests and blood work. The doctor advised me that the symptoms were auras. He put me on verapamil for 1 month; if "auras" did not subside to start on regiment of Topomax.
I followed up with my migraine neuro who is sending me for EMG; he said it is not migraines but post infectious polyneuropathy. He only did a five-minute neuro exam and was not interested in my daily journal of symptoms for the past three months. I do not want to discount either diagnosis. However, my gut feeling is the time spent with the MS specialist was more involved and through than my own doctor.
Any advice on what could be causing my symptoms?