Full Question: Have you ever heard that migraines can cause numbness to the left side of the body, starting in the feet and moving up the leg to the arm and face? Is Prednisone good for the pain of migraines? Thank you Patsy. Answer: Dear Patsy; Tingling or numbness can be symptoms of Migraine. You really need to discuss this with your doctor as numbness during a Migraine can make a difference in the type of treatment that is best for you. Prednisone and similar steroids aren't generally prescribed for the pain of a single Migraine, but a "dosepack" is often prescribed to help break an extended Migraine. With a dosepack, you start at a higher dosage and reduce it daily over a period of about a week. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to th...
I've just experienced what everyone (and doctor) is describing as a migraine. I've had 4 in 5 days. Immediate dizziness followed by numbness, tingling on my left side. But I've not had the severe headache everyone is referring to. Actually a slight headache a few days earlier but nothing while this is happening.
Does this still sound like a "migraine?"
Did he see his doctor for the episode three months ago or this most recent episode?
While we would love to help, the truth is that nobody can tell you via the Internet what these episodes were. They may have been Migraines with new and unusual symptoms, but they could also have been something else entirely. Nobody can really tell you except a doctor who has his medical records and can talk with and examine him.
Please do get him to his doctor as soon as possible.
Thank you for a great question, John Claude Krusz...
Headache - mixed tension migraine
Headache on one or both sides
Throbbing pain May feel dull, tight, or like a band around the head Pain varies from mild to severe May get worse with activity May last 4 - 72 hours (in some people, the headaches may occur every day)
Nausea or vomiting
Sensitivity to light or sound
Numbness, tingling, weakness
Signs and tests
Your doctor will perform a physical exam, including a detailed examination of your nervous system, and ask you about your symptoms and family history.
Tests that may be done include:
CT or MRI of the head and neck
Lumbar puncture (spinal tap)
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