• denisetarr denisetarr
    September 16, 2011
    I have had a horrible headache that has caused numbness...
    denisetarr denisetarr
    September 16, 2011

    ... and the feeling of my left side of my face to be swollen...could it be a migraine?


    It started 5 days ago...constant pain on the left and numbness sensations as well in the face. I have epilepsy so I was hoping that it would go away and not cause a seizure... I went to the ER for it last night and they gave me toradol and it did nothing. I took imitrex and I think it worked, my jaw on my right side has a little pressure, but that's it. I think it got rid of it, but I am wondering if a migraine can cause these symptoms and if it is normal for it to stay in one spot or area for days...what you say is important...I thank you for you time and advice.



  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    September 16, 2011
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    September 16, 2011



    -:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-•*Welcome to MyMigraineConnection!*•-:¦:-•:*'""*:•.-:¦:-


    What you describe could be Migraine, but being accurately diagnosed is important because these symptoms could also be from other medical issues, including stroke. It's good that you went to the ER, but please do follow up with your own doctor to be safe.


    If your doctor agrees that it was a Migraine, talk with him or her about how to recognize a Migraine and when to take what medication. Medications such as Imitrex work better when taken early in the Migraine. Also, talk with your doctor about what you should do if a Migraine lasts for days. Many doctors will recommend rescue medications that we can use when our regular medications such as Imitrex don't work or when a Migraine lasts too long.


    Hope this helps,



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