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Full Question: My 20 year old daughter is having migraines occasionally. Her speech is affected by them. Is this very common? She thinks one thing and says another. Her words come out jumbled. Sometimes she will have numbness in her arms. Then she gets a "monster" headache, vomits, sleeps and then feels better after a couple of hours. Is the speech problem something to worry about? In researching migraines I have not seen this listed as a common occurence with migraines. Lana. Answer : Dear Lana; The speech issue you describe is actually quite common with Migraines. It's called aphasia. It can occur up to two days before the headache phase of a Migraine attack strikes. This article should be helpful to you and your daughter, Anatomy of a Migraine . It describes the phases of a Migraine attack and the symptoms associated with them. Numbness can also occur with Migraine. A note of caution, however -- if your daughter has not discussed these symptoms with her doctor, it'...
Anyone who experiences numbness/tingling on one side, then blurred vision, lasting a few minutes? My migraines returned at age 58 after a 15-year welcome respite (I am now 60). I experience the aura (zig-zag patterns), then the headache, sometimes with temporary tingling in hands and face, sometimes without, before the headache begins. Recently, I had two instances with numbness in my right hand that begins with the little finger and moves to the thumb, then to the face. This progression lasts about 10 minutes. Recently, I also experienced what felt like my eyes crossing (they weren't crossed, my husband said), which lasted a few seconds, but was pretty frightening. These migraines are so different from the ones I had from age 6-35 that I am concerned they might be some else, like MS. Any thoughts about this pattern would be appreciated. Thank you, Ice-Dancer.
What you're describing may well be symptoms of Migraine wi...
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