How does a Migraine cause stuttering or slurring of words?

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My boss recently asked me if I had a stuttering problem. I explained to him that sometimes one of my Migraine symptoms is that I stutter or slur my words. What happens during a Migraine attack that causes the stuttering or slurring of words and why does it only happen sometimes? Thank you, Anne.


Dear Anne;

I can't tell you the what happens part, but speech and cognitive problems are often part and parcel of a migraine; as many as 70% of Migraineurs will have cognitive difficulty before or during a migraine.

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John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert

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