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Headache on top of head and around forehead on left side

I am having on and off headaches for 2 weeks on one side alone. Yesterday it was very severe and I felt numbness kind of feeling around my face. I took naproxen 250. Although the headache reduce I can still feel numbness around head and face. Please confirm whether this can be migraine.

  1. Hi there- good question. It is not uncommon to experience numbness and/or tingling related to migraine. https://migraine.com/migraine-symptoms/numbness-tingling/ and https://migraine.com/topic/numbness-tingling/

    That said, any symptom that is new to you should be reported and discussed with your doctor, preferably a migraine specialist.

    Lastly, because migraine is a complex neurological disease, it is possible to have neurological symptoms (numbness, sensitivity to light/sound, nausea and vomiting, aura, etc) with no head pain.

    Hope this helps and please stay in touch. So glad you're a part of our community!

    1. Thank you so much for your reply...

      1. I have been having a similar headache on the left side but without the numbing. Can’t tell whether it is migraine or not. Did yours turn out to be a migraine or something else?

        1. do you normally get migraines? If so, overtime, our migraines can start to change due to different factors. If you are have never had a migraine, talking with your primary may be the place to start. Sometimes, seeking emergency care may be in order. I wanted to share this article about a fellow migraineur who started in a similar manner, but progressed as time went on: https://migraine.com/stories/ever-changing-pain-monster. No matter the reason, I think it is important to reach out to some kind of health provider to see what it could be. I hope you find answers soon!! (Tonya, migraine.com contributor).

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