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Jaw, lip and tongue numbness


When I was a kid I had a weird dream during a migraine that had come on while I slept. I dreamt about vomiting into a basin, the vomiting trigger being some object that was in the basin in the dream. I can't remember the object but the the feelings I felt during that dream often comes during a migraine even to this day (I' 33).

I have a migraine now so thought I'd write everything down. I have numbness in my jaw and tongue, less numbness on the sides, numb feeling concentrated in the middle of my jaw/chin area and tongue. Right hand just started going number an hour and a half after aura started. The numbness and aura makes me more nauseous than the pain.

First hour I get the auro where my whole vision is affect, the rest of the day I will have what I call the ghost of an aura. I'm not sure how to explain it, but it's not an aura, but my vision doesn't seem 100% and I am really light sensitive all day.

Most times, thankfully the pain is manageable and I often am okay with ibuprofen. Pain is all in my forehead today, and left ear feels odd. Left eye keeps getting a pulsing pain behind my eye.

I get sometimes intense hunger just before or during a migraine, after the aura, this only recent years as previously I couldn't eat food/ look at computers/ light etc during a migraine. Not really hungry during this migraine right now.

My memory, especially forgetting words/sayings has gotten worse over the past few years or so. I will think of one word but say another. I often have to ask people to help me with some words. I sometimes can't complete sentences because I've forgotten too many words and just sound really stupid. This happens whether or not I have a migraine, but is worse during a migraine. I write better than I speak.

Anyone else get this?

Thanks for any info!

  1. Forgot to add, I feel really cold during a migraine.

    1. Hi Simone,

      Thank you for sharing your journey with us. Good idea writing down exactly how you are feeling during a migraine attack.

      You're not alone - many of us experience similar symptoms with some migraine attacks. I typically don't have visual aura, but do get sensory aura from time to time. I guess I'm used to the numbness and tingling on the right side of my face with some of my attacks.

      I hope this passes quickly,

      1. I've had those exact symptoms. The first time it happened I thought I was having a stroke. Tongue tingling, then numb, then my arm went tingly and numb.

        I also have much sympathy for stroke sufferers after experiencing the inability to articulate words. Like - i know what I want to say but getting it out of my mouth was frustrating. My husband said it sounded like I was drunk basically.

        I haven't had these symptoms for years (mine seemed to be exacerbated by the birth control I was on at the time).

        I also want to carb load like an elite athlete just before a migraine episode.

        You are definitely not alone.

        1. Hi cb777,

          I'd imagine those were pretty alarming symptoms, good to hear they are few and far between.

          I hear you on carb loading and migraine. They seem to go hand in hand for some of us. Good to know we're not alone!!


      2. Hi cb777,

        That sound scary, I'm so sorry you went through that. I did want to thank you for sharing that with the community, it helps us feel less alone.

        "I also want to carb load like an elite athlete just before a migraine episode." I hear you on that one - carbs all the way for me as well before a migraine attack.

        Wishing you a low pain day,

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