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Pins and needles?

Hi all, I wondered if anyone experiences pins and needle sensations around the body before/during a migraine/in middle of night? 😀 thanks

  1. @Jjo5 my husband experiences pins and needles in his arms and hands as well as his scalp during a migraine cycle. Sometimes it does occur during the night. We attributed it to allodynia as it can become quite uncomfortable. He finds keeping his hair very short helps with that though. I hope you don't have to experience that too often. Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

    1. Thank you for this. Helps to know you’re not alone. Take care

    2. @Jjo5 living with migraine disease can leave you feeling all alone at times, but here you are surrounded by migraine sufferers and can glean a great deal from all of our experiences both shared and individual. I'm glad you are part of the community! Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

  2. Hi ,

    Thank you for reaching out to our community. I occasionally experience that pins and needles feeling in my fingers, toes and cheeks living migraine disease. It happens in conjunction with an attack, and without.

    Have you had a chance to mention this to your doctor? If not I would encourage you to. The thing is when we have new and/or different symptoms, it's always a good idea to let the doctor know so he/she can make sure everything checks out OK.

    Keep us posted? Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

    1. thank you for this. I have been straight onto dr as it’s waking me up. They don’t have a pattern. Although it came on shortly after pulling my shoulder out of its socket in gym. I had a test for MS 4 years ago and it came back clear- so I was told it was migraine I’m suffering from. I’ve referred myself to neurology again just in case. My balance and strength all seems ok.


    2. Thank you for getting back to me. Good to hear you've checked in with the doctor. Keep me posted on your journey!
      Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

  3. Yes. leading up i will often get pins and needles in my scalp, i can tell if its going to be severe by how wide spread it is. The worst migraines are proceeded by pins and needles over my entire body.
    We had storms a couple of weeks back and it didn't stop for three days.

    1. thanks for this. Very reassuring as that’s exactly what I’ve been getting since pulling my shoulder out it’s socket 7 weeks ago. Hope you’re ok.

  4. Sometimes it hard to explain to friends and family that headache isn’t always the worst part headache pain. The neurological symptoms are sometimes more disabling than the headache pain.

    1. That can be true in many cases. The myriad of symptoms that occur with a migraine attack can be some of the most awful things we experience. My husband suffers from silent migraine attacks and he has to deal with some pretty terrible symptoms like dizziness, nausea, and all kinds of visual disturbances. The other unfortunate thing about the symptoms is that they are many times invisible so it is really hard for others to relate unless they have had a similar experience. Warmly, Cheryl migraine.com team

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