Can hemiplegic migraine cause pain in one side of the body along with weakness?
Hi, everyone, I am new here, and I have a quick question for those who have hemiplegic migraines. I know that HM causes either weakness or paralysis in one side of the body, but does can it also cause pain in that side of the body, too? The reason I ask is because I am trying to figure out what’s wrong with me. In college, I started having headaches that lasted 2-3 weeks, and they said it was atypical migraines. But then I started getting more and more symptoms during my attacks. Now when I have my attacks, I don’t just get headaches, I also get partial seizures, psychosis, aphasia, vertigo, weakness down my left side (difficult to walk and write), pain down my left side, weird visual phenomenon, strange paresthesias, confusion, and severe memory loss. It’s crazy. My psychiatrist said it’s epilepsy, but my last neurologist thought it might be hemiplegic migraine. BUT the only thing is, I don’t just have weakness on my left side of my body, I also have pain. I have never heard of anyone having pain in their body during a hemiplegic migraine attack, so I wanted to ask people on here with HM – do you ever get pain on one side of your body during attacks? The pain has been getting worse and worse as the months and years go on, but luckily, it is only really bad for a few days during the episode. But I still have some lingering pain that can last for weeks. Does that happen to any of you? Do you get pain in your body during the attack, and not just your head? They’ve done MRI’s, EEG’s, and now I am having an EMG/NCS in a couple of weeks, because now I also have peripheral neuropathy. (Does anyone know if long-standing hemiplegic migraines can cause peripheral neuropathy?) Thanks