Do silent migraines cause facial paralysis?

do silent migraines cause facial paralysis? I have been suffering since last fall. I now am on 100 mg a day of Topiramate which has taken the face nerve thing away but still have the vertigo I was having such bad symptoms of vertigo, nausea, and unbalance now he has me on 25mg of Amitriptyline. How does that drug help when I looked it up it says it is for depression. They say this is what I have silent migraines from hormones but I just turned 48 and blood work showed no sign of pre menopausal…..


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  • DonnaFA moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi Shell1969! I just wanted to piggyback off Joannna’s response. I found an article that may prove helpful in explaining how Elavil works to prevent migraine (check the section under anti-depressants). I hope that’s helpful. Thanks for being part of the community! – Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    1 year ago

    Hi there shell1969,
    As you wait for possible feedback from the community regarding their experience with silent migraine, I thought I’d share two articles with you. In this article My first known silent migraine episode you may find the member comments helpful to review as many share their experiences with silent migraine. Additionally, this article reviews the “typical” symptoms related to silent migraine. It sounds like you you have been discussing this with your doctor, but as with any new or worsening symptom just a reminder to always do so in order to rule out anything more serious! Hope some of this information is helpful! Take care, Joanna (Migraine.com Team)

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