Trouble walking during attacks

Four years ago I started getting migraines after a TBI that was followed two months later by a cervical torsion that probably did nothing good to help healing that first injury.

I am only at the beginning of my journey to get better but I am experiencing what I would call frustrating symptoms when I have particularly bad migraines.

When it first started, I simply started limping and I thought it was a coincidence but it gradually moved on to a more severe limp of one leg to limping of both legs and eventually moved on to being unable to move my legs no matter how hard I tried. Of course the process usually took several hours and by the time it would get to total unresponsiveness I would be home from work and be able to wait for it pass. I would usually limp for a few days after and gradually go back to normal.

I went back to my doctor because I couldn’t see myself trying to deal with that and trying to convince other people that I was fine when I couldn’t walk.

I was fine for a while but two weeks ago it started coming back again, just like before. One new thing happened, I was getting ready to leave for work one morning and I felt that my legs were about to give up so I braced myself to fall too hard to the floor but of course, I couldn’t avoid falling. On that day I called in sick at work and spent the day being unable to walk on and off.

Has this ever happened to you ? I don’t feel worried but mostly frustrated.

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  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Hi petitemathilde, that is a pretty troubling symptom, Has your doctor provided you any feedback on what may be causing it? If he is not providing satisfactory answers, it may be time to consult a new doctor.

    Please stay in touch and let us know how you are. -Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • petitemathilde author
    2 years ago

    After another appointment with no answers from my neurologist I got the beginning of an answer from an osteopath I saw for the aftermath of walking trouble episode that lasted three weeks. I got terrible knee pain in my right knee for three weeks an got tired. The osteopath said that physically my knee was in perfect condition but it seemed that the problem was neurological, like a neurological slackening, something not reaching my knee and causing problem. I plan on telling this information to my neurologist and try to find another one that isn’t just trying to prescribe medication.

  • DonnaFA moderator
    2 years ago

    Glad to hear you may soon have some answers. We’re sending good thoughts. Keep in touch! -Warmly, Donna (Migraine.com team)

  • petitemathilde author
    2 years ago

    My doctor hasn’t provided any feedback on what might be causing it but I am seeing a neurologist on Tuesday and I am planning on asking about it as well as other things. I was also thinking about seeing a neuropsychologist when I have time in the near future for feedback about the TBI and the motor troubles. I will stay in touch and hopefully have some answers soon. Thank you.

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