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Diagnosis of Migraine & Headache Types

MS or Migraine ?

  • By Painter

    This month I lost feeling and strength in my left arm and left leg. I made two trips to the ER thinking I might be having a stroke. ( I am in my 60s). Very fearful of MS also. After 3 MRI test as well as CT scan. No visible signs of MS…….so they say.
    I am getting PT for two pinched nerves and chiropractor adjustments. Funny thing. Everyday for the past 3 weeks I’ve had Aura for about 10 minutes. Included in my tingling and numbness is tingly face and wooden mouth when I speak. A friend of mine had certain migraine symptoms years ago that sounded like what I am going through. Thank goodness I don’t have the migraine pain anymore and only the aura.
    Any thoughts from you good people? Thanks in advance.
    Derek

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  • By Painter

    3 days and no response? forget it!

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    • By toysoldier

      Hi painter, just wondering how you are getting on?

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Painter,

    I’m sorry for the delayed response. Let me see what information I can give you that may help.
    Numbness and tingling may be symptoms of a migraine attack. I’m glad you went and had it checked out. If you haven’t seen your doctor (not the ER doctor) for a follow up I would encourage you to do so.

    You can read about migraine with aura symptoms here; https://migraine.com/?s=migraine+with+aura&submit=Go.

    Will you let me know how you are doing?
    Nancy

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  • By Painter

    Thanks Nancy: My PT can’t explain the aura, but is almost certain my neck is causing everything. I understand that a pinched nerve or radiculopathy can actually cause migraines. I appreciate the link very much.
    Derek

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Derek,

    Thanks for getting back to me. I also have neck issues with my migraine attacks. There is a type of headache disorder called cervicogenic headache which is a headache that stem from a problem in the neck. You can read more about that here; https://migraine.com/?s=cervicogenic+headche&submit=Go.

    Let me know if that helps,
    Nancy

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi lightweaver,

    I’m sorry to hear that. It’s not uncommon to have both MS and migraine disease. I’m not sure if you know we have a sister site, https://multiplesclerosis.net/ you may be interested in checking out.

    Nancy

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    • By toysoldier

      Hi, just seen your post of a couple of months ago. My dizziness has picked up a few weeks ago and i didn’t realise the connection with migraine and ms.

      How are you coping?

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