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Numbness Tingling

  • By bregraham0608

    OVER THE PAST 2 YRS, AS STRESS IS WORSE I GET THESE SQIGGLY FLASHING LINES IN MY VISION. IM DIZZY AND A LIL SICK TO MY STOMACH. THEN A HEADACHE WILL START WITHIN AN HR. FOR YEARS I HAD MIGRANES BUT HAVENT EXP ANY IN THE LAST 8YRS OR SO. AFTER THE HEADACHE STARTS I WILL GO NUMB IN MY FACE MOUTH AND ONE OF MY ARMS- TYPICALLY MY LEFT. AT TIMES IF H IVE ASKED DRS ABOUT IT THEY WANT TO TELL ME ITS NOTHING MAJOR. THESE HEADACHES DONT LAST MORE THAN 2 HOURS WHEREAS MY OLD MIGRAINES WOULD LAST ALL DAY.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    bregraham0608 – Hi and welcome to the Numbness and Tingling forum.

    It sounds like you really need to see a headache specialist for an appropriate diagnosis. Any time your Migraine or headache pattern changes is a reason to seek help from a professional who can diagnose and treat you.

    Unfortunately, we can’t diagnose what’s going on here. Your doctor needs to do that.

    Maybe this would be an interesting question for the Ask The Expert portion of Migraine.com http://bit.ly/fZjuv6 Please keep in mind that our doctors cannot diagnose you, but might be able to tell you more about these general symptoms. 🙂

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  • By Emma81

    I have noticed that whenever my pain gets above a 7 I start feeling a loss of sensation in my hands and fingers, I say sensation because it is not quite numbness. It sort of feels like my fingers are swelling up and it becomes difficult to bend them or grasp things. Does this sound familiar to anyone? I don’t know if this is a symptom or a reaction to the inevitable tensing of my shoulders and upper arms when the attack reaches a certain level.

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  • By Leigh

    My prodrome period lately has begun including a strange tingling in the tips of the fingers on both hands and sometimes feet. I sometimes get Raynauds as well. It can last a few hours. I am accustomed to “auras” that include stroke like symptoms of numbness down the right side of my face and right arm and hand, slurred speech, stuttering, droopy eye, though none of the classic lights and squiggly lines that most associate with aura. This new early warning tingling is a first for me in 40 years of this.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    Leigh, please remember that any new symptom or change in your Migraine pattern needs to be evaluated by a headache specialist or physician. It’s possible the tingling is a result of the Migraine, but it might also be related to Raynaud’s or the cause of your Raynaud’s which is often autoimmune disease. It could be something entirely different. Either way, a doctor really needs to be consulted about these significant changes to your Migraine pattern.

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  • By rilniski

    One of the side effects of the Topamax that I’m taking is some numbness and tingling in my hands and feet. I usually get it in my feet and it only lasts for a few minutes usually after I sit down from standing after awhile.

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  • By Fawn Hunkins-Beckford

    I get strange numbness or tingling in my arms and legs. It’s hard to say what causes it or what it links with though.

    I have constant mild headaches, with it getting worse sometimes due to cold or barometric changes. The optician said my sight disturbances sound like Auras from Migraine and that luckily it doesn’t sound severe but I don’t need severe headaches for it to be Migraine.

    It helps to have an idea of what it is, but it’s hard to differentiate symptoms from hypoglycemic attacks, migraine and vertigo as well as some Hypothyroid problems and Back issues which may be impacting on pain and sensitivity!

    I’m very confused but in the last two months have been diagnoses as having low Vit D (I know this is due to long term malnutrition and medical neglect though), VErtigo – possible menieres, and Underactive Thyroid. I suffered eye pain and went to the Optician who said it seemed in good condition but my old glasses were far to strong and the visual issues were Migraine Auras instead.

    Not sure where to go to next, hoping my ENT will know. >.>

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Fawn,

    I just gave you a bit of information in your other question, let’s see what else I can provide you with. It is confusing when we are presenting with a host of new medical information and now sure where to turn.

    Many of the conditions you mention can be comorbid with migraine. This means they can occur at the same time, but are not caused by one another. Thyroid issues can trigger migraines – here is information on this; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-and-co-morbidities-thyroid-disease-part-1/.

    Information about migraine and vertigo can be found in these links; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-comorbidites-migraine-associated-vertigo/ and https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-with-vertigo/.

    As I said in my other post to you, and if it were me, I would seek out the expertise of a migraine specialist next.
    What are your thoughts on all this?
    Nancy

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi Fawn,

    I just gave you a bit of information in your other question, let’s see what else I can provide you with. It is confusing when we are presenting with a host of new medical information and now sure where to turn.

    Many of the conditions you mention can be comorbid with migraine. This means they can occur at the same time, but are not caused by one another. Thyroid issues can trigger migraines – here is information on this; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-triggers-and-co-morbidities-thyroid-disease-part-1/.

    Information about migraine and vertigo can be found in these links; https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-comorbidites-migraine-associated-vertigo/ and https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-with-vertigo/.

    As I said in my other post to you, and if it were me, I would seek out the expertise of a migraine specialist next.
    What are your thoughts on all this?
    Nancy

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  • By katkit

    Hi,
    I’m new to this forum. I’ve joined because of something that happened to me yesterday…

    I had an aura migraine which is not unusual. I took my Migraleve and lay down and had a short snooze. Woke up and migraine had gone. Just as I was about to get up another one started, the left side of my tongue started tingling and then my left arm and the ends of my fingers went numb. I started to panic as this has never happened to me before. I rang the doctor and they got me an emergency appointment. By the time I’d got there my numbness had subsided somewhat. My blood pressure was a bit high but my reactions seemed ok so they sent me home and said it was a bad migraine.
    Today I still feel a bit migraine ‘hungover’ and my left side (although working ok) still doesn’t feel ‘right’. Should I be worried that the left side ‘oddness’ is still there?

    Thanks

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  • By Tammy Rome

    Your symptoms are similar to those of hemiplegic or basilar-type migraine. It is a subset of migraine that involves tingling, numbness, and even temporary paralysis.

    I have experienced just a few basilar-type migraines. The hangover was much worse and more prolonged. Also, the prodrome and aura phases were longer than a typical migraine with aura.

    Here are some links to the diagnostic criteria for both types of migraines:
    https://migraine.com/pro/ichd-migraine-diagnosis/familial-hemiplegic-migraine-ichd-2/
    https://migraine.com/pro/ichd-migraine-diagnosis/basilar-type-migraine-ichd-2/

    Tammy

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  • By katkit

    Thanks Tammy – still don’t feel quite right especially on my left side, so am waiting for my Doctor to ring me back – I’d rather be safe than sorry

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  • By katkit

    Doctor has just rung. Got to go in and see them as my symptoms have still not fully gone and it’s been more than 24 hours – I’d like to think I won’t have to go to the hospital BUT I think actually I wouldn’t mind being checked out further

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