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Migraine with stroke symptoms
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daviddaniels1 posted:
After thousands of dollars spent we are trying to find out what caused my wifes stroke symptoms last October. All at once she had tingling in her right leg, arm and side of her face and then could not smile on right side. She is 44, and we thought she was having a stroke. Every test came back negative, which is good. But she continues to have these symptoms. Could a migraine cause these symptoms?
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allie_bf responded:
Yes, a migraine could have caused those symptoms, but anyone should get these symptoms checked out immediately, and not assume that they are migrainous. Let the ER doctor rule out a stroke, it's not a do-it-yourself job!
 
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Timothy Collins, MD responded:
If the MRI scan was normal, it was not a stroke. IF the MRI scan was normal, there are very few other diseases to look for. Migraine is a common cause for these type of symptoms.

If they symptoms are always there, you should ask for a referral for another opinion, possibly at a university medical center.