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Tess534 posted:
They found that I have leisons on my brain and I suffer from very bad migraine headaches. I see a neurologist about every 3 months. Some things have changed. My vision is getting worse and numbs and weakness in my arms and hands. Is this normal? My head hurts all the time on the side where the leisons are and my eye pains me really bad. Is this all normal with migraine headaches?
carsonjane responded:
I have suffered from Hemiplegic Migraines since I was nine years old. Which means I have had them for 58 years. I also suffer from some of the same symptoms as you. Through many MRI the lesions in my brain have increased. I have between 15 to 20 Hemiplegic Migraines days a month. The migraine starts on my left side of the head and then changes over to the right side where it causes temporary paralysis starting with the right side of my face, closes my eye, causes my mouth droop, slurs my speech. Then I get numbness in my hand, arm and leg. Sometimes I also get a motor control seizure with the Hemiplegic Migraine. Over the years the vision in my right is weaker in my right eye. I have nausea, vomiting, and aura with it and now this month I have had two episodes of a blind spot in my left eye during the migraine and had to call my grandson to come drive me home because I was doing errands. I can't take any regular drugs for common migraines because they can cause a stroke. Ask your neurologist if you have Hemiplegic migraine. A neurologist is trained to know about Hemiplegic Migraines.

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