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A 24-year-old female asked:

Migraine left side of head and face numb and tingly left arm and leg. migraine gone. next day back, just temple on right side. tugging feeling left heel, burning spot back of lower leg. gone in a min.

4 doctor answers11 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Houghton
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
May not be migraine: Migraines can sometimes cause neurologic symptoms in other parts of the body that can mimic a mini-stroke (TIA). But it's important to rule out more dangerous causes like aneurysm or tumor. CT or MRI of the brain, and possibly a CTA or MRA to look for aneurysms, is probably needed. See a doctor as soon as possible.
Dr. Ellen Altenburg
Pediatrics 31 years experience
See MD: Complex migraines can cause the head and numbness in your arm/legs. The bulging disc can cause the "tugging feeling in your heel" and burning leg pain. Sounds like you need to discuss this with your physician for management.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor or: neurologist asap to get your migraines reevaluated as they are becoming more complex.
Dr. Salomon Kramer
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Age? meds? Need a lot more info to properly answer but you will need a CT or MRI of your brain to rule out a more significant problem than migraine headache. Get to your family doc and then if no answers, to Neurologist asap.
Jul 14, 2014
Dr. Salomon Kramer
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Complicated issue: Need a lot more info and proper Neuro exam to fully answer but you will need a CT or MRI of your brain to rule out a more significant problem than migraine headache. Get to your family doc 1st and then if no answers after testing, to Neurologist asap.

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