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A 26-year-old female asked:

is it known how exactly migraines cause weakness? i usually get weakness in my left arm and leg with migraines, and wonder what exactly is causing it.

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology 36 years experience
Migraine : can cause transitory focal weakness due to ischemia from posterior circulation vasodpasm. Avoid DHE, Triptans and other vasoconstricting agents with this type of migraine.

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A 44-year-old male asked:

My right ankle is a little pain after running for 30 minutes. Should I stop running for a while?

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A 35-year-old member asked:

I am currently on Prozac (fluoxetine) and the medication gave me muscle weakness and I fell. Is there a way I can regain my strength?

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Call your doctor!: It would be very, very, very uncommon for Prozac alone to directly adversely affect muscle strength! there are however drug drug interactions and electrolyte changes that can occur with medications like fluoxetine. You should make your physician aware of this episode without delay.

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