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Herndon, VA
A 50-year-old female asked:

History of migraines since teen. get episodes now where left side feels tingling/numb including face. usually happens before migraine. thoughts?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
It happens: This is one of many features seen in complex migraines. Patients see it as a signal one is coming on. Docs use the feature as a diagnostic tool. It does not mean much more than that.
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Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Pre-migraine symptom: Some people get an aura before the onset of a migraine. This could be flashing lights, nausea, sensitivity to light, etc. If they go into a dark room and lie quietly some people are able to stop the full blown headache. Please continue to see your doctor. Consider clinical hypnosis (www.asch.net) or biofeedback as well. Peace and good health.
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Last updated Sep 15, 2018

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