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Hemiplegic Migraines In Pregnancies
Rare: True hemiplegic migraines are rare, but they can run in families. There is genetic testing that can be done to see if you carry the genes that make you susceptible to this type of migraine. Talk to your doctor if you or your family members are experiencing this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you're pregnant or planning to get pregnant, there are many things you can do to give your baby a healthy start: Regular prenatal visits along with laboratory testing, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins and immunizations (like the flu shot and whopping cough booster). Now's the time to eat healthy, stay hydrated, and ...Read more
Hi I've suffered with hemiplegic migraine for past 11yrs my dorta aged 8 is beginning show symptoms what should I do?
She will get worse: We are seeing an epidemic of childhood migraine. It is highly genetic, especially the hemiplegic form, with dominant inheritance. She is at risk for worsening as she matures and enters puberty. Ibuprofen is best for her at this age, but as she gets older, Aspirin would be better. There is no cure, but there is good management. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hemiplegic migraine. I have had one serious attack that left me with symptoms for about 2 months. Will I have another attack?
Wikipedia: This is a relatively rare migraine. However I am familiar, through family members, with this diagnosis. Since this is a relatively rare diagnosis, the internet will not be very helpful confirming this diagnosis. You will need a physician (neurologist) who has experience with the symptoms to provide you with a reasonable answer. Unfortunately, we're talking about the fringes of medical knowledge. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common enough: A tingling and numbness of the face and hand are very common during a migraine attack. True paralysis of the arm and leg are rare, but numbness and unstable gait and confusion are common. There is risk of true stroke for women on birth control pills who also have hemiplegic symptoms. There is controversy concerning use of triptans in migraine patients with hemiplegic symptoms. ...Read more
I have been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine. Is this dangerous? Am I more likely to get a stroke?
Yes: Migraines are associated with somewhat increased risk of stroke. You should do your best to minimize risk by not smoking and not taking birth control pills. Do not let a doctor prescribe triptan medications like Imitrex and others, or ergotamine medications for 'complex' migraines. Migraine preventative meds should be considered and you should talk to your doctor about this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How would someone tell the difference between a hemiplegic migraine and a tia? Dont both of them have similar symptoms that go away after awhile?
Migaine hurts a lot: Tia typically does not cause pain, or only little. Migraine, on the other hand, often hurts quite a bit, as well as being a recurrent thing. Migraine may also have other symptoms such as sound and light sensitivities, and possibly nausea/vomitting while TIA often not having such symptoms. Being 21, i certainly hope you are not havin tia. Live well/healthy, mariea79. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have pnd i'm overeating and just not motivated to do anything. Also suffer from what is believed to be hemiplegic migraine. Help at my wits end?
PND?: Post-natal depression, post-nasal drip, paroxysmal nocturnal dyspnea, other? If you are depressed, and it sounds that way, would suggest that you consult with a psychiatrist asap. They are well trained to deal with this and can often help you feel better quickly, go now, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
@ times need to go to ER for hemiplegic migraines but docs there assume im a drug seeker bc they've "never heard of this type of migraine"-what to do?
Ask for IV magnesium: Bring to er a printout from wikipedia and ask for intravenous infusion of 1 gram of magnesium sulfate, which can help and will allay fears that you want drugs. If magnesium doesn't help, and you are in pain ask for IV toradol. Despite conventional wisdom, triptans, such as Imitrex or sumatriptan can be tried for hemiplegic migraines if other drugs are ineffective. For prevention verapamil can help. ...Read more
A head pain which is usually recurrent, and often in variable locations and severity, associated with few or all the following symptoms; fear of light, fear of sound, nausea, vomiting, bright or dark spots floating in front of eyes, tingling and numbness of one side of face or body. All ...Read more
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