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What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

What could cause migraines and loss of speech?

Migraines/stroke/TIA: Migraines are generally considered due to blood vessel constriction in the brain followed by blood vessel dilation.There is also an electrochemical component in the brain.As a result, some migraines can-with or without pain-cause temporary loss of higher brain functions such as speech.Tia's are similar, causing temporary loss, but strokes can cause permanent loss - all with or w/out headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Have had gradually worsening aphasia symptoms over the past year. Could the cause be: high stress, migraine, hypothyroid, or gluten sensitivity?

Several: This vague issue is more common when you are not well rested, are hungry, are under stress, are anxious or ill.The specifics of the illness is less important than the general state of wellness. Get more rest, follow a balanced diet, see a doc if needed and you should improve. ...Read more

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7 years ago I had an episode diagnosis as a complicated migraine (aphasia, right side numb, holes in vision). No episodes since then. Is it safe for me to take low dose oral contraceptives? I've been told yes and no.

7 years ago I had an episode diagnosis as a complicated migraine (aphasia, right side numb, holes in vision).  No episodes since then.  Is it safe for me to take low dose oral contraceptives? I've been told yes and no.

OCP's and migraines: There are various contraindications to using estrogen-containing birth control methods due to the risk of blood clots. One includes migraine with aura. While there is no consensus in the guidelines regarding whether estrogen-containing contraception is contraindicated, many suggest using a progestin-only method or barrier contraception. You can discuss your options with your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What do doctors do about sudden but temporary loss of speech?

What do doctors do about  sudden but temporary loss of speech?

Looking back: Fortunately symptoms are resolved, because you said it was temporary speech loss. First thing to do is rule out stroke or transient ischemic attack. If the condition is resolved multiple studies should be done to find out the cause. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever had sudden loss of speech? Is a stroke the only cause?

Various causes: Abrupt speech arrest can happen when brain processing is disrupted. This may happen with stroke but also seizure, migraine, acute pain, sleep attack, or sudden distraction. If stroke there is usually associated weakness face and right hand. ...Read more

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What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

What is a good recovery after stroke loss of speech and orientation/memory?

Question is unclear: A good recovery would consist of complete return of speech and orientation but that's not what you're asking, no doubt. Could you please re-phrase? ...Read more

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Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Reasons for passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hrs? All scans normal and I was hydrated

Oh my--: And did you tell your parents about what happened? Unfortunately, because you're a minor for another 2 years we cannot specifically counsel you with medical advice without your parents' permission. But they could sign up for a HealthTap Account like you did and ask any question they'd like on your behalf and we'd be happy to advise them on what things they should think about for that problem. ...Read more

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Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Reason for my daughter passing out and not regaining "awareness" for 17 hrs along with loss of speech and walking for 24 hours? All scans were normal.

Passing out: I need more informations, is she seeing a neurologist, what kind of scans were done? did she have any MRI, with or without contrast, any blood work, she needs extensive neurological evaluation & workup. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is loss of speech permanent after the surgical removal of atemporal lobe glioblastoma?

Is loss of speech permanent after the surgical removal of atemporal lobe glioblastoma?

Maybe: It depends on what areas of "healthy brain" were affected during the surgery and on which side. If the "speech centers" were involved then the loss may be permanent. The neurosurgeon should have a good idea of what areas where involved. ...Read more

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I'm suffering from tingling, blindness, and loss of speech at night. What could be the cause?

TINGLING & SPEECH: Transient cerebral events, seizures need to be ruled out. You need to see a neurologist. An MRI of the brain may be necessary. ...Read more

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My 4 years old son is suffering from uncordinated movement and loss of speech as a result of mild cp.What therapy can I offer to assist his movement?

Help for mild cp: A speech pathologist should be able to help your child with communication issues. In addition to verbal communication, there are technologies to help communicate. Consult a psysiatrist (rehabilitation doctor), or pediatric neurologist and a physical therapist for help with his motor activity. You may find a coordinated program by contacting the cerebral palsy association or easter seals. ...Read more

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Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be? And how can it be treated?

Sore throat loss of speech after breathing tubes. What can this be?
And how can it be treated?

Depends: People can have a slightly hoarse voice and a sore throat after intubation, this will resolve and should get better in a couple of days. However, if there is complete loss of voice(or very hoarse), or if it is taking longer-this is not typical and could be a sign of a problem. Uncommonly, the arytenoid cartilage can be dislocated. Don't delay if one is still very hoarse after a couple of days. ...Read more

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Hello, ive been having episodes of numbness, loss of peripreal vision, aphasia, sometimes accompanied by a migrain, but not always. Any ideas?

Hello, ive been having episodes of numbness, loss of peripreal vision, aphasia, sometimes accompanied by a migrain, but not always. Any ideas?

Migraine w/wo headac: You can have the symptom complex yoiu describe with or without headache, and still be considered part of a migraine condition. You should consult a neurologist. ...Read more

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Can cognitive impairments and aphasia be symptoms of migraines or is it another issue to look into?

Can cognitive impairments and aphasia be symptoms of migraines or is it another issue to look into?

Depends on timing: Confusion and difficulty speaking can be part of a migraine aura, and are often a component of a complicated migraine. If these symptoms persist between migraines, however, they may represent another process. ...Read more

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Can a migraine cause your speech to become jumbled?

Can a migraine cause your speech to become jumbled?

Episodic migraine: A migraine is not just simply a headache. Rather, it should be viewed as an attack that is accompanied by various neurological and non-neurological features as well as headache. Any headache must be viewed as a valid medical disorder and the headache assessment must be comprehensive. And jumbled speech is very common rec. See a primary care physician for further investigation and management. ...Read more

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Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

Temporary loss of peripheral vision followed by a migraine?

Occipital migraine: In this type of migraine, there is a loss of a portion up to all of the vision of 1/2 of the field of vision of both eyes (check by covering one eye and then the other). Usually the greyed out loss has a shimmering surround which flickers until it disappears. These type of migraines are benign, short lasting (usually less than an hour), and cause no permanent change. No worry unless frequent. ...Read more

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How to deal with speech and confusion when a complex migraine begins?

How to deal with speech and confusion when a complex migraine begins?

Sleep: The most effective treatment for these symptoms is sleep. High dose Aspirin seems very effective, and a sedative such as vistaril often helps as dose the nausea medication reglan (metoclopramide). Migraine is the protective condition when the brain tells you to shut down or suffer. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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