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Migraines With Numbness And Tingling
I have been getting frequent ocular migraines, and numbness and tingling in my left arm. Any idea what this could be?
Migraines: The numbness in the left arm is concerning. If you are correct that your symptoms are ocular migraines, then the numbness is most likely a variant form of the migraine. If the same visual symptoms happen in the same sequence with numbness in the arm, then it is most likely ocular migraine with variant, if severe headache then classic migraine. See my response on triggers for migraines.See 1 more doctor answer
Amitriptyline safe and effective for preventing hemiplegic migraines? I get slight numbness and tingling left side and headaches. Past 2yrs on and off
Comments: Truthfully, due to bad anticholinergic side effects, I no longer use amitryptyline in any of my patients. Would prefer OTC items, such as riboflavin, butterbur, CoQ-10 magnesium or feverfew. Most neurologists can help with this. If it must be prescription, choose Depakote or Topamax (topiramate). Botox, maybe?See 1 more doctor answer
Severe upper back/neck pain causing migraines & face numbness/tingling - slight movement dysfunction. Getting MRI n 2 days. What could be causing this?
Multiple etiologies: It is possible that you have a problem at the junction of your brainstem and cervical spinal cord--a tumor, infection, etc. You could also be having two separate problems--one in the spine and one in the brain. Or you could be having a multifocal problem, such as ms. These are all possibilities--see what the MRI shows.
Upper neck/back pain for 5yrs & migraines 10+ yrs. Back is hurting worse daily causing severe migraines + numbness/tingling on left side of face.
My PFO was closed 10/15/14.I now have more migraines, tingling/numbness in my hand and heart flutters when on my back. Is this normal? I take plavix (clopidogrel)
Not related: The symptoms you mention are not the result of your heart surgery!! They are also not related to the Plavix (clopidogrel) you are taking to keep clots away from the surgical site! Speak with your general medicine health care provider about your increased headaches and other symptoms! Hope this helps Dr Z
Extreme Pain in neck and back of head with numbness and tingling in face mouth and head Dizzyness, disoriented, no balance. Not migrain what is it?
CervicogenicHeadache: Is a very common headache secondary to neck involvement. Cervicogenic headache is a unilateral pain provoked by neck movement or by pressure on the neck. These headache patients usually had a reduced cervical range of motion in association with the headache, dizziness, parasthesias. Rec.: see orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and treatment.
Pinched nerve: Nerves exit your spine from the head to the buttock and these nerves correspond to the sensation to different parts of your body. The mechanical pressure on the nerve causes the sensation to feel different. That includes numbness or tingling. Also, there can be chemical irritation to the nerves by inflammation. In cases of peripheral neuropathy, it can ALS becaused by diabetes, etc.
Numbness: The feeling after your "foot falls asleep".
Many many: Direct nerve irritation by pressure being applied to them, severing of the nerves via injury or underlying illness, metabolic processes, medications, demyelinating diseases, strokes, radiation therapy, infections, autoimmune disorders, vasculitis, hyperventilation - are just a few.See 1 more doctor answer
Carpal Tunnel: Pain, numbness, tingling, weakness and night pain are the most common symptoms of carpal tunnel syndrome. Treatments: rest, night splint, vitamin b6 100mg / day, over the counter anti-inflammatory meds and ergonomic changes to work space. Http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/carpal-tunnel-syndrome. Htm.See 1 more doctor answer
Many things: While these symptoms are usually self limited and inconsequential, if these persist more than a week or so, with your young age, see your family md for evaluation. It would be best to figure it out early rather than late. Whether these are symptoms from the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nerves, you will need some workup if they don't go away.