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Hemiplegic migraine description and where it starts ?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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