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How prevelanet are hemiplegic migraine?
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Dr. Thomas Karelis
Internal Medicine
5 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Thomas Karelis
Dr. Thomas Karelis
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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatrics - Neurology
4 doctors agree
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.
Dr. William Goldie
Dr. William Goldie
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