Post # 1
Today I went to emerg with tingling arm, numb left hand side of my face, I was freaking out cuz I have no clue what was happening. This started yesterday where my face was going numb but only the left side and then it went away. I didn’t think anything of it cuz I had a migraine as well and I was more worried about getting rid of the migraine.
Today I went to work this morning and the feeling came back but differently this time, it was like a tingling sensation down my left arm and my lef and my face went numb again. I panicked which brought my heart rate higher than usual. I went to emerg and waited to be seen. The doc came in, did an ECG, everything came back normal. I looked at him and said there’s something wrong and I don’t like it. He did more blood work to see what was going on. He then proceeds into telling me that it could be related to the migraine I had yesterday, I was like WTF?! I’ve had migraines before and this never happened.
So I waited to get the blood results back – for an hour!!! Gotta love emergencys, it takes forever to get stuff done. He calls me to give me the results and says, it’s not a stroke, no signs of bells paulsy, it could just be related to the migraine.
I’m kinda relieved it’s not a stroke or anything severe like that but really?! Migraine related? Has anyone else had these signs before? I thought it could be stress too or a pinch nerve which I’ve had before.
Any type of advice would be really appreciated, thanks and sorry this is kinda long, had one of those panicky days today :S
Post # 4
Still sounds like Bell’s Palsy? Any recent trauma to the side?
Any recent dental work?
Can you go to a different ER?
Sorry I have no advice other than keep calm, if your ECG, blood and other tests come back fine.
Post # 5
@Snoopadoop: Hey, I had 2 root canals done early last year on the left side, could that be something that’s affecting this? I’m going to see my MD on Monday to see what else I could do.
Post # 6
THIS HAPPENED TO ME!!
It was weird. It really freaks people out because those are stroke symptoms. I went to my neurologist, got an MRI and everything was fine. It makes sense because mirgraines are a neurological issue and the numbness is in your nerves, it’s all related somehow.
I will never forget that day. I was panicking too. My doctor said that it was a “complicated” migraine. The only thing you can do is take mirgraine meds…
Post # 7
@couawilou: This happened to me. Not with migraines though but with my migraine treatment. I was on a daily preventative at the time (can’t recall if it was Depakote or Topamax) and this would happen sometimes to my face and hands. They would get tingly like they were “falling asleep” and it would be more noticeable if wind brushed over my face, etc. I haven’t taken that medication in years but now every once in a while it still happens, just much less frequently. I was freaked out at first but looked into it and it was a side effect listed on the package of the medication.
Post # 8
Never had this happened to me and I have migraines frequently. Interesting.
Post # 9
@couawilou: I am with you, this happened to be as well!!! I was working and started talking gibberish on the phone because I lost feeling in my left side, including my tongue!
They were all worried about me and called for an ambulance thinking I just had a stroke since all the symtoms were there but after spending a lot of time in the ED (emergency room) I was diagnosed with Migraines with aura. Only about 20% of people who get migraines have them with “aura”.
Post # 10
What my doctor said was that it was possible that my migraines had progressed to this point. There are definitely different kinds of migraines.
Also, I have never taken any presricption migraine medicine – so, for me it wasn’t a side effect. There was a definite trigger though. I was in art school and we were exposing screens for screen printing with and extremely high insensity light. You’re not even supposed to be in the same room as the light and I looked right into it. Whoops! Then things started going numb and my vision was acting stange and BAM – worst migraine of my life.
Post # 11
@nolabee39: Thank you so much, I had no clue this could be related to migraines. I usually get them bad where I need to be in the dark, no noise, and just sleep to get rid of it. It does affect my eyesight sometimes, but this? I think I actually had a panick attack.
@ChloeXO: I must look into some medication for these and will make sure that the side effect is not numbness, seriously it freaks me out. Fiance is just like it could be a pinched nerve or something, I’m like heck no, something is going on here!
@Rouquine: Hopefully you will never have these, cuz it’s not easy to deal with, in my opinion.
@Mrs. Bubb: Interesting, I must talk to my doctor about that and see what he says. Thanks for sharing the link.
My co-worker seems to think it could be related to stress. I mean yes I’m planning a wedding, yes financially we are a bit stressed out but I don’t feel like I am, could that be a trigger as well?
Post # 12
It’s happened to me a few times and it’s always after I had a migraine, not during. My Fiance talked me into going to the ER the last time, because he was scared I had a stroke. I just met with my neurologist. He thinks it’s related to the migraines I have too. I go for an MRI tomorrow to make sure it’s nothing more. So far the catscan and bloodwork came back normal, so I’m expecting the MRI to be normal as well.
Post # 13
This happened to me about six months ago. It happened as I was developing a migraine. I NEVER get migraines so I had no idea what was going on but my left arm went totally number for about 2minutes, it come back then a few minutes later my right arm went numb. I freaked and called the doctor and As I was on the phone my face went numb. I went to the ER and the doc said it was a side effect of the migraine and although it’s rare, it does happen. I haven’t had any problems since though!
Post # 14
I feel a bit relieved to hear that it could be a common thing when getting a migraine, don’t get me wrong I don’t like this feeling one bit. Definately talking to my doc on Monday. Thanks ladies for all the feedback.
Post # 15
I have migraines, and believe it or not..I experience the same thing. When I got the worse migraine of my life I was watching New Moon with my fiance and half my face went numb and it was like sagging down like an old person. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE. On the same side of my body but leg went numb as well.
I ended up just getting a shot.