(Closed) Face numbness related to migraines?!?!

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
85 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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 # 6
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013


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
3 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

@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
9482 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

Never had this happened to me and I have migraines frequently.  Interesting.

Post # 9
154 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@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
248 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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 # 12
3451 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
28 posts
  • Wedding: December 2012

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 # 15
226 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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.

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