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Hi all,

Well it appears my left leg numbness/weakness is due to migraines. My MRI, EMG, and Nerve conduction study were all normal (I should just say "I've had the alphabet of tests"!) so it looks like it really is migraine related. Its just weird I have had migraines for over 20 years and have never had this numbness/weakness until the last year Anyone else have this?

I am still waiting for all the record transfers to take place so I can see the new neuro...I really he hope he has some good ideas. This is so frustrating to not be able to use my left leg properly since my migraines are so frequent I am barely getting a break.

Thanks for reading!

Posts: 12 | Location: Massachusetts | Registered: 05-01-2010Report This Post
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Hey Jamie01,

I can certainly understand exactly where you're comming from I have had migraine since I was 12 (which is nearly 9 years now) and it wasn't until last year that I started getting what you're describing but on the right side.

I was diagnosed with migraine with neurological disturbances and then the neurology team came to the conclusion of hemiplegic migraine because of other factors like speech impairment and nitty gritty stuff like that. you might want to check that one out on the info bit on this site ( I don't know how to put the link on here) it might be right up your alley... or even worth a good read anyhow.

It certainly is incredibly frustrating when your brain wont let your body do what you want it to do. I really hope you find some answers soon...

Chin up matey... I'm sure with a limp leg you would make an excellent pirate! Wink

(go into google and type in "lol limewire" and press the "I'm feeling lucky" button... you'll get what I mean by the pirate thing, it had me in stitches, but I wouldn't suggest watching it if you have epilepsy or if you currently have a migraine)

Smile... it makes people wonder what you're thinking about
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Here's our link to our Basics article on Hemiplegic Migraine that E-J mentioned.

Hemiplegic Migraine ~ The Basics

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Posts: 6478 | Location: Montana | Registered: 01-11-2007Report This Post
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Hi Jamie,

Sorry to hear that you've joined our HM family. I've had migraine with aura for over 13 years or so (losing track now). And then 2 years ago, HM surfaced. It affects my left side as well.

Come join us in the HM folder. We have many posts that can provide some good information from fellow HMers.

Wishing you a pain-free day, Tonya

Wishing you a HM-free day,

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Posts: 504 | Location: Two Rivers, WI | Registered: 10-03-2008Report This Post
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Thanks for the info everyone. HM does seem to fit...I will wander down to the HM forum and read some posts. Kinda scary...I hope this new doc can help

I don't have slurred speech or anything during the migraines, but I have periods where I tend to talk more slowly (which for me is unheard of...I am a motor mouth) and have trouble with word recall and putting thoughts together.

This site is really great with lots of useful info...I am so glad I found it Smiler

I'm sorry anyone else has to go through this too....but I am glad I am not crazy!

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DH is experiancing this with his right side, his face, hand/arm and leg.

I have gotten a few times with my right side as well, just my hand and arm mostly. I also get a feeling that I can only describe as feeling like I was slapped in the face-sort of numb/tingly/tight.
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