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Hemiplegic migraine


Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial or sporadic hemiplegic migraine
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  • My husband has been having issues for about 3 years now. His left side extremities go numb/tingly. It's debilitating. No headache but does have auras. He's had numerous tests, including MRIs and a spinal tap. We've been told possible MS and saw a local doctor as well as a neurologist at a major medical center. We were told it was 'nothing' and to live with it. It seems the barometric pressure really triggers his symptoms. Would weather changes cause symptoms like this? We have no answers but would welcome any theories. Click here for answer

  • I am curious how accurate hemiplegic migraine testing is. Standardly they test for 3 genes. Familial Hemiplegic Migraine and Sporadic. If I'm correct it is CACNA1A, ATP1A2 and SCN1A. Does everyone with hemiplegic migraine test positive for these mutations and if not, do you know the percentage? Click here for answer

  • I experienced a headache followed by left sided numbness. I believe my doctor said I had hemiplegic migraine. During these episodes the left side of my body will feel like tiny pinpricks and go completely numb. When it gets really bad it spreads over to my right side and i cannot operate my car. When this happens I do not always get headaches. Is there any information you can give me? Click here for answer

Other Names for this Disease
  • Familial or sporadic hemiplegic migraine
Related Diseases
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.