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Old 07-03-2012, 02:07 AM   #1
lizziebee74 lizziebee74 is offline
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It wasn't MS. It was hemiplegic migraines.

Hi all. I haven't been to Health Boards in a while. I just wanted to post about hemiplegic migraines. After 4 years of symptoms that mimicked MS and multiple clean MRIs including an ocular MRI, I was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines.

My migraine cycles can last for weeks. I've lost use of my hand and had all sorts of visual, speech, and cognitive problems, numbness, tingling, loss of balance and coordination, and most recently extreme vertigo, etc. Head pain is not consistently present with all these symptoms. Oh and my face goes slack on one side, always.

Basically the symptoms mimic a stroke but they began subtly and have gotten worse with time.

Liz