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Old 07-03-2012, 07:17 AM   #3
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Re: It wasn't MS. It was hemiplegic migraines.

I am sorry to hear you are dealing with hemiplegic migraines. Thank you for your update.
The three genes are linked with hemiplegic migraine: CACNA1A, ATP1A2, and SCN1A genes. Most people with hemiplegic migraine have inherited the gene mutation from one parent who also had the condition. Do you know if someone in your family has had this?

I realize that the treatments are still debated, but I do know that triptans are to be avoided. Did your doctor prescribe anticonvulsant medication or a calcium channel blocker as a preventative treatment?

I am happy you know what you are dealing with and I will keep you in my prayers because your attacks are certainly going to follow you. Again, thanks for sharing.
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