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Old 06-16-2010, 11:35 AM   #1
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Question Strange hand ache following paralysis caused by migraine

Hello everyone,

I suffer from migraines. This Christmas things really escalated when my left side paralysed and I was rushed to the hospital by ambulance. They scanned my head and found nothing, so it was diagnosed as a migraine attack. After the paralysis I switched from combined oral contraceptive pill to progestogen only pill which has greatly reduced the frequency and severity of my migraines.

But since the paralysis I have had a persistent and annoying symptom: my left hand and forearm feel like cold blood is running through them. It is very hard to describe the sensation; there is a constant pain and the pain feels cold. The sensations of hot and cold feel different in my left hand; for example when I try the running water with my left hand it is very hard for me to figure out whether it is cold or hot and whether it is *too* hot or not. Also when I touch my left arm the sensation feels different than if I touched my right arm. It is very hard to describe it with any other word other than different

When I described this symptom to my doctor after the paralysis, she only checked my reflexes and said that the nerve pathways seem to be working fine and said it might be the new betablockers I take for migraine prevention, although the dose is very small and my other hand and my feet are unaffected. It has now been 6 months since I first noticed the pain and it hasn't diminished.

Does anyone have any similar experiences or ideas what might cause the pain in my hand?

 
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