The dr thinks I am having hemiplegic migraines. I have experiences a few episodes of extreem one sided distinct headaches with numbness to left side of face, mouth, tongue, throat, arm, and left leg weakness. I have headaches everyday yet these are very different. I have had two very horrible attacks of vertigo in which I'm like a drunk laying on the comode rim vomiting, though other times the vertigo has not been as severe. The muscles in my head, neck, shoulders, and upper bach tighten in a death grip during the attacks. I have undergone lots of testing and have started on a low dose topamax this week and have been taking tizanidine for a while for the muscle spasms. I have had the current attack for a week so far. I'm in misery! Any ideas or suggestions on ways you have found to cope?
I had never even heard of this type of migraine before. I started researching it & the info I found says it starts in childhood & ceaces in adulthood? I'm 38 and have been dealing with this a little over a year.