Don't recognize my hands (migraine)

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   Posted 1/2/2011 1:47 AM (GMT -6)   
This has already happened 2 times and it feels like I'm getting increasingly stronger migraine symptoms.

I just want to know if anyone here has ever had the same symptom(├žause it's scary).

Before a migraine, I can't recognize my hands. I look down at them and have a very weird feeling "these do not belong to me".

I can still move them and tell myself over and over again that it's just some weird hallucination, but even touching them feels weird. I can't even look at them.

It's usually the first feeling I have that tells me I'll have migraine again. Then follows numbness in the hands or on one side of the face, sometimes even nose and tongue. After that I have vision problems and hypersensitivity to smells, sounds and lights.

Then the pain and nausea.

I only have migraines a few times a year, so it's not that often and sleeping + pills sort them out in a day.

But I have tried googling my newest symptom to no avail and I fear it might be something more serious. :(

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   Posted 1/2/2011 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear Vetinari. I get an earache, in my left ear only and I know I'm going to have a migraine; I also will have disturbances in my vision prior to an aura. I think a lot of us have an odd thing happen prior to a migraine, but I would say that if you haven't seen a GOOD migraine specialist ( a neuro who specializes), you should as soon as you can!


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   Posted 1/3/2011 10:31 AM (GMT -6) scary. I haven't had any migraines that had such scary effects. I am sorry you are having to deal with this. I would suggest seeing a neuro too. I hope you all can get some answers soon. Take care.
Gentle Hugs,

Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraines, Possible Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety

Oxycontin, Percocet, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Promethazine as needed for nausea, Ventolin inhaler and Vitamin D3

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   Posted 1/6/2011 1:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear about your new development.

My migraines evolved to where I had trouble forming sentences and words like 'table' didn't seem to be the correct word for where I ate meals. It is VERY scary! I was so scared I thought I was having a stroke. I set up an MRI with my neurologist to make sure that wasn't the case (it wasn't). But I still wonder if it wasn't more than a migraine, because there are just some things I don't remember.

Keep us posted...I hope you don't have them too often!
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