Alexia , does anyone else suffer from this before

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   Posted 1/21/2011 4:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I occasionally suffer from alexia, ility to or the lack of abilty to comprehend written text on occasions.
My GP says its the aura before migraine. I am taking topiramate and after a couple of recent evenets the episodes
seem to have stopped ( please be true )

Anyone else suffer the same ?

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   Posted 3/6/2011 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had it happen twice, each time after I ate aspartame.

Do you have any other migraine symptoms with the alexia? Like pain, or flashing lights? I had only some slight nausea and considerable confusion. At the time I thought I might be having a stroke, but I learned from Oliver Sacks' essay "A Man of Letters" that the alexia could be due to migraine. One neurologist thought it wasn't migraine because I didn't get the visual effects, but another neurologist thought it could be.

What's your experience?

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   Posted 3/7/2011 6:15 PM (GMT -6)   
I am struggling with complex migraine they say ( or possibly TIA) but if it is migraine it is leaving me iwth residual weakness in one hand/arm. I get a lot of symptoms, metal taste, altered perception, visual dsturbances , back of head pain. I wake up out of the migraine during the night or early morning.I get a weak left leg, and a left arm.
Intense nausea on occasions,I have this sensation, this "internal itchyiness" is the only way i can discribe it and it at that point I start to lose the ability yo read moer than four words in a row.
I also lose the ability to understand what people are saying to me if they speak to fast.
I watched with real interst the serene branson on TV migraine experience because that happens to me too.
But losing the ability to read it so awful i could cry. Thankfully after I have taken the amytryptyline it is much better now.
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