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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 8/17/2016 2:10 PM (GMT -6)   
In May 2008, I woke up and my lower leg felt kind of numb. My arms and face felt tingly, my head felt stuffy, my balance was off, some muscle pain, and fatigue. I went to the ER, and they found nothing wrong, but the attending physician wanted me seen by a neurologist. I had an MRI done (with and without contrast) and was sent to Stanford. Stanford found nothing wrong with me, and my MRI was clear. They basically said I was depressed/anxious/stressed.

I believed what they said since I was completing a master's program, and was under a lot of stress. I didn't have insurance at the time, so I just assumed that my body had an extreme reaction to stress and moved on. Over time (like a year), most of the symptoms disappeared. I still get dizziness and numbness and tingling when I am very overtired or hot.

July 2016 (eight years later), I was standing in front of my TV when I experienced true vertigo. I had to lie down for the rest of the night. The next morning, I was dizzy, my ear was plugged, and the numbness and tingling was back. I am waiting on a referral from my primary doctor, but I am a little freaked out.

I've had migraines for as long as I can remember, but these episodes didn't start with a migraine. Could these symptoms be related to migraines?

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Date Joined Apr 2012
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   Posted Today 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I have no idea.

With the leg, I would think it might be closer to a pinched nerve, that could explain the vertigo too I think.

However, migraines do funny things to people.

Hope you find an answer soon.

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