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Hemiplegic Migrane with Aura

Posted by @wished in Brain & Nervous System, Nov 23, 2011

Can anyone let me know if they suffer from this terrible condition.
I am having terrible headaches with sickness 3/4 times per day it started with paralysis down my left side like I had a stroke 16 months ago.
I am desperate desperate to find an answer .
Please help.
Asher.

Tags: mental health

deliasanderson

Posted by @deliasanderson, Nov 26, 2011

you have the name so down pat that it sounds like a dr did diagnose you. did he say you had a stroke

wished

Posted by @wished, Nov 26, 2011

No it was stroke like symptom. It last for 24 hrs.

deliasanderson

Posted by @deliasanderson, Nov 27, 2011

i have heard that cold (or sudden change in temperature, heat, too much carbohydrates or a toxin (chemical like insecticide or something you have suddenly gotten a worse allergy to). i got food poisoning once in spain by shellfish and the dr told me to never eat it again as it had affected my eyes for a while after, the nerves were jumping. there is a lot of mercury in shellfish as well as a lot of filth and some people can't get rid of it. those that can get rid of it usually aren't affected. what is poison to one person may not be poisonous to another because we each have individual immune systems. there's a big difference to an intolerance and a real allergy. an intolerance like lactose will upset your stomach but an allergy goes right to the brain because the chemical enzyme that is needed to break down the food cannot for some reason do its job so it goes right to the brain and a toxin forms thus resulting in a very disrupting neurological reaction like severe headache, paralysis and/or anaphylaxis which can result in death. so if you have not had a stroke then you really should keep a journal of everything you eat and how you feel so many hrs after. try to back up to before you had this problem, maybe you were at a function and ate something different or maybe you were home and ate a lot of something you don't usually eat a lot of. when i was younger, i was not allergic to perfume but now i have to run if i'm in a theater or any public place if someone comes close to me with cologne or perfume. i lose my breath and would pass out if i tried to tolerate it. so look at yourself re lobster and all shelfish, paints, varnishes, cleaners. perhaps you should only use lemon and vinegar to clean your kitchen counters as a cleanser that may have gotten into your food off your counter could be the culprit . check your abode is mold free and asbestos-free. as well, invest in a carbon monoxide alarm as this can be a silent killer over time if you have a high level in your home. allergies need to be taken very, very seriously as people who are allergic to peanut butter often only have an anaphylactic reaction the 2nd time so it's the increased exposure that becomes extremely dangerous. i know 2 young people, age l4 who died of peanut butter allergy. one was a cross contamination on a knife, the knife had been used for peanut butter and its oil was still in the serrations of the knife when this sweet young lady innocently buttered her cracker and died from an anaphylactic reaction. she had always been so cautious but obviously someone else hadn't been too careful or they were just plain ignorant. another young lady asked the restaurant was there any peanut or peanut oil in a particular salad and they kind of giggled at her and then said no. she was with her friends and it was the first time she was without her epipen as she just wanted to be like her peers. within minutes of eating some of the salad, she was dead from anaphylactic shock. so perhaps you have a severe allergy to something and you could be in real trouble if you go near or ingest it again. see if you can track it down yourself and failing that, you may want to get tested. be careful that you really wash all fruits and vegetables as there is a parasite that can cause a lot of neurological problems -toxoplasmia. it comes from the feces of a cat in the form of oocytes but as you well know, cats can shed their feces outdoors and other animals can eat it, lambs and pigs are also known to have it but they aren't in our immediate surroundings. so if dogs inges it, then they can carry it to so if you have a dog, you shoulkd wear disposable rubber gloves for picking up eith a plastic bag of course. even if you have an indoor cat, you must be very careful changing her litterbox that nothing is touched and it's deep enough so these ar buried., don't ever eat green potatoes or potatoes with sprouts. for now, perhaps you should eat no peels of tomatoes and eggplant. or just don't eat these 2 at all for now till you track down what perhaps you reacted to. if it was something in a restaurant, don't go back there. good luck with finding the cause.
perhaps a dr will suggest a gluten-free milk free- diet, discuss this with him/her.

deliasanderson

Posted by @deliasanderson, Nov 27, 2011

SORRY, I SHOULD MENTION THAT ONLY CATS THAT PICK UP THE PARASITE CAN SPREAD IT. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT TOO MANY CATS HAVE IT.

wished

Posted by @wished, Nov 27, 2011

Any thanks Delia will do !

wished

Posted by @wished, Nov 26, 2011

Hi Delia
No I had stroke like symptoms and I have had all the test done with a neurologist who has diagnosed hemiplegic Migrane .

sharon518

Posted by @sharon518, Dec 17, 2011

I have had migraines for years and have the aura with blindness, numerous reactions. These are inherited. My mother all sisters and two sons are afflicted. I found fiorinal helps me. Everyone is different. My friend is taking neurotin and that works for her. What do they have you on?..If you can take something when you first have the aura that might help.

wished

Posted by @wished, Dec 18, 2011

Thanks Sharon
is there no other way to stop this except medication ? Maybe it will slowly dwindle the same way as it came ?

sharon518

Posted by @sharon518, Dec 20, 2011

Have you had your heart checked out? That also causes numbness down the left arm. Women don't always have same symptoms as men who have heart attacks. It would be a good idea to have the arteries in neck checked also. They can cause the same problems. Do you have any other symptoms since your stroke? It would be good to know where in your brain did the stroke happen. Knowing this would give you an idea what other things to look for. I would not function without my medicines. Talk to you dr and let him know how much pain you are in. There are so many meds on the market today for every symptom you may have. They said it would diminish with age. I am older now and that was not true. They say you don't have then when sleeping and that was not true. I woke up on numerous occasions vomiting so severely I could not catch my breath. I have other health issues and finally able to retire and that has been so wonderful. I had a stressful job. Headaches are rare not but still have aura that enables me to take my med.

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