Migraines are Hemipeligic...

By kaiya2465 Latest Activity December 18, 2012 at 8:41 am Views 2,384 Replies 4


A trip to the ER yesterday resulted in new information. I have been told that my migraines are Hemipeligic…Has anyone else heard of these, does anyone here have this type of migraine???? I am at a loss, looked it up, but the information on the net is a lil spooky…any thoughts, ideas, suggestions will be greatly appreciated.

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  • Lostgirl1515
    Lostgirl1515 April 11, 2013 at 3:40 pm   

    I have Hemiplegic Migraines. I don't know what they are treating you with, but don't take regular migraine medication, especially Triptans. It can be extremely dangerous if you do. There are only trial meds, because no one knows how to treat it. I am on Lamotrigene aka Lamictal, which is a sodium channel blocker. It seems to help some with frequency and severity. I will be willing to answer any questions you have, but I am going off of experience, lots of research, and a neurologist that specializes in this type of migraine. Good luck!

  • azmumm
    azmumm January 11, 2013 at 9:54 pm   

    I hope that you get to feeling better soon!

  • w3ndyRN
    w3ndyRN December 24, 2012 at 9:36 pm   

    The term hemi-pelagic refers to a symptom you are exhibiting that is strongly believed to be associated with your "migraine". Simply put, hemi means half, and pelagic means paralyzed. So essentially you are exhibiting symptoms typical of a mild to severe stroke. I would hope that you are under the care of a neurologist, the ER doctor can only do so much. You should certainly have had an MRI and follow up appt with a specialist. Could be something besides a "migraine". Better be safe than sorry.

  • kaiya2465
    kaiya2465 December 29, 2012 at 8:18 pm   

    I am set to do a stress test on Jan 3rd. & am starting to see a new primary on Jan 11th. Have not been referred to a neurologist for this as of yet.