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I've suffered with migraine for a couple of years now and was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine last year by the consultant on the stroke ward at my local hospital. I get the migraine on my right side and weakness and heaviness on the left side of my body. An episode with me typically starts with the aura, so I first get vision problems and then speech, stuttering, slurring difficulties with memory/communicating problems, feeling disorientated, heaviness in the arms and weakness down my left side which causes balance problems. I don't always have the actual migraine but when it does come I get it after the aura, and that's the pattern it's followed. The thing is an episode came like 'normal' but about 2 hours after it started I felt this crawling sensation across the left side of my face, it went numb and then drooped and stayed like it until the evening, I've not had this happen before, so it is a new symptom for me. My husband is concerned it was a TIA/stroke, but I thought a stroke happens very quickly and this was over a period of couple of hours or so and the drooping went in the evening. Is this common with HM.
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