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Blurred vision, tingling and numbness in the left hand. Intense headache. Migraine?

Hi. Recently (the past 8 months) I have had this thing happen to me about 4 times. It starts with a blurred vision where I can barely see anything. After that, my left hand gets numb and I get a tingly feeling in it. A few minutes later, the same thing happens to the left lower side of my face. After that I get a terrible headache that will not go away until after 4-5 hours. Is this just a migraine or should I be worried?
Asked On : Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your concern and it is most certain that you are having migraines. Migraines are easily treated in their acute phase and there are medications to prevent these kinds of headaches as well. The triptan group of medications, like sumatriptan, can help you block the headache at onset and you should consult a psychiatrist to get the right medication and dosage. I would also think that a beta blocker for the prevention of these kinds of headaches is also going to be helpful. However, consulting a neuropsychiatrist will always be helpful to you.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Mon, 22 Apr 2013
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