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My 10 years old son is suffering from hemiplegic migraine

my 10 yr old son had a migraine 6 weeks ago and when he woke i thought he had a stroke,his mouth had drooped and he could not form sentences slurring words too,he also had numbness in his arm.i brought him to hospital and they kept him overnight because of famiy history he was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine.his symptoms only lasted about 45 mins but for about 4 weeks after he was slurring his words p,s d,s b,s etc and some days was very noticable and his eye was drooping from time to time.this has stopped since then the odd slurred word now.i was wondering are these symptoms part of the migraine ,should they have lasted so long,is it something i need to get checked they are not seeing him again for 6 mths unless he has another hemiplegic migraine numbness slurring,then i have to bring him back for more extensive testing.normal migraines they said to treat him at home.thanks sorry its so long
Asked On : Sat, 28 Aug 2010
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hello mitchelle,
migraine is common if you have a family history.
what your son is having is classical migraine with aura.
you need to look out for symptoms of hemiplegia worsening like weakness of arms etc.
do not worry as most symptoms he had was of classical migraine.
but i would advise you to take him to a physician if his symptoms become worse or more than the previous attack.
i hope i have answered your query. take care and thanks for approaching HCM.
Answered: Thu, 1 Sep 2011
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