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Severe migraine during menopause. History of migraines. Developed CAP, blurred vision, hearing loss. Not able to walk, numbness in limbs. Due to migraines?

I have intractable chronic migraine that began with menopause at age 45, although my history of migraines began at age 7 after an injury above the left eye. I am now almost 54. Over two years ago I developed CAP, episodes of blurry vision and flashes not associated with a retinal problem, hearing loss (now wear bilateral hearing aids ), upper and lower extremity numbness and loss of function. Every test to look for other causes i.e. MS, Lyme Disease etc has been ruled out and the Mayo Clinic tells me this is related to my migraines. How does this happen? I can not get a clear answer. I now use a walker or wheelchair, am unable to drive or work.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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Neurologist 's  Response
Nov 2013

Thank you for posting your query.

It is unfortunate that migraine has resulted in disability in your case.

In some cases of migraine, the blood supply to specific parts of brain can decrease, due to constriction of blood vessels. This is called as complicated migraine. The commonest artery to get affected is basilar artery, in a condition, called as basilar migraine.

I presume this is the case in you. However, your doctors would be able to tell you more specifically.

Best wishes,
Dr Sudhir Kumar MD DM (Neurology)
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Answered: Mon, 11 Feb 2013
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