So after my wicked Thursday/Friday migraine of which I remember little of… I have this persistent numbness in my right hand, or specifically three fingers and half my palm. Like it fell asleep and won’t wake up, but not completely numb.
Since it did not go away with the migraine it is hard to blame the migraine for it, although we do sometimes get numbness and tingling in the hands, feet or face. I used to get that bad as a side effect from Topamax.
Anyway, it is a concern. Could be a pinched nerve… all that pain does a number on my neck, which then migrates to my shoulders and down my arm. That can get serious enough to restrict mobility, as I can attest to after having six months of physiotherapy to correct that compounding problem a few years back. What concerns me is that it could be a symptom of a TIA. I always said I’d be the last person to know if I had a stroke because all those symptoms are what you tend to get with a migraine, especially the wicked ones. I did not notice any difference myself in that migraine, except maybe it’s intensity. But since I was sick on Friday it’s not like I can ask anyone else if I was speaking or walking funny. I did have some balance issues, walking into walls and such, but that is not out of the ordinary. I had an intense warping aura but that is also quite common. My vision was obscured, on the left side, that day but that went away.
I have to make a doctors appointment for medication refills anyway so I can obviously mention this. But if it was a TIA I am thinking I ought to go to a walk-in clinic and just check things out… but I hate the walk-in clinics, not as much as the ER, but close. So, you know how it is, I don’t want to make a fuss about something that might just go away of its own accord.
Some migraine symptoms like this can be frightening, I think in this case, it is just the persistence that worries me. But I have had some wicked silent migraines with the whole right side of the body numbness that freaked me out big time in the past.