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"Complicated Migraine"

My husband went to the ER with a very bad headache, slurring speech and paralysis on the right side of his body. They originally thought it was a stroke, but ruled that out. Now they are calling it a “Complicated Migraine” which has the same signs of stroke. It’s been two days and he still does not have all the feeling in his arms and legs. Is this normal?
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1031854 tn?1354025643
hi - I get complicated migraines and sometimes the numbness and tingling persists for several days after the head pain subsides.  Also, unlike classic migraines, the aura with a complicated migraine (usually visual disturbances) doesn't always stop when the actual head pain starts and can linger for the duration of the attack.  It can also take a few days for speech to return to normal.  Hope this info helps. Will keep you and your husband in my prayers.
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Hi,
How is your husband? It is good that stroke was ruled out and a diagnosis of complicated migraine was reached. I agree with the above post that complicated migraine, which  commonly referred to attacks of prolonged aura symptoms, could last hours to days. During attacks, patients develop stroke-like symptoms with sensory and loss of strength of muscles. Have him see his neurologist regularly for proper management. Take care and regards.
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