A few months ago my face started going numb on the left side and sometimes followed by a headache. One time I had a visual disturbance of squiggles (for lack of a better word) and since then, approximately monthy, I have had the facial numbness periodically. I tried to assume it was just a reaction to stress. I am a full time nurse, a mother of a one and two year old, and am working on my masters. However, a month ago I was at work and got really dizzy, my left side of my face, left arm, left side of tongue all went numb, I was tachycardic (130s-140s) and my blood pressure shot up. My co-workers brought me to the ER and I was in a sinus arrhythmia. I was a hypokalemic 2.7 and my magnesium was a bit low as well. That was all corrected and I went home, but the symptoms continued. One of the doctors at the hospital admitted me. I was dehydrated from vomiting two days before. He ran a load of test the check for RA, lupus, stress test (I also had chest pain), tilt test (I failed that one). I also had an MRI of the brain which was normal. The headache and numbness persisted for about a week and then subsided. The only medication I take is Adderall and have the Mirena IUD (inserted in July). The symptoms went away until last friday (30 days after the last hospitalization) I replayed almost the same scenario, but all my labs were normal (CBC, Chem8, Mg, and Phos) My heart rate would speed up then slow down. My pressure was a bit elevated and normalized within an hour. However, each morning I eventually end up with a severe headache, dizziness, left sided facial and arm numbness, and left visual weakness. I noticed that both times were right before my menstrual cycle. Also, I told the ER doc that I had read that the Mirena package insert stated that if you get a severe migraine with unilateral symptoms to go see your OB immediately. He sent me there and they had never heard of this until they read it in front of me and removed the mirena. The symptoms are persisting, last most of the day. Ive tried to be pretty thorough. Any suggestions?