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numbness in arms and legs

During a flare up does anyone get weird numbness and weakness in arms and legs? My vestibular migraine is bad as i’ve recently had a bad virus. I’ve been having feelings in my legs and arms as if I’ve been laying on them and they’ve gone to sleep. I’ve also had problems with my hands coordinating with my brain; typing this they feel very heavy and slow…

I went to the doctor on Monday but she didn’t really test anything reflex or neurological wise and was a bit useles. Just said oh it’s probaby just related to the virus…

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Yes I have experienced this too. I had an MRI scan and saw neurologist as I was concerned. I also have a vestibular disorder and it was suggested to me it was my sleeping position and possibly low blood pressure so not enough blood to these areas. It's very worrying at the time

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oh that's interesting - how do you normally sleep?

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Was told I had too many pillows and to only use one so my head and neck were more even. It has helped with pins and needles but not with sickness and dizziness

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sorry to hear you are struggling; are you on any meds?

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Yes, Dr trying different things but no improvement . I haven't been able to work for 4 months so risk losing my job and therefore all the problems that come with that, kids, mortgage 🙁 Hoping for improvement at some point, hope you feel better soon too X

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I'm sorry to hear you are struggling x

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