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IS THIS MIGRAINE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY OR JUST A LONG LASTING MIGRAINE?


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MIGRAINE 6 DAYS NOW, LEFT SIDE NUMBNESS IN EXTREMITIES, FACE, MOUTH, LIPS, NAUSEA, LIGHT SENSITIVITY, SEVERE SENSITIVITY TO SOUND, NEW MODERATE STIFF NECK , MIGRAINE HAS NOT GONE AWAY WITH DRS MEDICATION. LEFT SIDE TEMPLE, SEVERE PAIN....IS THIS A EMERGENCY OR A LONG LASTING MIGRAINE?
 
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This is a potential emergency, especially given the stiff neck. It could indicate something more than Migraine, such as meningitis.

In general, a single Migraine that lasts 72 hours or longer with less than a solid four-hour pain-free period, while awake, is termed status Migrainous. You should see your doctor or go to the emergency room if a Migraine lasts that long. See Status Migrainous - The Basics for more information.

Please, DO call your doctor or go to the emergency room.

Good luck,
Teri

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