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What type of migraine causes muscle weakness or paralysis?

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It's very rare, but some people get a type of migraine that causes severe muscle weakness or paralysis on one side of the body. It's called a hemiplegic migraine. Symptoms are similar to a stroke but cause no permanent nerve damage.

If you have symptoms of hemiplegic migraine, get immediate medical help to rule out a stroke.

SOURCES:

American Headache Society.

American Migraine Foundation.

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 28, 2018

SOURCES:

American Headache Society.

American Migraine Foundation.

National Headache Foundation.

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on April 28, 2018

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