What are motor symptoms of migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Motor symptoms may occur in 18% of patients and usually are associated with sensory symptoms. Motor symptoms often are described as a sense of heaviness of the limbs before a headache but without any true weakness.

Speech and language disturbances have been reported in 17–20% of patients. These disturbances are commonly associated with upper extremity heaviness or weakness.


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