What is hemiplegic migraine?

Hemiplegic migraine is a very rare but well-described form of migraine variant consisting of recurrent headaches associated with temporary one-sided paralysis (hemiplegia), at times accompanied by numbness or tingling, with or without a disturbance in speech.

How do members experience hemiplegic migraine?

Top 5 symptoms reported by people with hemiplegic migraine*

*Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.

Top treatments taken by people for hemiplegic migraine*

Who has hemiplegic migraine on PatientsLikeMe?


Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 12
30s 27
40s 50
50s 61
60s 53
70+ 9

Distribution of sex


Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 23
Female 191