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I live in Nicaragua and yesterday I felt buzzing in both ears, dizziness, right side of face went numb for 4 hours. Knees, right arm felt weak. 3 red spots (1 inch diameter) appeared in cheek, nose, above right eye, and gradually dissapeared (2 hrs). Strong headache in right back of head.

Went to Dr. and diagnosed Hemicranea, then went to Neurologist and he diagnosed Oftalmic Migraine, prescribed Epivaler 500mg 2 per day indefinitly. Searched internet and cant find anything related to the red patches on my face. Please help as not sure how serious this could be. Neurologist said patches where due to sudden ruch of blood to head.

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replied December 13th, 2006
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The red spots on the skin of your face are probably the result of a neurovegetative vaso-motor reaction. Dilatation of the skin arterioles causes skin redness. Dilatation and constriction of the arteries are actions controlled by the neurovegetative system. A migraine, on the other hand, is a condition with an unknown etiology (cause) but it is believed that a headache is caused by abnormal spasms (constrictions) of some brain arteries. To conclude, it seems possible that the migraine and the red spots that have manifested simultaneously are part of a neurovegetative disorder. You can seek an expert opinion from a neurologist.
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