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Stuttering prior to ECH

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#1 Mon, 28/10/2019 - 02:10
Becky
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Stuttering prior to ECH

Hello,

I am new to the forum but not to CH (face of dread). Following a long faff with meds of a couple of years, I am now taking lamotrigine (dose dependent on time of year/ episode), oxygen at home as and when needed, sumatriptan injection when needed, migraleave sachets (900mg aspirin). This drug combo is managing the attacks well however, throughout this current episode, prior to an attack I am getting incredibly confused, my right hand shakes (attacks on left side of head) but worryingly I am stuttering horrendously and short term memory is patchy, at best.
I understand the left half of the brain is responsible for speech and language and the movement of the right side of the body it is just that I have not had these symptoms this pronounced before.
I must note that the pain is much MUCH better managed and I now only feel like putting my head through a brick wall once a week at most so, every cloud, but I am wondering about my speech- has anyone else experienced this? 
I also have information, names etc and recent activity (such as tying my shoe laces) fall out of my head completely which is both annoying and unnerving. This only seems to be happening immediately prior to an attack. Please tell me I'm not crazy... someone --  

Mon, 04/11/2019 - 14:43
ElizabethK
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Joined: 26/02/2014 - 14:26

It is important that you report any changes to your Neurologist.  I have a slightly different disease -Hemicrania Continua- which is still a member of the TAC (Trigeminal Autonomic Cephalagia) Group as is CH, and I get speech issues in a severe attack.  Speak to your Neuro!

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