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Not just for MS

Didn’t really join this site because I have MS. I don’t. But I do have chronic aphasic migraines, and hypertension, and a chronic cardiac condition. The cog fog caught my notice though. This sounds eerily like what happens if my blood pressure elevates to a certain level. The migraines don’t help. They seem to go hand in hand. But they literally render me speechless.

The first time it happened I was sure I’d had a stroke. Turns out it’s just a severe form of migraine. But it’s quite terrifying to realize you can’t speak. Even the next day leaves you feeling slow witted and thick tongued. Being a nurse didn’t help. You know these things cognitively. But the actual experience is quite different.

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  • Kelly McNamara moderator
    3 years ago

    Hi Mredd 24333,

    Thanks for submitting your story! We’re so sorry to hear everything you’re going through. With any new or worsening symptoms we recommend talking them through with your doctor. We welcome you to visit or post on our sister site at ( anytime as well!


    Kelly, Community Manager

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