During a January 19 appearance on Sirius XM's "Jeff Lewis Live," Tori Spelling described the harrowing experience of daughter Stella's recent health after two hospitalizations. Describing Stella's condition as "not great" — as the 14-year-old recovers from a hemiplegic migraine — Spelling articulated the "really scary" symptoms she witnessed in her daughter. "Basically one side goes numb," the former reality star said, calling the symptoms almost stroke-like. "Her left arm was completely numb, she couldn't lift it. And then half of her throat and then her mouth," Spelling recalled.
According to the actor, Stella inherited the migraine from husband Dean McDermott's side of the family, despite the fact that Spelling suffers migraines as well. Currently, Stella is "still dizzy" and nauseous, despite that the migraine had broken. Not taking any chances, Spelling plans on Stella visiting a "neurologist at Children's Hospital L.A." soon.
According to the American Migraine Foundation, hemiplegic migraines make up only 0.01% of all migraine cases. Most likely to affect those 12 to 17 years of age, women are also three times more likely to develop the condition.