Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Migraine Symptoms, No Headache...What?!

On December 17, I was feeling "off" all day....I just didn't feel right. I felt out of it, slow, just weird, not myself. In the evening, my symptoms started to get more pronounced; my vision started to blur and I felt dizzy and nauseous. I figured I migraine was coming on. These symptoms are common when I get a migraine. Then, oddly, my whole left side became numb feeling, tingly--even my face! It felt like my face was swelling or going slack, my neck all the way down my feet was tingly. I couldn't walk straight! I sat on the couch, thinking that a migraine was coming, getting ready to take one of my rescue meds. But, a the migraine didn't come, the numbness just got worse! Hubby took me to the ER. I have a CT scan and blood work done. They couldn't figure out what was going on. Luckily, I had an appointment with my neurologist the next day. I was still experiencing the numbness at this point. She put in the hospital and I had MRIs and and MRA done. Luckily it was nothing serious. The neurologist said that I was having the symptoms of a migraine without the pain, a "silent migraine" she called it. I said, "so, what do I do about it." She advised me that I just had to deal with it, just treat it like a migraine--rest, lay down, don't drive and, if the pain starts, take your meds. Ok, great! Now, I have to deal with screaming migraines and silent migraines! What next?!

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