I am new on here, I'm 24 and female.
A bit of background - Since I approximately 16 I have suffered with one sided pounding headaches that cause me to need to sleep. I didnt t realise what they were until last year, I have a family history of migraine with aura (1 maternal aunt, her son and 2 of my grandmothers sisters at least)
As i have said, my headaches are unilateral, they can be on either side but tend to favor my left. I get sensitive to light and sound and feel nauseous. It happens this way a lot of the time. I have also always had some mood disturbance and appetite in the couple of days leading up to, and some visual changes.
However, in the past 12 months, it has happened sometimes without the headache, or a weaker headache, visual changes are more prenounced and I have trouble with language, both speaking and understanding, its not severe or long lasting, but enough to be embarrasing. The major annonyance when there is no pain is that my thinking becomes so foggy, I cant concentrate at all, I feel like I'm in a different world!
Any tips for managing this? I cannot take triptans as I take citalopram for depression.