Hi Elle---I do hope that your family doctor who gave you a handful of sample triptans told you not to use more than one kind in a 24 hour period. I worry that if one brand didn't work, you might be tempted to try a different one in a few hours. DON'T do that, OK? BAD NEWS! Has the neuro's diagnosis made it certain in your mind that you shouldn't take ANY triptans? Does it matter if your migraine is a classic migraine or a hemiplegic, or must you avoid triptans completely?
I'm learning that there are more types of migraines than I ever knew about.
Sounds like some pretty scarey stuff going on there. I do hope the Topamax is the long term solution for you.
WOW! I know that kind of pain! How miserable you must feel! Have you been to that emergency room before? Do you suffer from the Hemiplegic migraines? I, thank God, just get the ordinary migraines, but I understand the feeling of wanting to do ANYTHING to get rid of the pain.
You certainly must have been seen by staff members who have NEVER had anything CLOSE to a migraine in their lives! I've never tried pot. I live in California where there's been a lot of medicinal pot issues in the news lately. Our state says it's legal if it's prescribed by a doctor. But the feds say it's illegal.
Did the hospital end up tossing you out without treating you? That doesn't seem legal to me! Tell us more.
Go ahead and vent. That's OK here! Just no bad language.
Don, I'm so glad someone took you seriously and gave you something that worked! After all, it really is all in your head! I'm just now learning about hemiplegic migraines. Is there anything you can take to prevent them? Or do you just have to deal with them when you get one? They sound like an especially miserable type of migraine.
I have not, thank God, experienced migraines that go to this extent. But I have had a few that dropped me to my knees.
When stuff like this happens, it's really hard to explain it to a doctor, isn't it? If it ever happens to you when a friend or family member is around, DRAG that person to the doctor with you at your next appointment! Some doctors seem to need proof!
I know how frustrating it is to switch doctors. And it's so true that the doctor gets frustrated when (s)he can't figure out what to do next. A GOOD doctor will refer you to someone smarter!
I posted this somewhere else.
Remember, 50% of all the doctors out there graduated in the bottom half of their class!
Some doctors are not as smart as you need them to be.
I just spent 2 hours typing this nice long post and it got deleted right before I submitted...I have a good one for you...will post tomorrow!
Frustrated in Kentucky,
My names Jess and my dad justhad a health scare, we all thought he had a stroke. We all thought the doctor had gone bonkas when he said my father had a "Migriane Aura" as he didnt have a headache. we all came home from the doctors and i started researching ad came across "Hemiplegic Migraines with Aura" and it had all the symptoms that my dad suffered, i then started to agree with the doctor about his diagnosis. he had a brain scan a few days ago and we are getting the results tomorrow but the doctors said when he was getting it done they seemed clear. If they are clear he must have this disorder if noting else shows up.
He suffered with:(all on his left side)
- numbness and tingling all down his left side which came about five minutes after the AURA and vertigo.
since then its been like 3 days and his left side that was affected has been heavy and sore and a bit tingly around lips ,etc and he has been lathargic.
Im not sure whats going on lol.
Ive been researching quite a bit and this is the closest thing to what my dad experienced.
Very possibly Hemiplegic Migraine...Have you had a chance to read about this yet???
I will gather info and post it here in the next day or so...I have such a bad on today if I put the info here it wouldn't be coherent...sorry!
Try not too be too scared for your dad. Very often migraines will "look" like strokes from their symptoms-Especially with the numbness and things going on with one side of the body.
Be comforted with the fact that lots of people have Migraine Auras without the actual head pain...which might be what your father had...
Keep us posted? I would like to know how things are going!
Hey Sara, Thanx.
Well he got his scan results back today and they were clear but the symptoms are still the same and th doctor thinks it may be sumting else so he is making my dad see a neurologist within 30 days... but if it is this migraine the doctor said it will not show up on the MRI scan which he will be getting done A.S.A.P...
If its not this migraine the doctor said to my dad and mother it will most probably be minute thingo in his brain like a clot maybe or somehing, i am not quite sure but im really worried.