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Samia
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2005 11:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone, I just joined the forum today. I am so glad to know that I have someone to talk with regarding debilitating migraines. I suffer from complicated migraines. Often times when I have a migraine they result in a full stroke or a mini stroke (TIA). This has been going on for almost 30 years but the complicated migraines began 3 years ago. It is frightening to say the least. I am permanently disabled due to the effects of the strokes but I was unable to get Social Security Disability for migraines alone. I am very happy I found this board today. Thank you all in advance for being here and please know that I am here for any of you should you need me.
Samia

asg
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 7/18/2005 4:15 PM (GMT -6)   

 

  Hi, I am also new today.  I am so sorry to here of your pain.  I am 25 and have had migriane with aura for about 4 years now.  I would say I have 1 every 2 to 3 months( if not more).  It is not a every day or even week thing, but when it happens, Its bad!  I start with zig-zag vision, then get very confused( sometimes can't talk, think, slurred speech, ect..).  Then I get a numb tingling feeling in my right hand.  It last 30 min. and then the massive headache hits.  I lay in a dark room and cant function for 4 to 5 hours ( last "spell" 1 week ago last Thursday).  I am so exhausted for 24 hours that I stay in bed.

I saw my MD the Friday after the last "spell", and I have an appointment with a nerologist tommorow.  He (MD) told me I was describing more than a typical migraine and I needed to see the specialist before the migraines caused me to have a stroke.

You seemed to have walked down this road and can relate to how scared I am at the thought of been 25 with 2 babys and having to worry about a stroke!

I just wondered what all happens when you go through these strokes?  I think they will probably test to make sure if it is minny stroke or not.

Thanks for listening and sharring your story.  You are definitly not alone in this battle.

Sharil

 


Tracey D
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 54
   Posted 7/18/2005 6:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
Welcome to this forum. We all here understand to some degree or atleast understan the pain felt when having a migraine. You will love this board and will get heaps of support. I have had great support here.
Good luck at the Dr's and again welcome.

Trace

Chronic Daily Headache and Migraine sufferer for 19 yrs.

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