So I've had migraines for about
a decade, and they used to be just nasty headaches and some puking, photosensitivity, the usual. In the last couple of years I've been getting things that I associated with migraine auras, but increasingly they didn't seem to be attached to a headache at all. I went to a neurologist about
six months ago and he said, "Hmm, sounds like simple partial seizures, let's do an EEG." It was like a 4 hour EEG or something, didn't pick anything up, he suggested one of the longer ones, but I decided until I have a complex seizure of some sort I'm probably good. Just for reference, the sort of things I was experiencing were feelings like I'd suddenly dropped a few feet when standing totally still, intense feelings like being inside a dream--total surreality of my surroundings, intense deja vu, and occasionally sort of firecracker lights or big circles in my upper right left of vision. They seemed like pretty benign, fairly textbook things that happen during a simple seizure. But I also wasn't really sure they weren't weird migraine stuff.
Then today I could sort of tell that I was getting a migraine. I was talking to a friend on gmail chat, and was lamenting my life situation a bit, and she gave me some advice that I suddenly felt was so condescending, and after leaving the conversation I was suddenly incredibly depressed. I had started to clean my kitchen, but I was suddenly SO depressed that I genuinely very briefly but very earnestly thought about
suicide and then had to lie down because I just couldn't stand up any longer. And then, just as suddenly as I'd gotten depressed, it completely passed. This all took 10-15 minutes, which based on everything I've read seems long for a simple partial. Then I got the migraine.
I've never had something like this happen before, and my first thought was--did I just have a seizure? It was SUCH intense depression. I'm not depressed, and I'm definitely not suicidal. My life situation sucks a bit, but I have loads of options. I sort of don't know what to think about
this. It was really frightening. It didn't feel like it was totally out of the blue, because my friend DID upset me a little, but it was completely out of all proportion to what she'd said.
I scanned the thread about
what simple partials are like, but I didn't see anything like this. Is this… a thing? Any advice would be much appreciated.
Post Edited (nonsensewords) : 5/11/2014 9:03:02 PM (GMT-6)