Migraine, something worse, or nothing at all. I'm only 16, and something wierd happens to me....

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   Posted 7/4/2008 10:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey. I am 16 years old, and the last 2/3 years, I get this wierd feeling.
The first year or so, it only occured a few times a month, but in the last year it happens near enough every day, and i'm a little concerned.
Basically, this is what I get:
-Numb face
-Hot/cold feeling on my face
-Temporary loss of sight (but can still see white dots/lights)
-Loss of balance
-Loss of breath
-Pain in my head/eyes
-And sometimes I feel like I'm not there
Sometimes, it only lasts about 5 seconds, other times it lasts upto 30 seconds.
At first, I thought that they are probably migraines, but migraines are meant to last a few hours, right?
And migraines shouldnt occur everyday.
If this helps? :
-I am 16
-5 ft 2, 7 stone 4 pounds
-I have no disabilities or conditions
-I dont drink much alcohol
-I dont smoke or do drugs
I am booking a doctors appointment for tuesday, but any replies will be seriously appreciated. Thanks (:

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   Posted 7/5/2008 11:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi! You might get symptoms like that with Basilar Migraines. The symptoms are so
out side the box that if the nero doesn't know a lot about this type of migraine it
will take a while to get diagnosed. But seriously you need to see a neurologist for
this problem....Good Luck, Tee yeah

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   Posted 7/5/2008 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Thankyou, I think I might try and rebook for Monday.

Thanks again (:

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   Posted 7/11/2008 7:01 AM (GMT -6)   
Ah....I have gotten all of those symptoms at one time or another with my migraines...but I must say I don't get them all at the same time.  You are at that age where for the onset of migraines can begin with hormonal development.  My doc says I can look forward to relief perhaps at menopause.....lol...great!  I acutally had a complex migraine once which landed me in the Emergency Room, they thought I was having a stroke, visual impairment, half body numbness on one complete side,  I could not stand or walk....it was pretty scary.
But seriously, yes..you should see a doctor, and preferably, if you can jump right in with a headache specialist neurologist if your regular doc wants you to get to a specialist, I would just start there.  Save you some time, tests, and referals.  Don't panic..just get to the right folks from the get go is all I am saying tongue    Take care and post here with your questions. I am a new member here but I have been lurking for months and there are some great folks here with great advice!

Post Edited (Parrotrosie) : 7/11/2008 11:26:20 PM (GMT-6)

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