Just diagnosed with Hemiplegic migraines.

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 10/5/2008 10:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi There
I have recently been diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines. I won't bore you with all my symptoms as I'm sure you all know what they can be. I had my first attack when I was 10. I am now 28. My family Dr always told me what I was having was a migraine but it wasn't until a severe attack last month that put me in Hospital that the neurologist diagnosed me with hemiplegic ones.
I am now taking Varapimil (sp?) which I hope will help.
I was just wandering if anyone had any suggestions on what kind of foods etc to avoid. The neurologist told me to go home & google it!!!!!!!!! Which I thought was funny but there is SOOO much stuff online I was a bit overwhelmed. I then stumbled across this forum so thought the best way to find out is to ask people that live it! Thanks any help would be appreciated.

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   Posted 10/6/2008 8:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Dear NZGirl and fellow migrainers, I, too, just found out I have hemiplegic Migrains. At first it was a relief to know that I was not crazy. The symtoms are so serious. I have had to retire from my beloved art teaching position, I can rarely do art any more, as my left side, and I am left handed is frequently paralyses or stiff. I can not take a job at the Universtiy, and of course I can not drive. I can not even walk around the block. It has now been 10 months that I have been dealing with the symtoms. They tried antiseizure meds at first. They really messed me up. I now will be trying beta blockers, and some other medications. my vision is clearing up, so that is good news. I do have a beautiful garden so I look at it when I am paralyzed. I can feel my migraines coming on, so I can sit on my love seat by my garden window. My rfamily has been very supportive, I have been married 38 years. My son is 21 and going into the ministry. I am very lucky to also have a great group of friends. I have tried going out to lunch. If I have a spell, it just looks like I am praying. So I have only scared a few waitresses. There is a list of foods to avoid, the Mayo clinic site has great migrain information. I have also found if I wear sun glasses inside of stores when I am with my husband shopping, I will not trigger a spell. I can bring on a migrain with flourescent lights and loud sounds like electric guitar music. I hope people will post, as I do feel a bit alone out here, Good Luck, keep smiling, Love, Bongo

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   Posted 9/17/2011 11:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi bongobear, jst checking 2 see if u still use this forum after so long & wonder how u r these days. I will await a reply b4 I write anymore :)
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