Update on Status Migraine...MCA Aneurysm

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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 11/20/2008 3:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok on Sept 13 started what I thought was another round of migraines. I have been diagnosed with migraines, cluster and tension h/a many years ago. Seen neuros, internal meds, blah blah.
NOT ONE of them ever ran a MRI/MRA.
Finally it was done Monday night. Reavealed a left sided small fusiform aneuyrsm at the MCA (Middle Cerebral Artery). My head hurts so bad. Nothing touches it. Now with it documented the Docs wont give me any narcotics for fear of masking a mental status change. Nice hey!
The MRI also showed R sided mastoiditis which is an infection of the mastoid bone, the big one right behind your ear. Weirdly enough that doesnt hurt.
The moral to the story is.... dont let them treat you for migraines unless they have ruled out all biological and or organic causes.
I am thankful it was found before it ruptured.
They are thinking of clipping it. Which means brain surgery. Pretty freaky. What makes it worse is I am a RN so I know what really happens in the hospitals.
That is all for now. Will keep you posted.
Shelly RN
RN 4 you
"If it doesn't kill you, it'll make ya stronger"

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Date Joined Jan 2009
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   Posted 1/11/2009 7:05 PM (GMT -6)   

The ER Dr.'s once told my mother she was just having a migraine, I was just out of nursing school and refused to take her home until they ran further testing. I didn't believe that she suddenly developed migraines, such pain she was having after 125 of demerol and 50 of phenergan, normally 25 of phenergan alone would have knocked her out. She too had an anuerysm. Luckily my mother's had just started to bleed, she now suffers from some short term memory loss, not much usually with dates.



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