Experienced very strange Migraine possible symptoms?

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   Posted 8/18/2009 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I am a 21 year old male and I have always experienced headaches and was diagnosed with Migraines roughly 8 years ago. They come and go about 4 times a week, most are dealt with medication, but some the only cure is to try and take a nap.

Today something very strange happened. I woke up, took a shower and put my contacts in and then got on my computer. I noticed my right eye seemed very dizzy, almost as if I was seeing double vision due to my contact, but it was not (after I had taken it out, put i back in, used brand new contact, etc.). I started getting a slight headache which is very expected due to the blurred vision. I preceded to went to my apartment complex to fill out some paperwork to renew my lease. I had a very hard time putting together sentences and while talking in my mind I am trying to think of common words but unable to find them in my mind so I stop in the middle of sentences. I start filling out the paperwork and I am having the most difficult time with it. Things I should know off the top of my head I am finding very difficult to remember, like my SSN and my girlfriend's phone number. Also, when I start to write something I would plug in the wrong letters or more letters that are needed and I look at it like it does not seem right but I can't figure out the what is wrong with the word.

Ex: I live in a town called Inkster in Michigan. I write "Inkstster" and I spend a good minute trying to figure out what is wrong. I also had to write a "e" one time and ended up just putting a straight vertical line instead. I was in this state of mind for a good hour and have never experienced another episode anything like this.

I decided to take the day off and rest up. I took a nap after my headache had gotten much worse and when I woke up everything was back to normal (except a mild headache which went away within 30 minutes).

I have had concussions before and they were not to this extent although similar symptoms. I also have not hit my head in quite some time.

Any ideas would help!

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   Posted 8/18/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -6)   
Call your neurologist and/or go to the ER! I don't mean to scare you, but it's possible that you could have had a mini-stroke or other neurological event. A CAT Scan and MRI would rule anything serious out just to be on the safe side. Good luck!

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   Posted 8/29/2009 1:12 AM (GMT -6)   
CAT SCAN AND MRI NOW! ER please. I have double vision left over from my tumor behind my eye BUT that does NOT mean you have one. But you do need medical attention. Get a neurologist with you to.
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   Posted 8/31/2009 2:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Confused Tom,

Welcome to Healing Well. As part of the diseases I have i.e. Hemicrania Continua and Chronic Migraine, I get a host of associated symptoms with both. This seems to be fairly common particularly in chronic headache sufferers! During an attack or indeed sometimes completely separate from an attack I can feel very weak, confused and a little dizzy. I find that at these points my concentration is completely shot and I cannot string a sentence together properly, and sometimes my speech is slurred. These episodes are transient and they soon pass and can be part of Primary Headache syndromes. Please try not to worry and get yourself checked out by a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist!

take care

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