Welcome to HW! I wish I had some solid, quick answers for you. I really think you need to talk to your doctor (a headache specialist is best with these types of things-I often find that neurologist is a little less "on the ball")
My intial reaction says that yes, it is POSSIBLE that this is a migraine. Some people have AURA without the actual pain part of the headache. To me, it sounds like you have two different types of "headache" and need to discuss how to treat them. Maybe they will respond to the same thing and maybe not.
The best advice I have at this point is to research and learn as much as you can about
your symptoms and different types of headache classifications. No one knows you, and your head pain, as well as you do! I had to read a lot of things to figure out where I fit as far as the different classifications are concerned.
Sooo...I have found a pretty good website with information about
BAM (Basilar Artery Migraine) or now called BTM, (Basilar-Type Migraine) http://www.healthcentral.com/migraine/types-of-headaches-40278-5.html you might want to take a look.
Diagnosis of Basilar-Type Migraine requires at least two attacks meeting the following criteria:
Aura consisting of at least two of the following fully reversible symptoms, but no motor weakness:
dysarthria (impairments or clumsiness in the speaking of words due to diseases that affect the oral, lingual, or pharyngeal muscles)
vertigo (sense of spinning)
hypacusia (impaired hearing)
diplopia (double vision)
visual symptoms simultaneously in both temporal and nasal fields of both eyes
ataxia (incoordination and unsteadiness)
Also, read up on Familial Hemiplegic or Sporadic Hemiplegic Migraine as these can have some common symptoms.
Good Luck! I am hoping that helps some. Let us know how you are doing.
Sara-Migraine/Headache Forum Moderator
Battling headpain for 17 years.
DX: occipital neuralgia-radiofrequency nerve ablation every 6mo
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