Not sure if this was ever discussed but I was wondering if anyone else had cognitive senses issues when the migraines hit. My neurologist described my vestibular migraines as seizures of the brain that come in small short circuit-like throbs to the nervous system, hence the reason for treating VM with Topamax.
She said the seizures are the reason for loss of cognitive senses. For me, it's the loss of smell and touch that seem to bother me the most right now, aside from the excessive need to sleep. I can easily bruise or scrape myself and not feel it until I find myself bleeding.
Asides from those, my speech is either slurred or I struggle to find my words. My ability to comprehend anything, even my 5 y.o., is greatly reduced. Not sure if this has anything to do with my hearing being impaired during my migraines but I suspect so.
What do you struggle with the most and how do you cope with it on a daily basis if the meds aren't helping? I am very nervous about going back to work tomorrow after having been off for 3 wks. Not sure how to deal with needing so much sleep and not passing off as a complete nut job.