Hello, new to the the migraine world. On Feb. 19, 2013, I was diagnosed with Hemicrania Continua and it effects the nerves on my heart and lungs. I have it on my right side but can move to the left temple only just briefly. But, always the right eye pressure and jaw is the starting point and then spreads to the shoulder, neck and then "BAM" it stabs me in the right temple. This will cause fainting, nauseousness, tremors, twitching of muscles in the neck and sometimes the body and right leg.
Here are some of the information I gave my neurologist in Scottsdale AZ. By the way which is the BEST NINDS in the US. St. Joseph Hospital of Neurology and Barrow Institute.
Soctoma right eye – intermittent
Exercise induced right eye blurred vision with blood vessels in right eye inflamed and red. Running nose on right side and feels like nasal drip from right eye. After exercise goes away in two to three hours. Did a home Pinhole test with right eye when blurred vision occurred and eye still blurry.
Auditory distortions. Music on radio sounds slurred. Like putting your hand on a record player to slow it down.
Tinnitus. A tunnel fading away.
Weakness on right side (intermittent) from top of head to chest. Neck feels stiff and tight. Arms hands intermittently tingle and feel numb. Not full numbness. All on right side.
Excessive night sweats that are trenching (intermittent). Wakes me up. Intermittent.
2-17.2013 - another scary episode with heart. Heart rhythm had two double arrhythmia intermittent. Left side weakness and tingling. Light headed and overwhelmed with fatigue. Breathing labored. Lasted about an hour or two.
Trigeminal Neuralgia-(Feels like this)
Debilitating Intermittent stabbing pain in right side of head. Left side recently 2-16-13 episode (5-sec.episode) When it occurs I am off balance, nauseous, weak, faint. Extreme episode 02-3-2013 on Sunday evening at work. Lasted three hours. Wanted to go to ER.
Intermittent tremors in neck, shoulder, face on right side. Sometimes left side.
Intermittent extreme cold in right hand and arm.
Basilar Artery Migraines-(Feels like this)
Tight tendon and muscles in neck or range of motion restricted on right side.
Feels like back of neck and lymph nodes swell.
Pain and tender back of neck
Can be debilitating. Due to the intensity of the discomfort I avoid daily activities because fear an impending attack. Dizziness, vertigo, problems with balance, changes in hearing and speech, and mild numbness and tingling.
I hope some of this helps because I know what this scary feelings feel like. It took me a year to get the right diagnoses. Some meds that might help is a herbal supplement called Boswellia. Soon has I feel it coming on I take a Boswellia and it makes it more manageable. Also, the doctor prescribed Indomethacin that insistently takes the pain away. But, you have to catch it before it starts. Indosin (for short) can have bad side effects so the doctor also prescribed Omeprazole for stomach discomfort (Equivalent for: Prilosec). I chose to take the Boswellia first because I am a triathlete (trained to ignore pain) and don't want to stress my body out more than I need too. Also, I would like to add that taking Melatonin at night will help you sleep better. I have done extensive research and with the help of a cardiologist, pulmonary, and neurologists I just might get this illness under control.
God Bless and best wishes.