Posted 4/12/2010 11:41 AM (GMT -7)
This is my long story...but I will try to make it brief. I'm a 57 woman and 19 years ago out of the blue I started have these what I called stroke-like episodes. I was watching tv with my kids and I got very dizzy, the room got dark, I had right side weakness, pins nedles and numbness, slurred speech,blurred vision, racey heart,etc. It was like all hell broke loose.
Over the past 19 years I've had every kind of test and DX. They even said I was crazy so I went through 3 yrs of counseling and meds,. They even convinced me to get a hysterectomy. I don't have much of a headache just head pressure. Well recently I've started seeing flashes of light like moving prisms , I get a sharp pain in my stomach w/upset stomach and the episodes have increase to the point I'm in the bed 3-4X a week. The rightsided numbness is making walking a problem.
I feel I've been mis diagnosed and may be having migraines without the big headaches. 2 questions
Does this sound like migraines?
Does anyone know of any doctors on Long Island NY?
My daughter and son and sister all suffer from migraines. My son gets the arm and leg paralisis.