Welcome to HealingWell :+)
Sounds like your migraines are severe but please, don't be afraid of the 'aura'. This is part of a full blown migraine.
The first time I had a migraine I was at work and all of a sudden I thought I was losing my vision. It started with dark blotchy patches and I thought I had something in my eye. Then within no time I had the 'silver lining' flickering about
. I really started to get anxious and got someone to ring my brother as I couldn't see to use the phone. ( He has something called Retinitis Pigmentosa which is like tunnel vision) I thought I was getting the same thing! I was becoming incoherent and could barely speak. I had no idea what was going on and was driven home. By the time I got home I was in such a state with a massive headache like a clamp on my head with throbbing and vomiting. I soon found out that this is what a migraine felt like! I was scared to go anywhere in case it happened again, which brought on anxiety and panic. I eventually told myself that 'Yes this is a migraine and it is so painful but I don't need to get anxious, I just need to get help.'
Have you been to a doctor yet? there are medications out there that can help you. You really need to see a doctor to get this under control. In the mean time, don't be anxious because this makes your body tense and can provoke an attack.
Hang in there and I look forward to hearing about
your progress soon.
Chronic Pain, Occipital Neuralgia, TMJ, Depression
Nurofen Plus, Clonazepam, Gabapentin, Zoloft