Migraines with aura really scare me :-(

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Date Joined Oct 2010
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   Posted 10/19/2010 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
my first migraine happened when I was 11 , I literally could not speak, it was very scary.
then after that I started getting the aura where I could not see and I would be convinced I was going blind.
then i started to have panic attacks anytime I got migraine symptoms, even sun spots would freak me out :-(
I was terrified of being alone some where and not being able to see or speak.

they are definitely related to hormones.
I can't explained the extreme fear I have when ever I get a migraine as I always fear I'm going blind, not being able to speak, feeling like I'm in a dream, the dizziness , feeling faint, weak, vomiting.......

the thing with me is the aura lasts hours! yesterday it lasted for 9 hours and i was exhausted afterwards, today my vision is still funny and i'm so afraid another migraine is on it's way.
I can really feel another migraine coming on :-( spent all day yesterday in bed feeling anxious and sick.
I don't know how I will cope having yet another migraine :-(

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Date Joined Sep 2010
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   Posted 10/21/2010 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Mishelle,

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
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