Hi I started with an irritating right eye and I went to the eye infirmary who said that there was nothing wrong. The irritation became worse and I felt like there was a massive pressure, I also noted that my eye drooped considerably lower and after about
two weeks I also began to experience pain as well as auras loss of vision and a massive headache afterwards. As if that wasn't bad enough I began to feel generally unwell and I experienced lack of co-ordination, muscle weakness, pins and needles and I couldn't speak or understand what was being said to me. It is always on my right side and each attack has varying symptoms and has also included light sensitivity where my eyes just streamed, noises seemed louder and made me jump and I have numbness in my face and arm and leg or pins and needles. I get so confused and my words become muddles or if my husband spoke to me I just didn't have a clue what he was saying I went to the doctors and after seeing the state I was in he sent me to the ER fearing I had a stroke but the scans I had were clear. I was told it was a migraine and sent home with paracetamol, followed by Triptans and Pizotifen after my doctor thought I had hemiplegic migraine. The Triptans only lasted about
2 hours and the Pizotifen haven't done anything. After about
a week the same thing happened followed by a few days relief and the same thing but worse each time and lasting longer. I collapsed, have fallen and cut my eye. I couldn't do my job and my colleagues reported me as being weird and my pupils as being a drunk and I was sent home sick and have now been off for three months. I was back and forth to the doctors and I have just had an appointment with a neuro consultant and have confirmation that I have Hemiplegic Migraines. They think it is because I am peri-menopausal as my periods are all over the place so I am having a coil fitted to see if that helps Also on Monday I am having some sort of Blockers injected into my neck and head to see if they help, I am also being prescribed Lyrica followed by Flunarizine if they don't work. I am just hoping that these sort me out as I willl lose my job at this rate and having these attacks every 5 or so days and lasting about
the same is horrendous so I feel for anyone who has these debilitating migraines. My consultant is bombarding me with lots of different treatments as I don't have a life at the moment. i have only been out twice and have had to return home and on both occasions thankfully I had someone with me. If this treatment doesn't work I don't know what I will do. Has anyone else had these Occipital Blocking Injections and do they work? Wish me luck for Monday as I hate needles, but needs must.