Posted 3/10/2011 9:33 PM (GMT -6)
I was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraines in 2008 after i had a bad attack that kepted me in the hospital for over two months..I stayed at the hospital for a month and I stayed at the reabilitation hospital for a month.During the reabilitation stay i went into the hospital three time..
When it happen i passed out the first couple of days..I didnt think anything about it.I thought i just got light headed and it went away.
Then two days later I passed out again but this time i couldn't get up off the floor..my legs,and arms i couldn't move them.Then i was trying to talk my speech was slurd and i was very confused.They called 911 and on the way my face was shifted to the left side and i couldnt smile.
In the ER they told me I was haveing TIA's and they wanted to keep me over night.Then that night i started to have seizures and the paralysis still was preasent.All during this time i was haveing servere pain on the left side of my head..They did all types of test that we all know about CT scans MRI the works..They had to move me to ICU because the seizures would not stop and i still couldn't talk or eat..worst of all I coded..They had the crash cart and everything
After all of that I was told that it was my migraine,with a name called Hemiplegic..Well I was happy that it was not a stroke but I was not happy with the outcome of Hemiplegic..
From 2008 I have lived with daily pain,with a level 7-10 and thats because I tollerated the pain..I have attacks 3-4 times a week with the seizures ,left side weakness,and paralysis.I have lost over 60 pounds from vomitting I take nausea pills like candy,LOL
The worse part is i have applied for disablilty and they have denide me twice,so now i have a lawyer and I pray that they can help..
Im just lookin for feed back on experiences with hemiplegic migraine..
I have a family history on both sides of the family..My mom's father,and mother and my dads side also..All of them had a different kind and i have all..hemiplegic,cluster,and another i for got the name.
I understand everyones pain so lets reach out to each other.
Please comment,ask question or just tell me about yours..