First "Silent Migraine"?

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Austen H
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Date Joined Dec 2011
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   Posted 12/4/2011 4:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am new to the forum. I am a 22 year old female who has been suffering from migraines for about 10 years. I recently found that my migraines are hormonal, but will occasionally occur sporadically. I will typically have 2-3 per year. I consistently get my aura 30 minutes before my migraine starts, and I get the whole nausea/diarrhea/vomiting every time too.

Well yesterday, while I was at work (I'm a waitress) I started experience a very slight aura. At first my eyes couldn't focus and my right hand felt slightly weak. I thought it may be my typical aura and expected it to get worse, but it stayed the same for about 7 hours! I could see, but not well. Honestly, I felt very drunk - unable to focus my eyes, shaky, I dropped things left and right. After 7 hours or so, the feeling went away and I was extremely exhausted. Thank goodness I got to go home and rest, but this was the first time I have experienced such a feeling. Was this a silent migraine?

Any feedback would be great :) Thanks

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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 12/6/2011 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   
I've had migraine headeaches with nausea since I could remember at age 4. My triggers are mostly food, smells and possibly changes in barometric pressure. I rarely get a migraine with my auras. Right sided numbness with muscleache from head to toe, vertigo, feeling foggy, clumsy, and visual disturbances can last for weeks. Luckily I work a desk job so the visual disturbances and feeling foggy headed are the auras that interfere with my work. It started two years ago when I was 24. A year later after many doctors I was diagnosed with basilar type migraines. It commonly starts with women in their twenties.

This is something that you should definately discuss with your doctor. I strongly recomend finding a neurologist that specializes in migraines. I've been going through this for two years and have been unsuccessful getting a good doctor/neorologist to work with. I hope you have better luck than me.
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