Migraines, anxiety & dizziness...

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   Posted 4/3/2012 4:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm a new member, wanted to post as I've been reading these forums for so long.

I started having migraine about four years ago, it started out of the blue one morning and has plagued me ever since. My migraines follow the same pattern every time, first things start echoing and I get really warm and start sweating, I then begin getting numbness in my fingertips that spreads up my left arm and in to my face- I can't speak as my tongue gets numb as well and I get blind spots in my vision. Sometimes, if it's a bad attack I feel really nauseous and my whole throat feels numb like I'm having an allergic reaction. This all TERRIFIES me. After four years and numerous attacks I am still in daily fear about when the next attack will be. I have tried to maintain a normal lifestyle, I tried to take up more activity but started having migraine every time I went swimming so had to stop. Each one takes me out for at least two full days and I feel the effects for about a week afterwards.

I was just wondering if anyone has constant dizziness and anxiety and if it is related to the migraine. I feel really down at the moment, when I'm sitting at my desk at work I feel like my brain is rolling around in my head, and if I turn my head or move around too fast I feel such vertigo and dizziness. I also feel really confused sometimes like everything is closing in on me. I'm not sure if these symptoms are physical or mental due to the extreme anxiety I have of another migraine. I'm due to start a new job soon and really worried that people won't understand- there are so many people who think migraine is just a bad headache. The pain is awful for me but I can control it with Codeine, it's the aura I fear above all else- the complete loss of function etc- I am terrified of it happening in a meeting or in public, which it has a few times.

It would be a real comfort to hear from anyone else who has the same; I've been to the London Migraine Clinic and my doctor's attitude was that I have to learn to cope with the migraines, make sure I get enough rest and eat regularly. This has now taken over my life's routine and I am still getting migraine pretty frequently.

R xx

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   Posted 4/4/2012 1:31 AM (GMT -6)   

I'm a migraine sufferer too, I've been the lab rat, I've bought the drugs, they didn't help, I've had my sanity questioned, I've been subjected to the frustrating diagnosis of, "I have no idea whats wrong with you, therefore you must either be at fault or crazy, maybe both." Sound familiar?

I got frustrated, when I get frustrated I take the problem apart, piece by piece. I develop non drug cures for human pain caused by the interface of a piece of hardware in aero space and military applications. I've been doing this for 35 years, I hold 23 patents, 42 more pending, I've designed 700+ devices. I'm not a doctor. I'm an "old guy", 62. I have a new device that has helped everyone who has used it, so far, 30 people. The following is a typical response. Julia is one of my staff accountants.

Hi Mike,

I had a migraine headache last Thursday and took home a "PVF" helmet that Dan let me try.

My migraines give me speckled vision, pinching head pains and make me nauseous. I don't get them often, mostly when I'm under a lot of stress, but when I do get them its hard to function. So I had to leave work early and I went straight home put the helmet on and went to bed. An hour later woke up with no headache, vision was clear and no more nausea. Amazing! Thank you!


Is anyone interested in experimenting on themselves with a device that has no known side affects, (the technology has been used in military flight helmets in excess of 20 million flight hours) it either helps or it doesn't, no risk either way. I spent my time and money (lots of both) on this to fix my own problem, now I'd like to help.


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   Posted 4/7/2012 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Aura is pretty common actually. It's not nice, but I don't think there's much that can be done about it specifically.
I don't always get aura, but when I do, it's usually in the form of visuals: light sensitivity, blind spots, dizziness, swimming dots in my vision, and noise sensitivity as well. I don't like it, but if anything, I think it's pretty useful for migraine prediction, just to give you enough time to go hide in darkness, or to take a med; my migraine med needs to be taken at the very start of a migraine, so when I don't get an aura, it's too late when I realise it's not a normal headache but a migraine so I can't take the med.

From my experience, people tend to be quite understanding, especially if you explain it a bit more than just telling them you get migraines. Last summer and autumn, I had migraine-related sharp pains in my head which caused sudden dizziness & loss of balance, and I collapsed several times, thankfully at home. When I mentioned to a couple of friends in college, to prevent them being surprised/thinking I was being weird/worrying, were I to collapse or start behaving weirdly, they were quite understanding and didn't have a "just a headache" attitude. Sorry about the long story, all I'm trying to say really, is to try telling your colleagues. It won't do you any harm, and it could be beneficial.

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   Posted 4/14/2012 3:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Rhibee196.

Yes you can definitely have near chronic migraine and vertigo. When a migraine kicks in there may or may not be pain but there will often be all sorts of neurological dysfunction and one of these is problems with balance.

You say you have been to the London Migraine Clinic which has a very good reputation. If you are not making as much progress as you would like in your daily management of symptoms then why not go back there and get a second opinion.

It's unlikely but possible that you have an ear disorder affecting balance and that it is unconnected to the migraine. It may be worth getting a workup of your hearing and ear vestibular function just to be sure.

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   Posted 4/16/2012 9:46 PM (GMT -6)   
See a neurologist. It could be many things: nerve migraines, stress migraines, vertigo, auras, ear, so on. Many are MINOR and treatable
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   Posted 4/23/2012 10:46 AM (GMT -6)   
To migraine sufferers, research migraine diet and tyramine on the internet. You might get relief by
not eating certain foods with tyramine that might trigger migraines. Hope this helps.

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   Posted 4/23/2012 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
i get migraines often but i take imitrex to ease the pain, i find them in a very low price at medicinesmexico.com you all should try it they really work.
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