Euphoric, fuzzy headed, weird feelings

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takeheart75
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   Posted 10/25/2012 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
I had my first migraine with visual aura when I was 20 years old. I got them less and less over the years and in my early 30's I began to have really strange and persistent euphoria and a hot of other strange body sensations. I thought I was dying or had MS or a brain tumor, the feelings were so strange. For two years almost straight, I had every test I could afford and a few I couldn't to rule out serious illnesses.

Most doctors thought it was anxiety. It's been since 2009 and I have had this off and on sometimes subtle sometimes very obvious. I have only had a few painful migraines the past few years. Then I got the visual aura and was upset tying to think of what to do to prevent it, but the aura past and no pain, but there was that strange euphoric feeling that had been so unsettling years ago, the same sensations. Silent migraine? I remember my neurologist discussing this possibility with me but i was still scared of worse things to really believe him, plus I had gotten used to doctors telling me I was just anxious.

If anyone else had ever experienced this and been afraid of serious illness maybe consider silent migraine, I wish I had understood this sooner.

deltaforce
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   Posted 10/25/2012 12:59 PM (GMT -7)   
This is interesting. Never heard of silent migraines. Can you describe your aura in detail? I suggest you maintain a diary with very detailed record of every possible feeling you are going through. Have you tried vising your local headache center? Where do you live?
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

takeheart75
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   Posted 10/25/2012 1:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I used to keep track but have not lately. I'm in graduate school and working, super busy. Sometimes I think I just got used to it, but there are times when it is very strong euphoria, funny feelings on my skin especially face and lips. I moved states recently and have not found new doctors yet, but when I do I want to find someone in holistic natural medicine. I try to eat healthy and take my supplements which seems to help me have less of this feeling. When I exercise its better, so I need to do more of that.

My auras are visual and olfactory, but mostly visual. It starts as I notice a small blind spot in my vision, like when you have a camera flashed in your face but smaller, then it grows and looks like, I guess, light crystals that shimmer. This last one was just the spot and a little light flashing, it didn't grow over my whole visual flied this time. I was getting myself prepared for a migraine, when I just started feeling fuzzy and a little high: euphoric, and here I am, that feeling that freaked me out years ago. I hope it doesn't stay as long as it did then. The difference is now, it does not freak me out, so I don't have the other symptoms of panic and all the sensations related to that.

Do you suffer from migraine?

Nikcin3
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   Posted 10/25/2012 4:09 PM (GMT -7)   

Hi I from RI and just went to Yale and was told Im having atypical migraines. I get lightheaded, sometimes pressure on the right side of my head, my vision gets fuzzy and my ear will also feel like its on fire. I also get numbness in my face. It is very scary. I have had the million dollar workup and have also been told for over 2 years that it is stress. Your not alone.

 


TLantMAGNUS
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   Posted 10/25/2012 8:12 PM (GMT -7)   
Did you say euphoric as in...good sensations? I'd love to experience that after the aura...instead of fearing it, I'd look forward to it!

deltaforce
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   Posted 10/26/2012 6:07 AM (GMT -7)   
takeheart75 said...
I used to keep track but have not lately. I'm in graduate school and working, super busy. Sometimes I think I just got used to it, but there are times when it is very strong euphoria, funny feelings on my skin especially face and lips. I moved states recently and have not found new doctors yet, but when I do I want to find someone in holistic natural medicine. I try to eat healthy and take my supplements which seems to help me have less of this feeling. When I exercise its better, so I need to do more of that.

My auras are visual and olfactory, but mostly visual. It starts as I notice a small blind spot in my vision, like when you have a camera flashed in your face but smaller, then it grows and looks like, I guess, light crystals that shimmer. This last one was just the spot and a little light flashing, it didn't grow over my whole visual flied this time. I was getting myself prepared for a migraine, when I just started feeling fuzzy and a little high: euphoric, and here I am, that feeling that freaked me out years ago. I hope it doesn't stay as long as it did then. The difference is now, it does not freak me out, so I don't have the other symptoms of panic and all the sensations related to that.

Do you suffer from migraine?


Depending on which country you are coming from, you may find food in the US good or bad. I find it worst (and I have lived in many countries). So eating healthy in the US is a challenge. It will take long time to get it straight and be prepared to spend money.

Grad student is not an easy job. My migraines started 3 years in Grad school that I was living on daily dose of Ibuprofen. My advisor (actually Boss) was one of the worst persons to work with, a bully and me being not assertive, was not fun. Now since last 2 years I took a break from my grad school due to parental obligation so I exactly know what you are talking here.

The aura you mentioned is exactly what I used to get. I never felt euphoric though, depressed on the other hand as I set myself a very high goal in the grad school and my boss was always playing a role in sabotaging for his personal benefit (and then blaming me for everything). You don't mention where you are at the moment (Good actually for the sake of your anonymity) but find a local neurologist and get a treatment ASAP. DO NOT LIVE ON OTC ABORTIVES, like I did.

If you are in northern part of the US, where it has already snowed and you are brown or dark skinned, consider Vit D supplement of 1000 IU/day, try a supplement of Mg (MgCl2 is what I take from Vitamin Shoppe, 200 - x -200mg) You exercise, which is very good, keep it up, esp cardio. Also, ask your neuro to refer you to a Ophthalmologist for a thorough examination. Most likely, everything is fine but just to be on safe side. And if you are close to any headache center, cut through the crap and go there or if you are close to Mayo Clinic, Jefferson Headache Center, Montfiore Headache center etc.

There is very easy fix for your problem, you just have to be patient. Start recording your diary again. Most likely, it will be asked if you visit any of these centers. And finally, if your Boss is the problem, be assertive. Life is more important than just a PhD. (If you have reached this far, you can certainly do more with your life, even without PhD.)
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

deltaforce
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   Posted 10/26/2012 6:08 AM (GMT -7)   
Nikcin3 said...
Hi I from RI and just went to Yale and was told Im having atypical migraines. I get lightheaded, sometimes pressure on the right side of my head, my vision gets fuzzy and my ear will also feel like its on fire. I also get numbness in my face. It is very scary. I have had the million dollar workup and have also been told for over 2 years that it is stress. Your not alone.


Can you be very specific about this visit with weblink, the address of this place and doc that you saw, if you don't mind. I am in NY and considering going to Montfiore Headache Center in Jan. or Feb of 2013. Yale is not that far from me either so I may consider that over Montfiore.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

deltaforce
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   Posted 10/26/2012 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
@takeheart75,
Quick update on your Euphoria. It is postdrome and common after headache pain subsides.
Diagnosed March 2007 with left sided UC at the age of 30.
Currently on,
Colazal 9 daily, Imuran, 200mg daily, Vit. B12, 1mg, Multivitamin, 1 tablet daily, Fish oil 2400mg daily, Vit D 2000 IU daily.

Verapamil 320mg for migraine, Migraine episode now at least 4X a month,
Nabumetone 750mg as an abortive, so far so good with GI side effects.

takeheart75
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   Posted 10/29/2012 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
The euphoria I experience happens soon after aura, with no pain, at least that is the new pattern for me.

aprildawn
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   Posted 11/12/2012 6:31 AM (GMT -7)   
My 15 yo son gets similar symptoms. First his vision goes. He says its like a hole in his field of vision but its not black. The center of his vision just isn't there. Then he gets numbness on one side of his face & then one or both arms go numb. He also has a hard time concentrating. He never gets the headache though. Last week he was diagnosed with basilar migraines.
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