Migraines and "Brian Fog"

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Conrad Briggs
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   Posted 1/30/2013 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I am a sixteen year old male suffering from a migraine. I've been having my migraine for exactly a week. I have never previously had a migraine but my dad and sister have had what they call "eye migraines" I was just taking notes in school when my vision started to blur. I didn't really have a blind spot but it felt as if I had just stood up really quickly. This phenomena lasted about 20 minutes and followed with an extremely painful headache on the right side of my head. After my headache worsened, I went to the doctors and was given a prescription. The prescription has alleviated my headache, but I still constantly feel as if I just stood up quickly. I'm sure you've had the sensation, I feel extremely disoriented, my vision is somewhat blurry and I just don't feel normal. Is this "brain fog"? and is it normal to feel brain foggy throughout my migraine? This is really bothering me and I just want to feel normal again.
-Thank You in advance!

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   Posted 1/30/2013 7:18 PM (GMT -6)   
There's a difference between fog and the "standing up too quickly" feeling. Are you feeling like its hard to concentrate and sometimes can't find the right word or is it more dizziness and faint headed ness? Either way the dr who prescribed your medication should be alerted but you need to be able to tell the dr exactly what you are experiencing.
After a migraine is gone, I still have to rest a few hours because I get rebound migraines of I'm too active after migraine. So try taking it a bit slow for a few hours before jumping back into your normal activities.
Since you are experincing more than an ocular migraine it would be wise to seek a referral to a neurologist. A neurologist is usually going to be better suited to treating your migraines correctly and with the least side effects. Good luck.
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