question on migraines please give me advice

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   Posted 6/8/2014 8:55 AM (GMT -6)   
last year I lost touch with reality it only lasted a few seconds, three weeks ago I was talking and repeated myself like time glitched. I laughed it off. two weeks ago at the beach my left hand went numb and I got nauseated and a headache. I went to bed it drained me. One week ago I was at a friends house we were talking I got confused, I repeated myself, my left side of my face quit working, my ear, banged. my eye and I got a headache. The symptoms left but I was confused my short term memory was affected and I was weak. I went immed to the hosp. They said stroke, nope tia nope. But administered blood thinners. They sent me home last Saturday and said see you in a week. I went to bed but sleeping was hard I felt so bad. On sunday My speech was worse so hubby took me to a new hosp, they said bad news stroke, when hubby got angry they said no TIA when hubby lost it they said not sure but gave me more blood thinners and Plavix. then told me it was migraines. I just got my speech back, my memory is improving I have no energy. My balance is improving, The Emergency room dr from the first hosp said she read my EEG and it said mini seizures, So I went to a Neuro dr for a second opinion, not examining me she said she agreed it was Migraines that EEG can be read many ways, depending on who has read them, but my brain showed suspicious activity, and slowness which is indickative of a migraine my question does this sound like a migraine???

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   Posted 6/8/2014 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Dusty, If you've not seen the following, all pertaining to media members having a migraine on air, it may be of some comfort to you. I have Temporal Lobe Epilepsy, and had ocular (visual) migraines for years. My neurologist said that there's a fine line, at times, separating migraine from seizures. When I'm coming down with a cold, or taking new medicine that interferes with my seizure medicine or exacerbates the seizure condition, speech coordination is lost, minimally now, since being medicated.

Please keep in contact with your doctor to rule out stroke. Anyone else reading this, if you suddenly have trouble with speech, you must be taken to the Emergency Room for evaluation, do not assume it's migraine. See the Contact on Stroke Symptoms at the bottom of this comment.

For Dusty, having already been seen, she needs to deal with her doctor or have someone return her to the Emergency Room if symptoms change or worsen. When I had a Basilar Migraine, I had a Cat Scan without contrast at the E.R., then my neurologist ordered an MRI without then with contrast. Dusty, let me know what you think of the clips.

Having an EEG in office and a 24 Hour EEG might be of benefit as well. For the 24 Hour test, they secure the leads and send you home with wires cascading off your head. I had one done, it wasn't bad.

You may wish to avoid driving or operating machinery until you have a solid diagnosis. If you are inhibited speaking but not in comprehension, carrying a card briefly describing your condition may help if you're around strangers but might have difficulty speaking coherently, this will prevent them from understandably thinking drugs or alcohol were the cause of your temporary difficulty in communicating.

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