Can anyone help?! Doc says Migraines....

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   Posted 8/1/2014 12:52 PM (GMT -6)   

I am new to this so please bare with me and i apologise for the long post.

Im at 26 year old female.

Began to feel unwell end of February (approx. 27th)

Saw GP on 5th March. Symptoms:

· Pressure behind eye

· Shooting pains in head

· Tiredness

· Blocked ears

Outcome: Pressure behind eyes check and antibiotics given, possibly sinusitis.

(unsure of date) Attended A&E for ‘Blind spot and visual disturbances.

25th March, Still no improvement – saw GP. Symptoms:

· Shooting pains in head

· Blocked ears

· Pain in eye

· Tiredness

· Dizziness (feels as if ground is moving)

· Tingling in lips

· Nausea.

Outcome: commenced taking Propanalol 12mg

(Unsure of date) Attended A&E during the night for numbness in left side of face. (unsure of date)

15th April CT Scan

GP appointment following CT scan: All symptoms still present.

· Blocked ears (most in the evenings)

· Pressure in temples, side of face and jaw.

· Nausea

· Tingling lips

· Dizziness

· Fuzzy/ drunk feeling

· Cold top of head

· Numbness in left side of face

· Feeling worse in the evenings and lying down

End of April – Nexplanon contraceptive implant removed. Most symptoms disappear except numbness in left side of face.

7th May, Appointment with Dr Gibson – Stopped taking Propanalol slowly.

2 ½ weeks later all symptoms return.

· Numbness in face going down neck at times

· Extreme tiredness

· Shooting pains in head

· Nausea

· Fuzzy/drunk feeling

· Headaches all the time

(Unsure of date) A&E attendance – Severe pain in right shoulder travelling down arm.

5th June GP Appointment- recommenced Propanalol.

8th June Symptoms noticeably reduce.

15th June: All symptoms return:

· Numbness in left side of face, travelling down neck at times.

· Headaches

17th June: Extremely bad day!!

· Numbness in left side of face travelling down neck at times

· Constant headache

· Shooting ‘electric shock’ in head

· Severe pain in head that lasts max 30secs (comes and goes)

· Feeling very unwell

· Immense pressure in head

· Very hot and sweaty at times

· Neck pain

· Nausea and a full feeling

· Shoulder pain (fluctuating)

· Hot poker feeling left thigh through back of leg

· Fuzzy (drunk feeling

· Twitching in head or eyes (occasionally)

18th June Called GP – WORST EVER FELT!! Continually fluctuating day to day severity.

25th June - Called Orthodontist to enquire if fixed brace may cause migraine. Dentist assured me this was not possible.

I have monitored what I eat, daily activities etc and can not recognize a trigger.

Been commenced on Topiramate 50mg for the past 4 weeks with unfortunately no effect ( except awful side effects) due to see Neurologist again next week.

Has any one experienced anything similar??

Thnakyou in advance

Robyn x

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   Posted 8/4/2014 10:20 AM (GMT -6)   
welcome to the forum.

I hope your neurologist is with a hospital. they are the most knowledgable and aggressive with migraine pain.

Most people with complex migraines have to find a combo of meds that work for them, this takes time and the side effects sometimes are worth the trade off for the pain.

for instance. I am constantly tired. However, my pain level is usually a 3-4 most days.

i take magesium 50mg for nerve health, it helps with dizziness
and I take zinc 500mg for the ringing and buzzing in my ears. It completely stops it.

Ginger tea or gingerale for the nausea. Whole food diet and eat nothing with red or yellow food dye in it. Huge cause of migraine pain.

I hope this helps you.

peace and courage
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