Posted 4/9/2015 4:18 PM (GMT -6)
Hi Marilyns rings a big bell with me. From puberty until 20s suffered most debilitating and terrifying migraines - numb down one side; Alice in Wonderland syndrome where my arm would appear very long; visual distortion, nausea and.... capped off with the headache from hell for 2 or so days along with a feeling of being really poorly. I used to be absolutely terrified that I would have them and the fear ruled my life. They gradually disappeared and I started to relax but from round about the menopause onwards (now 67), I experience the ocular ones which, although unpleasant, are nothing near like the 'old' ones. However, I had 3 in immediate succession today. Usually, I get the one big round zig zag one which starts on the right and takes about 20 mins to travel to the left; then hangs around in my peripheral vision for a bit and disappears. Todays ones were all left sided and almost went, then came back with a vengeance. This time, I gave in and went to bed. Weirdly, I am on slow release beta blockers and have got more since being put on them. I reviewed what I had had today and realised I had had a rare huuuuge glass of orange juice! That bottles being chucked then! Oh yes, I used to get the speech problems years ago with the 'bad' migraines and also if having too much coffee. I get it now and again now when I feel I am on the edge of a migraine. ~(that 'am I, aren't I getting one feeling). Like some others, have always felt hypersensitivity to weather (particularly windy), too much noise gong on; fluorescent lights; sun bouncing off chrome bits of cars (noooo). Anyway, hope this helps some other people to know they are not alone.