KazzieQ what you are describing could very well be a hemiplegic migraine. my doctor had me on antidepressents at one time also to treat my hemiplegic migraines. i never found it to be helpful, but i guess each person is different. do you think antidepressents have helped your headaches? i also experience confusion- even forget my own name and simple information when im in the middle of one. i get to where i can't even remember words, have difficulty speaking, lose vision in one eye and feeling on one side of my body. i've heard from others that they can even cause coma, so i'm not surprised about you fainting or blacking out. i know it can be a very terrifying experience. does your doc have you on any other preventative meds? daily aspirin and muscle relaxers i've found to be useful along with Fioricet and Stadol during a migraine. Stadol is the only thing i've found to take away the pain if only temporary. mine can last for weeks till im back to my normal self. i always have an aura first though, so i know when it's coming on, but it does happen suddenly and always is very scary!!! good luck to you.