After Effects - Complex Migraine

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alissad
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   Posted 7/28/2018 5:49 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello,

I’m wondering if anyone has had a similar experience that I’m having. about 3 weeks ago I had my first complex migraine. I started to feel weird but thought it was due to lack of food. Ran to pick up a sandwich and started to feel tingly in my right hand fingers. Shortly after that, my vision in my right eye went “silvery” (how I describe my vision when I get a normal migraine). I called 911 and while speaking to the operator, was having a tough time saying the words I needed to say. By the time they got there, my symptoms were gone besides having high blood pressure. They did their stroke protocol and didn’t think I had a stroke but advised I go to the doctor. I immediately went to the doctor who diagnosed migraine and anxiety but still sent me to get a bunch of blood tests, urine test, CT and to see a neurologist. Everything came back fine. The neurologist ordered a MRI of my brain and carotid artery which came back fine.

I should add, ever since this has happened, I’ve had a ton of anxiety around the situation. I ended up having a panic attack and being prescribed Ativan to help. I was taking it quite a bit due to the anxiety but didn’t want to become dependent so I quit taking it.

My question is, has anyone had a complex migraine and had weird leg and arm sensations on the side it happened on? I don’t have it all the time, but sometimes my foot will feel cold or my calf will feel sort of numb or like it’s asleep. Like I said, my complex migraine happened about 3 weeks ago so I’m wondering if anyone has experienced weird things on the side of their attack that comes and goes.

Thanks in advance for any input.

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 7/28/2018 2:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the forum.

And YES you are not alone.

I have the diagnosis of complex migraines. Just had one 2 weeks ago. Had to pull into a fire station because I was sure it was a stroke. The side effects for me last a day or two, just a little weakness on the left side.
I use medititation and mindfulness exercises to reduce my anxiety after an episode. I recommend these skills.

The only way to tell the difference between full onset CM and a stroke/anuerism is to do 2 CTs one with contrast and without.

Now that I know I have them I can hopefully stop them from going full blown.

Stay out of the heat and sun even with sun glasses

Learn to reduce stress
mindful.org

Stay hydrated,

If pain starts use your rescue med, get in a dark room lay down

ice or heat which ever works for you.

I COMPLETELY understand your anxiety. Without being able to speak you cannot tell anyone what is going on and the pain just gets worse.

And I am here to tell you the CM pain is worse than any pain I have had and I have. trigeminal Neuralgia!

Life is not easy with these type of diagnosis, however, we learn to cope and deal with it. You can lead an active life once you get the hang of it.

Peace and Strength
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Post Edited (BnotAfraid) : 7/28/2018 1:48:03 PM (GMT-6)


BnotAfraid
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Date Joined Apr 2012
Total Posts : 7515
   Posted 8/22/2018 5:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Alisadd,

I have recently started using THC oil and it has controlled my Complex Migraine pain.

I hope you find and answer.

Peace
Trina
Moderator - Depression

"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; Complex Migraines: raynauds;Complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder with psychotic features.
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