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Annuk
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   Posted 2/3/2006 11:05 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Everyone, When I first started getting migraine at 17 years old, it was a severe one sided headache.  This evolved into feeling sick aswell which sent me to bed.  The by my early 30's I was vomiting a lot too(1-3 attacks per month).  I guessed this was migraine although the Doc would not commit himself.  Then after I had my son, I was 35, the pain and vomiting became more severe and more frequent - 1-2 per week.  Finally the Doc agreed it was migraine and I began treatment!!!
 
I am 52 and average 2-3 attacks per week now (not vomiting as much though).Unfortunately I have not seen a Headache specialist yet and the 3 different Neuros that I have seen cannot give me an answer to my question, so I have assumed that I have some sort of Hemiplegic Migraine because the affected side of my face goes numb sometimes with some tingling, and my eyelid drops until my eye closes and it is nearly impossible to open it, and some attacks make me feel very weak so all I can do is lay down.  Maybe my assumption is wrong, has anyone any ideas? Ann

philski
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   Posted 2/3/2006 11:52 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was a child that was the type of migraine I had, and my doctor diagnosed it before I entered grade school :)

I would experiance head pain in the morning, it would grow in severity through the day, I would become physically ill in the afternoon/evening and puke at night. I'd feel great the next day. I grew out of those migraines in my early 20's ...

The other big symptom for me was visual problems, I'd have trouble focusing and the edges of objects would look fuzzy.

Good luck. Try to see a neurologist if you can. They tend to focus a little better on the problem at hand :)

Philski

Annuk
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   Posted 2/3/2006 12:08 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for that philski, I have seen 3 different neurologists and am now waiting to see a neurologist who is a Headache specialist. I was put on the waiting list in March 2005 and was told that I would have to wait 13 to 15 months for my first appointment!! I had to phone the hospital in August 2005 because they had sent me someone elses appointment, and they told me the waiting list is 18 months now - I am hoping that I will get to see this guy sometime this year!!!!! Ann

Annuk
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   Posted 2/3/2006 1:49 PM (GMT -7)   
My turn to say thanks to you beth, what you have been through must be so stressful, I am glad you have your hubby to support you. I have been married twice and neither of my husbands could cope with the migraine especially the first one, it is now just me and my 17 year old son.

You must have been very frightened last year, thankfully I have not had any scares like that. I think wearing the chain is a very sensible thing to do. The migraine trust has sent me some stuff last year, I am just hoping this specialist can come up with some answers, at least something to keep it under control as it may surprise you but I am a Manager of a Pre-school and if I am off sick (which does happen of course) I do not get paid, Pre-schools in uk are non-profit making businesses and therefore cannot afford to pay sick pay. I have to work to support my son and myself, and am fighting with all I have got not to have to medically retire but it is very tough at the moment. Ann
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