Hi. I'm new to this headache stuff. 42 and until 3weeks ago I could count on one hand the number of headaces I've had. It started about 8 months ago with eye pain coming and going, meant to eventualy be seen about but it never lasted long enough to REALY bother me. Then about 3 weeks ago I was at work and my vision got blurry, I had a slight headache and pain in my ear (all on the left side). THAT got me to the DR, she said it was probly an aura migraine and sent me to the eye Dr just make sure everything was ok. My eyes were fine but it got worse. Only my left side is affected. Now my left side of my face is numb too. It's not REAL bad all the time but it NEVER goes away. I can tell when its gonna get bad because my ear starts hurting. I went to a nuerolgist and he has ordered some blood tests and some MRI's.(MRA?) Is that all the tests that he needs to do? He seems to think it's migraines too. It's kinda scary reading your posts. How do you sleep? I've gotten so grumpy lately that I realy don't want to talk to anyone. How do you get through work? I've taken all the time off work I can, and my job is suffering. I keep forgetting things, Sheesh I can't imagine going like this for YEARS.... They gave me some Imatrex for when it gets bad and I take advil the rest of the time but it still doesn't make it go away. Do you ever get your life back?