hi, im 19 and have been suffering from what we think is migraine all my life. It has varied only slightly over the years, but has always occured roughly once every 10 weeks and symptoms last on average 5-7 days. I have visited countless doctors, a neurologist, migraine specialists, and tried various medications including stemetil, pizotifen, betahistine tablets, none of whom or which have helped.
Throughout the period of being ill, i will get major attacks brought on mostly by movement, i get increasingly hot and shaky, my breathing becomes heavy, severe dizziness and feeling weak which means i am often unable to stand, i go very pale and also nausea and vomiting, my eyes are very very sensitive to light, and smells increase the feeling of nausea, after a while i will feel very cold although i still feel hot to touch, i also feel quite thirsty and feel very fatigued and often emotional, although this is mainly through the frustration of being ill.
Many doctors have said this is migraine, although others have said it is not because i do not suffer from bad headaches. I can also predict an attack for up to weeks before i am actually ill, as i get a strange feeling in my head like pressure and feel like my eyes cannot focus properly. I have not been able to detect any triggers, although when i am ill attacks are made worse when i get nervous or flustered. We have no history of migraine in the family, however my younger brother suffers similarly but his symptoms are not as bad and he seems to have grown out of it. Does anyone else get anything similar to this? and can anyone give me any more advice on what to do, or tablets that might help please? any help is very much appreciated, as this has been very frustrating to me and my family! Thanks.