Migraines WITHOUT the headache??

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/17/2007 12:46 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there! I am fairly new to this site. I have posted in the Anxiety Forums the past few days..but after reading a book regarding the different types of headaches..I was wondering if you can have a Migraine without actually having your head hurt??? In this book the author( who is a dr mainly dealing with all types of headaches) says that people can just have dizziness ALONE and that that can be a form of a Migraine. Some days I get dizziness( almost like a buzz feeling you get after drinking  alittle too much), without any other symptoms. I have had my ears checked for any inner ear problems..etc. So after reading what this dr. had to say, I was wondering if anyone here has ever experienced that before or has heard of, or knows anyone who just might get dizzy or so and NOT have the headache along with it. Another example is my mom...she just gets weird eye thingys( auras) that happen to her( she might only see half of something, or there are squiggly lines in the view of what she is looking at..etc.) but she NEVER gets a headache with it. Her eye dr told her that was a form of a Migraine, but I was always under the impression that you had to have headache PAIN in order for it to be considered a Migraine.
Does anyone have an info about this?? Thank you! :-)
'I do not ask the wounded person how he feels, I myself become the wounded person.' ....Walt Witman

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Date Joined Jan 2007
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   Posted 1/17/2007 1:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Often I would get tunnel vision, numbness, sensitivity to light/sound/smells, claminess, hot/cold flashesh, naushea, vomiting, loss of apitite, fatigue, sleepiness, i could go on.... without actually getting the headache. For me every migraine is different- i used to have a very set aura and onset, but now it is more i feel over all like crap and then get a headach in the back of my head. Growing up with migraines I sometimes would not get an actual headach until I had been vomiting for hours, and I always atributed the headach to stress from vomiting...
25/F migraines since 6th grade, sleep apnea diagnosed at 16, Ulceriative Colitis and/or Crohn's disease diagnosed at 18 &19, GERD/ hiatal hernia since age 18, tremors diagnosed at 24 (side effect from medication), HPV 2003...

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