I am very new to this and I hope I can find someone who can help me. I had my first migraine with aura in Dec 06, it hit me at the mall while christmas shopping, I had the squiggly lines, loss of peripheral vision and the blinding headache. I have never had anything even close to this before in my life and I had absolutly no warning.
To put things mildly, I had a complete panic attack and thought I was having a stroke.
I have seen my family doctor, an optition and a neurologist. At first there was a great concerne that I had an anyurism or a brain tumor but thankfully I had an MRI quite fast to rule out those possibilities.
I went a few weeks of wondering what the hell was wrong with me and terrified of what it could be. When I got the results back from my MRI and realized that nothing major was wrong, also the fact that I had not had any more episodes, I began to relax and think that it was some freak thing that had happened.
Wrong! The same day that I actually started to feel better I had two episodes in the same day!!! That was Jan 20. and since then I have had seven more.
I have tried to find out as much information as I can about migraine with aura, and I have found many sights confirming the symptoms,treatments,etc... but what I really want to know is how other people deal with this.
Every single time my vision goes I get an instant panic attack. I can barely breath and have a hard time concentrating. I do not know what is setting these migraines off and there is no warning so I am now starting to feel anxiety all the time. I am scared to go out by myself as I do not have a clue to when the next one will come.
Does anyone else get this panic and anxiety? And if so, will it go away with time and experience? Any information would be great, Thank-you