I am so exited to finally find someone else with the same symptoms that I have had for the past few years. I am only fifteen, and have been having these "episodes" for the past few years. My main symptoms last for a few hours, such as blochy vision, numbness down the side of my face (either left or right side), dizziness, trouble talking, a hard time understanding what to say or what I am saying, studdering, not recognizing voices, or even familiar faces. I also feel like I am about
to faint. I usually panic because it can get so scary!
The aftermath of these silent migraines can be just as bad as when as when I am having them. I only get them for a few hours, but weeks after they have happened, I still feel confused, weak, and I might have a horrible headache that can last for weeks. I felt alone, like no one had any idea what was happening to me, no matter how much I would explain what was happening. One of the worst parts for me, is that every time I get one of these attacks, my eyes sight gets progressively worse. I have to struggle with my eye sight getting better and worse throughout the day, even if I haven't had a silent migraine is months. There is never a day when my eye sight doesn't change. It can get bad in seconds, and last that way throughout the day.
I have been to several doctors that have had no idea what to do about my symtoms, or why they were occuring. I have had many tests to rule out any obvious conditions that may cause these episodes like a CT scan, MRI, EEG, blood glucose tolerance test, thyroid test, eye exams, and they even want to do a lumbar puncture. I think that it may be caused by bright lights for me (lie videogames or TV). It seems like every time I get one, it is casued by light. Thanks to everyone that has written, and I hope that I could help!