I'm a 22 yr old female, healthy as far as I know. I drink maybe 1-2 cups of coffee maybe 5 days a week. My job is semi stressful. I work out at least 5 days a week. Healthy body weight, eat fairly healthy.. buuut I've been suffering from migraines since I was about 11 years old. Originally, they'd start with the aura, then I'd have a pounding headache that would last for hours.. until I'd finally vomit and feel muuuch better. Like pressure was released. These would occur about 6 times a year. They weren't frequent but when I had them they were awful. I'd cry during the whole episode and couldn't do anything but lay in bed.
I went about a year without one last year.. I think I had one perhaps. Now, recently.. I've been getting the aura (this has been going on for about 3 months) with LITTLE to NO headache. And the aura lasts for days. I went to my ophthalmologist and he ruled out any eye problems. I've had blood work done, hormone tests done, nothing unusual. But this aura thing is bugging me. Sometimes it's the zigzag white shimmery light, other times it's just a light that flashes.. like if you look at something bright, then look away, it just stays there. And yesterday I got these black, silvery stream streak looking things. but they last for a few minutes, then come back, all day long, or several days.
With my zigzag aura, my speech will get slurred, not slurred but like, I'll feel hyper and forget what I'm saying and my words will get all jumbled and mixed up, I'll get confused and nauseated (I think the nausea might be because when I saw that aura as a child it usually meant I'd be puking soon). The other auras, don't come with a headache, and never really have.
these auras lasted for a few days a couple weeks ago, then went away.. and came back 2 days ago. my headache is small if there at all but the off and on auras are scaring me.
any experience with this? anyone? please. I'm very worried. my doc didn't seem too concerned. said it was prob just ocular migraines. but they're not the same old migraines I'm used to. my eye doc said maybe they're getting better. but if it's so frequent and changing from my old migraines.. I can't be sure of that.View Thread
well I am not sure that an MRI would help or not but it would at least ensure that I don't have a tumor or something crazy going on.
I am glad the headaches are getting less terrible, but like I said, just worried because they have changed. my eye doctor said that it sounds like they are getting better. and that would be great, but the fact that it is off and on and random for days is what is so weird.
I'm sure it's just a silent migraine or opthamolic migraine, which is what eye doctor said. but I just wanna make sure I don't have something like a tumor in my brain or behind my eyes that I don't know about. I did have blood work and hormone test done that all came out normal. I don't know if they would've came up as abnormal if I had a tumor, but I just wanna know and see that I don't have some crazy hidden aneurysm or mass just waiting to wreak havoc.View Thread
that's a bit comforting to know. it's just scary to me that my migraines have shifted lol. from headache and vomiting and aura and pain, to just aura.. constantly almost. and it's not a bad thing because that's a lot better that puking and being in terrible pain, but it's scary because it's new. I want to go to get an MRI but I dunno why my doc wouldn't have suggested one if he was worried about it. my eye doc said I need to get one! but my regular doctor didn't. maybe I should just switch doctors. the doctor I have hasn't done much for my migraines. he prescribed caffeine pills at best.View Thread