As readers of this blog, or my previous blog, may already know, I suffer from complicated migraines. For a brief overview of what a complicated migraine is think of stroke victim with or without a migraine. This is what I used to experience rather frequently. It’s been several months since I’ve been plagued with what I call migraine hell – or what the docs call “status migraine.” Nothing was working and I’ve had this crap since LAST Wednesday! Yeah, seriously. I’m all numb, my legs are killing me, my arms feels just about useless, my head is throbbing, and I’m praying I don’t end up with a stroke or something. Oh, and something new, the hearing in my right ear is greatly reduced and the ear itself, along with that sideo f my face is tingling and going numb all randomly. Fun, I know.
So, here I am in the throws of this devil and my neuro’s office can’t get my in till April 18th! CRAZY! And this is my second one of these in a month! CRAZY again! I go to my PCP for some kind of relief and end up with a new abortive, which isn’t going to help seeing as it’s already going on!, and he knows this. And an “emergency” CT Scan. Seeing as I won’t get results from it back for 1-2 weeks, exactly how long to do they wait for results in a non-emergency???
So, I’m caught in a migraine drama that just is never ending. I did manage to get sleep last night, which isn’t a surprise since the previous night I logged a whole 1:45 mins or something like that. It wasn’t enough. And I’m sure that helped fuel the migraine cycle for another day.
Anyone else experience these types of migraines? My neuro acts very nachalant about them. Yet, I read this morning that there’s a study showing that these migraines dramatically increase the rish of stroke in patients under 45! Yikes. Maybe it’s time to swtich neuro’s?