About 15 Years ago I was diagnosed with my first migraine. I *was* 22 YOA @ the time.
Since then have had many, many migraines.
In the beginning of my migraine career, I went to a few military neurologists. Although no tests (besides the standard pin *****, follow the light with your eyes in the examination room.) No EEGs no MRIs-nodda. Given DX of migraines. Tried every propholatic (sp?) migraine med with out success.
I was just currently put on depakote 500 & then upped to1000 mg per day for my migraines. Been on the depakote just a week & have had 3 migraines since. Hoping to see good results from this.
Although, I digress...
(Note: I go to VA hospital for neurological care & the 2 neuros @ that particular med cen stink out loud! Sorry. :( )
About 2-3 years ago, I noticed strange, involuntary movements in my face, feet, & hands. Especially when I am too hot ... usually in the summer. (Although can happen @ any time)
When the odd movements happen, I have noticed an odd, slightly eurphoric (sp?) wave wash over me & then slowly dissapates.
I have also definitely noticed loss of balance @ odd times, completely blanking out everyone around me, memory loss, & sometimes confusion in remembering events.
About a year or so ago, I went to the neurologist complaining of the never ending severe migraines, the weird jerking & involuntary movements. She did an MRI said all looked good-be on your merry way.
Neuro didn't know what to say about the jerking & involuntary movements.
It would be helpful to state I do have SLE (lupus). Was DX'ed 5 years ago.
The meds that I have been on have not been known to cause T.D. or jerking movements. And I just started the Depakote for the migraines.
I just started reading about "ictal headaches"-so I have not noticed a corellation (sp?) Yet between jerking movements & migraines.
Caveat: I know thte symptoms listed here could mean a million & one things. I get that.
MY QUESTION IS THIS:
Does it *sound* possible and/or likely that anyone presenting with a history as mentioned could have some sort of epileptic issue?
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