I get migraine with aura, but it's not clear-cut, the classic headache following the zig zag light display. I've been diagnosed by a neurologist, but didn't believe him for ages. I thought there was something else wrong with me. But all other tests came back normal.
My migraine started in a weird way and has been like that for more than 2 years. It was only a mild headache, but all sorts of other weird feelings, like my legs becoming suddenly weak, my hearing feeling blocked, shaky and scared, head keeps wanting to turn a bit to the left, neck aches, feeling nauseous, appetite fluctuations between ravenous like an animal, and total loss. Gut problems (lower tummy distension getting worse as the day goes on, and loose stool, and can't eat some foods any more because of that.)
Anxiety, wanting to cry for no reason, stress intolerance (the mildest stresses even like driving to town or getting a bill paid!) exercise intolerance, weakness, post nasal drip sometimes, exhaustion, buzzing sounds in my head.
All more or less there every day.
Auras come and go in the middle of all this. Sometimes I get a full day or half a day off, and feel normal, but never for very long, only hours at a time. That is wonderful when it happens. I want to stay in the moment and never leave it.
Does anyone else have migraine like this? I suppose it's an atypical kind. The neurologist didn't say much. My CT scan was normal.
I haven't been back to the doctor since because I am very unsure how tryptans etc will suit me. And I guess those treatments will be suggested. I don't usually get on well with drugs.
It's been so back-to back symptoms for a long time. Flares up wose at times, and been horrible since end of July with hardly a day off from it all. A battle every single day.