I started getting migraines when I begin my Menses at age 13. The same as my older sister. They really got bad in my 20', and 30's with many trips to the ER for shots of demoral. The vomiting and light and smell disturbance went along with them. At about age 40 (5 yrs ago) I convinced my GYN to let me wear a Estrogen patch and see if it would help my migraines. After a year I got no more migraines. UNTIL...a year ago. These are like no migraines I have ever experienced though. Now bear in mind I may be peri-menopausal, as I have had a few hot flashes as well, and my periods are coming at different times and different strengths.
Ok this is what happens. A small silver spot appears in one or both of my eyes, and as it grows into this bright jagged edged shape, that wiggles around, I may feel some tingling or just a funny feeling in my head. Now sometimes I get pain and sometimes no headache comes. I usually stop whatever I am doing if able, lay down and wait the 20-30 minutes for the eye disturbance to go away. After it is gone, the pain may come or it may not, I never know. I was writing a post about my daughter in another forum when I saw migraines and thought I would ask, just to be sure I didn't need to worry. This probably has absolutely nothing to do with this but I do have 3 raised lumps on my head that have been looked at by an oncologist (who I saw about something unrelated) who said I should see a dermatologist. They don't oooze or anything, they are just there and have been for quite some time. Just thought since it involved my head I would bring it up. thank you!