I've been diagnosed with APS since 2006 and what a roller coaster ride THAT has been. It's been like a cascade; I'm just dealing with APS when I'm then told I have Rheumatoid Arthritis. I get used to that and then along comes Menieres Disease and hearing loss, oh and then lets not forget the vertigo and unsteadiness like I'm walking on a river of mud. With the hearing probs comes Tinnitus (keep hearing those cockamame bells along with the jumbo jets), can't sleep with it and get as irritable as heck. I'm only 48 but feel 108, I'm slowly catching up on Dr Who :). But what drains me more than all the hand & leg shaking, the forgetfulness, eye pains, joint pains and ear ringing ... is the migraines. Because I have a 7 year old daughter I have to keep going. I'm a single parent with no one else to help and when I have a migraine all I can do is do my chores as best I can. Thankfully I don't drive, but walking to and from school is quite hilarious at times as I can suddenly veer off to one side and nearly end up in a bush ... not in the road as yet. I've recently had my Atos medical ... and yes, like many others, I have been deemed fit for work. My appeal is going through and all I can do is wait now for when I am going to be called to court. Just wondered if anyone else has migraines that are all on one side of the head and can last anything from 24 -72 hours like mine do? They seem to be never ending and SO tiring.
Content on HealthUnlocked does not replace the relationship between you and doctors or other healthcare professionals nor the advice you receive from them.