Hi all, I've just been diagnosed with endometriosis. Its taken a very long time to get here, because of my very vague symptoms. Which turn out to be migraines. This may sound silly, but I'm not sure how long I've been suffering with migraines for, because I only very recently realised that it was a migraine.
My symptoms are:
-Seeing outlines (halos) of all people and objects, these then stay in my view but shift was my eyes move.
-Small blue pin pricks of flashing lights
-Yellow light circles forming in the side of my vision
-Large zig-zags of light flashes
-Colored blocks & shapes of floating light
-Large (almost imprints) of light, from lightbulbs and screens etc
-Floaters in my vision
I also experience:
-Numbness in hands and up my left leg
-Slur my words (feels like my tongue is thick)
-Confusion, forgetfulness, saying words wrong, saying a random wrong word, or in wrong order
-Hallucination (thinking I've seen a cat jump out at me, or someone about to bump into me, making me jump and feel unsteady and very confused and disorientated)
-A drunk feeling
-Weakness all over (especially in hands, can't even hold a pen or write)
-Smelling something like a chemical
-Pain in a very specific part of my head
I don't always get a headache, which is why I didn't think it was a migraine! These things don't always happen at the same time (although they have done) but I get the weakness, dizziness and confusion paired with the lights frequently, once a day or every two days. I get just the lights every single day.
I'm so confused about all of this! They started very badly about 7 months ago, I need to stay on the birth control pill for my endo, but my GP has said I am a stroke risk, because of these migraines. He's keeping me on it for 3 months until I have surgery for my endo.
Should I be worried about stroke? Are these a type of seizure? I am very confused! I've been put on Pizotifen by a very confused and largely uninterested GP, who only agreed these were migraines after I said I thought they were...Pizotifen isn't helping yet, but I've just been on it a week.
Does anyone else suffer from these and have any knowledge or advice? I am an English Lit student, and getting so behind on work because of this.
Thank you so much!