I am new on here. At the end of June last year I was admitted to hospital with a suspected TIA. CT scan and Doppler scan done on admission, all clear. I had an MRI three weeks later. That took until the middle of August to get my results. All clear and the hospital discharged me and said the episode was due to migraine. I have suffered with migraine nearly all my life, but nothing like that. I wasn't happy so I went to see a Neurologist and he sat and listened to me and at the end of the consultant did say I had classis migraine which mimic a stroke. He didn't know why the symptoms had gotten worse. He did say it was in your genes and there was no cure for it. He suggested that I go on candesartan, which is prescripted for high blood pressure but is known to help migraine symstoms. Because I was already taking blood pressure medication, which he took me off, it made sense not to take an extra tablet. From July until end of November I was getting symptoms everyday, (and my blood pressure was very high for the first three/four weeks of the taking it) not always the headache, numbness in my face, pains and needles in the hand, visual disturbances, jumbled speech, flashing lights. Then in December I noticed that I only get them every two or three weeks, and they seem to be improving with time. However, a week ago I woke up with my right arm feeling strange and weaker than my left. This lasted only approx an hour, but happened three days running. I have also smelt cigarette smoke in my house and we are a non smoking household. Has anyone else smelt things that they cannot explain? After reading some of the post on here I know I am luckier than most. I know that tiredness and stress affect me and I have learnt to stop and rest when I need too. I work from home a lot of the time and work have been very understanding about everything. Wishing everyone good health and I hope you find some relieve from these dreadful migraines.