Hey everyone this is my first post in this forum! I was diagnosed with chronic silent vestibular migraines with visual vertigo around 12 months ago by a neurologist after lots of investigation into symptoms which started following the birth of my son in April 2014.
My neuro recons I get daily silent migraines with the main symptoms being balance problems, dizziness, inability to cope with busy environments and artifical lights, nausea, fatigue, low level headache, dislike of bright lights, sinking and rocking sensations, foggy slow thoughts etc. Some days are worse than others but I never have a day symptom free. I work part time and have a nearly 3 year old so try and take it easy when I can but it's difficult. I am considering taking preventative meds but at the moment am using changes to diet, supplements and vestibular rehab therapy.
I have also had a few what I would call classic migraines and I had my worst attack ever a week last Sunday! I ended up in hospital for 3 days as they suspected meningitis or stroke or bleed but everything was ruled out. It started at 8 pm with aura and loosing half my sight, I took Asprin and went to bed and tried to sleep but after my right side went pins and needles and then numb the pain hit and it was unlike anything I'd ever felt and all down the back of my head and neck I was screening in agony so took dihydrocodeine but by midnight I had lost the ability to talk and was vomiting so in a panic my husband called an ambulance... I've never felt pain like it and unfortunately a week on I'm still really affected, the fatigue is crushing me and I seem to have been left with bad tinnitus and an overwhelming feeling of being a but depressed which is not like me. Has anyone else experienced anything similar? I'm struggling to come to terms with this all being linked to these migraines
Thanks in advance
x Emma x