I was wondering if anybody has experienced silent migraines? I have had migraines with the whole headache, light sensitivity, nausea, vomiting etc since I was 8 years old. I've been through times of frequent migraines of 2 to 3 a week at times in my life and other times they have been one every couple of months as I've got older. I am now 42 yo. Sumatriptan has been really good for those migraines with the headache.
Lately I am getting daily nausea, dizziness when standing only. I also get daily numbness in my limbs, frequent urination, fatigue and a very long list of neurological symptoms which can happen in any position standing or sitting. I have loud ringing in my ears a lot of the time also and some hearing loss.
I have been told by a Neurologist that I have a constant migraine with the neurological problems and I am not allowed to use Sumatriptan unless I get a headache migraine. I have to consider using a preventative treatment. I have spent 2 years now with limited activity due to these possible silent migraines.
I have lived with Rheumatoid Athritis and other chronic health issues for the majority of my life and was getting on top of my multiple illnesses causing me disability until all of this started. I feel frustrated and alone in that I just don't understand how you can have ongoing Neuro problems every day but no migraine headache to follow. I have found I am worse in the morning and improve a bit as the day goes on. I sometimes get a hormonal migraine and do get the typical migraine symptoms as well as the nausea which is constant then not just when I'm standing up. I use my Sumatriptan for that which is mostly effective.
Anybody out there experience this?