I have never suffered from migraines in the past. I noticed that with perimenopause I started having very severe headaches that went on for days leading up to my period. This past month, on the day I got my period, and in fact, the shortest period length I ever had, I had a visual disturbance at my computer desk at home. Very spin feeling. It lasted only a few seconds. Afterwards I was off balance. Over the next day, a bad headache started, which turned into a migraine based on what I have researched. I was light sensitive, had to stay in a dark room, had pain behind eyes, in forehead and referred pain behind left ear.
Eventually it went away after two days, but I was left with some residual headache, leg and arm feeling like I just ran a marathon. In addition, I felt swaying or off balance - especially when I moved my head side to side.
I initially thought I had an ear infection (I know...stupid. right). Since I am in lockdown due to covid, my teledoctor said it sounds like a migraine and I should do vestibular exercises to help with residual dizziness.
I also tried BPPV epley as well.
I should also mention that the day of the visual disturbance my mom's health had taken a turn for the worse as she is Stage 4 adrenal cancer. So I believe my trigger for first ever migraine was stress and hormones. Perimenopause has been brutal for me.
So, I was hoping on any ones thoughts as to if this was a regular migraine or vestibular migraine. How long does your limbs feel weird after a migraine? How long does the swaying feeling last? Will I be doomed to get another migraine every month now? Does preventative aspirin or aspirin help with migraines?