some background to start...
I'm a 40 year old male, had about 2 or 3 migraine attacks in my life each of which only lasted a few hours.
Just over three weeks ago I had the following attack...
I was very stressed at work (office job, sitting behind a computer screen)... went for lunch and as I drove back to the office the sun was glaring in the windshield of my car I believe this was the trigger.
So as I sat back at my desk my vision started to get very blurry and when I turned to talk my work colleague I could only focus correctly on half his face. Then I left the office to attend my doctors... vision was blurry all this time and when I arrived at the doctors surgery I couldn’t remember my doctors name.
I was quite confused not knowing the exact location I was at something I should have know.... I was confused about other minor details too. I attended the ER and after some blood test they informed me it was a complex migraine attack and they would plan a CT scan for a few weeks later.
This was 22 days ago now and ever since I’m suffering from ‘brain fog’ not sure how best to explain it but I’m not 100% alert, it’s like I have a hangover all the time. There’s very brief periods where it clear 2-3 hrs over a 4 day period. I wake up each morning hoping it has cleared but when I get up I still feel the same. I shower two times a day hoping to clear it but nothing works.
Has anyone ever had after effects of a migraine that lasted for weeks? I’ve been googling but I have not found any such cases.
My CT scan is in 4 days time so my doctor is telling me to wait….. but he is not giving me any info or reassurance this is a normal period of time to feel like this.
Sorry about such a long post but I’m quite worried id never feel the same again… so id be most grateful if anyone has experienced something similar and can share their story?
Thanks for taking the time to read my post.