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Postdrome or 24 hour depression?

I've recently been diagnosed with migraine, following several severe attacks. In restrospect, I see that over my life, I have had several aura attacks, starting from my mid twenties. The first two were visual disturbances, and no other symptoms. Then a big gap followed by two olfactory hallucinations, and no other symptoms. Then a big gap until recent times, when I have had 4 attacks, each having nausea, light and sound sensitivity, minor visual disturbances, two with vomiting and one with a severe headache.

Not hard to see why the diagnosis took so long!

But.... every six weeks or so, I get a 24 depression, a severe mood drop to the point of being non-functional (not able, reliably, to leave the house). I've long ago stopped panicking about them, but it would be nice if they didn't happen.

I'm beginning to wonder, given the silent nature of many phases of the identified migraine attacks, if these fast depressions, which don't seem to fit any model of depression I've found, could be postdromes to otherwise silent migraines?

Can anyone advise?

  1. Thank you so much for posting this forum! Just checking in on our site, and wanted to know how you've been feeling as of late? We don't want any question to go unanswered or attended around here! My auras are pretty infrequent, so get how long it took to get an actual tangible diagnosis! I hope that your postdrome/depression symptoms have been easing as of late. You deserve nothing but relief! Wishing you a gentle and symptom-free day ~ Sawyer ( team)

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