First off, I'm new here. So hi 😀
So, I've had migraines since I was a teenager, and am now 36. For a long time, they were fairly stable, but over the past few years, they've changed. I have to say that I miss the old migraines. The old migraines hit like a truck, but when they ended, they were done. Not anymore.
The first change was after I had shingles. I know, I was too young for shingles, but I had it anyway. It made things much, much worse. It went from every few months to every single month, sometimes several times. Then, after, I went on a certain type of birth control that was supposed to help with my PCOS. I stayed on that for a year, and it was a horrible, wretched year. It was pretty much pain the entire time and I was too worn down to even realize what was causing it. I finally went off it, and things weren't as bad then.
Last year, I was diagnosed with diabetes, so my diet has changed to a low-carb diet. I know it includes more migraine triggers now, but there's nothing I can do about that.
But the migraine episodes...they're just getting weird. I have these spells of ...weirdness. The best I can describe it as is pain that doesn't hurt. It's like all the horrible feelings and emotions that would come with severe pain, but the pain isn't there. Sometimes even the nausea isn't there. It's so, so strange. It doesn't sound like it would be that bad, but it's as hard on me as a regular one would be. The spaciness, anxiety, numbness, fatigue, all that are still there.
Does anyone know what I'm talking about with that? I would be hard pressed to even describe it to my doctor, so I just don't know what to say. If anyone knows what this is, is this normal? Does it have a name?
Oh, and my migraine triggers have changed too, and include waaay more things.