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Weird symptoms

I am getting a weird kind of migraine, First, for two and a half years it was a nagging twinge on the right side over my eye. Never an intense pain or a big headache, but lots of other weird and creepy things with it. Felt sick, felt exhausted, felt like crying, sometimes my legs wouldn't work for five minutes and I had to just go down onto the floor.
I woke with my jaw clamping down hard inside my bottom lip, and it even drew blood sometimes. And my neck felt unstable, like my head kept wanting to turn a bit to the left.
The worst thing was the exhaustion.

But now it's all changed and for the last month or two my ears feel clogged. When I talk there's a strange sound like I'm talking inside a box. I start shaking all over, get so scared and anxious and don't really know why. The scared feeling isn't from bad thoughts, just a part of the symptoms.
Then I'm lightheaded and get lots of heart palpitations. Slow and fast heartbeat. One night it was 48 beats a minute, then the next day it was 100 resting. My head feels like it's being blown up from pressure inside. And there's ringing in my ears. I feel like I am coming down with flu almost every day.
I can't enjoy my food any more. I always enjoyed my food. I often feel steadier if I eat, but there is no pleasure and just anxiety when eating.
I just cry. It sounds mad but it's the only comfort I can find.

Sometimes when it comes on before bed, I can't sleep until 4 or 5am. Feel too scared to sleep. Even the tiniest bit of stress, like someone saying they are going to visit and I have to figure out what to cook for them triggers the symptoms, or if it's a grey day.
Yet 99% of the time now there is hardly a headache, or maybe just some mild twinges. But the other symptoms make me feel I haven't long left for this world sometimes. I am so terribly exhausted every single day.
I use to walk miles, but now can only manage a very short walk because of the dreadful exhaustion.

  1. Silver, I hear how overwhelmed and exhausted you feel by your migraine symptoms. Have you discussed these changes in how migraine is presenting with your doctor? Whenever you have dramatic shifts like this, it is important to consult with your doctor to ensure another underlying condition is not playing a role, as well as to reevaluate your treatment plan. Anxiety and depression are two medical conditions that are frequently seen alongside migraine. I thought these articles might be of interest to you:
    https://migraine.com/blog/depression-migraines-unpleasant-cousin/
    https://migraine.com/blog/migraine-and-anxiety-a-multi-faceted-relationship/
    It might also be worth discussing the possibility of depression and/or anxiety playing a role in your migraine symptoms with your doctor.
    Please keep us posted on how you are managing and what you learn. Know we are always here to listen when you need support or a friendly ear. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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