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Aura and dizziness will not go away

A couple of days back I had a migraine episode that almost killed me. I am a 23 year old man from Africa and suffering with this kind of disease in Africa is somewhat a “supernatural” thing and you have to work on your prayer to escape it’s clutches haha. It is a relief that I am not alone in this and i hope someone reading this may be able to help me. So, I had just come from cricket practice and just when I was about to get into my yard, the aura struck. Of course I knew straight away what it meant since I have suffered from this illness since I was 7, so I got into my room, closed the curtains and turned off the light. 3 hours into the episode, normally it lasts for about 2, but this time its intensity deepened. I tried calling out for someone close but no one could hear the faint cries so I decided to go to the lounge where everyone was seated but just when I spoke the first few words to my mother, I collapsed. So I woke up 8 hours later in a hospital bed and It has been 2 days since I was discharged from hospital. I fear I will never be myself again as the aura will not go` away and is still visible when I close my right eye. I have a constant dizziness and sometimes It is difficult` to stand. Can someone help me, I feel as if I am about to die.

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  • Anne
    2 years ago

    That’s really scary. I hope you have a good doctor who is making sure it’s not something else in addition to migraine.

    There are plenty of people in the U.S. that blame migraine on the sufferer as well 🙂

  • dawno
    2 years ago

    Hemiplegic migraine since age 11 now 42 my migraine are so survive I cant see one side if my body goes numb my hands as also can’t speak aura and really bad head pain as I’ve as ages they seem to get worse I’m having at least 7 a month I take Sumatriptan I’ve had MRI scan last month but all looks ok but MRI shows stroke signs so waste of time really I’m unable to work I have fibro to not worked for a long time hate it can not do anything i tried to claim pip and got refused did not have the energy to appeal it but should of as the doctor I seen totally lied as to what my answers was he wrote what he wanted what was the opposite to my answers I feel for anyone who suffers as i do hm rules your life only people who have hemiplegic migraine so aggresive will understand me not people who sit there saying I’ve got a migraine NV because if you did you would not be sat there saying so you would be lay in dark after taken your meds quiet in survive pain unable to see unable to talk or move until ur sight comes back and your body is back then you have that head pain and got groggy feeling that last days.

  • Joanna Bodner moderator
    2 years ago

    Dear Mataruse,
    Thank you for taking the time to share your story. How terribly scary that must of been for you and I am so sorry that you are continuing to experience these worrisome symptoms. Have you brought this to your doctor’s attention? If you have not already, I would certainly be sure to let them know. Additionally, here is an article which discusses migraine associated vertigo and you may especially find the comments at the conclusion of the article helpful.

    Keep us posted on how things are going if you can! -Joanna ( Team)

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