Change of life

I’m old, 73. My migraines have gone from head aches and nausea to auras in my eyes and jumbled speech. I really can’t talk for about 30 min’s. It’s very frightening and embarrassing.

It change about 5 years ago. To complicate my life, I have developed a Sleep Behavior Disorder. I had night terrors and flew out of bed. Now I have side on the bed so I won’t hurt myself again.

These two behaviors are ones that I would like to get rid of.

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    I’m so sorry this is happening to you. Are you taking any preventative medications? And how often does this happen to you? There are some drugs out there that can cause night terrors, so if you haven’t already done so, tell your doctor about it.

    Have you had a sleep study? If it’s not medication related, it could be caused by a bunch of other issues that you would want to rule out.

    I hope that people in your life are understanding and supportive when you are going through an attack. If you haven’t seen a headache specialist, you may want to consider it. Here’s some info: http://migraine.com/blog/looking-for-a-migraine-specialist/

    Best Wishes,
    Katie
    Migraine.com Moderator

  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi 17x4aax-

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. We’re so sorry about what you are going through.

    You may be interested in seeing various types of doctors for these two conditions – I thought this article might be useful for you: http://migraine.com/blog/healthcare-providers-turn-to-for-help/.

    Please do keep us posted on how you’re doing. We are thinking of you and sending our best!

    Warmly,

    Jenn (Community Manager, Migraine.com)

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