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I’ve suffered from migraines since I can remember. You name the type, they said I had it. It was finally “chronic”. In the ER constantly. I’m allergic to almost every kind of medication. Right now I’m on Topamax. It seems to work the best. I’m not saying they are gone, I’m saying the beasts are snoozing, and I can still feel them. I have recently discovered that I either had a TIA or a Silent Migraine or even a combination. And what we thought we seizures may be silent migraines. This is new and scary. Testing is in order.

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  • Harriette author
    5 years ago

    I’m not a happy camper. I ended up in the ER with stroke like symptoms. I was admitted to the hospital. I had every test possible performed on me. It wasn’t a stroke. My PCP ordered Tylenol for pain management and says I’m depressed and don’t know it. (I see her tomorrow to discuss it). My neurologist found a small meningioma. He rushed in my room, told me, added Keppra to my meds and out. I don’t see him till Oct.

    Final report I guess. ..according to my primary doc..I’m crazy.

  • Harriette author
    5 years ago

    I had an MRI done last Wednesday, but haven’t gotten the results yet.

  • Harriette author
    5 years ago

    Topamax has been the only thing that ever worked, but was on other meds with it. This is the first time going it alone. Never had the stone problem, but thank you.

    The MRI is to rule out stroke, clot, or something in my neck.(don’t have the paperwork in front of me). I’ll tell you, it was the scariest thing that has ever happened to me.

  • winifred53
    5 years ago

    Be sure to watch for kidney stones. That’s one of the known side effects of Topomax. That was the worst side effect for me.

  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    Harriette,
    You should definitely get more testing done. What’s hard with TIAs and with Migraines is that nothing will show up on an MRI or CAT scan. But those tests can rule out a stroke, which is very important.

    The symptoms of TIAs and Migraine are also very similar, making it hard to give a firm diagnosis. The one defining factor is that Migraine auras tend to move and disappear gradually, while a visual disturbance of a TIA comes on very sudden and may not leave.

    This is definitely something not to ignore! Here’s more info on the difference between the two issues.

    http://migraine.com/living-with-migraine/migraine-and-transient-ischemic-attack/

    -Katie

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