De-ja vu

I wonder if anybody has had the same experience as me? I suffer from aura-migraine, accompanied & sometimes preceded by nausea, slight headache and generally feeling badly. This happened occasionally at times of stress in my teens and early 30’s but since my mid-70’s I have experienced clusters of 3 or 4 migraines every 3 or 4 weeks. The causes seem to be random e.g. I rarely drink alcohol but red wine will sometimes affect me, not other times.

I do have a distressing symptom which occurs less often and may occur before or after the aura. I feel as if I have been in the present situation before, usually in a dream, then feel extremely weak. When it first occurred I had to lie down (on the floor) and once I collapsed but I can now control my thoughts better. However, I am left with a horrible feeling of being distant from my surroundings which lasts some hours, a feeling of nausea and diarrhea. I have read of people fainting with migraine, but I definitely don’t faint on these occasions although I have done several times in other circumstances.

I should be glad to know if anybody has suffered this symptom?

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  • Maylem
    2 months ago

    I’ve never experienced this during aura but Oliver Sacks in his book Migraine described a patient with very similar deja vu feelings. You do have company.

  • vsch1313
    2 months ago

    Yes I get aura migraines! I’m 17 but I started getting them when I was 10. Through out these years I’ve found out that the reason why I get these is because of my spine and neck. Fortunately, I can avoid these migraines if I go to the chiropractor a few times a month. I don’t go daily or weekly I’ll go maybe once every 2-3 weeks. I hope this helps!

  • Marita author
    3 months ago

    I have ruled out epilepsy as my doctor sent me for an MRI brain scan which was clear. Besides I don’t lose consciouness in these episodes.

  • epa3030
    3 months ago

    Interesting. I don’t get aura with migraines. I do get migraines and I get seizures because I’m epileptic. The only time I get deja vu is with my seizures. I can get deja vu right before a seizure or I can have deja vu frequently and even days before a seizure. It’s my warning sign. Never heard deja vu with migraine. Interesting.

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