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The mind Storm

My story starts about five years six years ago. I was getting married and my husband's mother was a zilla. We got married and about six months later I began to have odd symptoms. One day, as I was getting ready for work, I reached for the stick to close the venetian blind. My arm dropped like a ton of bricks.

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About a week later, I began to have relentless headaches. I went to the doctor and none of the tests that they gave could account for the problem. By December of that same year, my mind storm was swirling out of control. I started having a terrible sensation in my ear. It was like the sound that you hear at the beach when you put a shell up to your ear. When this sound came, I would have crushing headaches and had to sit down as my balance was affected. Then, on Dec 22, 2006, my husband and I were headed into a store. I complained of a headache and no soone had I taken two steps, I lost consciousness. It was temporary. However, I was rushed to the hospital where I underwent a battery of tests. They could find no plausible reason as to why I was having this and the other aforementioned episodes. This terrible cycle lasted about six more months and disappeared.

The next year I had one more brief episode. However, this year, 2011, my mind Storm has come back with a vengeance. About three weeks ago, I had a terrible pain in my neck. I tried to ignore it and treat it with an OTC. It subsided a little. However, Since the 30th of May, I have been dealing with a stronger migraine. It feels horrible. I cannot get a good night's sleep. I have been to the ER twice in the last three weeks. When the pain is at its worst, I get that sensation in my ear (as if I were holding a seashell up to my ear at the beach) and I am paralyzed by the pain for at least five minutes. I have an appointment tomorrow and hopefully I'll get help. Mind storms are the worst. They take your world and turn it upside down. I know that my personal suffering is due to the pre-wedding war that took place. I am left with migraines, a disease that is quite foreign to both sides of my family.

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