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Silent Migraines?

Hello! I am 26 years old and I have suffered from migraines since I was 13. I was lucky enough to only experience one or two every year until this year. Recently, I have been getting reoccurring (& what the internet seems to believe are) “silent migraines”. However, most research I’ve done seems to suggest that the silent migraine phase only lasted for up to an hour. Mine seem to last anywhere from 6-12 hours or all day, sometimes for days at a time. Has anyone else experienced this?

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Comments

  • mrsG
    2 months ago

    I was recently diagnosed with a typical or silent migraine. Since then I’ve been thinking back through the years and wondering if I have had this all my life but just didn’t realize what it was. The episode that brought forth the diagnosis was that I went to class and got prepared to take notes only to find that I couldn’t write. It was very scary to sit there and hold my pen and try to wheel my hand to write and have such difficulty. A coworker took me to the emergency room, and I followed up with my regular doctor. He gave me a prescription for Eletriptan. This week I was experiencing what I now believe is an aura, and it lasted for four days. It is a feeling of numbness in my head and face. It was very disconcerting to experience it day after day. I took my medication on the third day, but it didn’t really seem to do anything. It was gone today. I’m still trying to figure this silent migraine thing out. I’m hoping to gain some insight from your stories here on this site.

  • Luna
    2 months ago

    Has anyone else experienced this? YES!

  • Luna
    2 months ago

    Mine can last days and sometimes it is difficult to decide where I am because the symptoms can at times be subtle.

  • glassmind
    2 months ago

    There are others who have extended periods of silent migraine. Do consult with a healthcare provider to further discuss your concerns. In the meantime if you search this site for silent migraine you will find others stories and more information. Hugs

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