So I’ve suffered with migraines all my life (am currently 24) and after tracking them the last few years, I’ve found they are almost always on the left side and almost always include facial numbness on the left side of my face. Earlier this year I had a pretty scary experience where I was sitting down reading and it suddenly felt like I’d been hit over the head, I was suddenly incredibly dizzy and my vision was off. When I stood up I was wobbly and was weak to the point of limping on my left side. I found it difficult to articulate and it’s like my brain was functioning slowly. The next day I was still like it and I had an emergency doctor’s appointment but he wasn’t concerned and said it was just migraine.
This week I had a referral to the neurology department and the doctor said that he wasn’t hugely concerned but is going to do a brain scan to rule out any other issues such as blood vessels or tumours which can cause one-sided pain.
I’m just really really worried – my migraines are almost always on the left side, always accompanied my left-side facial numbness, and whether I have a migraine or not I always feel a slight pressure on the left side of my head and particularly behind the eye. I’ve had a mild migraine of this kind for about two weeks currently. Some other factors concerning me is my left foot is usually always slightly numb – not noticeable unless I touch the skin on both sides – and often when I have pain on my body it’s on the left side.
I can’t stop worrying about it. Does anyone else have similar symptoms and know that it’s just migraines?