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Can't put my finger on aura after effects

  • By celticgirl99

    Hi there I’m 19 years old. I’ve had migraines since I was about 11. I would get them maybe once a year for a few years and then when I was about 15/16 I got them maybe a few times a year. The first few I had a had an aura lasting 20 mins to half an hour then would get bad headache and feel sick or throw up. However over time I noticed getting the aura and then maybe a mild headache and some nausea but nothing serious. I had a migraine aura followed by mild sickness and mild headache in March 2017 and hadn’t had one since October 2018. Again I had an aura then felt quite sick afterwards. However I had another aura in late November and haven’t felt the same since. All I had was an aura (starts off as if someone took a photo with a flash) and gets bigger and then turns into a blind spot then went away about half an hour later. Also during this time my arm feels like it’s not part of my body. However apart from feeling sick afterwards, I had no real headache. But a couple of weeks after this I keep feeling as if I’m going to have an aura but never do. It’s weird and my left eye felt really weird two weeks ago nearly as if i’m off balance but I’m not. It also felt sore for a few hours a couple of weeks ago. But in the past few weeks it has also felt like there’s like a blind spot in my peripheral vision but I don’t THINK there is. I went to my gp and got bloods done / did the follow my finger thing and all was fine. Also went to my opticians and he checked backs of my eyes and all is fine. I just feel weird and don’t know why I’m not dizzy but it feels sometimes as if I am. Also the other day I felt the centre of head squeezing like something was going to happen. I really don’t know what to do. Also I had another aura last week and it started off like I couldn’t really read properly then got bigger. But when I read anything now, it feels off but I can still read fine but it’s strange. Sorry for this long post I am getting frustrated and have even lost weight and motivation due to anxiety about this. Any thoughts?
    Thank you

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi celticgirl99,

    Thank you for sharing your journey with us. No worries about long posts – that’s what we’re here for!!

    As much as I wish I could tell you what’s going on, only a qualified doctor can do that and it’s not safe to do that online. What I can do is give you information that may help and can be shared with your medical team.

    I’d be anxious as well if I were going through this! The thing is when we have new and/or different symptoms, it’s always a good idea to discuss things with the doctor so he can rule out anything more serious – good to hear you’ve discussed this with your eye doctor and GP. I do wonder if it’s time to seek out help from a neurologist, or doctor who is well informed about migraine disease. Is there a neurologist well versed in migraine disease near you? There are doctors who are board certified in headache medicine, which is different than being certified in neurology. These article discuss how a migraine disease expert is different and how to find one; http://migraine.com/blog/how-are-migraine-specialists-different/ and https://migraine.com/blog/really-find-headache-specialist/.

    I hope this helps!
    Nancy

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    • By celticgirl99

      Thank you so much Nancy for your kind and helpful reply! I requested to be referred to a neurologist so I’m very much looking forward to seeing what is going on and what can be done about it
      Thanks again and all the best

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    My pleasure celtigirl99,

    Keep me posted on how you are doing.

    Happy New Year!

    Nancy

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