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Dazed and Confused

  • By twilson

    Starting about a year ago, I began feeling light headed and dizzy on a near daily basis. It feels a bit like being stoned. I smoked marijuana in my youth so I know how it feels. This is quite comparable. I have this stoned feeling 24/7. It varies in intensity but never goes away. There is a light dizziness that runs under it. Every now again, I get serious dizzy spells. They stop me in my tracks and send me to bed for a day or two. Other symptoms include cranial pressure, sensitivity to light, light nausea, and tinnitus. My Neurologist thinks I’m having migraines. The only symptom that I question is that stoned feeling that never leaves. Anyone else have that? Doc put me on Topamax. It helps with everything but the stoned feeling. It increases that. That’s the one symptom I hate the most.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    Hi twilson,

    Thank you for sharing your story with us. Migraine attack symptoms can vary from person to person, but usually resolve when the attack is over. Dizziness and confusion are common migraine symptoms, but as I said, they usually resolve after the attack. You feel like this between migraine attacks?

    I’m happy to hear Topamax is helping with the other symptoms. Have you had a chance to discuss this with your doctor? There are some people who have extended aura, however, I’m not saying this is what you have, just something you may want to discuss with your doctor.

    Nancy

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