My mother has had migraines since she was a teenager, and although I knew they were heriditary, I was confident that had not inherited the headache gene since I’d made it until my 30s without ever having a migraine. I was wrong.
It started 8 days ago with some dizziness and nausea that quickly turned to a headache. By the third day I was having what seemed to me to be serious congnitive problems. I couldn’t remember times or dates, I kept forgetting what I was doing or saying or what was said to me. During one doctor visit, I couldn’t make my hand sign my name. Occasionally I’m also getting numb hands, and lips are numb. I can seem to do the most basic of daily tasks.
So far, I have been to my doctors office where I was given imitrex and an anti-inflamitory shot. I’ve been to the emergency room where I was given a brain scan (I still have one…thank God) and an IV cocktail of Benydryl, anti-nausea, and anti inflamitory. Then I saw the neurologist who gave me an IV of divalproex, and pills of the same for everyday. Nothing had done anything for me.
I’m scared it will never go away. I’m scared I’m going to have a stroke. I keep reading that migraines are supposed to last 4-72 hours. What happened to that?!? I’m on day 8 with no relief in sight! Can anyone advise me about what I should do? Should I call the doctor again? Should I just wait? Is this normal? Is it dangerous? Will it ever go away? I feel beat down by this stupid headache!