I was diagnosed with chronic complex migraine about 2 years ago when I was 17. I had a few migraine like episodes as a child, but they were isolated and didn’t repeat until I was a teenager.
I am very overweight, but seem to be unable to lose weight, no matter the changes in my diet.
In the past few months my migraines have gotten so severe that I lost my job, and I am missing a lot of my classes at my College. I cannot remember the last time I was migraine free for a whole day. Every day, from morning until night, I have horrible migraines. Some of my symptoms include numb/burning appendages, sensations of water trickling down my neck, leg paralysis, double vision, blurred vision, spotted vision, colored vision, sensation of spinning, nausea/vomiting, extreme sensitivity to smell, and confusion. I’m sure there are more, but I can’t think of the rest at the moment. Once, I had a migraine while driving to class and forgot who I was and had no idea where I was or even what country I was in. I was just extremely disoriented. This lasted for about 3 minutes and I pulled over as soon as I started feeling confused. I went directly to the E.R. and they ran numerous tests/scans and said it was just a migraine. I have been to the E.R. countless times, as well as specialists all over my state. I have yet to find a preventative that works for me. I’ve tried 6 of them. Some make the migraines worse, some do nothing, some improve the migraines slightly but have side effects I can’t live with. I have had every test known to man run. I have had EKGs, EEGs, MRIs, CAT scans, PET scans, blood work, and sleep studies. Nothing is wrong with me according to those tests. Migraines have taken over my life. I am worrying about my future, my health, and my safety. I was hoping for some insight from anyone who has had similar symptoms or just anyone with advice.
Thank you in advance.