I have never been in a group like this before– I am not sure how you do it- but I will just say what is going on with me now. I have always had migraines– the kind with auras that effect your vision- lasting 20-30 mins then with a nasty migraine — I have had them all my life- and I considered that I dealt with them as well as I could- mostly controlled with a Supplement called fever few– none of the Rx things ever helped me. 5 days ago, I had another one– I considered it to be the same — although it came on with less warning– like the aura was full blown instead of beginning as a small corner and progressing to half of my visual field. I just took some fever few and waited for it to get better– but It lasted for 3 days. This is not unheard of for me– however this time the aura did not fade, but continued. I did not know this was something to be particularly worried about– since I have had them a million times before. Finally, my husband was concerned and took me the after hours medical clinic and they did testing and insisted I go to Hospital immediately. The damage was already done–apparently , my aura is now going to be permanent — which means no driving– reading — or TV. THIS SUCKS!! they now placed me on preventative blood thinner — to prevent a 2nd episode. Which is a great idea! What I do not understand — is — if it is a known fact that this kind of migraine makes you highly susceptible to a stroke– Why wasn’t I already on something to prevent it ? I just do not get it. — this was mainly me trying to find somewhere to say that. I guess I do not have anything more helpful to discuss. I do wish anyone who sees this good luck and I hope you do not have a stroke like I did. Although I am very lucky I can think–walk–and have no damage like that– it was only a stroke of luck that I am affected in my vision– and not somewhere else. Thanks for a spot to vent.