Hi, I am new here and wanted to gain some feedback on my condition, I hope I don’t miss anything important in my explanation.
I should begin with my first migraine attack 6 years ago, it began with headaches and sinus pressure,I even misstook it for sinusitis. After a week or so I got the worst possible light sensitivity added to my symptoms. I had 3 visits to the ER which resulted in morphine and other pain killers to keep the pain at bay, and ended in scheduling a neurologist appointment.
After getting officially diagnosed with migraines I was medicated Topamax or something like that, I can’t remember well. The sides effect led me to stop taking it and in a visit to my country Venezuela, a doctor gave me a shot of Vitamin B and since then I never experienced anything remotely close. Until 4 weeks ago…
Now, while I started getting a lot of the migraine symptoms, I must say that the headache is very mild, and in a scale of 10, it hasn’t reached 4. Whereas in 2009 it went up to 10, seriously.
This time I started with sharp localized pains, aura, pressure/stiffness in face, dizzyness, confusion, tingling and numbness in face also, scalp pain, and for the first 2 weeks severe light sensitivity like before. Once again, I am gratefull that the pain hasn’t been too strong at any time and these symptoms have been coming and going, two or three at a time, for short periods of time.
Sometimes they dissapear completely for a whole day, and come back the next day or two days after, mild but consistent. Light sensitivity has been reduced a lot, it only bothers me because it gives me a sensation of tireness and makes my head heavy. I’ve got beginings of anxiety and panic because of how worry I get that the symptoms won’t go away, thankfully my husband is very supportive and helps calm down my anxiety talking.
So my main concern is that, it’s been more than 4 weeks already that I have had this convoluted mixture of migraine symptoms, the headache hasn’t been that strong like before, but the rest limits me and worries me especially since I sometimes can’t do many activities.
I already made an appointment with the neurologist but it’s still 4 weeks away, for some reason they are way too busy… In any case I don’t feel I need an ER visit, and find few things to do.
Any feedback in this lasting symptoms condition? Should I be worried and get an ER cat scan?
Sorry for my english, it’s my second language, and for such a long post. And thanks for reading and thoughts.