I am new here. I started having headaches when I was young, and have grown up with headaches. Just recently, the headaches have gotten worse. I have had nerve blocks, and am trying to get my insurance to approve botox. I just got out of the hospital Friday afternoon, and have been admitted 3 times in August into September. I was diagnosed with a hemiplegic migraine back in August. I just started a new job, and have already had to call in sick 2 times. How do y’all live with headaches? They are definitely a pain!!!!
Migraine with aura, on the other hand, has a whole host of symptoms that can be very alarming. There is sensory aura, and visual aura, and it’s possible to have both. About 25% experience migraine with aura, I typically don’t. Here’s an article for more information; https://migraine.com/migraine-types/migraine-typical-aura/.
It’s not easy living with chronic migraine disease. In my opinion, it’s a good idea to see a counselor or other professional when we have a new diagnosis like HM. Learning about our particular type (s) of migraine and or headache disorders and having a good support network enables us to get the correct treatment and an empowered patient.