Hello, Im new here.
I had my first migraine aged 11. Suddenly my whole visual field went crazy and I couldn’t see anything properly – zigzags and blind spots and all those crazy things. This was followed by intense pain for several days and painkillers didn’t seem to help. I had this kind of migraine extremely rarly, really only about once or twice a year. In my late teens early 20s they stopped for several years and then they started again mid 20s. The visual aura was increasingly accompanied by the signs such as not being able to speak properly or find words, one-sided numbness and tingling in my lip and hand and feeling sick and dizzy. In the meantime since years now when I take 1g of paracetamol as soon as I notice the visual signs I have no headache pain whatsoever (!!) only the full combination of neurological symptoms including the most crazy visual disturbances, sickness one-sided numbness tingling, not being able to speak properly and such things. Since I dont have any headache pain anymore it seems that this is what is called a silent migraine although I don’t know how it would be like if I didn’t immediately take the 1g of paracetamol – it almost feels as though I’m having a mini stroke except that I’m so used to it. This type of silent migraine or whatever we shall call it only happens to me about once or twice a year though it’s rather scary when it does happen. Anyway I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts on this, what type of migraine it is or if it is part of something completely different. Would really be interested to hear your thoughts. Im female and 44 by the way. Best wishes to all 🙂