Balance and migraine

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Doctors need to listen to patients' symptoms.  My stroke had no external visible signs but  in my head I was walking like a drunk with leaden feet and scissoring movements. Three doctors failed to listen and I was told to go home and made to feel a nuisance..  Finally  after 2 months of feeling really unwell, an  MRI ( which I instigated and paid for) showed I had had a stroke.  Four months later  I had  sudden  episodes of poor balance,  unsteady gait and sometimes collapse. Again these symptoms were  disregarded by doctors until I arranged to see a specialist.  The stroke had apparently triggered migraine which I have not suffered since my teens.  I would be interested in anyone else's experience of migraine triggered by stroke.The  headaches are not too bad but the ground rocks;  my feet  have pins and needles or are very weak.  The attacks seem to occur weekly at the moment.

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    Yes that is the problem, There is no visibilities of it, So everyone presumes your fine, when all along you feel like a time bomb is about to explode inside, It's hard to explain  how you feel, I feel like I want to scream if some body starts gabbling to me, I feel I have no patience, I hope when I have My MRI all is revealed
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    Hi there, I am really sorry to hear this. The service you received or not recieved from your GP is appauling!

    I would seriously write a complaint to your practice.

    I would demand to be referred to your hospital ASAP, this should not be left, and if you hvae these symptoms you are to dial 999! immediatley.

    I hope this helps?


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      Thank you for your interest.  Am pursuing treatment with specialist now

      but I am still working on my letter of complaint!  It needs to be well worded.  A very frightening time!

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      My stroke happened when I was asleep and manifested itself with lack of balance and odd walking in my head, but it has not affected my ability to function reasonably.  Because I look well and walk with an occasional lurch  no-one has any idea of the drunken feeling that is in my head continuously and the general feeling that my brain is out of control. I also have surging feelings  in my head at night about every 5 days which I think is the newlt triggered migraine.  I think it takes several months to get the balance of drugs right.

      Other symptoms with the feet and muscle pain I put down to statins.

      I do hope you recover well.  


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