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4 weeks ago i had stroke like symptoms at night, sudden headache, weakness down one side and unable to talk, the worst passed in under half an hour but have felt out of it since, spent 5 days in hospital, mri, ct scan and lumbar puncture and was diagnosed with hemiplegic migraine. have been off work since and not able to do anything. in the meantime i have had a few occasions where i get numbness down one side and vision in one eye goes blurry for about 20 minutes but no pain. can you sometime have migraine with no pain, doctors say yes?
anyway again this morning i had a sudden onset of the symptoms again but no headache and another trip to A&E, seen there and sent to TIA clinic. doctor again confirmed hemiplegic migraine. am home now but still dizzy and spaced out. they referring me to my hospital migraine clinic but as its the nhs is likely to be a 3 month wait! is it even worth going to my own GP as doesn't seem to be much info about this condition. i have never suffered migraine in the past so find it odd it starts now in my late 30's. how have people managed with this in terms of work and returning to normal life, at the minute i dont feel able and terrified i suffer another attack at work or on way to work. i almost wish it had been a TIA or some physical visible illness.
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