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hi. first time posting so apoligies if this is long.
was diagnosed last year as having migraine with aura. started off with numbness all down my neck and left arm, confusion at times and the very odd headache. woke one morning and thought i was having a stroke... i was confused , completly numb and disorentatied. went to A&E and was admitted for 5 days of tests and scans.
i had a MRI brain scan, MRI neck scan, CT brain scan, chest xrays, neck Xrays and every imaginable blood test you could imagine. all negative and clear, except for neck MRI showing a slight bulge in the c6/c7 disc but not impinging on any nerves.
so after seeing the neuroligist i was sent home with the diagnosis of migraine with aura and givin a 6 month prescription for amitrypiline.
after researching the amitripiloine i decided not to take it , as i didnt feel that the rare headaches i was getting were bad and as i have a young child with some medical issues i needed to be alert at night in case he needed me.
since june i was being suffering with a constant headache, on my left side, and when its bad it goes right in behinde my eyes and across my forehead. it was coming and going but its been constant for the last few days and im wondering if this is really migraine.im also suffering from regular panic attack lately . does migraine last persistantly for days or weeks, should the aura symptoms not disapper when there is no headache.... i am so scared that there is something else going on even though all tests were clear.... thinking of going to GP and maybe trying the amitrypile but from researching it seems that preventitive medication is hit or miss and usually comes with side effects.....
not really sure if im looking for advice or just to offload as this is strating to effect my day to day life....
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