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I'm new to this so I apologise if this has been asked before.
I'm 23 and have suffered from migraines since I was 18, not a long time compared to a lot of you guys on here (which terrifies me). Anyway, I've came on here looking for some answers, maybe people to share experiences with, I guess just people who understand what these migraines are like and what they do to your life. I'm the only one in my family, relationship and group of friends who suffers from migraines and because of that I feel like they don't fully appreciate or understand what it's like. I'm not saying they're unsupportive but they've never experienced it to appreciate the sheer hell and intensity of them!
My migraines have always been the same symptoms, piercing sharp pain that starts from the right side of my neck and within 2-3 hours works it's way up and eventually finishes behind one of my eyes. During the 2-3 hour period, I will have projectile vomited at least 3 times (I hate to be graphic but this is not normal vomiting, this comes from absolutely no where with no warning and does not stop), I will have lost all sight in my right eye whilst my left eye suffers on it's own making it unbearable to be anywhere near the slightest bit of light or noise without having to vomit again, I will also have started to gradually lose feeling on the right side of my body, starting at my neck working downwards. Lastly, this part is extremely inferior but for some reason it is the part which bothers and upsets me the most, I start to become confused with my speech. I mix letters in words up - for example - washing the dishes will become dashing the wishes, I will struggle to get words out, I know what I want to say but my brain and mouth either won't say it or will say something completely different. As I said, this part is completely inferior to the rest, it doesn't cause me any pain etc but it is the most frustrating part.
Currently, I am experiencing at least 1 episode a week and have done for around 3 years. Prior to this it would be 1 per fortnight. My doctor is aware and prescribes me with both almogran almotriptan and also beata blockers which I take daily as a preventative but they do not work.
I'm fed up with migraines dictating my life to me, I can never make plans in advance with friends or family because if I have an attack then I am in bed that full day. I'm also at university and have so far this year already missed an exam because of an attack - causing me to have to re sit.
Finally, I'm just wondering if anyone has been referred to consultants by their GP for further tests? My doctor seems content with just giving me tablets and I'm getting to the stage where I need answers.
Any advice, help or even shared similar stories would be most appreciated!
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