Migraine advice/help please

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I'm not sure if I should see my GP. I've had Migraines for years and years ago I tried Beta Blockers but I had bad hallucinations so the GP I saw at the time told me stop taking them but didn't give me anything else. But I now have a different GP who is amazing.

Over the several months or so the Migraines have become frequent and worse. My head is absolutely killing me, it's the worst pain I've ever felt in my life. I lose sensation down my left side and I have paralysis in the left side of my face, have black blind spots and see Mandala or Kalascopic patterns in front of my eyes, or i have very poor fuzzy vision, I am very clumsy and off balance, and i feel confused and forgetful. I've also had very bad nausea and vomiting, but it's a really deep gutteral retching and vomiting that goes in like spasms if that makes sense, i vomit water and white foam.

This time I've had this now for over 48 hours and counting, it's been a real effort to type this.

Please can anyone give me some help and advice? I'm not sure if i should see my GP, i don't want to look foolish or like a hypocondriact but I don't feel at all well. 



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    Yes see your GP but sadly they may not be much good to you. I had similar sort of headache with auto immune disease. It is very similar to hemiplegic migraine and it could be either.

    If you have other health concerns in conjunction with this like joint pain, gi issues, skin complaints like rashes or flushing or recurrent sinus infections ask for a referral to a rheumatologist.

    If you don't have other problems and it is only the migraine ask to be referred to a neurologist or headache specialist. Life is too short to suffer like this. You have a right to bd properly investigated and treated. Doesn' t always work out that way though.

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    Emma, go and see your GP. Beta blockers are given as preventive treatment. There are different types of relise, there also other preventive medicine too that can be used. Just because one doesn't work for you shouldn't mean you shouldn't try something else.

    The migraine you describe sounds like a Hemiplegic Migraine my husband suffers from these and they can be very debilitating. See your GP see what they can do for. Ask to see a specialist. Over the years we have discovered different GPS treat migraines differently as not many people understand them unless they suffer with them or live with someone who does.

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    Why has one of my posts "been deleted by a moderator" 2 days ago?

    I can find no way to contact the site about this, and would certainly like to know why it was deleted, for future reference.

    Can the moderator please contact me about this?

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