Migraine symptom change

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Good morning, as a migraine sufferer since young boy my symptoms have always been the same. Aura for 30 minutes then one sided pain for a day or so. I know I am very lucky on the severity of the timescale involved I have recently noticed that initial first symptom sign has changed to a vertigo type start as opposed to aura. I am now 59 and am curious to ask anyone who may know if this is normal? The aura I can cope with but I am concerned and frightened with this new scary symptom. I am assuming this is also another pre migraine about to happen sign but thought I would ask. I am currently on losartan and tildium daily for hbp. Thank you in advance.

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    Hi,

    I am also a migraine sufferer and I recently experienced the aura, mine it's numbness in right leg and face, visual flashes and tinnitus, and I have a dull pain in the right part of the head, pressure like. Even now I am having the symptoms while I am typing. Will be going to the GP to rule out any serious health issues but did you expetienced anything like i mentioned before, in your case the vertigo it sounds like aura, mg problem is that i never had this symptoms and I am affraid of brain tumors etc. I am 33 years old 😦(

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      Hi Suzana,

      I will be making a doctors appointment later on, I have suffered with aura migraine for 25 years...jagged zig zag image distortion in one eye and then in both lasts for 45 minutes and then the headache. Having one almost everyday now. Showery weather doesn't help as I believe atmospheric weather can cause migraines as well as bright lights. In all these years I have never told a doctor that I suffer with migraines so going to see if he can help. Would prefer to use alternative methods, as I have read up on some of the scary drugs they can put you on, hope all goes well with your doctors visit

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      Hi Suzana ,

      All my life my first symptom has always been the Aura which last for about 20 minutes then the sore head develops.Fortunate enough to have very few other symptoms (very occasional blurry speech) .I do have Tinnitus which i have never linked to my migraines.A typical example (test)of my aura is looking at a news paer or car number plate and it has bits missing.The vertigo which seems to have cropped up recently is completely different , just a feeling of dizzyness and room moving slightly which i have never experienced in my early years.Only happened a couple of times and as it is followed with the migraine headache made the connection , hence question.It would appear it is normal for symptoms to differ as we get older (aura replaced with vertigo like symptoms).Def can cope with the aura better than the dizzyness but i suppose as that is a "new" symptom to me , hence the anxiety.Would imagine its a bit like someone having the aura for the first time and being the same.

      As i said before i am very lucky in the scheme of things to get off so lightly with the overall effect it has on my day to day living. I am sure the anxiety your issue creates doesnt help how you feel but i am sure the Doctor will re assure you after a wee check up.Rest in the knowledge what we all suffer is very very common and you are not alone and with a bit of time you will get on top it and manage fine.It can be annoying , especially when you are in a corner practicing ten minutes before fathers (daughters) wedding speech and you have a "dont believe this" moment when lines are "missing" due to the aura !! Hey , gave it ten minutes and it was normal service resumed ... thankfully. Again anxiety is a big contributor. Best of luck Suzana.

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      Hello Scotland,

      Thank you for your message, you made me feel much better. I started to have tinnitus a month ago when I had a terrible migraine and the following day I had numbness in my right leg then in my scalp, got really scared (this happened a month ago) and rushed to the emergency hospital, they check me up and was nothing wrong, just the symptoms after a really bad migraine, I can have aura before a migraine also after the migraine, this is what the doctor said in the hospital. The vertigo thing might be from low blood pressure too, it's called postural hypotension. I am nit a doctor but this might be a cause or sign of low iron level in the body. I would go to the GP and explain the symptoms and would request a full blood count to see if you have lack of some vitamins or minerals. Will keep you posted how it goes regarding my tinnitus with the doctors.

      Best wishes,

      Suzana

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      Hi Suzana ,

      Funny you should say that i do currently get 3 monthly B12 injections due to B12 difficency .

      Already asked doc to bring forward to 2 monthly as i always seem to hit a brick wall with tiredness every 7th/8th week .Practice refuses saying every three is enough, which is rubbish as previous practice was happy to make every two months (had to move due to post code surgery re jigs).

      Food for thought right enough.

      Thank you.

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      I read about B12 defficency and this can give you numbness, vertigo and tinnitus. It's strange because on the 2nd of january when I had the full blood counts I was slightly low on vitamin D, I took that and followed the doctors orders and it's a bit better but the tinnitus makes my skin crawl as I am thinking the worst, like brain tumors and all the neurological problems 😦(.. in terms of migraine I forgot to mention that I am on sumatripan tablets from 2015 when I was diagnosed with migraines but never had the auras till a month ago and it's pretty scary as I never had it before.

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    Hello Scotland 8, just hopefully put your mind at rest. I have found that randomly migraines do change occasionally with existing symptoms being replaced by new symptoms. I suppose they sort of evolve. I would still go to your doc's though just to be on the safe side. if they offer you stemitil, it didn't work for me. but give it a try, as it is prescribed for those symptoms & sickness.

    picking up on.the atmospheric comment. I have heard something of this before, but have never really taken much notice. I might start keeping a diary, it can't hurt, & well if it works. I'll be dancing in the streets.

    Thank you

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      Thanks Duggy.

      My biggest trigger has always been going from bright lights (day light outside) to indoors (dingy dark workplace).Or getting a direct zap from grandkids LED torch !!

      Always got one on Christmas eve for years and eventually worked out i was glutton at that time of year for eating tangerines !!!!

      Just a thought ......

      Thanks again.

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    Hello Scotland 8, just hopefully put your mind at rest. I have found that randomly migraines do change occasionally with existing symptoms being replaced by new symptoms. I suppose they sort of evolve. I would still go to your doc's though just to be on the safe side. if they offer you stemitil, it didn't work for me. but give it a try, as it is prescribed for those symptoms & sickness.

    picking up on.the atmospheric comment. I have heard something of this before, but have never really taken much notice. I might start keeping a diary, it can't hurt, & well if it works. I'll be dancing in the streets.

    Thank you

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    Thanks Suzanne, I go for a medication revieve within the next couple weeks. I'll definitely be mentioning the B12. I'll try anything that will help.

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