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I have had migraines since I was a teenager, no aura, just the severe pain in the eye(s).
On Sunday (this week), I was resting on the bed for about 20 minutes and when I got up, I was very dizzy (which had been happening days prior) but I suddenly lost the feeling in my right leg and foot. It was difficult to walk, so I went to the hospital, blood pressure was 149/120. A Stroke Nurse and Doctor examined me, did a CT scan which showed no bleeding, the feeling in my leg came back after 5 hours and eventually I was se for a nt home with the diagnosis of a TIA and given Aspirin. The next morning I had to attend a TIA Clinic and they said it could have been a TIA, but more likely a Migraine (think due to the fact I had a headache which followed but I explained that was due to the poor hospital lighting). However, due to the double vision, I was still experiencing, I was sent Head MRI yesterday and a scan of the neck. I have a follow-up appointment in about 4 weeks.
Should I be concerned that my headache has still not eased and I still have the double vision 5 days later? The headache is so different to a migraine as it's a dull constant pain, but every so often it's like a pounding thunderclap for a few seconds which eases....
I don't want to go to hospital again because I guess they have done all the tests so it's a waiting game for results, but when nothing at all clears the head, it's so worrying.
Any advice would help? I don't want it to be fobbed off as a migraine when it was a TIA and I could be at risk of a stroke.
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