Migraines without the headaches?
I've been searching for answers to my health issues and have come up to the possibility that I'm having migraines without the headaches and usual symptoms of migraines. They would like to start me on a round of migraine meds to see if this helps - but wanted to ask around. My main symptoms suggesting migraines are chronic vertigo/dizzyness (vestibular health is good - so its not an inner ear issue), left sided weakness in leg, neuropathy in hands and feet, cognitive difficulties, word finding/reversal difficulties among other problems I have. My question is - if I rarely get a headache (if I do, its on the right side and responds to migraine meds at emerg), but have the vertigo etc - could this be migraines? I've been trying to search for non-typical migraine information, and came across this:
Hemiplegic migraine. This is rare. In addition to a severe headache, symptoms include weakness (like a temporary paralysis) of one side of the body. This may last up to several hours, or even days, before resolving. Therefore, it is sometimes confused with a stroke. You may also have other temporary symptoms of vertigo (severe dizziness), double vision, visual problems, hearing problems and difficulty speaking or swallowing.
I have all of these symptoms at one point or another - if this is what I have - it hasn't resolved itself - I am still having these symptoms for years now.
Major Depressive Disorder
Vascular/Veinous malformation behind right eye
Restless Leg Syndrome
Last edited by newbrunswick45; 03-03-2010 at 05:33 PM.