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My name is James Loew, and I am experiencing severe migraines also.

Posted by @jamesloew in Just Want to Talk, Nov 20, 2011

My name is James Loew, and I am experiencing severe migraines also. They started about two and a half years ago after I was in an automobile accident and suffered whiplash. The migraines have grown in intensity, disabling my legs and giving me stroke like symptoms. I just want to talk with anyone about migraines. @mainelady

mainelady

Posted by @mainelady, Dec 9, 2011

Hi! It is nice to hear from you! I was having migraines everyday for a few months out of the year (in the winter). Now, this year I do not have migraines. Yay! I started taking propanolol (sp) a year ago along with nortripolyne (sp) so perhaps this is the answer. I believe whiplash affects people in so many different areas of the body at different times of the year. Legs indicate a lower back problem. My memory since the whiplash has gotten very bad and the MRI indicates "white spots" on my brain which are collapsed small blood vessels. Lets continue to chat. My latest self diagnosis is to flush my sinuses about 3 times a day because I also suspect allergy related symptons with the migraines. Have you had an MRI?

mainelady

Posted by @mainelady, Dec 9, 2011

I see you have had a MRI. Good and lots of other tests. I am having another MRI tomorrow to prepare for a steroid epidural in my neck. I am experiencing sharp pains in my shoulder blade from a pinched nerve due to the whiplash.

jamesloew

Posted by @jamesloew, Dec 10, 2011

I continue having "attacks" that leave me unable to walk or use my legs to any degree at all. I have been put in a wheelchair, and have a home health aid, a nurse, and a physical therapist who come to see me during the week. I also have the "white spots" on my brain. I am going to Jackson, MS on the 28th of December to see a headache specialist. If he can't figure it out, Mayo hear I come!

mainelady

Posted by @mainelady, Dec 10, 2011

All my best for help on December 28th. My prayers will be with you. My cervical MRI is this morning so I can have a steroid epidural shot in my neck. I am optomistic. We have to continue to have faith and keep hope very close to our hearts. Stay strong and know people do care!

mainelady

Posted by @mainelady, Dec 10, 2011

My eyes are also affected by the whiplash. This morning my vision was impaired with squiggly lines in my vision. I also have tinnitus in my left ear and can change the frequency with neck movement - like looking for a different radio station! Lol I swear I can also tune into dog whistles!

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