I have had silent migraines for years, usually just the aura, over and done. Lately after the aura I feel a tightness in my head and dizziness. I have an apt with a neurologist in April. Any thoughts?
Interested in more discussions like this? Go to the Brain & Nervous System group.
I’m bringing @kdubois @mountainhiker @kozlo52 and @jjgardner into this conversation. They too have talked about migraines and auras. You may also be interested in these discussions:
– Anyone with constant migraines, unrelieved by any treatment? http://mayocl.in/2mSydSv
– Migraines http://mayocl.in/2d3qTUi
Hi, I am so sorry to hear of your pain, I to suffer from status migranous where I can get between 10-30 migraines in 24 hr period not relieved with medical intervention at this time. I’m sorry to say that I’m not familiar with silent migraines, it sounds like you get auras that something is about to happen, ……
Living with chronic and unrelieved pain is so debilitating, I find it interesting what other people have tried. Looking into all possibles for relief.
Good luck to you and God Bless. Keep us posted.
How old are you. I am 65. A few headaches when I stressed. I saw a nuerologist. I had an MRI. I have spots on my brain. It is normal age. My advice is dont worry.
Hi @ryman, I’ve had migraines since age 16 and am 45 now; I only had the auras during my late 20s. My mother and older brother have also both suffered migraines since their teens. My 14-year old daughter has horrible migraines which start with the aura prior to the pain and nausea/vomiting. My husband, his father, and his daughter all have painless aura migraines.
When you go to your appointment, be sure to take a journal of timeline/frequency, intensity, and differences/changes in symptoms. Look back and see if there have been any changes since your symptoms worsened/changed… lifestyle changes, changes with diet, a new medication, etc. Be sure to tell the doctor which medications you’ve previously-taken to treat the migraines that have helped or not. Be sure to tell them whether or not light/dark, noise, hot/cold, physical activity, etc. make them worse or better. Good luck!
Jump to this post
Oh, so sorry. I think 2 or 3 a day is bad and I don’t get a lot of pain. They are gradually changing and I expect I
will soon be experiencing the pain as well. I have been thinking about what I need to tell the doctor. A silent migraine is one with only the aura, flashing and spinning lights, blind spots, etc. mine usually last 15 to 20 minutes but I may get several in a row. Now I am starting to get dizziness, tightness in my head and a little pain. I hope you can find relief for your pain. it must be terrible.
Thank you. I am 75. What bothers me the most now is the dizziness because I cannot drive or do much else and it seems to be increasing.
Thank you. I am trying to think of what I need to tell the neurologist. I have kept some notes. What complicates things a little is that I have a crushed disc in my neck. I had the migraines before that but the symptoms may overlap. I guess the doctor will have to figure it all out. The best of luck to you and your family.
@ryman good luck to you, too. Please keep up posted!
Connect with thousands of patients and caregivers for support and answers.
Already have an account? Sign In