Kez Posted May 1, 2019 Share Posted May 1, 2019 Hi all. My name is Kerry, my friend told me about this group and has been telling me to introduce myself, so here I am. I began with dizzy spells last year, docs thought it may have been my blood pressure and were keeping an eye on it. This went on for many months and eventually asked me to have a blood pressure machine on my arm for 24hrs. The second day I had it on at work and I had the most horrendous dizzy spell I've ever had and had to go into the office an be sat down..I was sweating, shaking, couldn't lift my head, couldn't talk, felt so sick and had to go home. Since then I've been in and out of the doctors for months until they finally sent me to Nottingham QMC as one doctor thought I had meningitis..I was terrified. The outcome was I have migraines! As these weeks/months have gone on the dizziness had increased and time off my jobs has. Never knew how bad migraines could be.. As it turns out I don't have migraines I have severe migraines that don't show any of the so called normal signs.. No lights, orbs, light doesn't effect me, I don't spend hours in a dark room. Nothing. Then in the month of Feb - an ordinary day, I'd done my 2 jobs, got the kids from school, gone to the gym, come home and was cooking tea when all of a sudden the biggest pop/bang went off in my head and by the time I'd shouted " what the hell" I was on the floor, paralysed ..my kids were crying my partner was in shock I think he just kept telling me not to move. 20mins later I lifted my head and crawled up to my bed and feel asleep. The following day I felt very fragile but walked to my first job but I began slurring my words and got confused to the point that the cook took me to the hospital. 11hours later and they said I'd had a thunderclap migraine and were keeping me in..until that is a specialist came to see me and said "no, it's just a migraine. Up your amitriptyline and go home" that was that! I've been banging my head on a wall since then trying to get someone to listen to me, because no one wrote down I'd had a thunderclap migraine. All I keep getting is its just a migraine, up your pills and go home. How the hell are you meant to function when I'm popping pills like skittles??? Work are more involved and made me go to occupational health where that doctor told me in no uncertain terms that if I have one of those thunderclap migraine again I could die.. His words not mine! He was amazed that i had not had another scan, that no one was talking me seriously! Then Sunday, I had a text on my phone saying here's your reminder for your hospital appointment for today!! So, I go thinking I'm going to be listened to this time. Someone is actually going to take in what I say...mmmm. The good news is that I'm getting my MRI scan, the bad news is he's not at all worried and he thinks it's all from me turning 47 and "this age you know, things can go wrong" his words not mine. He thinks I'm going through my change or my blood pressure is a cause or you know it's life and that's it!!☹️ I'm pleased I saw someone but left feeling like..it's just a migraine!!! feel really let down. Thanks to anyone who took the time to read about me xx Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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