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    Migraines for approx 30yrs. Need help
    An_251238 posted:
    I have had the same neurologist for approx. 30yrs and he says that I have complex migraines and cannot use normal migraine meds. I have been on Depakote, steroids, and now Topamax. He has even given me numbing shots in the back of my head. A few of the migraines have been so bad that I had to go to the ER. DR says he doesn't know why, and there is nothing else he can do. I have kept the food diary and know some of my triggers, but now that I have had 8 TIA's and a stroke, I am at the end of my rope. I have seen a specialist and he told me to come back if I have another TIA. Saw him in Oct, he retired in Dec. I was at the ER again 2 weeks ago and the ER doc told me that my migraines are why my face is "melting" and I can't speak properly, or move my arm. My left eye won't open & I have a heavy facial droop during the times it looks like a stroke. It looks like stroke symptoms...confusion, slurred speech, combative, headache, unable to keep balance. Never had this in the first part of my headaches. I cannot walk in a straight line, tilt my head back, even with eyes open-I will fall over, I lose my balance very easy, fall A LOT. I take 10/325 vicodin, gabapentin, and diazepam, to control the headaches. Some of them last 7-10 days. I have made an appt with a new neurologist, but I am not sure what to ask him. Please, if anyone has ANY ideas about this, please help. I can't even work because my job & my Dr feels that I will have another TIA or stroke in front of my students! This is NOT helping the situation!

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