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    Derealization as a Migraine Symptom?
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    ladyhawk1600 posted:
    Recently I experienced a weird new migraine symptom, which if I'm not mistaken is called derealization. Since I've never had it before and it was kind of severe (though thankfully relatively brief), I was a bit concerned. (I posted about this in Questions a few days ago, but haven't received an answer yet and would really like some sort of response as soon as possible.)

    I'm 22 and had migraines all my life, but never experienced this before. I know symptoms change over time, but this was frightening; aside from feeling like nothing was real, I was very confused and had difficulty expressing myself, and also briefly lost my sense of taste. The episode lasted several hours before the symptoms (gradually) disappeared; over the next few days my head began to hurt and I still experienced some minor lingering confusion. Full recovery took 3 days.


    Should I be concerned that something else is wrong, or is this just one more (normal) example of fun with migraines?


    Also, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this symptom, and if so, what do you do to deal with it? Do certain activities, foods or medications help to alleviate it at all?


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