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    New symptoms normal for a long-time migraine sufferer
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    LivingInRockies posted:
    My boyfriend is a long-time migraine sufferer. While he was recovering from a recent attack, he developed new symptoms such as dizziness and short-of-breath. I searched the internet but did not find these symptoms being commonly associated with migraines, and he didn't have these symptoms in the past. I wonder whether his new condition is related to stress, as he is also a long-term sufferer of anxiety and depression. His job is very stressful. Though I have urged him to see a doctor, due to his busy schedule and pressure from work, he hasn't. I'm getting worried for his health. Moreover, I live in the Rockies (elevation of my town is 7200 ft) while he lives at sea level. I'm concerned also as he plans to visit me soon. I read that migraines conditions may get worse at high elevations.

    Please share wisdom -- what I can do to help him? We're 2000 miles apart in a long-distance relation. I'm a busy professional also. I plan to visit him at a break in a week. Perhaps I need to drag him to see a doctor? However, he is pessimistic about seeking help as he has seen many doctors many times before. Now, I'm mostly concerned with his new symptoms, and wonder if they indicate a worsening of his migraines?


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