Posted by Flash (184.108.40.206) on January 06, 2001 at 17:15:44:
In Reply to: Need help... new symptoms... kinda scary posted by pinksharkmark on January 06, 2001 at 00:07:36:
Migraine runs in my family. I have often experienced such visual disturbances, usually during and after a cycle has ended. Always black and white kinda fast moving fliccering zigzags, like a TV with a bad signal, but not total snow. Sometimes it's very mild, and sort of dances in the center of one eye. Other times it's peripheral, and occasionally total. Sometimes it hangs around very faintly for a few weeks, brely noticable. Like I said this usually occurs at the end of a really bad episode.
Now much much worse is when it happens during hell week. Hell week is the one right at the peak of a cycle. During this period I usually get 2-3 days of total headache, I've heard others describe this type of attack, whereby the headaches last 3 hours each and there is a 5min gap between them. They are off the fuckin scale and the only sleep I get is when I pass out. During the time I often get very bad B&W zigzags lasting a few seconds to a few minutes at a time, sometimes at peak apin, sometimes during the remission minutes. Always they completely obscure my vision, and I often feel sick and queezy at the time. Sometimes I do puke. All these are symptoms of classical migraine.
My explanation for all this is that the incessant CH attacks trigger a sort of background migraine of say Kip 6 which lasts 2-3 days. The CH attacks are kind of peaks of kip 7+ that break through this.
On the numbness from, this may just be nervous. I once had my whole right arm and shoulder go completely numb when I was driving. My head spun and my hand dropped off the wheel. I fuckin shat my pants and slammed on the breaks. I though I was having a stroke. There were no lasting effects, and this was 6 months ago.
Hope this makes you feel better.
Try asking August about this. I have read her posts, and she suffers a lot of this constant type of CH, and may also have experienced visual interference as a result.
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