- CASE FILE
Worse than a migraine headache, vision issues, disorientation, dizzy, nauseous, speech and thought process hindrance. Hospitalized no answer
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I began having episodes August 2018 while on vacation with my family. I thought it was a touch of car sickness and maybe the start of a migraine, since I’ve gotten them most of my life. But thing quickly progressed especially when we had dinner at Medieval Times. We spent a couple days at the Great Wolf Lodge and it got so bad I was lost for 15 mins trying to get back to the room to rest because I couldn’t focus. I finally climbed 2 flights of stairs really slowly because I had to test each step like it wasn’t there, I’m not sure how else to describe it. For the remainder of the trip I wore water goggles mostly everywhere because for some reason the pressure and visual effect they created helped. Since last August I’ve had small episodes. A terrible headache worse than a migraine that would last for days. Vision or memory issues. I went to multiple Drs until right after Christmas. I went to the local ER and begged them not to give me the migraine cocktail because I don’t respond well to it, but they wrote me off saying it was nothing more than a migraine. I didn’t know at the time but my sister informed me my speech was very slurred and stuttered like I was intoxicated despite being sober. I also had begun having a tremor of the head and she said it even continued after they just doped me up which knocked me out. Despite everything they gave me I could still feel the headache. They sent me home. Next day I went to the ER in a different town where some of my other family lives and they put me in the stroke & neuro department because my symptoms were worse. Any time I walked I would get very shaky begin breathing heavily and shiver. My head shook nonstop at this point. Nothing could be close to my face. I had to test any depth difference in the floor. I would get scared when being wheeled through automatic doors. I would forget things even normal words. Nausea. I had to focus hard in order to speak but recalling past things I could speak normal. My speech was very hindered. I would get very frustrated and the symptoms would get worse. They were talking about a live facility or in home help. I had verbal, occupational, and physical therapists see me. They ran a couple CT and MRI but no EEG. The original Neurologist shrugged off more than a few symptoms and diagnosed me with Migraines again. Started me on all types of medication which I had to stop because it made the symptoms worse. I gave up even though I still suffer in silence. No one can see the almost constant symptoms so they think I’m just being a hypochondriac so I just deal and keep my mouth shut.