Thursday, October 16, 2014

Real Life......

So, I have gone back and forth on whether or not to write about this on my blog. But this is my place, my place to share the things going on in my life. I feel like you guys are like my little blog family/friends. Yes it's true, I am an over sharer! But this has been on my mind since I saw the doctor last week, and to be honest, at certain times I feel a little uneasy about it all. For the most part though I feel at peace and I truly feel that everything is going to be just fine. 

So let me back up. I've struggled with migraines since I was 16. My first symptom when I had my first migraine was the entire left side of my face went numb. I can vividly remember this and I was totally freaked out. My parents of course took me to see a doctor and and I had an MRI.  The MRI came back totally normal and the doctor said that this was a common side effect to certain migraines. Over the years until I was about 23 I had them once every few months. I would know I was about to have one because the numbing would come first and then the awful headache. 

At 23 they pretty much stopped. I don't think I had one for about 2 years and it was so nice not having them (migraines suck btw if you've never had one). They started coming back when I was about 25, but they were still way less frequent than before.  Again, I would know they were about to start by the numbness and I would immediately take Excedrin and lie down in a dark room if possible. 

Over the past three months they have come back with a vengeance and this time with some new, yucky symptoms! I've had two over the last month and they have been bad. My second to last one, my speech was severely slurred for about an hour. That was so scary, I knew what I was trying to say but it would't come out. It was all jumbled and slurred and Todd couldn't make out my sentences, but as soon as my migraine was over my speech was back to normal. Then I had another one come on last week and this time my entire left arm went numb. Something just did't feel right about these last two.

So while I was at the doctor the other day I mentioned what had been going on. He immediately responded saying, "You need to go see a neurologist." So now I am waiting to get in with a neurologist (that being said, they are obviously very busy doctors). I am guessing they will do another MRI and odds are I am going to be just fine,  but of course like a silly goose, I hit the google button on my symptoms and holy freak you out batman!!

All this to say, I would love to hear from any of you guys if you've ever had migraines or any of these symptoms.