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nah, I had anxiety for the first 7-8 months of this. Now I just feel like shit.
I believe the migraine without headache is referred to as ocular or opthalmic migraine. Do you take an SSRI, and did it reduce the frequency of your ocular migraines?
I began having them a few months after my seizure at 17. My recent MRI shows areas of small lesions which are consistent with about 20% of folks who complain of ocular migraines.
The lesions can be cause by periods of high intracranial pressure. I believe my seizure caused a period of high intracranial pressure, because I had intense and odd headaches following my seizure. I felt my ears "baking", and I have had stapedial myoclonus (spasms of my ear muscles) which are sensitive to light and sound, ever since the seizure. And of course they just blow you off at the emergency room,(hyperventilation?) and send you home to have your brain bake until you develope weird neurological symptoms for the rest of your life. My ocular migraines were frequent, and more frequent with stress. I can say that SSRI therapy reduced them to once every 3 or 4 months. I used to have several a week, and sometimes more than one in a day.
And for 20 years, I was treated by psychiatry without ever having an EEG. My recent EEG shows "slow waves" which are a signature symptom of a history of epilepsy.
If this sounds like a strange story, then read this article from Psychiatric Times:
Complex Partial Seizures Present Diagnostic Challenge
By Richard Restak, M.D. | September 1, 1995
Dr. Restak is a clinical professor of neurology at George Washington University and associate clinical professor of neurology at Georgetown University Medical Center
Temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), now more commonly called complex partial seizure disorder so as to include seizures that originate in the frontal foci, straddles the borderland between psychiatry and neurology. Since the condition may involve gross disorders of thought and emotion, patients with temporal lobe epilepsy frequently come to the attention of psychiatrists. But since symptoms may occur in the absence of generalized grand mal seizures, physicians may often fail to recognize the epileptic origin of the disorder. Indeed, misdiagnosis and failures of diagnosis are common in TLE. Fortunately, the illness is marked by certain "signature" symptoms that can aid in its identification.....more follows.
The complete article is here: http://www.psychiatr...cle/10168/54456
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