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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 1, 2007
  • 03:51 PM

Well to best explain it I guess I need to start from the beginning, dont really have a clue about medicine so I will just say everything thats wrong reguardless if I think they are connected.

It all started almost 2 years ago. I get these headaches that usually come on around lunch time and will last for the rest of the day. So the doctor concluded it was migraines. (Was given meds for this but never took them, I would rather go through the pain than be drowsy and such.)

Later on, I start to notice that I feel numb all over, best described as having no emotions, and feeling no pain. For instance I would cut myself and not even know it until I saw blood all over the place.

For the past few weeks I have been just sitting like say at my desk at home and all of a sudden it feels like my heart is pounding out of my chest and I get the strong numbing pressure pumping up the front and back of my neck and into my head. It feels like my face is going to explode under the pressure (still no pain involved). I was taken to the ER and all they heard was pressure in my head and I was given an IV and sent for a CT scan. Diagnosis was migraines. After more than 4 hours I was just ready to leave, so didnt argue with the fact that it was my heart that felt like it was going to pound out of my chest.
Also my blood pressure is somewhat high sitting at 158/98

On a side note, not sure if its connected or what not, but my wife says that my hands are always shaking but when I look at them I dont notice. There is the occassion that when relaxed my forefinger or thumb will twitch back and forth without me moving it, same with my eyelid.

Tonight I walked out on the balcony and looked up at the moon and I saw two of them, thinking this was an awesome sight, I called the wife over and to my surprise it was just me. Never noticed this before until now, but its like that with all lights. Like if I look at a light pole, I will see two of them, each with halos around the light.

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  • Im not going to try to diagnose you as im not a Doctor...but heres my experinces which may help. I too have migraines and take topamax(im sure there are many others to choose from) I am not at the least drowsy from the meds. I take these on a daily basis to prevent the migrains and was prescribed another to take at the onset of any I would still happen to get. my aunt has a b-12 deficency which left her unable to feel the bottoms of her feet.....she is always injuring them not knowing it(sometimes cutting them where they bleed) I believe they call it neuropathy. Not sure about the double vision. shaking of the hands could be hyperthyroidism. might explain the rapid heartbeat as well.
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