I was diagnosed about 10+ years ago with intractable migraines?

I was diagnosed about 10+ years ago with intractable migraines. I go through periods of having daily migraines and then sometimes for awhile the migraines are less severe and less frequent.

Some of my migraines are more ‘traditional’ in terms of being painful/nausea/vomiting/blurred vision

Other times I have migraines that caused passing out, one sided vision loss, slurred speech, numbness down one side (I may have all or some of these symptoms). MRI has ruled out more serious causes.

Do you know anything of this type of migraine? Preventatives and such have failed. I don’t take pain medication for them or anything of that nature?

I have other conditions: Systemic Lupus, Hermansky Pudlak Syndrome and hypertension

Age:37 Female
Medications: Topamax, Gabapentin

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Dr.Honey Arora
7:54 am

Thanks for the query..

All the symptoms that you are facing are not all probably due to Status Migranous or Intractable Migraine and is appearing to be the combination of the other medical conditions..

But still you need to once consult a Neurophysician and get a thorough examination done..

Please upload your MRI report so that I can guide you better..


2:48 pm

I am posting some test results as requested and will do so below. Also I was diagnosed with Basilar migraines-not sure if they are the cause of any of this. I am sorry I do not have the images to uplaod, just the report. This is from my most recent MRI with Contrast TECHNIQUE Multi-planar, multi-sequence, magnetic resonance imaging of the brain was performed before and after the administration of intravenous contrast. FINDINGS Diffusion-weighted sequence shows no restricted diffusion suspicious for acute ischemia. Expected intracranial arterial and dural venous sinus flow voids are present. No abnormal susceptibility artifactsuspicious for prior… Read more »

Dr.Honey Arora
7:36 am

Get checked for the side effect of medication also..
Your diagnosis is appearing to be due to a combination of causes..
So a symptomatic approach of treatment should be done followed by followup to see if the symptoms improve..