I was 5 when I started having aura migraines. Over in Europe, it is not generally accepted that children have such headaches. I was dx'd with SHM. Those are supposed to cease as an adult.
I took Imitrex & Midrin with terrible side effects.
I have had a mix of SHM and Optical Migraines with aura since then. Just recently (Jan of 07) I started having light flashes in my right eye and icepick headaches. An opthamologist sent me for an MRI/MRA which showed a venous angioma. The icepick headaches assicated with the light flashes were a trigger to the OMs. I was still having SHMs randomly, but more frequently, causing numbness and tingling in my left side.
An Air Force neurologist put me on Zoloft & Maxalt. These two drugs have helped with the frequency, but not severity, of the them. The Zoloft had given me nausea so much so that I have dropped back to 50mg a day.
I will be seeing a neurosurgeon for the venous angioma in October.