My wife has these headaches up to 9 times a day. She started these attacks in March this year. Her first attack was just getting out of the car and falling to the ground. Her headache included right side stroke symtoms. The ER thought that she was having a stroke and gave her TPA and sent her to another hospital for care. With these attacks she has a left side headache behing her eye. She can not speak, vision is cloudy with some right side drooping of the face. She also has a right hand tremor. She right side weakness from top to bottom. She has made 6 ER visits since this started and has been in the hospital nearly everytime she goes to the ER. Her attacks start when asleep, about 5am. She has continueous attacks until late afternoon. Her doctor doesn't know what to do for her. She is on several medications including Topamax. They don't seem to work. Sometimes, her memory is a total blank. Her doctor says that these attacks are not hurting her. One thing that I worry about is not knowing if she is having a real stroke. More in another post.
Published On: June 06, 2012