Aneurysm, Migraines, Strange Symptoms?

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    My husband has had migraines without headache for many years. He also has a mid brain aneurism-not operable which was diagnosed 25 years ago. His migraines usual start with visual disturbance, aversion to noise, mouth tingling and sometimes numbness in his fingers always on the right hand side.


    Three months ago he woke up totally confused and feeling sick He did not know what the day was or what we had to do on that day. He had none of his usual migraine symptoms.


    Today he was swinging a pick-axe at work for a short period. He suddenly felt very strange and totally confused and everything about him seemed unfamiliar. He had difficulty finding his way home. He went to sleep and woke up feeling ok but still very tired.

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    I would greatly appreciate your opinion on what might be happening.


    Thank you, Sheila.





    Dear Sheila;


    Did he see his doctor for the episode three months ago or this most recent episode?


    While we would love to help, the truth is that nobody can tell you via the Internet what these episodes were. They may have been Migraines with new and unusual symptoms, but they could also have been something else entirely. Nobody can really tell you except a doctor who has his medical records and can talk with and examin him.


    Please do get him to his doctor as soon as possible.


    Thank you for a great question,
    John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert



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Published On: June 22, 2009