My father(50) and I both have Hemiplegic migraines, as well as other members of my family. For those who don't know what a Hemiplegic migraine is, it's a migraine that resembles a stroke but do not cause permanent damage. Usually when my father and I have one, the migraine will last a day or two, and are followed by a few days of exhaustion.
Recently, however, my father had a migraine that was more intense than usual. The days following the symptoms continued so he went to the hospital and everyone feared it was an actual stroke this time. Tests were done and they found out it wasn't, thankfully. They continued with other tests, such as an MRI and MRA and found nothing.
However, for the past three weeks he's had reaccuring migraines. They're debilitating so he hasn't been able to go to work or do much at all. The doctors and neurologists have given him several different kinds of medicine and they aren't working.
So, I guess my question is if anyone else has had on-going, debilitating Hemiplegic migraines and what they were told to do, or did to stop them? Or just tell of your experience so that we know this has happened to others. Answers would be greatly appreciated.