11 Days Of Constant "Spaced Out" Feeling Diagnosed As Migraine

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Asked by vikram

11 Days Of Constant "Spaced Out" Feeling Diagnosed As Migraine

For the past 11 days I have had headaches come and go, however for the whole 11 days I have felt constantly out of it. .My brain feels like it is "in a cloud" and makes it impossible to think clearly, affecting my job and my life in general. .The doctor (who doesn't know me) was quick to diagnose migraines (my dad suffers badly) he gave me pills that had no effect nor did my dad's strong pills. .I still have poor balance, poor memory, and strange feeling around my eyes along with the foggy brain (the worst part). .I've read about migraines with aura without a headache, which case of migraine seems most similar to mine yet doesn't quite fit, I'm a 26 year old female in a foreign country whho needs some advice or answers please

Answer

Hi vikram,

I'm sorry you are not feeling well. Migraine is a genetic neurological disease thought to be caused by overactive neurons in our brains and genetics, so your father takes care of that link. And Migraines can be quite debilitating, however, most Migraine symtpoms typically resolve once the attack is over. Take a look at Anatomy of a Migraine for information on the four phases of a Migraine attack, and Migraine with aura - The Basics.

I can give you some information to read and share with your doctor (you may need to find one who knows more about Migraine) but can't answer your question about diagnosis, because it cannot be adequately answered online, rather, diagnosis can only be provided by a doctor who can review your medical history, your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms, and conduct a complete exam in person. What country are you in? We do have a few specialists listed outside the US that you could take a look at our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

I hope this helps,

Nancy