Anonymous

Silent Migraine?

Has anyone experienced or knows someone who has had silent migraines? Silent migraine has all the symptoms of a migraine without the pain. My doctor believes that’s what I have. For the last two months are so, I have been having 1-3 days of bad nausea and dizziness, which goes away, then comes back. I’m on day four of my 8th episode. During this time I’m extremely irritable and pretty depressed (which could be symptoms of silent migraine.) How do you deal with it? When will this end? I’m so sick of being sick! Or has anyone had nausea for a long time and it was a symptom of an underlying health issue?

  • Tonnie
    Apr 02

    I have noticed that I get dizzy, nauseous and depressed (and easily fatigued) when I do a water-only fast. Or when I am very low in magnesium and other essential minerals. I rarely get headaches at the same time, but if I do, this method still helps, and works almost instantly for me. I usually find happy, fast relief by putting about 1/8 tsp of Himalayan or Celtic SEA SALT in my palm and touching my tongue to it, then washing it down with filtered water. There are LOTS of important minerals in sea salt that we are not getting from processed table salt and because of poor farming practices. My hobby is researching ways to improve my health naturally. Stress can cause most people to burn right through the little bit (if any) of magnesium we get through our food, and it must be replenished daily. I’ve read and listened to many nutritionists who say there are no worries of taking in too much magnesium! The body will just excrete any surplus. But if you get WAY too much too quickly, you might experience extra trips to the bathroom for a day or so. Magnesium is SUPER important in healing and staying well! Most medical doctors do not have much more than 2 hours of education in nutrition. They are mostly taught to prescribe drugs. But the miraculous body will often heal itself, if given the essential building blocks that Nature provides for us! You’d be smart to do a little research on your own! Maybe start with YouTube and search for “Magnesium Deficiency.” NOTE: I am NOT a doctor or a nutritionist, so take these tips with a grain of salt! Lol! :)

  • Vicki
    Apr 02

    Continue to monitor this, paying attention to when it occurs. Keep a calendar and make notes of what else is going on at that time. Where are you in your menstrual cycle? Have you changed birth control or are you having other hormonal changes? What have you been eating? It wouldn’t hurt to get a full physical and see your obgyn as well. There can be underlying causes to migraines that affect treatment options. Or this may not be migraines at all. Good luck!

  • Anonymous
    Apr 02

    Thank you for your valuable suggestions!

  • Anonymous
    Apr 03

    I would also suggest micro-nutrient testing - done via a blood sample. I had similar issues a few years ago and found out I was deficient in quite a few nutrients. Definitely informative and good to know how your body processes what you put into it. Just a suggestion and your doctor should know more about it! Good luck!

  • A
    Apr 03

    Sounds like episodes of vertigo. maybe get a second opinion to see if it could be something else or rule out an underlying cause?

  • Anonymous
    Apr 03

    All good ideas. Thank you!

  • Sierra
    Apr 04

    I had something kind of similar a few years back which was also diagnosed as silent or atypical migraines. I finally after many years was able to recognize it was hormonal. In my search to find answers I went to a Hearing and Balance Clinic. This would be a good place for you to visit for dizziness—if by chance it is not actually migraines or hormones, they can do a lot of different things to try and find the cause. There’s something called “adjusting your ear crystals” which sounds fake or weird but it’s legit, ha. That can be an easy fix for dizziness. I hope you find an answer. I was so discouraged the whole time it was happening to me (years). It made me just want to sleep ALL the time so I couldn’t feel it. It’s a terrible feeling.

  • Jess
    Apr 04

    Are you taking any medications or stopped taking any? I have silent or optic migraines and get visual symptoms and dizziness with nausea. Sometimes they last a week. But I think it warrants a trip to a dr or even call your insurance company, most have nurse lines where you can speak to someone for advice.

  • Jessica
    Apr 04

    Perhaps you should see a neurologist.

  • Anonymous
    Apr 04

    @Sierra, it is a terrible feeling, it cripples you. I wonder if you are referring to the epley maneuver. They so help with vertigo, which was what I started with in these couples of nausea. @Jess, I read that hormonal change can trigger migraines. In my case, it could have been, but I’m not sure. I stopped taking Lexapro and changed birth control brand about two months ago. Both could have made a big hormonal change in my body. I actually have seen my primary doctor a couple of times during these dizzy spells and she dismissed it. I have asked her to write me a referral to see ENT, then a neurologist.

  • Jess
    Apr 05

    Stopping lexapro plus starting a new birth control can totally throw your body off balance. I had to stop taking a migraine preventive and I was going through withdrawal for about a month, couldn’t figure out why I was so nauseous and dizzy all the time and then realized it was that. Especially if you don’t slowly change it. Drink a ton of water too. And maybe get a different pcp bc they shouldn’t dismiss what you’re saying!