Volunteers wanted - For coursework in sixth form - few questions re HM

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Volunteers wanted - For coursework in sixth form - few questions re HM

Post by Tee on Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:15 pm

I have been contacted by Katie Palmer who is doing a sixth form project on a medical condition and she has chose HM Smile

All she needs is a few questions answered: You can either post them here or email her on katiepalmer18@hotmail.co.uk

HM Questionnaire:

- Are you Male or Female?
- How old were you when you were diagnosed or had your first attack?
- How long did it take to get diagnosed? (Did they find it hard to diagnose?)
- Do you have FHM or SHM?
- Have you had any tests done for your HM, if so what?
- What symptoms do you experience?
- What medications are you on, or have been on?
- What side effects have you experience from this medication?
- Do you have any other conditions linked to HM?

Thank you for helping

Tee x

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Post by Tee on Sun Oct 09, 2011 10:37 pm

- Are you Male or Female? Female

- How old were you when you were diagnosed or had your first attack? 18 first attack not diagnosised until 37!

- How long did it take to get diagnosed? (Did they find it hard to diagnose?) 19 years! But 3 yrs from the big one

- Do you have FHM or SHM? SHM

- Have you had any tests done for your HM, if so what? loads of tests to rule out other stuff - cardio, MRI, PFO camera, blood tests etc

- What symptoms do you experience?
Postdrome - pee a lot, tummy upset, yawning, neck pain.

Stage 2 auara - and lots of it:
Somatosensory symptoms - numbness and weakness - left side paraysis
Body image disturbances - Alice in Wonderland Syndrome
Felt presences
Depersonalisation
Derealisation
Auditory symptoms - wind in ears and ringing
Dreaming disturbance
Hallucination of coldness
Dysphasic aura - speech and/or language symptoms
Anomic aphasia - 'loss of a word'
Reading disturbances
Writing disturbances
Autokinesis - movement of stationary objects
Corona phenomenon - light round an object.
Visual - zig zags, floater, soft focus, snow
Mosaic illusion

Stage 3 - headpain

Stage 4 - run over / fragile feeling


- What medications are you on, or have been on? Botox now, tripans ans codine - have tried Beta Blockers, funarazine, amitripaline, Eplim, Topamax all the triptans - also had GONB and DHE

- What side effects have you experience from this medication? Loads -from tingles in hands and feet, weight gain, confusion, shakes, fatigue, to depression and sucide thoughts

- Do you have any other conditions linked to HM? Not sure they are linked but also IBS and MCS

You might find these of use:

http://migrainetalk.forumotion.co.uk/t100-potential-migraine-phases-and-symptoms

http://migrainetalk.forumotion.co.uk/t503-bash-guidelines-for-healthcare-professionals-in-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-migraine-tension-type-headache-cluster-headache-and-medication-overuse-headache

http://migrainetalk.forumotion.co.uk/t250-types-of-aura

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