I woke up with a migraine this morning. This is rather unusual for me, although I come from a family of migraine sufferers who have a much worse time of it.
It wasn’t until late pregnancy that I started getting them. At first, it was just a pretty visual aura but I knew immediately what it was from my Mum’s descriptions. There was no pain with that one. The next time was shortly after giving birth, whilst recovering from the resulting surgery (lovely pregnancy, horrendous labour). The aura was back and I can’t say about the pain as I was on painkillers at the time.
Shortly after that I had an episode of double vision. It felt like one eyeball was looking up and the other down but hubby couldn’t tell and I couldn’t walk anywhere without closing one eye. At the time, it was put down to migraine after they ruled out post-surgery stroke. I wonder now if it was Optic Neuritis?
Anyway, this morning I had a slight pain in my right eye (it’s usually my left that has intermittent pains and muscle spasms, making me look like Popeye). Light sensitivity and a reluctance to face breakfast - I did eventually and felt better for having eaten. No light show this time, though I’m used to seeing pinpricks of light in my vision. I also had an exacerbation of the numbishness that seems to have settled on my left side. I was aware of it on the left side of my tongue instead of just the tip and that my left leg felt worse than usual.
Does anyone else get migraines and do you think there’s a link with MS?