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migraines/visual migraines should i see my GP?

(5 Posts)
mum2samandalex Sun 21-Sep-08 21:08:09

as a child i suffered from child migraine i.e upset tummy which i had to take medication for. And over the last few years ive suffered from really bad headaches (which im now guessing are migraines) and feeling nausea to the point where i need to lie down in a dark room until i can sleep it off. Ive never been to my doctors about it but recently i had a visual migraine i completely freaked out as i thought i was going blind as i couldnt see properly for at least 30mins.I was in town so dh took me to the opticians and i had my eyes checked out and all is fine there. My worry is that i have a history of high blood pressure in my family and with ds i had pre-eclampsia and dd whos 7mths i had pregnancy induced hypertension and was on meds about 5mths ago. Do i need to see my GP-is there a connection between high BP and migraines etc. Im also worried about the fact i may be high risk of having a stroke as again this runs in my family.Will i be wasting my GP's time as im guessing theres very little they can do for migraines.

TheArmadillo Sun 21-Sep-08 21:10:14

There are things they can do for migraines - different medications, other pain managment techniques. It would be worth going to see if there is anything they can help you with.

Mimsy2000 Sun 21-Sep-08 21:16:12

god are you kiddding - wasting your gps time!?!? this is exactly the sort of thing you should go in for. make sure you give him/her all your history b/c it sounds like there are a lot of factors to consider. and there are many things they can do for migraine sufferers. go get yourself seen!

FrayedKnot Sun 21-Sep-08 21:18:41

Given your history I do not think you will be wasting their time at all.

There are treatments for migraine if you want to go down that route. How often do you get them?

I have them occasionally and recently also had a visual migraine at work (lost partial sight for about 20 mins) - very frightening but I knew what was happening so just waited for it to go off.

I would definitely go.

colacubes Sun 21-Sep-08 21:19:15

I got blind migranes a lot when pregnant, usually went after 40 minutes, was fine for me but you should definetley go to the docs, let him give you an mot!

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