I had endovasuler coiling in 2013 for an aneurysm on what I thought was my right carotid artery, only to learn much later it was actually on my right prosterior communicating artery.
I had visual problems on waking in recovery. This was just dismissed. I was discharged 3 days later & re admitted on day 4 with a terrible, severe headache & severe visual disturbances.
When the headache eased,I had a strange sensation deep inside my brain on the right side. Then,my left arm shot into the air & I had no control over my left leg.
It was the weekend so only juniors doctors to treat me. They thought maybe a seizure or a Tia but my CT was normal.
I returned home after 2 day’s & the neuro radiologist who perfomed my coiling rang me. He said to drink lot’s of water( which I did anyway) as tiny clot’s can break off causing odd symptoms but it should settle.
I then paid to see a proffesor of neurology as I still had these odd ongoing symptoms. At times my left leg would forget how to work to come downstairs. He told me I had had mild vasospasm & may never have it again & that I was having migraine auras without the migraine headache.
I was later due a follow up with the neurosurgeon & he disagreed with everything, apart from the migraine auras.
I suffered severe migraine auras for two years, then, after a colourful aura, they stopped. I still had daily visual disturbances but nothing like these awful auras that lasted an hour.
I have had really strange things occur in my head ever since the coiling, with no answers ever given.
I have felt like my head is being crushed on either side, with really severe pain & so frightening. At times as if a skewer was being pushed into my brow area & a feeling as if a part of my brain was being clamped.
I have felt water dripping inside my head, again on the right side.
I sometimes get a feeling like an elastic band is being pinged in my head! Other times sharp pains which will stop me in my tracks.
I no longer get scanned unless I pay for an MRA myself & with Covid this is now not possible.
Out of the blue on Christmas eve morning, I could see my vision fading & then a half circle of shimmer in the outer corner of my left eye. This was followed by huge silver shimmers of ragged broken glass. This has got me worried & I fear something could be wrong after not having an aura attack for so long.
I had an ischemic stroke 16 years ago, after receiving a flu jab. I lost my sight totally for 4 hours but I was not told for 7 years that I had suffered a stroke. I was fobbed off that it was a migraine without a headache!!
I am thinking of taking 75 mg of asprin until I can get an appt with a neurolgist in the new year. I read online that this helps with preventing migraine aura but as I do not have a stent holding in my coils this was never prescribed.
I have low B/P, low cholestrol & don’t smoke.
Has anyone here had migraine auras return after many years? I can’t understand why this has happened. They frighten me.
I am sorry for the long post. I am just so worried why auras would suddenly return & keep thinking it’s linked to my aneurysm as the night before the aura, I had a similar sensation in my head, again on the right side, to that what occured days after my coiling.
Thank you so much