When I saw Dr. She Who Will Not Be Named this past week, I had to talk with her frankly about a recent symptom I have been having (or I should say, have HAD three times) that I have not wanted anyone to be privy to...mostly because I can't/couldn't explain it and also because I had some fears about how it might affect my employment should someone "find out". But we're all "friends" here, right?!?
I just popped a double dose of my Verapamil (which is a recent change in my med regime) and thought, "Now why is it I'm not talking about this symptom on BrainCheese again? Exactly what is it I'm afraid might happen if someone were to know?" And, since I couldn't really REMEMBER what the big deal was, I decided it ISN'T a big deal...so here I go. LOL
If you recall, when I had my "alleged" migraines in April (and I'm still not convinced that's what those headaches were), I was put on Verapamil to try to control having another one...and I have not had another headache like that again. But what I HAVE had happen three times since April is this sudden episode of fatigue...like I must sleep right then and there...and then, I will have about 10 minutes of utter confusion come over me. My mind goes completely blank and I can't recall what I am doing or why I am doing it. The scariest episode was the last one while I was driving down the freeway at work on my way to an emergency room to evaluate someone. Really waaaaay not cool to have happen while driving AND at work!
Dr. SWWNBN thinks these episodes are something called a "prodrome" to a migraine OR they are an "aura" (once again, she poo pooed my belief I have a hidden and undetected brain tumor!), but I am not going into a full blown migraine after the episodes...personally, I just find the whole thing both fascinating and frightening at the same time! She tripled my dose of Verapamil (which of course, I have NOT started to take yet...I'm working up to it. LOL) in hopes this will eliminate the episodes.
But I got to thinking...I wonder if anyone ELSE with MS (or migraines either) has ever had an episode like this? And I decided the best place to check that out is with my favorite MS peeps...YOU!
Since I already lost my mind years ago, I'm not worried I am going crazy...but I AM worried something "ain't right in my head"...SO...anybody ELSE ever experience anything like this? It's OK...you can tell ME...we're all friends here...LOL