Hi there. My name is Brandi and I am 26 years old.
In June of 2013, I was driving home from work and I didn’t feel so good. I was used to having migraines, I have had them for several years, so I didn’t think anything of it at first. But then as I was driving I couldn’t really think or focus… I was just there. I do remember praying in my mind, “God please just let me get home.”
I knew something wasn’t right. I felt numb on my right side (which is where my migraines always are). I made it home and laid on the couch. For a minute I was still trying to take in what was going on and got scared. I started crying and I called my mom who came home and said, “Who punched you in the face?” She said it looked like I had been hit. I told her I wasn’t sure but I didn’t feel good.
She took me to the ER. There we thought it was maybe a stroke. My identical twin sister who also gets migraines had the same thing happen to her a year or two before. She was at work so they rushed her to the ER by ambulance. They sent her home saying it was just migraines. I had a ton of tests run including a spinal tap. They ruled a ton of things out including a “brain aneurysm.”
Then after doing several tests they said it was in fact a “brain aneurysm” (very small, it was like a two). I left the hospital and a couple of days later went back with a massive migraine. They watched me overnight and sent me home. They advised me to get outpatient treatment soon. I have put it off but finally made an appointment to go for a check up. My migraines are getting worse and the pressure is right behind my right eye. I have been to the eye doctor several times and they say it is defiantly not my eyes. My appointment is November 21, 2013. It is still a ways off but I am glad the appointment is made. My twin sister is going to get checked for one as well after she has her baby boy. I am praying for all of you!!
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