Posted by Female (as ),
Having had on-going migraines 15+ a month, always had an adverse affect to fluorescent lighting that has a detrimental effect on my daily life.
A months ago, developed a new type migraine with slurred speech, mobility affected and any lighting was intolerable, -very frightening. Did not wish to go to A&E as it is brightly lit. After 6 days, with no real improvements, decided to go A&E whereby Triage admitted me, stating migraine, tender stomach constipation with water infection.
Stayed overnight - a lot better during the darkness but day time the lights were blaring as I put a sheet across my eyes - hardly speaking. Had CT scan next day which was ok - - just drank water & nothing else so unable to report on food.
Started me on Triptan but a lack of communication they did not realise I had stomach problems - apparently I found out afterwards, the records are not totally transferred over to the ward from Triage.
The discharge Nurse was very rude, gave me some tablets & I asked if they were for the water infection. She confirmed they were for my migraine and promptly told me I am discharged. I got up dis-oriented unaware of where the exit was - lighting affecting me and she stood pointing to the exit, not saying anything, with a nasty facial appearance, who couldn't care less of my care.
Had various appointments with GP's as migraine still lingering, though not as intensive but plenty of pressure top of head, behind the eyes, and electrical zaps now & then. I feel the GP is useless - in desperation went to Optician who gave urgent referral eye clinic, who within 30 minutes diagnosed auto-immune problem.
This is linked to the other story "auto-immune".
Needles to say, I have changed GP's after 15+ years of not helping me.