Hey guys. - I know... i always post about my eyes/vision..
I've had migraine with aura for about 12/13 years (22 now). They've come and gone but never left.. I can go months without one. And then struggle to go a week at times. I'm in the latter stage right now after having a lovely 2 months free. - do yours come in clusters?
I've had 4 in a month which isn't a lot for some... and for me it's not unusual... but it's quite a few!
The problem i have is STROKE RISK. I google. Yes. Google - I'm that stupid. But the science is there, kinda. And it freaks me out beyond belief.
There's an increased risk in stroke (0.04 to 0.08) and also heart disease/attacks. Well... i know it sounds small. But my grandmother died of a heart attack. As did my father back in 2004. - So i'm sat here thinking it's a sure fire thing that one of the above will happen to me - if not via genetics, then my migraine will help too. My grandmother and father both smoked rather heavily which may have caused theirs... who knows.
Personally, i have never smoked a cigarette. Never touched a drug. Never been near overweight and very rarely drink. - So you'd think i'd get over it... but i can't! I can't get passed my faulty genetics and my brain bashing migraine auras!! - At times i feel fine about it... others i feel like a ticking time bomb.
I know this may sound silly... i just wish i could stop them from increasing my risk of stroke etc any higher than it needs to be!
I'll be going to get my heart checked as i get in to my 30s i think - Sure it'll be scary but my dad died in his mid 50s... so it's probably best to make sure if it's genetic or not. I can see it now.. the fear when i get told it is... or even just waiting to be told. - Anyway, i'll cross that bridge when i come to it.
Please help me on a few things guys
Stroke Risk - Should i worry? I hear "the second biggest contributor" and freak out... is it that bad?
Heart and migraines - There seems to be a link. And, like with strokes, seems to affect women more (i'm male) but still.... the link scares me. It almost secures my belief i have dodgy DNA.