I agree about more than one kind of migraine. I started having visual disturbances like these ( scroll down to see pics)
without any head pain whatsoever last summer. I was diagnosed with migraines. In the fall I started having more of the painful kind as well. I have had migraines in my life but never diagnosed, and I jus thought they were super bad headaches. Anyway I never added it all up before last summer. Now every time I get extra dragged out and spacey, I know one is coming.
Hearing bells is not the same as ringing in your ears though. I think jeca, if I get you right, you are literally like hearing your doorbell ring and then it never really rang. That kind of stuff can truly happen if you are too tired. Sleep deprivation is rough.
Migraine headaches to me include a sick feeling in my neck, spine, arms, and stomach. In a pinch I have gotten some minor relief from sucking on peppermint candies because peppermint and lavender are supposed to help/
But I don’t think you should write it off as migraine. You should RULE OUT OTHER THINGS before you decide its migraine, mama. If its getting to where you feel like you cant watch your kids/drive safely, etc, you should get help sooner than your appointment.
I relate to you because I am having similar issues since I hit my head. It is not fun, and my heart goes out to you! Don’t minimize it and do get second opinions. Don’t feel stupid for how you feel---chances are you are sleep deprived and having migraines, but don’t let them shoo you out of their office before you tell them EVERYTHING and get ASSESSMENTS and EVALUATIONS> i.e. don’t let them just push drugs on you without them doing some tests of some kind!
Let us know how it goes, ok? Thinking of you...