That was how my Team Manager described me. I was at work and it was like someone had flicked a switch in my brain. I was disorientated, confused and had slurred speech. I was aware of what was going on around me yet couldn't do anything as the words made no sense, although in my head they did.

When I consulted my doctor, she thought it was vertigo, but I said, surely that does not include the speech and confusion? In 2009 she sent me to a Consultant, and after about 9 or 10 months I was diagnosed with Basilar Type Migraine, or Migraine with Brainstem Aura as it is now known as.

I was off sick for about 2 years. and it was diagnosed as a disability but lost my job as a result of it in December 2011. My life has not been the same since.

David, Nuneaton. UK