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Migraine??

Posted by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 5:39 PM
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I don't get migraines but is this one??

I have this roaring going through my head, my ears are ringing, I can't hear well, I'm dizzy, and its all making me nauseated.

I'll come back after I open my eyes in a bit. I'm hoping that a nap will fix it. Oh and there's no photo sensitivity or anything.
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jul. 15, 2013 at 5:40 PM

Symptoms

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Migraine headaches often begin in childhood, adolescence or early adulthood. Migraines may progress through four stages, including prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome, though you may not experience all the stages.

Prodrome
One or two days before a migraine, you may notice subtle changes that signify an oncoming migraine, including:

  • Constipation
  • Depression
  • Food cravings
  • Hyperactivity
  • Irritability
  • Neck stiffness
  • Uncontrollable yawning

Aura
Aura may occur before or during migraine headaches. Auras are nervous system symptoms that are usually visual disturbances, such as flashes of light. Sometimes auras can also be touching sensations (sensory), movement (motor) or speech (verbal) disturbances. Most people experience migraine headaches without aura. Each of these symptoms usually begins gradually, builds up over several minutes, and then commonly lasts for 20 to 60 minutes. Examples of aura include:

  • Visual phenomena, such as seeing various shapes, bright spots or flashes of light
  • Vision loss
  • Pins and needles sensations in an arm or leg
  • Speech or language problems (aphasia)

Less commonly, an aura may be associated with limb weakness (hemiplegic migraine).

Attack
When untreated, a migraine usually lasts from four to 72 hours, but the frequency with which headaches occur varies from person to person. You may have migraines several times a month or much less often. During a migraine, you may experience the following symptoms:

  • Pain on one side or both sides of your head
  • Pain that has a pulsating, throbbing quality
  • Sensitivity to light, sounds and sometimes smells
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Blurred vision
  • Lightheadedness, sometimes followed by fainting

Postdrome
The final phase, known as postdrome, occurs after a migraine attack. During this time you may feel drained and washed out, though some people report feeling mildly euphoric.

When to see a doctor
Migraine headaches are often undiagnosed and untreated. If you regularly experience signs and symptoms of migraine attacks, keep a record of your attacks and how you treated them. Then make an appointment with your doctor to discuss your headaches.

Even if you have a history of headaches, see your doctor if the pattern changes or your headaches suddenly feel different.

See your doctor immediately or go to the emergency room if you have any of the following signs and symptoms, which may indicate other, more serious medical problems:

  • An abrupt, severe headache like a thunderclap
  • Headache with fever, stiff neck, mental confusion, seizures, double vision, weakness, numbness or trouble speaking
  • Headache after a head injury, especially if the headache gets worse
  • A chronic headache that is worse after coughing, exertion, straining or a sudden movement
  • New headache pain if you're older than 50

Chrissywissy
by on Jul. 15, 2013 at 5:42 PM

There are different kinds of migraines. I get the ones where it is in one spot(like the right side of my head or left). Then there are migraines that encompass your entire head. Mine will make me throw up and I am sensitive to light and loud noises, and I usually have to sleep in a dark room until it goes away.

petie1104
by Gold Member on Jul. 15, 2013 at 8:01 PM
Ok so the nap didn't help. Only now my ears hurt. So does my throat. So I called my doc to see if he can fit me in tomorrow. I just called out of work tomorrow which makes me feel bad. I'm a temp and I took today off anyway because we took ds to camp 6 hours away yesterday. That's 2 days in one week.
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