15-03-2007, 08:36 PM
About 8 months ago I was having pretty regular headaches with spells of hotheadedness. I went to the dr and was told is was likely stress related migraines. So I tried not to stress so much and the symptoms started lessening (I got a dog too) I?ve also been taking maxalt when the episodes get bad.
Up until a couple of weeks ago I hadn't had a bad episode in months. Then today I had a pretty bad one ... I had just got off the phone with my husband and was fine. Then I was playing with my dogs and all of the sudden I felt sort of dizzy (lucky I was sitting) the feeling lasted for about 5 or 10 mins and now I have a headache.
This seems to happen more when I get up too fast or it I throw my head back (like to escape doggy kisses) or close my eyes too tight. But sometimes it happens for no reason ... The other day I got the lightheaded feeling just laying in bed.
Could this just be migraines or something else?
16-03-2007, 03:28 PM
Migraines are very painful headaches that usually begin on only one side of the head and may become worse with exposure to light.
I took Migravent and guys it really works. Prior to taking Migravent, I was suffering from migraines for many years. And since taking Migravent it has reduced the number of migraines as well as their intensity. I recommend it for anyone suffering from migraines. I have not had any side effects from taking Migravent.
There are many different symptoms that are linked to migraines.
I have a friend who thought she couldn't shake a sinus cold & she felt awful all the time. Ends up it was a migraine.
My husband becomes numb on one side of his body & face & becomes so nauseus that he vomits. Lights & sounds bother him, he becomes very hot & flushes, then the terrible pounding headache comes last.
With me, I've always suffered from vertigo, since I was a teen but never associated it with migraines until I finally saw a migraine specialist over a year ago. Also as a child I suffered from frequent headaches, by the time I became a teenager, the auras began & I'd be left with a pounding headache for days & be sensitive to light, sound & movement.
As a young adult, my migraines began to change; the bouts of vertigo increased in intensity where some days I'd be falling out of bed because my head was spinning so much! I began seeing (or should that be not able to see) missing spots in my vision.
By the time I reached my mid to late 30s it escalated to anything imaginable!
- Headaches so strong that I'd find myself wanting to bash my head on the wall. Fortunatly these only happen once a year.
- Feeling drunk from mild to severe: so difficulty walking properly/gross motor (banging into walls & furniture or own feet), slurring. Innability to: speak properly, comprehend, think, write/fine motor, read, concentrate, focus (eyes). Irritable, loss of memory short & long term.
- Daily headaches from mild to severe located on different sections of the head. (Top/frontal behind eyes/hemi)
- Daily low grade nausea
- Partial facial numbness
- Headaches usually began before the aura hours before.
- The aura pattern varied, sometimes there was blindness but no aura, sometimes it's a flash aura & blindness that appear with no warning & dissapear in 10 minutes.
These symptoms became so life altering that I could no longer function. I finally gave up on my doctor & switched to one that was pro active. She sent me to a migraine & headache neurologist & between these two doctors, they ordered a battery of tests & images.
It was concluded that all my debilitating symptoms were linked to migraines. I was put on amitriptyline & slowly the symptoms began to lessen to a point where I can now function again. There are days that they rise to the surface but the medication so far is keeping it all under control. I do however still get the actual "classic" migraine as they call it, from 2X to 4X a month, which can be any of the visual impairements I've described with the pre cursor of a headache, at any time when sleeping or awake.
Hope this helps a bit.
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