Migraines

Philippines
September 23, 2008 9:28pm CST
I've been experiencing severe headache since June. I thought it was just my usual headache and so I took paracetamol. Paracetamol most often took away the pain after 10 to 20mins. But that headached, which started this June, was really bad. My husband bought me Ibuprofen and thankfully it took away the pain after maybe 15mins.
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@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
24 Sep 08
So do you think it is a migraine? I can't really tell, you didn't describe it that well. I get bad headaches but I also get migraines. Even he migraines can be different sometimes for me. When I get migraines they hurt really bad, any light hurts and my eyes are sensitive to the light, any noises hurt really bad as well. I take some advil/aspirin and lay down, I take a cold washcloth and put it over my forehead and sometimes eyes. Sometimes I will cover up any windows because of the light.
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
Actually, I went to the doctor to see what it is, really. I was told to have a paranasal xray and complete blood count. Since, he said it has nothing to do with my eyesight. His first impression was the blood flow in my head. Sadly, I haven't got the xray and blood test until now. So, I really can't tell if it is migraine or not. It's just that most of my friends say it is becuase of the symptoms I've got.
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@debny711 (264)
• United States
24 Sep 08
My 19 year old son gets migraines all the time. Light bothers him, he feels nauseas. He crys all the time. When he was in high school they had to put him in the dark room because the light was really bothering him. The doctor says give him Excedrin which does nothing. I think he needs a prescription for something. The doctor is afraid to do that because he is on seizure meds as it is. I feel bad for him when he gets these headaches, there is nothing I can do for him. Sometimes a cold rag on the forehead helps too.
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@o2bnocn (2895)
• United States
24 Sep 08
Yes I also get nausea along with it as well sometimes. I have laid there and cried because it has hurt so bad and even the crying hurt!
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• United States
24 Sep 08
when you get these headaches are do you ever feel nauseaus along with it? are you especially sensitive to lights or sounds? if so it very well may be a migraine. it's good that you went to get it checked out. i have been getting migraines for years now, ever since i was in college. they come and go- sometimes i will not have one for months, and then i will get one every day. it stinks. when i get migraines i am really sensitive to lights- the brightness really makes it worse. good luck and i hope you find out soon so you can take care of it! :)
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
i sure feel nauseaus each time this terrible headache hits me. i even throw out so much. there is this one time that i failed to get to the sink in time and litter, you know, on the floor. and these lights also worsen my headaches. so, this might be a migraine? are yours that bad also? gushhhh! mine makes me a bad mom sometimes. my daughters would refrain from getting near me when i have this pain... God! I really ought to complete my medical test!
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• United States
24 Sep 08
from what you are describing it sure sounds like migraines, but obviously you would have to have your doctor diagnose that. if so, do not worry, though- there are lots of different medications that will treat migraine headaches. i was on a couple of different medications a while ago, but stopped taking them because i got pregnant and couldn't take them during the pregnancy. which was fine, because they did not bother me as much then, anyway. i do get nauseaus sometimes with mine, but have only thrown up a couple of times because of it. the lights really do bother me, though, and sometimes the kids yelling or being too loud bothers me. i have been getting mine alot again lately, so i am thinking of going back to my doctor as well. good luck! :)
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• Philippines
24 Sep 08
I'll follow your advice, I'll have my medical tests done right away and be back to the doctor. Thanks!
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@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I suffer from chronic migraines and know what it's like to have them hang on forever. I discovered that if you take a vitamin B2 each day it reduces the pain and frequency of the migraines. It doesn't build up in your system so you don't need to worry about effects from it. Also, when I do have a migraine, I find that when I take the medicine if I take something with sugar with it the pill tends to enter the system faster which will eliminate the pain a bit quicker. I strongly suggest with the headache hanging in there since June that you have it checked out by a doctor. Have you had a blow to the head or neck? Do you have degenerative disk disease in your back and neck? Do you suffer from arthritis? You would think that a neck injury wouldn't cause headaches, but that is where most of my migraines start! I have two disks that rest on the nerves to my shoulders, arms and hands and it also plays havoc with headaches. Anyhow, have it checked. It's just a precaution, and it is well worth the time and money to see the doctor.
@Loverbear (4928)
• United States
30 Sep 08
I have to add that I have had migraines so bad that the only way that they will lessen is to throw up. But they are so bad that I feel that if I throw up the top of my head will explode off the top of my head. I must be a sight saying my prayers in the porcelain telephone and holding the top of my head so it doesn't blow off. I read the other postings, and another couple of things is that when you go out in bright sunlight that you wear the darkest sun glasses you can find...it keeps the sunlight from aggravating the condition. Even if you don't have a headache, wear the sunglasses as they will protect you from the possibility of getting another bad headache.
@besthope44 (12145)
• India
2 Sep 10
A migraine headache is a form of vascular headache. Migraine headache is caused by vasodilatation (enlargement of blood vessels) that causes the release of chemicals from nerve fibers that coil around the large arteries of the brain. Enlargement of these blood vessels stretches the nerves that coil around them and causes the nerves to release chemicals. The chemicals cause inflammation, pain, and further enlargement of the artery. The increasing enlargement of the arteries magnifies the pain. Mostly women are affected. Migraine afflicts 28 million Americans, with females suffering more frequently (17%) than males (6%). Missed work and lost productivity from migraine create a significant public burden. Nevertheless, migraine still remains largely underdiagnosed and undertreated. Less than half of individuals with migraine are diagnosed by their doctors.
@KUSHANK55 (2437)
• India
8 Oct 08
pl do not take any medicines they will spoil your health further. for medicine free remedy pl send message to me .
@neildc (17254)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
2 Oct 08
That is one thing that you shouldn't take for granted, my dear sister. I think you have to see your doctor and have yourself checked-up. Though we can get relief from this medicines, taking a lot of it and self-medicating is not always good for our health.