Is this normal when a migraine occurs?

@Icyfairy (284)
Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
June 24, 2008 10:47pm CST
I have been having migraines since i was about 13 and there have been times when it got extremely bad and almost unbearable but i was not taking any medication to help ease the pain. there were a few times where it got so bad that it felt like my brain was moving slightly everytime i moved my head. and i dont mean the normal pulstaing, i mean actually moving. if i put my head down for a few minutes then get up my vision would get blurred briefly and it would feel like my brain was moving from the position it was in to settle in a new position according to the direction i hold my head. the pain would also get stronger when this happens. when i dont have migraines i do not feel this movement at all. i went to a doctor about it recently and he just laughed and said that it isnt possible for that to happen and everyone who i ask thinks that its some kind of joke but i know wat i feel and i know its real. so can anyone tell me if they have ever experienced this or if this is normal? and please take this seriously when posting responses.
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• United States
25 Jun 08
I'm sorry your head hurts like this. I get migraines to and most of the time they go away on there own with a little rest. Some times I need to go in to the doc and get a shot of some pain medicine for them to go away. Did the doc give you any medicine for that you can take when one is coming on? I think the feeling you are feel is the pressure and pules in your head and brain. Those head aches are making you dizzy and unbalanced?
@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
25 Jun 08
he gave me some pills to take when they are coming on. i was actually kind of surprised that they worked because before i went to the doctor my boyfriend made me try some pain killers and nothing worked. the headaches make me a little unbalanced but not dizzy.
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• United States
12 Jul 08
I am not a doctor, but I am a bit of an "expert," having had migraines throughout my life. I know exactly what you are talking about. I don't know what it means, but I feel that too. I get "hormonal" migraines once or twice a month sometimes. I get that feeling, along with changes in vision, seeing what looks like strobe lights, extreme pain that even a narcotic wont touch. I feel your pain! For me that feeling seems to be centered in my eyes...almost like I look up and it takes them a second or two to catch up. It feels like my brain is sort of floating (in a very uncomfortable way) in my skull. I know migraines are no joke. Mine started in grade school and I remember almost passing out in the office at school. As far as help for migraines, I have noticed that the better I eat, meaning no sodas, sugar, processed foods, etc...), the fewer migraines I get, and if I do get one it isn't so unbearable. And as for the doctor laughing...I once went to the OB/GYN complaining of extreme pain. I told him the feeling was that something was going to "fall out." He just laughed and said "don't worry, nothing is going to fall out..." The next day I was in the emergency room being prepped for emergency surgery for a 9cm ovarian cyst. Yeah, it felt like it was going to fall out! They don't always know what they are talking about...
@Icyfairy (284)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
13 Jul 08
thanks alot for your comment and for the advice about eating better. i really didnt know how to describing that feeling but you did a great job of describing it for me. thanks for that too!
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• United States
27 Jun 08
I've been having migraines since I was 13 too. It is a normal occur ace and it's not unlikely to have more than two people in your family suffer from one. I take Excedrin Migraine pills when I'm having a really bad one. And sometimes I just take two to avoid a migraine for that day. Try asking a doctor and see what they recommend for you.
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@DeniseH (130)
26 Jun 08
oh.. that doesnt sound like a very nice feeling at all! I suffer from migraines too but mine seem to be very different to yours. I have more of a 'visual' migraine. When my migraine starts i know its happening because i get a blank spot in my vision and then gradually this will turn into fuzzy lines or circles that get bigger and bigger and take over my vision... i have to lay down and sleep and wait for it to go. After it has gone i then get the headaches and feeling ill. Never had that feeling that you have been experiencing.. There may be some rational explanation for what youve been feeling though. It could be that the blood vessels in your head are swelled when you have a migraine and when you tip your head forward for the blood to rush to the front of your head my feel more intense.. your head can become very sensitive when you have migraine. If you speak to another doctor he may beable to explain to you why your head feels like that when you lean your head forward during a migraine.
• Indonesia
19 Aug 08
Hi there, I have exprience on migraine since the same age as you, time by time I take a pill to reduce the migraine (the pill containe paracetamol), this take over 5 years. Someday I try to visit a hospital and take a medical check up to find out why do I have migraine ? ( I do have a tradisional way to remove the migraine, I try to take the acitvity that make myself sweat i.e:running on the day, biking, ussualy after that my migraine will go. But day by day my migraine getting worse, after the medical check up, the docter found there some blokage in my blood nurve in my neck (i'm not sure what is the medical term of this), the docter make a one day surgery, and when they finish I saw a stuff like a fat. After that surgery I free of migraine, so now I keep my body moving,and ensure my body system is running well Regards
@Hatley (164169)
• Garden Grove, California
25 Jul 08
hiicyfairy I havent had a migraine in years but used to have them and had to lie down and had the same feeling you are t alking aobut except I know the brain cannot move asits anchored it just feels that way. i would get a halo around any light fixture, then get so nauseated I had to throw up and after throwing up my headache would diminish and I would then sleep. i had no treatment but outgrew the migraines. now there are a lot of meds just for migraines.
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
25 Jun 08
I have migraines but mine aren't as bad as yours. When a doctor laughs at you then it is time to find a new one. They are doctors and should take everything you say about your health concerns seriously. I have never experienced these kind of migraines before but I believe it is possible. My suggestion is to get another doctor because this doesn't sound good at all. My doctor put me on Propranolol because I was having migraines so bad they were occurring about 6 times a month or more. Now that I am on the meds for it I rarely have them, maybe 1 or 2 a month if that. Definitely see a new doctor. Hope you get better soon. :)