Migraines
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Posted: 5/4/2013 1:23:33 PM
I've never had a migraine but I've had a horrible headache on and off for a few days. Today, I am in bed and throwing up also (I am not Preggo). My head feels like its going to explode and my eyes are killing me.
Do you think this sounds like a migraine? Then what do I do? Do people go to the dr for these?
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Posted: 5/4/2013 1:47:08 PM
When the eyes hurt and the hurling - yep, that's a migraine.

Drink fluids, lay down in a dark room.


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Posted: 5/4/2013 1:50:58 PM
I used to get migraines until I got treated for high blood pressure. Haven't had one since. And mine were bad. I would throw up and need to be in a darkened cool room for hours.

There are so many causes, I would recommend seeing someone before deciding to just call it a migraine, and treating it as such.

It could be an issue stemming from another more serious issue. Please get it checked out.


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Posted: 5/4/2013 2:20:27 PM
When you have that type of pain that comes and goes over a couple of days, and results in vomiting, that is a migraine.

Can you take something that would put you to sleep and just go to bed. My neuro says if I can't get rid of one I should take a gravol and go to bed. Luckily, that doesn't happen often anymore.

Don't overdo the pain meds - using too much tylenol or advil can make it worse.

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Posted: 5/4/2013 2:31:35 PM
Unless the pain is totally unlike anything you've ever had, and it's unbearable, then yes, it is almost certainly a migraine. They can start at any point in life. If, however, your pain is what I mentioned above, you should be seen by a dr or at the ER to rule out something more serious.

For a migraine: yes, people often seek a drs help, and you can do so. As far as self care, if you have something like benadryl that will make you go to sleep, that is your best bet. Unisom (the original one, with doxylamine) not only promotes sleep, but also helps with nausea. You need to be in a dark room. Wear a sleep mask if you have one, or put something over your eyes to block out the light. Put an ice pack on your head. Excedrin migraine or a narcotic painkiller are the best bets for pain relief, but they don't always work. And as someone else mentioned, be careful you don't take too much.

If you are not better by tomorrow, you need to be checked out. You don't want to assume it's a migraine and miss something.

I hope you feel better very soon.


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Posted: 5/4/2013 2:54:47 PM
If it's giving you no relief in the next 24 hour or sooner go to the ER and get it checked out. If you've never had them before, there are some thing that should be ruled out with testing and honestly you deserve some relief.



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Posted: 5/4/2013 4:52:29 PM
thanks for the info and help everyone.
i am going to call my dr. monday just to be safe. i just talked to my dad who said he started getting migraines around 30 (which i will be this year) that made him sick and light headed. i never knew this before!
i got up a little bit ago and am feeling a bit better but am going to eat some dinner and just relax and try to go to sleep early.
thanks again!


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Posted: 5/4/2013 4:55:31 PM
I get migraines but I also get sinus headaches with nausea. With New England Turing green right now it could be either.
I'd get to your doc to be sure though. At least be ready for next time.


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