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Migraines starting in Sleep making it hard to wake up

Jul 25, 2015 9:12 PM

This morning/last night in my sleep a migraine started and became really intense. I was aware of it while dreaming and wanted to wake up and take my medication but I felt hot and sweaty like I was having fever dreams and I couldn't really wake up enough to get to my medication by my bed. I stirred and mumbled enough so my boyfriend got the idea and helped, but I never really fully felt awake. Same thing happened again later when he came back to check on me and I was just aware enough to beg for more medication because I was still in so much pain and really nauseous. Does this kind of thing happen to anyone else with migraines? What do you do when you're alone? I'd still be unconscious in pain lying in a pool of my sweat confused if I was home alone.

Jul 25, 2015 11:06 PM

Wynnbliss, bless your heart! I've had some rough migraines over the years that sent me to the ER. Only one time I was alone, waiting for my kids to get off the school bus. If fought it all day long, trying to stay awake for them. A knock on my door and I struggled to get out of the chair and answer the door, stooped over with my hands shielding my eyes from the sunlight. I had no idea whose feet I was looking at, but thank God my father had dropped by. He asked what was wrong then told me to take my meds and go to bed. He waited to get the girls off the bus and even fixed them an early supper before leaving. Ever since that one episode I don't wait for it to get that bad. I start medicating and after 24 hours of no improvement I'm at the ER. 🙏🌼

Jul 26, 2015 12:07 AM

Flappyslady my problem was it got to the point of no return while I was asleep! I'm not sure how to fight that. I took my preventative medication, Topamax just before bed like always but it obviously didn't stop this one. I backed off taking the beta blocker as an added preventative as my blood pressure was seriously low. It's low to begin with. I'm torn on whether I should take it tonight or not. What unnerved me was basically not being able to wake up enough or function enough to find and take my medication even though I keep it close at hand and easy to get to. I even dreamt of administering my medication, but then knew it wasn't really true but a kind of wishful thinking. It was creepy, scary, and I felt very helpless. If it wasn't that my boyfriend basically knows how to read cues and clues I signal him I wouldn't have been able to communicate. It's why I'd like a migraine alerting dog trained to bring medication as well. The thought of being frozen in place in so much pain and confusion terrifies me.

Jul 26, 2015 1:53 AM

Wynn, I have similar things happen with migraines. Last night I got one, and stated hallucinating before I was tired. For me, habichuelas are usually pretty close to reality which sucks because it's so confusing. I also had nausea as if I'd taken ask of my meds at once. Not fun.
A migraine showing dog sounds like it would be helpful. My dad is usually around, and he had to get me to stop curling up in a little ball today.

Jul 27, 2015 7:31 PM

Well I hope & pray that somehow you'll get a dog to alert you. Miracles do happen! 🙏🌼

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