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Jan 09, 2016 3:34 AM

I don't know if this is just a bad flare or if this I something I'm gonna have to deal with again. I've had a horrid pressure headache for about four days. It feels like the top of my head is gonna burst. And the pressure is either starting or ending down behind my eyes and my neck and around my ears.. It wakes me up and keeps me up my pain meds help some but only aa very short time. I've never had actual migraine before I've been told I've had fsuks migraine but they felt real to me. Any idea or advice

Jan 09, 2016 7:10 AM

Sounds like a migraine. I've had them since I was 13 and the only med that helps is sumatriptan. I take Botox for mine since I have more than 20 a month but I haven't found a holistic way of helping them. Ice packs to the forehead can help you maybe. Are your eyes light sensitive? That's a major migraine flag too. Watch what you eat before these happen because certain things can bring it on and you might have to stay away from something you usually eat/drink. Dust makes mine worse. I hope it goes away fast! I know they aren't a walk in the park!

Jan 09, 2016 7:18 AM

Thanks Meagan....yes..I'm very sensitive to light. I actually walk around most any room I can just using ambient light. And noises like the buzzer in the microwave and even the TV.. I've always had sensitive hearing ever since I lost the vision in one of my eyes. Thanks for your tips I'll try them. What about dizziness? Could that be coming from the migraine too?

Jan 09, 2016 7:27 AM

Nausea and dizziness are common after more than 15 minutes of the migraine. I've had to go to the med clinic to get three shots (in the bottom) because my nausea got so bad and I couldn't open my eyes or stop puking for over 5 hrs. Make sure you drink lots of water!

Jan 09, 2016 7:45 AM

Ohh..wow...yes and thanks. That sound just like me.. I managed to not actually up chunk but I lived in crackers the last four days. I'd been stumbling and wobbling since Christmas. But just worked through it until this last few days where even laying bed felt like I was being swung around.

Jan 09, 2016 7:51 AM

Yeah it definitely is a full body experience! And it makes nerve pain you already have pretty bad too. And it sucks because it takes away coping skills like watching movies and playing video games. I would definitely get some medicine specifically for it from a neurologist just in case it ever happens again, you can nip it in the butt in the first 10mins!

Jan 09, 2016 7:54 AM

Ohnthat wousk be awesome.. Right now Dr only has me on meds for vertigo. It's helps with the spinning but the pain and pressure is not touched. It was my pcp the prescribe it so I'll have to as about the other. And about the cooig skills. Yes I've just been listening to tv for a week..lol and using voice commands for phie a d tablet.. Is that the generic name of the med u mention?

Jan 09, 2016 8:30 AM

It's called Imitrex, Alsuma or sumatriptan succinate. I'm not sure which is generic. I think Imitrex is the most expensive out of the three.

Jan 09, 2016 9:39 AM

I just started getting those same type of headaches. Ive never had headaches until now.

Jan 09, 2016 11:12 AM

I used to have to got to the er for shots but my doc got me the same med in pill form and I love it. Imatrex is my life saver

Jan 09, 2016 1:35 PM

Newfibrogirl, my doc sent me for a sleep study when I was having similar symptoms, and I snore/gasp but not too the point of needing cpap.

Another possibility is you are getting the cold everyone else has been having. My congestion started in my head behind my eyes with pain & pressure. I started using Tylenol sinus congestion & pain and they started draining. I oppose you feel better soon! Hugs & prayers πŸ˜·πŸŒΌπŸ™

Jan 09, 2016 1:45 PM

Thank you flappys.. I'll keep that in mind and watching for further symptoms. Hopefully I can head it off.

Jan 09, 2016 4:15 PM

I along with several people I know have been having severe issues with migranes the past 4 days. I think it is in the air... since a few of these people are not even prone to them.

Jan 09, 2016 4:43 PM

Ravenrose..I'm one if those people. Ive only had a migraine once back in highschool and that was from an injury when I lost vison in my left eye. But the pain from this one. I don't remember it being this bad. It was causing tears it was bad. Now it seems to be coming in waves.

Jan 09, 2016 9:46 PM

I had a pharmacist tell me that moon phases and barometric pressure affected his. πŸ˜·πŸŒΌπŸ™

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