how do YOU know when you're getting a migraine

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Lizzy22507
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   Posted 8/12/2008 10:42 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm just curious how yall know youre getting migraines, of IF you know....
 
I know when one was coming for me b/c i get a slight pain across my forehead, then i get nauseous, then it starts.
 
my NORMAL HAs are jsut in my Left eye/left side of my head (i have strabismus).....so everything else just isnt right.
 
I dont normally get an aura, but i noticed a few times i saw green/blue lines horizontal.
 
Im just wondering!!! =]
 
My fiance gets auras before his comes about, then when he vomits, his migraine leaves!

ramfan
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   Posted 8/12/2008 1:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I know when I'm getting a migraine with aura. I can only see 1/4 of what I look at ..then within 15 minutes I will have a whopper of a migraine.

Hope this finds you migraine free. Harry

Nichole28
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   Posted 8/12/2008 3:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't have really any warning I know it will be one if after taking advil or something it won't go away and then I start feeling barfy. It some times comes on so fast I don't have a chance to take any of my meds to get rid of it and by the time I know it is there it is to late for the maxalt.

Nichole28
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   Posted 8/12/2008 3:09 PM (GMT -6)   
also to add, I got a migraine on sunday, I was fine one minute dizzy the next and then all of a sudden headache from hell that I still have today.

Looper13
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   Posted 8/13/2008 2:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Visual aura.  I have never had a migraine that was not preceded by this.  I believe the presence or abscence of an aura is mainly what seperates a diagnosis of common and classic migraine but I may be mistaken.

Nichole28
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   Posted 8/14/2008 9:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never had an aura but my Neuro told me I have complex migraines. Mine cause neuro symptoms that are stroke like.

noelygirl
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   Posted 8/14/2008 10:56 AM (GMT -6)   
I get an Aura for about 10 minutes, sometimes as long as an hour. I HATE them!!!  But if I start with meds immediately, I can usually circumvent much pain.
 
My 13 year old has now started migraines and gets them exactly the same way.  Poor guy.

MMMNAVY
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   Posted 8/14/2008 4:11 PM (GMT -6)   
usually it is an visual aura
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Seahorse74
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   Posted 8/15/2008 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
Always an aura, it seems like someone has cut a semi-cirlce line out of my vision and filled it with zig zagging, flashing lights.  The whole area slowly moves to the left until gone.  Incredibly distracting and as i'm a courier i have to stop driving and sit it out in car until i can get home!

lil_nytemare
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   Posted 8/24/2008 9:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually notice I'm getting a headache when my head starts hurting... lol
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pink01
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   Posted 9/3/2008 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
oddly, I always get in a bad mood right before I get a migraine. But I don't always realize it's because of that.
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