I Think I Had A Migraine Headache

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Shel
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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 11/16/2007 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello..I'm not new to the Forum but I'm new to the Migraine-Headache Forum.  I believe I experienced a migraine headache a few days ago.  I googled migraine headache symptoms and most of what was mentioned is what happend to me.  A few days prior to my headache, I had a numb/tingling sensation on my right hand/arm/leg/foot.  At first, I thought I was wearing thick socks with my tennis shoes and thought that was causing my circulation to cut, so I took them off.  But still had the feeling and didn't really think nothing of it.  about two days afterwards, I got a really bad headache with horrible, horrible pains on the left back side of my head and seemed like it traveled to the front of my head. Around my eyes was painful also.  So I went to bed and rested, took some ibuprofen.  Helped a little, when I woke up the next morning, I had a regular headache that was bearable and very naseated and sensitive to the light.  Two days after which is today, I still have some light sensitivity, numbness/tingly, and a bit queasy with a slight headache.  I don't feel 100%.  This isn't the first time I've experienced these headaches. I've gotten about three of them this year.  Those migraine sufferers who get them often, would you say these are symptoms?  I know no one is a doctor and cannot diagnose symptoms here, but I'm just curious because I've made an appointment with my doctor to get checked out.  Thanks for any advice or help.
 
*Hugs, Thoughts, and Prayers*
   *Shel in New Mexico, USA*
 


Annuk
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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 11/17/2007 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shel,

It certainly sounds like a migraine that you have experienced. Glad to see you are taking Ibuprofen and not anything with codeine in it.

My consultant who is a Professor and a Neuro who is a Headache Specialist has found that the sensitivity to codeine and narcotic drugs is prevelant in headache sufferers, making it easy to become addicted or cause rebound headache!

It would be a good idea to have this checked out at your Doctors as there are migraine specific drugs like the triptans that could help you. The triptans are a family of drugs that are not pain killers as such, although that is the effect they have. The triptans give the swollen blood vessels that occur in migraine a squeeze, which in turn kills the pain. Response with these is very individual so discuss this with your Doctor.

Please let me know how you get on, take care

Ann
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Shel
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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 122
   Posted 11/29/2007 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Ann, I have an appointment with my doc on Friday 11/30, we'll see what he says.
*Hugs, Thoughts, and Prayers*
   *Shel in New Mexico, USA*
 

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