Migraine question - need help please

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Jakey._
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   Posted 4/21/2008 12:17 PM (GMT -7)   
"Migraine question - need help please "

So I thought I would write a post to this site , to ask for a few tips and something .

Im 16years old , quite healthy , not overweight or anything , just fine , only thing I do a bit wrong concerning is lifestyle is spending too much time infront of the computer ( maybe its from my neck ? ) .

Ive got this problem with migranes ... Ive had them for some time now , it started in the summer after I had a virous - meningo - encyfalitidys , first I thought I did something to my eyes , that I must have looked into the sun too much ( I was mawning the lawn at the summerhouse ) and that its just a little thing , later on -after about ehm 45 minutes -I got a really big headache and no pills were helping , it lasted for about 2 hours after which I vomited , after that I fell asleep rather fast and slept for about 4 hours . The next lets say 2 or 3 days my head hurted after minor shakes ( even running ) , but it was degrading , so on the 3rd day it was almost nothing even if I was running .
- this is how migraines go for me for the past 4 years , and after reading how it can last 48 hours , I feel quite lucky , because it really is darn painful ( then again if I compare it to something like encyfalytidis or whats it called it doesnt hurt that much ) , but I would like to get rid of migraines .


The problem comes now - I know all the factors that affect my migraines - it rarely happens ( once a year ) that I get a migraine when Ive had a good and healthy day , so its ussualy because I get too little sleep , eat too much sugary food at once / or eat no food all day , water , doing nothing all day , looking into bright light also for some reason , putting lots of pressure on my head works really fast for me to get one ( got a few from brazilian jiu jitsu )but the thing that mainly affects it is getting sweaty and tired - jogging /exercising too much , what has worked a few times for me is putting my head under a bit cold water for some time , but lots of times it didnt .

the problem is ... Im a very nervous person and it really makes me anxious getting a migraine , I wouldnt care if migraine would be just a little pain or something I mean who cares its 2 hours of lying in bed , after its over its like it never happened ( if I take it positively ... ) , but Im sure its not good for me , and that I will only get more migraines if I have more migraines - so I cant not care about it - thing is lets say I wanna go training tommorow and I know that if get less than 7.5hours of sleep and go training I will get a migraine , if I dont go training I need atleast 4 hours of sleep to not get one .

So I end up lying in bed and saying to myself how I need to fall asleep now , because I want to go training tommorow , I try to make myself think : ok who cares I dont need to go there - but I WANT to go there tommorow , but I also know I need to get enough sleep , so I try to tell myself ok you'll sleep in the afternoon , but I know that ussualy I cant force myself to fall asleep in the afternoon , and if I eventually fall asleep early , I wake up too early and call fall asleep -> results in me not being able to go there .

I realise this is mainly a sleeping insomnia problem , but if I would be somehow able to get rid of migraines or getting some tip or something Im sure it would help me , afterall I am mainly anxious because of the migraines , without them I wouldnt care how much I sleep .

Its quite ok on holiday when I can sleep till I want to , but if I have to wake up 6:30am for school and need to wake up this early its hard ...

I went to the doctor said everything and she just told me that I shouldt really take any serious medication when I can avoid the migraines , Ive even went to a doctor concerning falling asleep , and she told me that if I can avoid problems so much when I dont go training , then when I have the problems I just shouldnt go ... but I want to .

The times when I have to go somewhere the next day are even worse , because then I cant tell myself "if worst happens I wont go there " , I mean what if Ive got some serious exam the next day and I HAVE TO go there to write it , and if I get a migraine Ill get a really bad grade even if I studied for it for a long time .

Like I said I know its mainly an anxiety problem , but solving the migraines would help a lot .

I only take sleeping pills often when theyr herbal and such , besides that for important exams and others I take stilnox , or even 2 which is not recommended ... but well 1 doesnt help me get calm , I feel bad the next day , but its better then a migraine because I couldnt fall asleep till 4:00am.

Any help will be appreciated and please excuse the mistakes , english isnt my native language .

Annuk
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   Posted 4/21/2008 1:51 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jakey,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry to hear you are having a bad time with your migraines and not sleeping. Just a couple of questions for you - you say your headaches last 2 hours, is that with every attack? What is the pain like, is it burning, stabbing or throbbing, or something else?

Do you get the pain on one side of your head? Do you get these headaches during the night? Sorry for all the questions just trying to build a picture of what is happening to you!

take care

Ann
Co-Moderator of the Migraine/Headache Forum


Jakey._
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   Posted 4/23/2008 2:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Well to be honest it matters how I treat it , I remember having one at school , it started at 9:00 and it lasted about till 15:00 when I fell asleep , but that was mainly because I didnt have pills at the time , and I couldnt go home because I had to write a lot of tests , so once I came home after holding it for a long time I had literally nice vomit and went to bed .

If I treat a migraine well it takes 2 hours , with the aura ( in which the pain isnt quite big ) its 2hours , 30 minutes .

I dont really understand the word throbbing , but the pain is more like ... its feels like if there was lots of pressure inside my head , and my head is going to explode or something , so its definitely not stabbing , but it might be a bit burning I guess .

Well once I had it on one side of head , but ussualy not .Its more like I think ... it starts at the back of my head , neck-ish , and then it mainly hurts at my forehead , even at the beggining I can feel the forehead a lot .

I never got it during the night , neither in the morning ( only once when I didnt have it for about a year , and I didnt eat anything even 4 hours after I woke up - stupid me - and eventhough I had enough sleep , I was waking up very often so I think the quality sucked , thus I didnt get enough sleep ) , its ussualy after I do something which makes me sweaty , and something that makes blood go in my head ( doing handstands ) , putting pressure and other I dont really mind , but lets say ... going out on the sun without a hat really does a migraine to me .

Once again Im sorry if I wrote any mistakes , as I said , english is not my first language .

Annuk
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   Posted 4/24/2008 12:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jakey,

Don't worry about any mistakes, you have put over your story very well! I was asking all the questions to rule out any other types of headaches you may have had.

It sounds like Migraine to me as you can feel the pain as pressure and burning. It also seems as heat can trigger an attacks for you as well as things such as things that make the blood go to your head - to be avoided I think!

I would recommend that you see a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist, as they understand headache in all its various forms so are better qualified to treat you. Let me know how you get on.

take care

Ann
Co-Moderator of the Migraine/Headache Forum

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