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 .