Posted 7/19/2004 3:09 PM (GMT -7)
2 days ago I awoke in the middle of the nite to a headache that was so painful that I couldn't bear to look at light. I had to crawl to the kitchen to take some ibuprofen and could barely stand swallowing. After an hour, there was no improvement. I had some old fiorinal left over from some chronic headaches a few years back. (I know its not a good idea to take old medicine but I was in so much pain). After 1/2 of one, I was able to fall back to sleep. When I woke up my head, neck and shoulders were almost tender to the touch.
Years ago I had ocular (?) migraines that affected my vision but didn't give me any real pain. This headache was so bad, I was afraid it was a stroke or something! Should I see a doctor about this? Does it sound like a migraine? What kind of doctor should Isee?
Thanks for your help.