Hi and thank you for your reply.
I have suffered these type of headaches for years but only ever lasted around 3 days, and they have also not responded to drugs of any kind, i just used to ride them out really. six weeks ago i had the same headache/migraine as i have just recently had, that one also lasted 5 days. i remember being in bed reading with my back to the lamp, when i seemed to experience a flashing, i thought it was the lamp flashing and turned to look, but there didnt seem, to be a problem with the lamp, and it happened again, it really seemed like it was my vision. then headache proceeded to get worse the next day. but this recent one i didn't really have symptoms like that. to compare the two recents 5 days headaches, there is not much difference. both come on gradual, both in the same area of the head, both a pounding throbbing headache. both times i had nausea. but this recent one seemed more painful and also affecting my right eye more. and also the first time i had shooting pains around my head. and also the first time i had and upset stomach with it. my temp also went up slightly like my head was hot.
this was enough illness for me to go to the drs as i was really worried.
i haven't had the headache since sunday now, so have been pain free for 4 days but i still feel like it could come back any moment, it feels like something is still lingering there, my right eye also seemed yesterday like pressure there. or maybe my head is still recovering from a bad headache?
I went to have my eyes checked yesterday to see if they could see any problems, but she sid she couldn't see anything that would connect with my headache. i am having drops in my eye next week so she can have a proper better look, as i told her i had seen floaters in my eye. but if i get another attack i will go straight back to my dr as this is becoming more frequent and more painful.
I can't think of any triggers that might have caused this really and i haven't really noticed anything different.
there is only one thing that i remember with the headache this time was before it i ate a twirl chocolate bar, and it is a pretty rich chcoloate, im wondering if that could have been a trigger? so i will give it a week or so and try another one, just to rule that out.
I just read a bit of your post again and i have exerienced a lot of lightheadedness as well.
Thanks for listening.