Posted 1/26/2010 8:08 PM (GMT -6)
I have never had a migraine before. I do have a family history of migraine, my grandmother got them bad, my aunt, my niece started to get them when she was three.
Last Sunday I got a headache, figured it was a normal headache, thing was it did not go away, Monday headache still, Tylenol, Excedrin - no help. Tuesday, Wednesday head ached less but more of a vertigo. Thursday I wanted to go to the ER, but I did not, I felt so heavy headed like I was going to pass out. Friday I saw the dentist who thought maybe it was TMJ or jaw tension, as I am a teeth grinder. Saturday I went to the clinic where the doctor said I probably was suffering from benign positional vertigo with a spawned migraine. He said I probably had a loose piece of tissue or a small amount of fluid in the ear canal.
Anyways, he shot me up with Nubain/Phenergan and had me start on Prednisone 60 mg 3 times a day for 3 days and then to taper.
By Sunday night I was starting to feel better, Monday morning I was on fire, felt awesome, then Monday afternoon I started to feel the headache again slightly in the temples. Last night is was throbbing in the temples when I laid down. This morning sucked too, headache in temples. Still on the prednisone and taking ibuprofen 800 mg for pain, though it does not help that much.
I am not suffering too bad, I am just anxiety ridden that the vertigo is gone but the headache is back. The doc said migraines could last up to a month. I have a CT scan scheduled for Thurday morning, but I tend to get anxious and freaked out about my health, and always assume I am dying of some rare condition. Can anyone ease my mind a little on this?