Miscarriage and Migraine - the pain is awful

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   Posted 5/18/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I had a miscarriage last Monday. It was a complete shock to my system. I suffer from migraines about once a month due to hormones, but I never expected these intense migraines that started last Wednesday and today is a whopper of one. I can't even get out of bed today. I suspect it is due to my hormones changing after the miscarriage, but any woman out there experience this? If so, how long did it last? It's unbearable and not only the pain, but I get really sick with my migraines, dizziness, nausea, heart palps. It seems to be never ending at the moment. I have a 2 year old to take care of as well which doesn't make it any easier. I just want to crawl under the covers until it goes away.
I will take any suggestions or advice. I don't normally take migraine medicine because I never had much luck with it. Over the counter doesn't touch it and I can usually wait it out, but this one doesn't seem to be wanting to leave.

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   Posted 5/18/2010 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm so sorry to hear about both problems. My migraines started while I was pregnant so I know one of my triggers is definitely hormones. I too had a miscarriage  but it's been about 5-6 yrs ago so I can't remember if I got a migraine then or not.  So I'm sure your body is having a time with pretty intense hormone levels. They kept measuring mine for a couple months to make sure they had gone down to normal.
I think it would be worth it for you to try to take something for your pain, even if it is just over the counter if you don't have anything prescription. And if you have to, call your doctor and ask for something specific for a migraine AND nausea.  You need to take care of yourself so you can take care of the toddler.
Maybe you can get someone else to run to the pharmacy and then come over for a bit to watch the 2 yr old while you nap? I remember that there was one time I had to call in sick to work and then call my husband b/c I just couldn't do anything when my kids were about 4. They could only watch TV for so long before they got bored and in trouble! I almost thought maybe I should go to the hospital b/c it was "the worst headache I'd ever had" (like those warning signs say to do - like for a stroke or menengitis or something). I couldn't even get out of bed to get to the car if I'd had the gumption to go to the doctor. So you need your rest to feel better.
Plus if your migraine has gone on for a week, you should also probably get it checked out. You need to get it stopped if it hasn't let up. If it comes and goes, I think that's better, but still not good! Take care of yourself and let us know how it goes...

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   Posted 5/18/2010 8:44 PM (GMT -6)   
thank you. I have had migraines for about 15 years. They went away for about 3 years but came back. The only time they went away again was when I was pregnant and nursing. As soon as I stopped, they came back monthly and I can pretty much count on them coming every month. They can last anywhere from a day to over a week. Some severe where I end up in bed, others I can handle, but are more of a pain.

Thankfully my mother stayed today to help with my daughter. She lives right across the street so it is pretty convenient when I get these episodes, but this one is just lasting longer than I care for it to. If it doesn't let up by tomorrow I will have to go get it checked out. It was so bad, I haven't even been back to the Dr for a check-up from the miscarriage so I need to kill two birds with one stone here, but wanting to feel a little better so I can at least make it to the office.

Hopefully my body will return to normal soon.

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   Posted 5/21/2010 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Jeminij, I am so sorry to hear that you are going through so much right now. I really hope you can get to the doctors and get some answers. Take care of yourself and take all the help you can get when it comes to taking care of your child, you need it right now to heal.
Gentle Hugs,
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Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines

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