I suffer with chronic DAILY migraines with visually disturbance and have done for a year now, read my other posts if you are interested as I have recently posted detailed info, it may be helpful all round.
DOES ANYBODY GET ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ALONGSIDE THERE DAILY CHRONIC MIGRIANES??? IM TRYING TO WORK OUT IF THIS IS ANOTHER PROBLEM I HAVE AND IS NOT REALTED TO THE MIGRAINES, PLEASE HELP:
Ok well this is another problem I have and it’s been playing on mind since i wrote the very beginning post that I maybe need to tell you, the other thing I feel. I have no idea if it’s linked to my chronic daily migraines, or it’s something totally different, but it’s really affecting my life, weekly now. I just need advice from other migraine sufferers to see if this is normal to relate to migraines??? Or I have a totally different issue :-(
WELL.... ever since I can remember, since I guess the age of 14-15 approx I’ve always needed lots of sleep to make sure I can feel motivated/alive the next morning. At this age if I didn’t get enough sleep if I got up too early or went to bed too late id feel sluggish, very tired etc. All my life I’ve never ever been a morning person. I know your probably thinking that’s like anyone who doesn’t get sleep, but I honestly know this isn’t right, I kind of thought at the time what’s up with me but at this age you just get on with life and you don’t realise what’s happening, I thought everybody was feeling like I was, but they apparently weren’t. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t bothering me at this point in my life, or making me too poorly or anything at all, it’s just what I’ve now noticed now growing up/looking back. Well as the years have gone on its gradually got worse and worse. I’d say around the time I was out partying/drinking/nights out on the town well I was the one after the event I would suffer for a day after, at this stage I’m 18, my friends could go out for a night out and drink alcohol and then the next day would be full of energy and maybe go out shopping into town, id feel like I was dying and have to stay at home recouping my energy! From having alcoholic drinks I get the worst hangovers ever!!!!!! I’m known in my group of friends for this, it’s insane how ill I am after I’ve been out partying in my town with a few girly friends. So that’s age 18.
Well as the years have gone on age 22 a night out, I’m starting to notice now if I have even 3 alcoholic drinks I get a full blown hangover the next day! I feel like I’ve drank a bottle of vodka the nect day not just 3 drinks!
Age 24: Evan if i have a late night e.g. stay out with friends until 12am and go to bed late and have no alcohol, the next morning I feel like I’ve been out and on town drinking alcohol and have a hangover! Also starting to notice if I get up too early this also makes me feel unwell/ i get this hangover feeling the next day.
26, NOW: well this is what’s really really worrying me, I am getting this 'hangover' feeling more or less all the time, at least weekly, every time I do something really, if I do manage to go out which isn’t often at all, I am basically house bound at present due to my chronic daily migraines, e.g. I managed to see a friend on Friday for an 2 hours, I purposely made sure I was home early so I was in bed to get a good night’s sleep as I know how ill it makes me, I was in bed at 9.30pm, and I’ve now had this 'hangover' feeling for 3 days in a row (Monday today) this is normal, I have noticed that it tends to last between 1-3 days. I get it if I haven’t had enough sleep, but I seem to be now getting it if I do something, just something little!!!! I just don’t know why??? Or what it is, I talked to the doctor years ago, but they brushed me off! And made me feel silly, so I didn’t go back, I felt silly enough talking about
it anyway. But now I’ve got Chronic Daily migraine, I’m very worried that it’s making it worse, I just don’t know what to think or if its related. I haven’t gone back to the doctors about
this yet as I need my migraines to get sorted 1st, as that’s the main priority, but I seem to be falling apart.
The word Hangover, is the only and best way to describe this, as it does feel like an actual drinking related hangover. The other thing is, My mum is also very very poorly, she has many health problems, such as Degenerative Disc Disease, Myofascial Pain Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Non Restorative sleep, chronic back pain in the whole of her body basically, arthritis, etc etc the list could go on I’m afraid, but she also gets this, we both describe almost the exact same thing! The times I tend not to get this ‘hangover feeling’ is if I get a good night’s sleep, an early night and not get up too early in the morning and now if I haven’t don’t too much activity wise. I don’t want to tell the doctor my mum has Fibromyalgia as I don’t want it to be an easy target to say it’s this. I’ve read all about
fibro, as my mum has every booklet going, and I don’t think it sounds too much like me, as i don’t suffer from pain throughout my body, Obviously apart from head pain - my daily chronic migraines.
This is what I feel like when I say 'hangover' feeling, I get these symptoms ever single time:
Eyes feel sore
Can hardly keep eyes
Feel very dehydrated
Need to sleep
The taste of water makes me feel sick/worse
Not even sleeping or anything i do can get rid of this feeling
Any info/advise/guidance greatly appreciate, not only for myself but also for my mum as we both have this and have no idea what it is, or even if you think I should post this in another forum? Thanks