Could This Be A Migraine?

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Blu's Mama
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   Posted 6/15/2017 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone,

I usually am in the Anxiety and Panic forum, but felt the need to cross over today and figure out what's going on.

When I was much younger (in early teens, and mid teens) I experienced juvenile migraines with aura's- -I would have classical visual disturbances, projectile vomiting, and then intense pain which would subside in a few hours after some sleep. I haven't had an attack in over 10 years, except this morning.

I woke up (after a night of drinking with family) and keep my room very dark. After a poor, poor night's sleep, compounded with the alcohol, my lamp next to my bed (with a very bright bulb) triggered a visual disturbance which has usually been the precursor to my migraines in the past. Keep in mind, I've had ocular migraines over the past few years but never, ever head pain. After disturbance in my peripheral vision in my left eye, the right side of my head began to bug was not a severe pain, but enough for me to feel it and enough for me to say "hmm, is this a migraine?" I proceeded to vomit all over myself in the car, and once I did that, I felt 10x better, and eventually the worst part of the head pain disappeared. There has been lingering soreness throughout today but I don't feel nearly as bad as I did earlier.

Could this be the start of adult migraines? I remember my pain as a child being excruciating, but today it was more uncomfortable than it was unbearable...
But then again, my pain threshold as an adult is much greater.

I appreciate any insight and help!

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   Posted 6/16/2017 11:45 AM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a hang over dehydration headache that went into a migraine.

I would stay away from alcohol, soda and caffeine all are huge triggers for migraines and cluster pain.

Suggestion, keep a daily pain log, does it coincide with mens. cycle?; weather? Along with what foods you ate prior to the pain. If pain starts to interfere with your life/work then see your doc or a neurologist.

In our Resource thread at the top of this forum there is a link for MIGRAINE DIET. It would not hurt to give it a look see.

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