My girlfriend woke on on Friday with (what she thought was a headache) and went to work as normal but by midday was laid flat in their sick bay with all the light cut out as one of her co-workers advised her that it could be a migraine. Now, not only has my girlfriend ever had a migraine, she also hasn't had a day off work sick for ten years so for her to come home from work was a major thing.
I got Karen some Migra-leave tablets (yellow sort) and she did have for at least the first 24hrs the classic Migraine symptoms (light sensitivity, mild nausea etc). She is now 3 days into her first migraine but most of the symptoms have subsided (though not completely disappeared). The real issue though is standing up. When ever she tries to stand up, she can only be vertical for no more than 30 seconds before the pounding in her head starts and she has to run back to bed. As soon as she is horizontal again, the pounding disappears. What seems to help, though in no way cures the problem is if i support her neck whilst she, say for example brushes her teeth. She hasn't BTW had any sort of cranial or neck accident.
I will tomorrow morning (Monday) make a doctors appointment but because she has real issues even standing up for more than 30 seconds it's going to be really difficult to actually get her there.
I wondered if any of you here on this forum can shed any light onto this inability to even stand up (a perfectly normal human function!) as it's getting very scary!
Thank you for reading this and i hope some light can be shed.