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2 days after pain stopped & still feeling out of it?

I had migraine all Saturday, Sunday and part of Monday. I only had water Sat (1 apple early in day), only water Sunday, and oatmeal & squash later on Monday. Today is Wednesday and though I ate a lot more yesterday and today I still feel depressed and having anxiety. And spaced out, lethargic. Also kind of hopeless. I didn’t even know what day it was at first. I was confused when I realized it wasn’t Friday, lol.

I have a passive aggressive brother who also downplays my being ill and that slightly upset and depressed me today too. (I don’t live with him. But I spoke to him. I should avoid him till I feel okay really).

Although I do struggle with anxiety and depression this feels different. Could this be after effects of the migraine, combined with not eating much?

Does hydrating a lot post migraine help others?

Could it still be a prodome? I read about prodrome but it said it only lasts 24 hours. Could it ever last 2-3 days?

  1. I meant today is Thursday, haha! Does anyone else still feel confused days after like this? 😕

    1. I've commonly had postdrome symptoms up to 2 days after, catlike. I have a numb cheek, clumsiness and inability to concentrate, confusion - yes!, exhaustion or insomnia, sensitivity to noise...but no headache pain or nausea.

      My last headache I tried hydrating the day after the headache/nausea day, and I made myself a soup/broth with all kinds of things I thought might help (a chicken broth with butter, bacon fat, ginger, garlic, parsley, potato flakes, tomato, baking soda, salt, onion powder, flax seed and celery seed), and I was actually feeling a good reduction of those symptoms by the end of the day. I'm not sure if it just naturally tapered off, or if the soup helped, though!

      Low blood sugar does cause anxiety, yes! It's the body's evolutionary adaptation to get you to get up and hunt/gather. So if your anxiety and depression feels different, maybe it is due to needing some more nutrition. If you don't want to eat a large meal, at least try to get some fats in you, like a little butter, or seeds. That will feed your brain, and hopefully you'll feel better.

      I'm sorry about your brother. It's not easy to tolerate people who dismiss you, or disparage you when you don't feel well. I do think it must not be easy for someone who has never had a migraine to understand. Most people have had a headache. I'm sure you've had a regular headache. Try to think, if you had never had a migraine, and had only ever had a regular headache, could you even imagine how different a migraine is? I don't think I could. Even calling a migraine a headache seems misleading, somehow. It effects your whole body and mind.

      I hope some day when you're feeling up to it, you can talk to your brother, and convince him to be gentler with you when you're having a migraine.

      Take care of yourself even if the symptoms last a long time. I frequently have prodrome/aura symptoms up to 2 days before, then the migraine day, then postdrome for a day or two. That's up to 5 whole days of symptoms.

      Hang in there!

      1. thanks for adding your care and support to catlike! I know how important it is to have your symptoms validated and supported by others. Warmly, Cheryl team

    2. ,

      I hope today has been a better day for you. I wanted to share this article with you where our contributor John shares his experience with postdrome (the phase after the headache phase). I think that you will see some of what you have shared here in his experience:

      I hope you have been able to get some good nutrition in, I would imagine that would help. I also can relate to feeling pretty bad for a few days after a migraine, and struggling to manage anxiety and hopelessness. I want you to know you are not alone and I hope you will come here for support when you are feeling this way. Please keep us posted on your progress.

      Melanie (team member)

      1. Hey there, , just checking in on you. How are you feeling? I hope you're doing better and that this week is a peaceful one for you. 😀 -Melissa, team

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