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22yrs old, Female, confused and would love advice, desperate.

I'm thinking about my doctor about this but I'm always discrediting my own pain and illness. I have a throbbing pain all through my head sometimes it shift to and from a sharp pain next to the sides of my eyes. I have seer pressure/pain behind my eyes when this happens making lights hurt. My jaw and teeth can hurt even when I try not to clench my jaw. I sometimes have pain in my ears from it (ive never had an ear infection). My neck gets stiff sometimes but not often. I also get aura - a strange head fogginess that tingles n feels like a wash over y head before the headache maybe migraine hits me.

This sounds like migraines but I'm scared m overreacting or overestimating my own symptoms. I am undiagnosed but I think my migraines also correlate to manic phases in bipolar but unsure, the mood changes might be because of the migraines?

Would love some advice and to know that I really should bring this up to my doctor.

  1. Hello acahn, thank you for reaching out. We cannot provide medical advice over the internet (for your safety!) but I would definitely encourage you to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. It is known that those with bipolar disorder are at an increased risk for also having migraine. I thought these articles might be of interest to you:
    https://migraine.com/migraine-and-mental-health/bipolar-disorder/
    https://migraine.com/blog/co-morbid-bipolar-a-new-subtype/
    Having an accurate diagnosis can help you find ways to best manage your symptoms. Please keep us posted on what you learn! Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

    1. Allyson,
      Thank you so much! The articles has helped a lot and I will be sure to bring up my symptoms to my doctor. Thank you again so much!

  2. Hi. I'm really sorry to hear about the pain and other symptoms that you are dealing with. My only advice would be to go to a doctor about these symptoms soon. Don't wait. I let my migraines go for a while and by the time I got to a specialist they were constant and extreme. She said that the brain can get in a "migraine rut" where it doesn't know how to not migraine anymore. Since I was already at that point it has proven very difficult to jump the track and get out of my never-ending migraine. She said that if I had gotten to her sooner, they might not have gotten this bad and it might have been easier to get them under control. Get to your doctor ASAP. God bless you.

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