Hi everyone, I’m just really hoping for some input from people who have experience with migraine as I’ve never had one before this. I’m a 27 year old woman. My Dad has them a few times a year but his are different from what I’m experiencing. I’m having a lot of lingering symptoms and I just wanted to check with the experts (people who suffer migraines) to see if this lines up.
I’ve been to my usual doctor who was royally unhelpful, implied I was hysterical and didn’t offer a diagnosis at all. So that was nice.
It started four days ago when I began to feel queasy and strange and then got the worst headache of my life. I faced a two hour trip home, with my partner driving, and I vomited into a container the whole way. I was shaking, had freezing hands and feet and was so weak I could barely walk. The pain and extreme nausea lasted about 8 hours until they slowly subsided and I managed to sleep. The next day, I felt like I was in a weird dream state. Nothing looked or felt real and my mind was just drifting, I couldn’t focus on anything. I was still so weak that I could barely stand and I couldn’t eat for the nausea.
Now 3 days after the headache itself I’m still exhausted with nausea, but I’m not throwing up, I can hold food down but feel so queasy. If I turn my head I get dizzy and I can basically only lie in bed.
I have been reading about postdrome and it seems to fit but it’s just going on for so long. I’m by myself at home today and I can’t stop crying because I just want to feel a bit better. I’m so worried it’s something more sinister than a migraine, but my doctor didn’t take me seriously because I had no fever or physical signs.
Does this sound like a migraine? Do other people feel so terrible they can’t get out of bed even 3 days after the pain subsides?
I’m really anxious and I would be super grateful for any help with this. Thank you <3