Hello Everyone, I am a 58 year young male who has had migraines since about 1984. At the most I would have one about every 2 months but most of the time only 2-3 a year. I get blind spots that slowly build up to aura with the jagged lines and colorful display for about 20-30 minutes. After I would get the extreme headache for about 6 hours. Always the same. I also have Multiple Sclerosis so that is probably the root cause but not known for sure. The last few years I don't get them often but I still got them 1 or 2 times a year. All the symptoms are the same but I no longer got the bad headaches. I have read in many places as we get older this can happen.
So for many years anytime I would get migraine I would get curious and try to find information about it. I would usually run into this page and read what you all have to say so I just want to say thank you and just reading some of the comments made me calm down after being a nervous wreck thinking what is going on.
I live in Idaho and about 3 weeks ago it started to get hot much earlier than years past. Also very dry and allergies got really bad. I have always been effected by seasonal allergies like grass and trees but rarely would get migraines from those as I would have minor symptoms of allergy. Also I don't deal with heat very well especially MS issues. But I always make it and never have any unusual instances of migraine. But 3 weeks ago I started getting silent migraines. Many days I would get one and one day I even had two. Then I would not have one for a day or two or three and then again two of three days in a row. I never had to take allergy meds before as I felt the allergies but it was never bad but this year red eyes that itch and watery, sneezing like crazy, itchy nose, etc... So I broke down and started using Flonase. I went 3 1/2 days of no migraines but today got them again. For a couple days I had minor allergy issues but today my eyes just started to itch again badly and watering eyes and not long after I got the migraine.
So with that I thought I would join you and see if I can learn something from all of you. I decided to start tracking all this to find out what is going on and find my triggers. I never really tracked it before because I was not getting them that often. I would just keep in the back of my mind what I may have ate or done to trigger it.
I am just wondering if there are anyone else that gets migraines from seasonal allergies? I know heat is also not good with me from having MS but I do good keeping my body temperature lower by using an MS ice vest, taking cold showers sitting in front of a fan, etc... So I doubt the heat is triggering it. I know histamine levels can trigger migraines as well so I am hoping this is what is happening and hopefully taking the meds after a few days will cut down on migraines.
Thanks for reading and I appreciate this community and hope I will be participating regularly.