I am new to this forum. I am actually not sure if I am suffering from migraines or tension headaches, but what I know is when I do have a headache I feel like the entire world is about to collapse and all I can think of is taking a 400mg Advil and sleep. Well actually I can't sleep unless the pain is gone and if I wait too long before taking anything for the headache I get nauseated and pale.
What I did notice is that hours prior to a headache I get severely weak and lethargic (kinda confused) like I am about to fall asleep. Then it starts, boom boom boom and it only gets worse and worse, I cannot think, talk, focus, breathe NOTHING all I can do is focus on the pain. Usually its from the neck up to the eye socket and the sides of my temples. At times it is just one side and sometimes both. There is no way I can sleep with the pain. The ONLY thing that helps is medication.
I am 27 years old and I have suffered for my entire life. I get them at least once a week or 2-3 times a month. It's bad and even a day after my headache is gone I feel the area that it was hurting, as if my head is sore from the pain.
What are your opinions? Is this some sort of a migraine? My doctor doesn't think so, but I really don't know anyone who has severe headaches like I do?
Any similar stories? Please share!