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Migraine and fever

Hi, for the past 3 days I have had a very strange fever. Chills are so bad I am shaking like crazy. The weather and pressure has been so up and down. Could the fever and chills be part of my migraine? If so, any suggestions to make it less violent? It's almost like if I go more than 6 hours without Tylenol or advil I'm right back where I was...shaking like crazy. I'm also extremely exhausted. Even more so than my usual "hangover"
Any ideas or advice out there?

  1. Hi ,
    I'm so sorry to hear you are experiencing a fever, that sounds miserable. While we've heard from others who experience fever along with a migraine attack, this sounds like it's time to contact the doctor and let him/her know what's going on so they can make sure everything checks out OK. In the meantime we do have information on fever you may be interested in reading;
    Could it be the flu or Covid? Something to think about as I know those are still around.
    Please keep us posted and hoping you feel better asap. Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Leader/Moderator Team

    1. Hi, ! Wanted to check in on you -- how are you feeling this week? I hope your fever has broken, your head has calmed down and you're doing better. I'm curious if you and/or your doctor found a cause for your symptoms. Either way, please know we're thinking of you! -Melissa, migraine team

      1. Hi, Thank you for checking in. Fever broke as of Saturday. The weather here in yyc has been all over the place so it's been a rough couple of weeks. Have no idea what it was associated with but came on with other migraine symptoms. I've never experienced anything like it before. Was diagnosed with chronic migraine after having my daughter in 2016.
        So nice to have this platform to reach out on. Always nice to know there are people out there who get "it".

        1. Hi Siobhan- We are so glad you've found us - we are your people for sure! Migraine can be so isolating by its very nature. We tend to retreat into darkened silence as we labor through intense pain and other complex neurological symptoms. Because it is an invisible disease, it's very tough to identify one another in the real world. For these reasons and more, this community can offer a refreshing source of support and compassion. Glad to hear your fever broke last Saturday. I've been hearing about many people getting sick with fever lately. Fever can so frequently trigger a headache. For those of us with migraine- that headache can turn into a migraine attack quickly. I wonder how you are today with these news reports of the earthquake in NYC? My son is there on a work trip and we spoke within a half hour of the quake- he and my nephew (who live there) said they didn't feel a thing. How about you? Hope you're faring okay. Thinking of you and sending love - Warmly - Holly - team

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