Hello everyone. I've been suffering from migraines for roughly 20 years. They have gone through many changes. Triggers, intensity, management, etc...it's all changed. The newest issues are difficult and a bit concerning. Anyone else have these issues??
#1 - body position. Sometimes I wake up with a migraine and my body position greatly affects the intensity. If you're talking a 10 point scale (10 being the worst) laying down is usually 7-9, sitting up is usually 5-7 but standing is usually 3-5. Of course I'm exhausted but I can't sit or lay down until the pain subsides. The beginnings of a migraine also make me need to have a bowl movement and even just sitting on the toilet can increase the intensity.
#2 - speaking of bowl movements. When a migraines reaches a certain level, I get a very strong urge to use the toilet. Doesn't seem to change anything once I'm done but this has been a new development over the past year or so.
#3 - spitting up blood. This only occurs when I get nauseous and vomit. The vomiting doesn't happen often, but the last few times it has been especially intense, like exorcist style vomiting. After I'm done vomiting and I'm clearing out my nose and throat is when I see the blood. It's happened 2 or 3 times this year but it's been a little more each time. As I mentioned, the act of vomiting can be very strenuous, my body strains so hard while doing this. I wonder if I'm straining so hard that it's popping blood vessels?? The vomiting is the one thing that has been there from the start but it's definitely been getting more and more intense over the years.
I do plan on talking to my doctor very soon.
I am sorry to be so gross but hanks for reading!!