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Hey All,

I think I had a migraine yesterday for only the 2nd time ever. First one was a year ago and I blew it off as just a terrible headache. Yesterday I woke up with a headache and I took 2 ibuprofen and then took a shower. It didn't help so 45 minutes later I took 2 more ibuprofen and went back to bed. I didn't eat until 4 hours after initially waking up because the headache was upsetting my stomach. I couldn't sleep the entire time because there was no relief. I remember that anytime I laid my head down, that spot hurt enough to cause me to keep my head up without touching anything. My neck was stiff too. I remember keeping the lights off in the room but I eventually opened the shade on one window since it was raining all day. I noticed my tinnitus was more apparent than normal so I kept the TV on as background noise. I ate my only meal of the day at 8pm. I went to bed at my normal time and took no time at all to fall asleep.

I had no other symptoms other than being dizzy and tired. I woke up this morning with no headache but man I feel like a train ran over me. I feel like I'm in a haze, I can't focus on anything, and I really want to sleep. My neck is slightly stiff and I have a slightly dull headache, not enough to warrant taking anything. The thing is, I'm 49 years old and no one in my family has migraines. Why now?

  1. Hi PatrickInBama,

    I'm sorry to hear you've had such a rough go of it. I really wish I could tell you what's going on with your head, but only a qualified doctor can do that. Have you spoken with your doctor recently? If not, I would encourage you to see him and have a complete exam, go over your medical history and your family's medical history and discuss your symptoms. After all that he should have a pretty good handle on what's going on.

    I can tell you however, that some of the symptoms you describe can occur during a migraine attack. Let me share with you information on the symptoms of a migraine in this link;

    It is possible to feel "hung over" during postdrome, the last phase of a migraine attack, up to 48 or so after an attack. There are actually four phases of a migraine attack; prodrome, aura, headache and postdrome. This article has more information on these phases;

    Happy Migraine and Headache Awareness Month,

    1. I have also had chronic migraines for 12 years. I recently found out by process of elimination that Nexium (omneprazole) has been causing mine. I have been off Nexium for a month and a half and have had only 2 migraines. Check out the meds you are taking.

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