Can you have different migraines after an accident?
So I will start off with my laundry list. I have ehlers danlos type 3 hyper-mobility which also comes with among other symptoms, migraines. I have been dealing with them since I was a child and as I grew they have gotten worse and always included aura. I was rear-ended about a month ago and for the first day I was just sore in my neck and shoulder but the headache started the following day.
I went to the doc 2 days after and the headache was just a dull stiff pain behind my ear and down my neck and shoulder along with not being able to move my head to the left or to be able to sit for more than a few minutes. Doc says whiplash here take muscle relaxers (bad idea for me but I was in pain) and 500mg naproxen and if need be your Excedrin migraine. So I take the stuff for a few days and the migraine that hit me caused me to start vomitting for 25mins and balled me over like none ever, even after the meds! BUT no aura. it dulls into a headache after a day of bed but stiffness is still there so I go back to the docs they sign me out of work for 7 days. staying home was good i used heat and rested (got some laundry done). I took all the meds even the muscle relaxers that week and by friday felt ok so I ran out of muscle relaxers sat and by monday I was hurting again.
The headache was headin towards full blown and by tuesday it was migraine again with extended vomitting. But again no aura, after borderlining taking to much meds it dulled by thursday morn. I am still stiff and sore and dull headache for 2 more days until saturday I was at a show and beyond miserable it hit about 20mins before the show started and somehow I managed to hold down the vomit until it was over, no aura tho. but it knocked me out most of sunday. So now here it is monday and I am miserable the headache is radiating from the base of my neck still at about 70% flexion at best and maybe 60% rotation. Docs know i have been having this headache I have mentioned it every single time and they don’t seem to care. I have never had a headache for almost a month straight and have never experienced a migraine as strong as these.
I have an ortho apt next tuesday but if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear. i mentioned earlier the EDS because my normal amount of stretch is like 120%+ of normal peoples so feeling stiff but looking normal is where i am at. Could I have Post tramatic Migraines? Think I should be pushing this issue even though I am a migraine sufferer? i feel like they are brushing it off as a normal migraine because I get them anyway but they are nothing like what I have been experiencing. Sorry to sound this way but i am just worn out and sick of hurting.