Flight, Cruise, Flight (what triggered this?)
Last updated: May 2023
My family & I went on a great cruise the end of May for 7 days. After the cruise, we spent two days in Florida with family. The day we flew home I complained that I had a slight headache however, the next day I woke up with such a bad migraine I couldn't get out of bed that was June 4th. Since then I have been hospitalized to try and minimize the pain and to get rid the migraine however I had no relief. I was discharge because the pain was controllable with oral medication & injectables.
Some background with me, I have chronic migraines which was due to having white matter lesions diagnosed after a work up that was done based on determitation that it wasn't MS. The cause was migraines as a teenager. It was verified with another MRI in the hospital that there were no new changes to the MRI.
I seem to have both migraines on the left side and tension headaches. I also was diagnosed with Raynaud's and Lupus about 2 years ago. What I don't understand is I had no joint pain, headaches, or migraines the entire time on was on vacation. Once I am up for about an hour I had a migraine or a tension headache everyday since June 4th. I am having some good day and some bad days.
Prior to going on vacation I had a 40 hour a week job as a Government Billing Manager for 18 years now not working at all. I appreciate that I can tell my story but I'm having trouble with understanding how people really live with daily headaches.
Thank you all for listening.
Do you have a migraine toolbox for when an attack hits?
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