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Migraines returned after 16 years.

(Based in the UK).

There was nobody more surprised than me when I woke up the other morning suffering from a numb hand and numb mouth/tongue. Initially I thought the worst but realized very quickly that it was a migraine – my first after my last one 16 years ago.

I took the strongest pain killers I had and slept it off for another 2 hours.

The headache lasted for 3 days and then as I left a Kaiser Chiefs concert those 3 days later, I started with another. I can only put this down to the bright flashing lights. This was fairly debilitating as I could not see on my left hand side.

Anyone else thought they had grown out of migraines to then start suffering again?

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  • Kayleen Hilyer
    8 years ago

    I would stay away from pain meds….as they can cause rebound headaches…the more u use them the more headaches they can cause….u can end up with a headache worse than the one you started with and they are terrible to break! I pray that u will see a qualified headache specialist who can give appropriate medications to break this horrendous cycle and get you on a good preventative regimen to lessen their occurrence/severity and to help you develop a plan to abort 1 when it happens. Good luck!

  • Tami Flaig Moseley
    8 years ago

    HI Kayleen, I was also told that certain pain meds cause rebound headaches. I get migraines something terrible and mydr had me on Maxalt and I also take vicodin. Ihad one last summer like the post above and my whole right side went numb…thought I was having a stroke! Went to ER and the Dr told me it was a miraine…..never have I had that happen before in all the years I have suffered from them. I have Dr’s after Dr’s for my headaches…..never seen a headache specialist….?? The can put me down for days.

  • Tricia Lee Bond
    8 years ago

    Hi… I suffer from Hemiplegic Migraines. Your symptoms sound a lot like what I suffer from. I have had migraines all my life and then for no reason stopped having them for about 7 years. Only to my surprise last year to be stricken once again. I had a year of migraines lasting for up to a week some for 30 days with our a brake. I was genetically tested and found that I suffer from Hemiplegic Migraines type 1. With the correct medication I have been getting better. I have only had one migraine in the past 2 months. I was seen at Stanford Medical Center at their Migraine specialist where I was told that my body was completely out of whack. And the pain censors were firing all the time. I was put on a strict schedule and taken off all over the counter medications, and placed on Verapamil. If I have a migraine that last more than 72 hours I have DHE to brake it. OR I go to my Medical Doctor for the protocol my Neurologist has set. I am sorry that you have started back up with the migraines. I really feel for you. If I can help in any way please feel free to contact me.

  • Dot Williamson Sadler
    8 years ago

    As I read your article I am convinced that something strange went on last week….was it maybe the weather….I just don’t know…but I have spoke to at least 5 of my friends who had a whopper of a migraine last week. I had one of the worst migraines February 2 that I have had in years. I could not control it with medicine and I had to go to the emergency room and they gave me three shots. I missed two days of work..:(

  • Tami Flaig Moseley
    8 years ago

    Dot, I have also had migraines that have lasted for a week sometimes and took my meds and nothing…I woud finally go to ER and I would have to get shots as well.. OUCH!!! I am down for days sometimes with them……Im sorry for what you have gone thru..I know it sucks

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