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Diagnosis of Migraine & Headache Types

Are These Migraines or Something Else?

  • By jav0930

    I’ve been suffering headaches for several years. My husband insists my pain is not migraines… For the last two and a half months the pain has intensified so much that I cannot function without medication. I’ve been self-medicating with Ibuprofen, taking it about 3 times a day everyday. As soon as it wears off, the pain returns. It is a sharp, intense pain in my left temple and the left side of my neck. I can’t think or work when my head is hurting. I usually will close my left eye, like a reflex to the pain. Other symptoms include light sensitivity, nausea, difficulty concentrating and thinking in general, coordination issues, grumpiness, overall tingling and hot sensation, mind fog, and I don’t know what else. Finally went to a doctor who prescribed Imitrex. I took one and an hour and a half later my pain has not decreased at all. Is this evidence that it’s not migraines but something else? I’m tired of hurting. Any advise would be appreciated.

  • By Amybarnhart

    I’m having all of those symptoms right now! I’ve been told it is migraines. I took an excectidrin migraine a hour and a half ago. No help. I had a migraine yesterday also and took Zomig and most of the symptoms went away. I only have one more dose of zomig left, but I need to make sure to wait at least 24 hours I think for another dose.. I’ve never tried the medicine you have.

  • By TmarieQ

    Yesterday I had a horrible headache I woke with. I have had migraines before usually lasting a few days but, for the last several years I have been free of them. Yesterday I layed in bed unable to see or hear anything as I needed dark and quiet. I was also very nauseous. Through the day I felt I was hallucinating, all kinds of crazy faces. Never had I experienced this before and it was frightening! And traumatic! Today I was fine. I’m really baffled as to what happened to me, I thought the flu was coming in but if I feel better today I doubt it. Any ideas? 62yo woman

  • By CinM

    I have had so many tests, scans, MRI, blood work. Everything comes back fine. Ofcourse I’m relieved but I just can’t understand how I can feel so terrible for so long (years) and there is nothing wrong. I have lesions on my brain and the doc says they are from the migraines. I have removed soda, any preservative , any other food triggers, no food coloring, etc. from my diet and I still get migraines and I feel like I’m in a coma walking around.