I have been experiencing headaches on one side of my head off and on for years but now I am getting worried because I think my migraines are getting worse.
I used to get just headaches but now I am getting the occasional ocular migraines where my I’m nearly blinded for half an hour with colours and distortion in my vision. I am also starting to get dizzy spells.
A few weeks ago I had a bad migraine headache and I was feeling tense so I took a couple of paracetamol pain killers and went to bed. I woke up in the early hours of the morning feeling better and I got up and fed my cat and went back to bed.
When I turned over in bed to get comfortable I suddenly felt dizzy. I opened my eyes and seen my bedroom moving as if I was on a capsizing ship. This feeling gradually went then the dizziness hit me again when I tried to get up and my bedroom was spinning. I had to hold on to the walls and door to get to the bathroom because it was so bad but I gradually felt better.
I managed to get an appointment with my doctor. He checked my ears but they were fine so he asked me to lie on a table while he performed head manoeuvres to see if I felt the dizziness again. I didn’t feel any dizziness so he suggested that the dizzy spell I experience that morning was due to vestibular migraines.
Just a week ago I started feeling a headache come on around the left side of my forehead and eye and I also felt light headed and a bit off balance. I took paracetamol pain killers but they didn’t work and I went throughout the day with this throbbing pain, light headedness and feeling sick. The headache radiated from the left side of my forehead down the back of my eye which made my teeth slightly sensitive. I then went to bed that night and woke up feeling better. However a couple of hours later the pain returned so again I went all day suffering the same headache and same symptoms as before.
This seems to be happening every morning for the past week where I wake up and my headache is gone only for it to return a couple of hours later and it lasts all day alongside feeling lightheaded, nauseous and off balance and pain killers aren’t working.