By Briar Rose
I’ve been experiencing a lot of nausea and spells of upset stomach and other gastro-related issues off and on for quite a while. I get sharp, stabbing pains in what feels like behind my eyes. It started on the right side, and was right side only for months, and now it has started doing it on the left side as well. I also have been getting pain on the right, back side of my neck, and more recently, pain and weakness in my right shoulder, and sometime down my right arm. I have “visual snow” and my ophthalmologist said that this can sometimes be a result of migraines. I seem to always have a dull headache, usually in the back of my head, starting from my temples and working down to my neck area in the back. However sometimes, I get debilitating, pack-a-punch headaches. I always seem to have a difficult time talking and concentrating when these come on. My previous primary doctor seemed to be struggling to figure out why I feel so yucky, and it wasn’t until my eye doctor mentioned migraines that I thought to look into it. I have started keeping the migraine journal on here to track symptoms, but I’m just wondering, does this sound like typical migraine issues? I’ve been trying to do research online, but it seems like there are so many different types, I’m getting a little confused/overwhelmed. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated. I see a new doctor soon, but it will be four weeks of waiting, and I’d like to get some input from actual migraine sufferers. Thank you!