I am new to suffering migraines and I am a little anxious and scared about what is happening since I don’t really know what to expect. I am a 29-year old female, had my first headache a couple weeks ago and didn’t know what it was, so I went to the ER where they said it was a complex migraine. I had the same symptoms again starting 4 days ago and they haven’t stopped. I went to acupuncture after 2 days and I think it just made it worse. I went to the ER again last night because I read that a migraine longer than 72 hours can be dangerous. They didn’t do any tests since they had just done them 2 weeks ago, just gave me some pain meds which helped slightly at the time (fioricet and toradol), but today I still have a moderately bad headache along with some numbness/tingling feeling in my left arm/hand, left cheek/jaw, and both calves. I don’t actually lose feeling, it just feels like when my leg is about to fall asleep, a kind of tingly feeling that comes and goes. I had this feeling before my first headache, and then again for the last almost 2 days along with the other symptoms. The headache itself is a constant aching pressure feeling all over my head, sometimes it is sharper at some points then others. I was kind of confused because it’s not a throbbing pain and it’s on both sides of the head, but the doctor said it was a “complex migraine” because of my other symptoms. I also had a lot of sensitivity to light and sound, although that has been less bad today than it was for the previous 3 days. Also a lot of nausea and could only stomach bread, rice, and potatoes for the first couple days but that is less bad today. Still some dizziness but less severe. Anyway, I am just confused and worried and wondering if this is something to be concerned about and what I should do. Should I just wait it out since some of the symptoms seem to be getting a little better? How much longer should I wait to see if it gets better before going in to the ER again?
Thanks for your help!