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What is causing my migraines? And what type?

  • By killerpipez1

    Hello, i am a 22 year old male….this time last year i was 92kg and i was drinking 6-7 beers a night 4-5 times a week other nights i had atleast 3.. during this year and a half of alcoholism i suffered NO migraines..although i was smoking less cannabis at the time and less tobacco, anyways a year on i quit alcohol and just stuck to cannabis, i am now 78kg, ripped and feel the greatest shape of my life but j have developed migraines, i have postdrome but no aura during the migraines, it is always on the left side, i get them 2-3 times a month and can last 3 days, postdrome includes dizziness, seeing spots and just feeling really weird plus night sweats….i have suffered migraines 3 years ago but only had 3 episodes and they went away and i wasnt drinking then either, also i have been hit in the head alot through fighting and been concussed but that was over 5 years ago, any conclusions? I also eat alot less then i used to but i still get vital nutrients.

    EDIT: i sufferd from photophobia and visual snow since a kid, but have gotten used to them so i forgot to mention it.

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  • By Nancy Harris Bonk Moderator

    HI killerpipez1,

    Thank you for your question and being part of the Migraine.com discussion forum – we’re glad you’re here!

    It’s not uncommon for our migraine patterns to change over time. However, when we have new and/or different symptoms it’s important to discuss them with the doctor so he can rule out anything more serious. If you haven’t seen your doctor, I would encourage you to do so.

    I wish I could tell you what type of migraine you have, but only a qualified doctor can do that after you have a complete neurological exam, he discusses your symptoms and goes over your medical history and your family’s medical history. You can read more about doctors and diagnosis here; https://migraine.com/living-migraine/diagnosing-ichd-3-versus-icd-9/

    Let me know how you make out,
    Nancy

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