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- Â a recurrent throbbing headache that typically affects one side of the head and is often accompanied by nausea and disturbed vision
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I have been getting migraines since I was about 22 years old. Â That was the first time I remember having to be in bed in a dark room taking medication for the pain and nausea. Â It lasted about three days. Â I don’t remember if that was the first time I ended up in the emergency room for it or if it was the next one. Â They came on shortly, I say shortly but it was about a month or so later, after I had slipped and hit the back of my head on my dining room table. Â I had a head CT scan and was referred to a neurologist who told me there was nothing that he could see that was causing my migraines and there was no way that hitting my head caused the onset. Â He explained that some people just get migraines. Â I get the aura with mine and my head feels like it weighs like a brick for a week or so after. Â I found out that other family members have or get migraines as well. Â I knew that my mom got “headaches” but I had no clue how bad a migraine was until I experienced that first one. Â I am writing about migraines today because I’ve had one since last Thursday. Â Yes, it is now Wednesday and I’m still suffering. I’ve tried to figure my triggers over the years but there has been only one constant, stress.
In the past week, I’ve had a massage, been to the dentist (my left side of my jaw is hurting) and to the chiropractor. Â I’ve been in bed more than I’ve been out and feel all I’ve done is take my medication, sleep and ice the back of my neck and jaw. Â I had been falling asleep to a soothing meditation music and will be taking a meditation class tomorrow. Â A migraine is not anything that I’d wish on my worst enemy, that being said, I hate that both of my children have inherited this from me.
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