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Migraine Headache FAQs

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Do you suffer from migraine headaches? Tell us your symptoms. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Hurtinghead304, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: October 16

I started getting migraines when I was in high school. My first migraine was a migraine with an aura. I felt sick to my stomach, dizzy, afraid since I couldn't see past this yellow haze that had settled across my vision. I was disoriented. I couldn't think. Coordination was a joke! These symptoms still exist, but vary widely and depend on the severity of the migraine, and what triggers it. Their length varies, as well. Some can last for a few hours, others will last for 2 or 3 days.

Comment from: Blondie, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 03

I feel weak and it's difficult to think clearly a day or two before my migraine. I wake in the morning with the headache and then vomiting begins. The light hurts my eyes and sometimes sounds are painful too. I have vomiting every hour or two until migraine is gone (my longest migraine has been 12 hours). Next several days I'm weak, dehydrated, nauseous, and have difficulty focusing on anything. All I want to do is sleep!

Comment from: NANA E., 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: June 09

The migraine headache comes all of a sudden. It is very painful to describe; locks my head in only one direction. I have to take pain killer or energy drink that contains caffeine before the pains will reduce. But within my body system I feel weak. It is almost three years now. I am afraid my kidney will be affected due to the pain killer I have been taking. I was referred to a medical specialist but with the expensive drugs I have had no positive results.

Comment from: Anna, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 18

I have had migraines for 44 years as they started when I was thirteen. I get sickness before they set in and sometimes my speech goes and/or my eyesight. If they are not hormonal and are caused by food triggers or dehydration or not eating regularly, I take two extra strong painkillers before the pain sets in. I can then function well enough to do my job and ward them off enough for me to carry on in my life. I have to eat high-class protein in my meals regularly to also control them.

Comment from: Razia Sultan, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: August 19

It occurs usually once or twice in a week. When pain gets started, I feel like vomiting. I get weak and I'm not able to speak properly. I tried different types of medicine. I'm afraid that one day I will be diagnosed with a brain tumor. It seems that it is the only logical explanation for this pain.

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