Yes, the worst in the headache family. The lights, the sounds, and the smells. When I do not deal with it head on, it feels like the world spins painfully around me. Taking medicine, or applying a warm wash rag on my fore head, and lights out. Then I get really bad sick. Vertigo, and then, here comes the Vomit. Yes, sick for hours. Even when the migraine is over, I feel hung over.
Migraines, for me start out with lights, the brighter the painful. Then colors of red, white, yellow, or some sort of green-blue swarm around me. When the lights get to painful for me to even be around, its time to take something for a headache, or lie down in very dark room.Hiding from the light is an awesome idea. What if I could not hide from the light? I take an Aspirin, Tylenol, Excedrin, or Ibuprofen. Something to just get me through until I got home. My eyes will start to burn, and I get all teary. Tears just run down my cheek. I get really extremely quiet. I tell you. I type this, lights are not a migraines best of buddies. I will bow my head, and close my eyes. When my migraine starts, at times with over the counter medicine may not help.
Sometimes, a home remedy. Drinking water, Gatorade, and eating something. May help. May…is the key word. After the lights, then comes the sounds. Even the fan running, can cause my migraine to go to the extreme. Sounds after lights is the next level of pain. Makes my ears feel like they are about to burst. My eyes popping out and now my ears about to burst. Even then medicines can not work. I be in bed, lights out. A wet rag over my eyes, and pray that there are not even a pin drop of a sound. Because if there is. Pain!!!! Like never before. My senses are heighten, beyond anything else. I cannot speak, I cannot be around people who speak. I said no to movie night. I had to say no, even going out with my friends. Lights, sounds when having a migraine is no good.
After taking home remedies. Think lights and sounds are bad. Wait, until you can smell. Yes, the next stage in my migraine, is smell. I can literally smell. I can smell food, I can smell sweat, I can….Smell. The sweetest smells can be an offensive smell to me. I can literally, smell the next door’s cooking. They are about twenty-eight steps away, with their door closed, and I can smell that chicken enchiladas rice casseroles baking. That’s really good to eat by the way. Yet, with a migraine, the smell isn’t so good. Smells of all kinds makes my stomach curl.
Home Remedies: I took my OTC medicine. I either drink Gatorade, or water. Something to eat.Did the wet rag over my eyes. Locked myself in the dark. Prayed to the man upstairs, God, that there isn’t no sounds. Hoping the smells will go away. At times the migraine does go away…
Other times, vertigo comes sneaking it. The room, the dark room with no sounds, and the smells evolves around me, starts to spin. Vertigo can start really, really, slowly, then move fast. Or start out fast and not slow down…I take something for dizziness, and run the tap of the bath over the back of my head. I put my head under the bathtub tap, turn it on to cool water and let it run on the back of my skull for about fifteen minutes.
I wrap my head up, and go back to my dark, no sound room, and hope that the smells that are coming from everywhere does not get me sick. Then I wait, until both the vertigo and migraine goes away. Or really wanting for the migraine to end. Usually after this point I fall asleep, when I do not.
The next level of my migraine can make so sick that, my lovely dear husband puts a rubbish bin, or container by my head. I vomit. Then when all of the sicknesses ends I take something for the vomiting.Gross! I know. I actually went to the hospital for this type of migraine. The hospital treats and release me.
The ER doctor has actually, told me to see my doctor for my migraines. Guess what? I did that too…NO one in the medical field knows why I have migraines like this. One doctor told me that it is my hormones, and another told me that I’m allergic to something, and it could be stressed related. Oh, one told me it because I believe in God. I believe in God!!!
Really…I believe in God…I laughed at that, and left. No, there is no proof of believing in God and having migraines, or a migraine. I think it has to do with stress, hormones, nerves, and environment. It could also be the blood vessels in my brain, and something to do with blood pressure. Could also be the pressure of the atmospherics changes, that are always changing. Please do yourself a favor. When having a migraine write down everything. Every single bit of what is happening to you. The change of lights, the sounds, what smells you are having. Anything and everything.
It could save your life.
My migraines causes me to have a hangover, like I been out drinking all night long..All I know my migraines can last a few hours if treated, and when gone I have a slight hangover. If more than a few hours, into days, and/or weeks. The hangover is much much worst. Note: I do not drink, alcohol, coffee, tea, and energy drinks. I do however drink water, Gatorade, Sprite, 7 Up, and at times Dr. Pepper.
Have a journal for the Doctor already, even if you end up in the ER. Write everything, anything down. The symptoms, where the migraine is most present inside the head. People, please. Migraines aren’t playing around. Don’t play around with migraines. GO to the emergency room, or see a doctor. Do not live with a migraine. In fact, lets stomp the migraine out. Don’t let migraines ruin your life.