When you tell someone, "I've got a migraine," it's almost universal - they cringe and, quietly and gently, tell you they hope you're better soon. Few pains are as universally recognized and respected.
For many of us with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome, migraines just come with the territory. In fact, new headaches or changing headache patterns are considered symptoms/overlapping conditions in us and are part of the diagnostic criteria.
For me, migraines were just part of life starting with puberty. Then, fibromyalgia hit and I had a stroke of luck - my "changing pattern" was that I ceased getting migraines entirely. At least something got better, right?
One of the ways I knew my fibromyalgia was in remission was because the migraines came back. They haven't been as severe, lengthy, or common as they were, though - until now.
Currently, I'm on about hour 85 of a doozy. The first two days, I basically slept as much as I could and laid on the couch. The last couple of days, I've been able to function a little bit in between really bad spells.
Even more debilitating than the pain has been dizziness. Moving my head too quickly, or a fast moving image on TV, really gets it going. I haven't dared to drive at all. I haven't been able to do much of anything, and I'm writing this post only because I have certain minimums I need to meet.
I this isn't better soon, I'll need to get in to the doctor and maybe get some injections in my neck. It's tough to get to the office when you can't drive, though!
Here's more information about migraines in us:
Do you get migraines? What seems to trigger them? Does anything help? Leave your comments below!
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