Mudcat Café message #2112912 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #103610   Message #2112912
Posted By: Sorcha
27-Jul-07 - 05:38 PM
Thread Name: BS: Headaches
Subject: RE: BS: Headaches
I rarely get migraines, but when I do, it's straight for the demerol shot. I have about 20 mins to get home and in bed in the dark. The pain seems to be a band about 3" wide completely circling my head. Kinda feels like the top of my head might shoot up any minute.

I've had cross over paralysis, blindness, vomiting, extreme light sensitivity, and all the other symptoms in just one episode. The worst one was when I was 17 and trying to finish "Atlas Shrugged" before the due date. (I still blame that one on Ayn Rand). The medicos thought I was having a stroke. I did manage to wake up enough to tell my dad to return the book to the library. I'm good with books! LOL

After I get home I use a constriction band around my head, ice packs any where I can place them, and as near to total silence and darkness as I can get. Usually totally down for 2 days.

Thank all the gods they only happen about every 5-7 years.