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8-15-2009: Long Nap

Aug 15, 2009 - 0 comments
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sleep

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nausea

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Stomach

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Eye pain

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feeling off



*POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: I could go with the emotional stress again, but I'm pretty sure this one is due to the 3-hour nap I took this afternoon.

** Woke up at almost 10:00 feeling a little off, mostly in the stomach.  Made myself eat around 11:00 (which did not go well).  Then by 12 or 12:30 I felt so awful (stomach pain) that I went upstairs to chill out and ended up falling asleep with a magazine and my computer on my lap.  I just could not wake up.  When I finally did I knew I was in for it.  My eyes hurt, and my head just had THAT feeling.  

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8-13-2009: Ultrasound day

Aug 13, 2009 - 0 comments
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fasting

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mini-migraine

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throbbing

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5



*POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: I'm going to go with emotional stress, and the fact that I had to fast from midnight the previous night until almost 11:00 the next morning.  As little as I eat these days, when my body wants food it wants food, and it doesn't react well to low blood sugar.

** This one I know wasn't a true migraine.  It was one of those really bad in-between headaches.  It still makes me nauseous a little, I still get a little bit of light sensitivity, but I'm not knocked down like I am with a migraine... and the pain is just different.  My migraine pains are sharp and in one spot/area.  This pain is all over the top/front of my head (favoring the right side a bit, but still on the left as well) and is a throbbing  I try constantly to explain this to my neurologist but he just doesn't get it.  Maybe these are mini-migraines, if there is such a thing.  

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8-12-2009

Aug 12, 2009 - 0 comments
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low blood sugar

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aleve

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Coffee

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Period

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stress



*POSSIBLE TRIGGERS - Pretty heavy emotional stress going on at home (little sister is pretty sick, we just don't know with what); had very little to eat up until almost 12:30PM; I do have my period, but my headaches and period rarely seem to relate to one another.

** Headache started right when I left for work, but I couldn't take anything for it because I was having bloodwork done in the afternoon.  I took 2 Aleve as soon as I was finished with the bloodwork, and also got a coffee and donut (in case it was caffeine withdrawl/low blood sugar).  Helped take the edge off for only a short amount of time.  By the time I left work at 6:00, it was near full-swing migraine status... just different somehow.  I was hesitant to take my Treximet because of that, and because I'd already taken 12hr Aleve and my stomach's been so temperamental.  I was forced to go with my family to a friends' for dinner, and as soon as I ate the headache disappeared.  

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7-29-2009: Worst yet?

Jul 29, 2009 - 0 comments
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9

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sleep

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Treximet

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ponytail

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worst ever

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ice pack

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squeezing



*POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: I have no idea... wearing a ponytail maybe?

** I started getting "ponytail" pain around the time I was getting ready to leave from work.  By the time I got home, it hadn't gotten any better.  I was getting to that point where squeezing my head was the only thing giving relief.  So I tried an ice pack, which seemed to help the pain, but the light was starting to really get to me so I forced myself to go to bed.  I figured I'd try to sleep it off.  That turned out to be a dumb idea, because I woke up at 3:30 in so much pain that I was crying in my sleep.  I couldn't even lay my head on my pillow, any pressure was unbearable, but it hurt even more and sent my head spinning if I tried to sit up.  I took a Treximet and ended up passing out at some point.  I just wanted to scream it hurt so bad.  I give it a 9, at least on a scale of how bad it's ever been (I leave a point because I know it could always be worse).  

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