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6-11-2009: Ponytail pain

Jun 11, 2009 - 0 comments
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ponytail

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temples

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allodynia



* POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: Ponytails... a necessary evil.

** Had that allodynia (sensitivity to touch) all across the top and back of my head.  There was pain in my temples on both sides, at my eyebrows, and around my eyes.  Taking out my ponytail didn't help at all.

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6-2-2009: Should've Known

Jun 02, 2009 - 0 comments
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smell

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Treximet

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pressure

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euphoria

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warning sign

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6



*POSSIBLE TRIGGERS: ?

** I have no clue what the trigger for this one may have been, but I know that I should have seen it coming.  I read somewhere that sudden euphoric moods are sometimes signs of an upcoming migraine.  Great, so now everytime I'm in an exceptionally good mood I'm going to get all paranoid.  =0p  I'd also had a slight headache the night before, but I figured it was sinus pain because it was in my face and just took a Sudafed.

** I woke up feeling "off" and not so much in pain as feeling like there was this intense pressure on my head (like something was squeezing it very, very hard... almost like it was about to crack).  By 9:00AM, though it was in full swing with pain and all (all on the right side and some across the front top of my head (that's where most of the pressure was earlier).  I took the Treximet at 9:20.  The pain was lessened, but not gone.  The nausea lessened, but wasn't gone.  I could smell EVERYTHING again.  

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6-1-2009: Euphoria

Jun 01, 2009 - 0 comments
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euphoria

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mood change



** Was feeling kind of "blah" all day at work, but then in the afternoon all of a sudden I felt all "high on life."  I was laughing and just plain happy... but overly happy.  I mean, it was hot and humid, I had to close at work, and I had been in a lousy mood most of the rest of the day (and nothing had really changed or happened that was a real mood-lifter).  Even as I was talking with people at work and parents of the kids, there was this little voice in the back of my head asking, "Why the hell are you so perky? You don't do perky!"  Ha ha... my mood was even commented upon by a few people, so it must have been noticeable.  

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Strange Migraine

Oct 28, 2008 - 0 comments

I woke up this morning, and before I even opened my eyes it felt like someone was squeezing my entire head in a vice.  I wasn't totally awake, still kind of dreaming, and I could feel myself rolling around trying to make it stop.  When I finally woke myself up, the pressure turned into sharp shooting pain when I stood up. Even though there was so much pressure on my head, it felt like I had to grab my head and squeeze it.  

After about five minutes, the pain went from all over the top of my head to the usual localized spot on the top of my head on the right side, toward the center and spreading down toward my temple.  I tried taking a cold shower, which did nothing more than make me even more miserable, so I took my Treximet at 8:15 AM.  By this point I was up to a 5 pain level with bursts of 6 with pretty much any head or jaw movement.  The nausea wasn't too bad and the light sensitivity was moderate. There wasn't any improvement in symptoms for at least 1 hour (at least until after I was at work).  At 9:10 my hands and arms began trembling.  I even felt like my voice was shaking.  My head felt very swimmy/empty/foggy and I felt like I was zoning out or about to fall asleep on my feet.  The shaking only lasted about 15 minutes, but the swimminess in my head lasted for several hours.

Migraines