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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.

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