• jessica jessica
    June 23, 2009
    Why do my headaches last for 3-6 days in a row?
    jessica jessica
    June 23, 2009

    I have aura migranes throughout my life. I recently had an episode last me 6 days in a row, with new symptoms, including extreme fatigue, sharp pain, and pressure in my left temple/ear area, and weakness in my right arm. I had to lay down because the pressure in my head was so bad. I can't afford to go to the doctor, so I'm looking for help here.

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  • Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    June 23, 2009
    Teri Robert
    Health Guide
    June 23, 2009

    jessica,

     

    I hear you about insurance, but you need to see a doctor about this, especially given how long it's been since you talked with a doctor about your Migraines. Whenever we experience new and / or disburbing symptoms, it's important to see a doctor because so many sympotoms could be Migraine or something else such as stroke. Your doctor may want to order a CT scan or MRI to rule out stroke or other problems.

     

    If this is Migraine, and your arm was indeed weak as opposed to numb or tingly, the only form of Migraine it could be is hemiplegic Migraine. You can read more about that in Hemiplegic Migraine - The Basics.

     

    Do you know what any of your triggers are? When working to identify triggers one of the best tools is a good Migraine diary. You can read more about this and download a free diary workbook in our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary.

     

    If your doctor isn't able to help you, it may well be time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It's important to note that neurologists aren't necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

     

    Hope this helps,

    Teri Robert

    Lead Expert, MyMigraineConnection


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