After an attack, the next day I feel like I have a hang over which has turned into extreme dizziness. Five days after the attack and I am still dizzy. Sitting or standing it does not make a difference. Is this normal? I have been dealing with Migraines for over 20 years, but have never had this happen before for this long. I was told that I suffer from cluster Migraines. I have tried almost every medicine, nothing really is extremely effective for me. momofgoose.
Having a Migraine "hangover" for about 24 hours isn't unusual. It's called the postdrome phase of the Migraine attack. You can read more about it in Anatomy of a Migraine .
No, it's not "normal" for postdrome to last five days. Nor is extreme dizziness something we usually see. You need to discuss this with your doctor. Any time your symptoms vary from your usual ones or are extreme, you should check with your doctor.
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The other day my wife was driving ad she got so dizzy she had to pull over twice. She also had numbness on one side of her body. She since has had a bad headache for the past 3 days. Ibuprofen is not helping. She is 36 and in relatively good health. Should she see a doctor? George.
Unexplained headache should always be checked out, so yes, your wife should definitely see a doctor. Statistically, it's unlikely to be anything harmful or dangerous, but it's just not worth taking chances, and she needs relief.
Here's an article you may find helpful - When to See a Doctor for a Migraine or Headache .
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Introduction Migraine Headaches Migraine headaches are a type of neurovascular headaches, a category that also includes cluster headaches. Doctors believe that neurovascular headaches are caused by an interaction between blood vessel and nerve abnormalities. Migraine headaches are the second most common type of primary headache after tension headaches. A primary headache is a headache that is not caused by another disease or condition. [For more information, see In-Depth Report #11: Headaches tension and Report #99: Headaches - cluster.] Migraine headaches are characterized by throbbing disabling pain on one side of the head, which sometimes spreads to affect the entire head. In fact, migraine comes from the Greek word hemikrania , meaning half of the head. Migraines are classified as occurring either: With aura (previously called classic migraine) or Without aura (previously called common migraine). Auras are sensory disturbances that occur before a migraine attack that can cause changes in...
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