Rush of pressure straight to my head - atypical Migraine?

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    I have had bad headaches in the past but nothing compared to the past two weeks. It started one morning when I tried to get up and get my son and I ready for the day, but it felt like I had a rush of pressure go straight to my head and I quickly had to lie right back down. In and out of the hospital the doctors told me the best they could describe what I had was a 'A Typical Migraine'; gave me some pain killers and said get lot's of rest and fluids.

     

    Now I'm at the end of this two weeks and I'm finding it hard to return to life; and I'm just wondering if this is normal? Crying excessively, don't know what to do with myself, don't know what to eat, it's like I'm a foreigner in my own body and I'm scared that if I get stressed out again I'm going to have another episode, and that pain was worse than my emergency c-section! Please can you help with a title advice? Kassandra.

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    Dear Kassandra;

     

    "Atypical Migraine" simply means a Migraine that's not typical for you. That doesn't tell anyone very much. While we'd love to give you answers and advice, the only person who can do that is a doctor who can review your and your family's medical history, discuss your symptoms with you, and conduct a complete examination.

     

    The best advice we can offer you is to get to 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.

     

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Published On: May 25, 2010