4-day Migraine And Still Going.... Help!

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Asked by cassijdwebb

4-day Migraine And Still Going.... Help!

I am a 20 y.o. female, no health problems, but i do have a history of migraines on my mother's side of the family. I have been getting migraines since I was 14, but they normally only last for 12 hours maximum and generally medication has some sort of positive effect. However, I got a migraine this past saturday afternoon and it still has not gone away (today is tuesday). I have tried several different medications, including migraine prescriptions and nothing is helping. I'm tired of having a headache!!! Why is this one lasting SOOOOOO long and why does it hurt more than any other migraine i've ever had? Is there anything I can do? I can't hardly walk without getting dizzy and my vision is so blurry and wavy like a fuzzy television set. I don't have health insurance, so I can't afford to go to the ER or a doctor.... Somebody help, please!!!!!!

Answer

Cassi,

I'm sorry, but the only answer IS that you need to see a doctor. Any time we have the worst Migraine of our lives, we need to see our doctor to be sure it IS a Migraine and not something else such as an aneurysm.

Also, a Migraine that lasts 72 hours or longer with less than a solid four-hour pain-free period, while awake, is termed status Migrainous. You should see your doctor or go to the emergency room if a Migraine lasts that long. See Status Migrainous - The Basics for more information.

From my own experience, I know what it's like to not have health insurance, but the only safe answer to give you is to call your doctor or go to the ER.

Good luck,

Teri

Answered by Teri Robert