A couple days ago I woke up to a horrible migraine; every time I got up I would get dizzy and my head would start pounding. The next day it got a little better, but the third day the pain came back, I took an Advil for migraine pain and I slept for the rest of the day. The day following my head was relieved but pain started to pursue again before I went to sleep. I don’t know what to do to help ease the pain. Diana.
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