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Is this just a Migraine or could be be something else?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 9, 2009
  • 09:54 PM

I am a 22yr old female, one daughter who will be two in March.

I have been getting headaches for over seven months now that are getting worse. The past few months have been very difficult as I get them to the point that I am stuck in the bathroom throwing up and shaking 3-4 times a week.

I have no idea what is causing them, sometimes it happens late afternoon sometimes I wake up with them there is no time pattern or food pattern. When I get these migraines it always starts in the back of my head about a thumbs length up from my neck on the right side, and there will be a bump about the size of a grape. If I don't have a migraine it is not there. As it gets worse my right eye hurts with a pressure feeling and I just want to keep my eyes closed.

I additionally have other things that I am not sure would be related but here is a list: lightheaded, sudden shortness of breath with out exercise, right leg numbness, sharp pain in chest when breathing in like my chest going to pop, tiredness ( sleep 8 or more hours and after being awake for 3-4 hours I am exhausted and have to fight to stay awake.), I am losing control over speech (i find myself having to think harder about how to say a word, for some reason it becomes hard to say something simple like wagon.)

I went to the Dr and she did an CT Scan and blood work, I had a low level of VD and everything else was fine. My BP was 94/70 this morning she said everything came back normal and prescribed me Hydrocodone for when the migraines get to the point I can't do anything.

I don't want to just take more medicine to cover up the pain I want to figure out what is going on is it a migraine or something else. I have an almost 2 year old to raise and it becomes very difficult when I get these attacks and my husband is at work.

Could there be something else wrong and the migraines just a symptom? What would be the best doctor to see.

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