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Was this a migraine?

(8 Posts)
FarrowandBallAche Mon 22-Feb-16 12:00:43

Yesterday only ate fruit and soup. No dairy, caffeine, bread etc.

About 4pm I started with this god awful pain in my head that I presumed was a headache. It came from the base of my neck up and over to my eyes. Almost like in waves. I went to bed and was sick. I stayed there till morning. Funny thing is my sinuses feel lighter today. No cold, runny nose.

Don't suffer with headaches normally but was just a bit curious as to what this was.

Tia.

Cool1Cat Mon 22-Feb-16 19:48:33

Food fads ALWAYS a bad idea. Your liver detoxes you perfectly. Headache may be related (caffeine withdrawal if you normally drink a lot, but nobody has ever managed to prove that caffeine is bad for you). See a doctor if you are worried but eat or normally and healthily and DO NOT LEAVE OUT FOOD GROUPS. It's a disguised way of dieting and restricts your nutrition. It also makes you think about food all the time when the point about healthy eating is to NOT think about food all the time and maintain a healthy weight.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Mon 22-Feb-16 19:50:53

My migraines always start with pain in my temple. Then progress to things like pins and needles, and disorientation.

SpuriouserAndSpuriouser Mon 22-Feb-16 19:52:48

Sounds like it could have been a migraine, yes. Poor you! Hope you are feeling better today.

FredaMayor Mon 22-Feb-16 20:17:26

On the whole migraines involve visual disturbance and sensitivity to light, and the pain is sometimes on one side of the head, the ancient greek root of the term 'hemi cranos' meaning half the head. There appear to be an assortment of triggers and if you are prone to them its worth trying to find out what they might be and get your GP onto it.

I used to get them in clusters and my own experience was that taking meds as soon as symptoms appeared, resigning myself to the nausea (which can interfere with the meds of course) and plenty of ice packs to put round my head gradually helped me to feel half human. Sometimes the process would take three days. You have my absolute sympathy, OP.

RandomMess Mon 22-Feb-16 20:19:31

Yes it could have been a migraine mine have changed over the years and when they first started I didn't get visual disturbance at all.

If you felt like the pain was so bad you had passing thoughts you were about to die - it was probably a migraine. I remember sometimes screaming and wailing in pain blush

FarrowandBallAche Mon 22-Feb-16 20:48:48

Thanks everyone. Feeling a lot better today although I've taken it easy I have to say.

CoolCats I should have explained why I only ate soup and fruit. It's not a fad. I've got what the GP thinks is Dermatitis Herpetiformis - the rash connected to Celiac Disease. I'm going to see a dermatologist in a few weeks. I have stopped gluten so GP is reluctant to do celiac blood test.

So just wanted to eat something that I was certain had no gluten in.

ihatethecold Mon 22-Feb-16 20:54:45

When I have a migraine I get physical symptoms.
I can't write properly or half my face will droop like ive had a stroke.
It's grim. Thankfully I don't get them often.

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