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DeepBlueC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-01-07 12:18 PM
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25. Lots of research shows
that migraines are frequently misdiagnosed as sinus headaches or tension headaches. There is a lot of overlap in symptoms. Dilated blood vesses of a migraine headache can affect nerves that trigger pain in sinuses, or teeth. Migraine pain can itself trigger muscle pain. They used to think that migraines only occurred on half of the head. Not so. I had headaches that lasted more than a week at a time beginning at age 12. The first one was so bad I thought I was going to die. Especially when aspirin had no effect at all. When that became clear I figured there was no point in upsetting my parents by telling them. And after that first headache I knew that I could survive such a headache so I never saw a doctor. I would have if the pain had occurred only on ONE side of my head, as I knew that described migraines, and for which I knew there was some treatment. I also thought that you didn't see a doctor for a headache. Only after about 25 years did I finally tell a doctor and get a referral to a neurologist and it took about 5 minutes for him to make a diagnosis. Maybe more people are getting a diagnosis these days.
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  -Do you suffer from migraines? johnnie  May-01-07 07:44 AM   #0 
  - I get them frequently  ThomCat   May-01-07 08:23 AM   #1 
  - 5 bucks a pill?  johnnie   May-01-07 11:05 AM   #10 
     - If you don't have any insurance  ThomCat   May-01-07 11:08 AM   #12 
        - Well...  johnnie   May-01-07 11:15 AM   #17 
  - I get maybe one migraine a year  JustABozoOnThisBus   May-01-07 08:42 AM   #2 
  - me  Connonym   May-01-07 09:36 AM   #3 
  - That's what it seems like to me too  johnnie   May-01-07 11:07 AM   #11 
  - Rule of thumb. If pain killers work, it's not a migraine.  ThomCat   May-01-07 11:10 AM   #14 
  - I have regular headaches...and then I have migraines.  MrsGrumpy   May-01-07 10:02 AM   #4 
  - Well, I'm not taking it lightly  johnnie   May-01-07 11:09 AM   #13 
     - Oh dear - When I have a migraine - the TV is the worst thing  KitchenWitch   May-01-07 12:05 PM   #23 
     - I didn't say you were.  MrsGrumpy   May-01-07 01:13 PM   #28 
  - I suffer from migraines  skygazer   May-01-07 10:10 AM   #5 
  - Yeah, I probably never had one  johnnie   May-01-07 11:11 AM   #15 
  - Constantly.  Tyler Durden   May-01-07 10:13 AM   #6 
  - I used to get migraines once or twice a month. Definitely NOT a regular headache.  NewWaveChick1981   May-01-07 10:16 AM   #7 
  - I do seem to hear it more from women  johnnie   May-01-07 11:14 AM   #16 
     - It can be.  SarahBelle   May-01-07 11:52 AM   #19 
  - i get about 2 or 3 a month a yes they are very different from a regular headache  chimpsrsmarter   May-01-07 10:17 AM   #8 
  - I get both. A migraine is a different breed of cat altogether.  Beausoir   May-01-07 10:48 AM   #9 
  - The difference between a migraine and a regular headache.  SarahBelle   May-01-07 11:50 AM   #18 
  - I think I was getting migraines when I was in grad school,  mycritters2   May-01-07 12:02 PM   #20 
  - Diet can have an effect  SarahBelle   May-01-07 12:04 PM   #22 
  - That's funny -- I had my last one in grad school too.  SmokingJacket   May-01-07 12:23 PM   #27 
  - I get both migraines and cluster headaches  KitchenWitch   May-01-07 12:03 PM   #21 
  - Good grief!  Orrex   May-01-07 12:16 PM   #24 
  - That is a good way of describing the hell of the Cluster headache.  KitchenWitch   May-01-07 12:20 PM   #26 
  - I get both of those also  temperancedissent   May-01-07 01:31 PM   #30 
  - Lots of research shows  jeme   May-01-07 12:18 PM   #25 
  - i have only had two in my entire life and they were mothers  wildhorses   May-01-07 01:21 PM   #29 
  - I have migraines.  flamingyouth   May-01-07 01:32 PM   #31 

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