Over the past year I’ve had more headaches than I’ve had in a long time. I used to suffer from terrible migraines.
They seemed to start when I was about 12 years old and they were really bad until I was about 25 – then they just stopped. Well for a few they slowly started up again, but they were never as bad as during my teen and early 20’s.
Now it seems they’re coming back with a vengence. I get a migraine at least once a week and sometimes as many as three times a week. Each one lasts for half a day to a full 24 hour day. It’s awful … especially when they’re really bad.
I have a migraine now and If I know my body, I’d say it’s going to be a real pounder in about an hour or so. I’d so rather be reading about the best best fat burner for men or feed for cattle than be about to suffer from a massive migraine again.
I also get auras. When my headaches are really bad my vision is a little different. My peripheral vision seems to decrease and I get wavy lines at the sides … kind of like the Northern Lights. LOL Yes, strange.
However, Last July, October and in early January I got a different kind of aura – when I didn’t even have a headache! I started getting wavy almost pixelated lines in the middle of my vision. The first time it happened I was watching TV and working on the computer and I mistakenly thought something was wrong with the picture on the TV … until I realized I could barely read the words on my computer screen as well.
Within 15 minutes or so I could barely see at all. This was really scary the first time it happened! It was after Midnight and my husband was in bed and I didn’t think I could even get up to go and wake him up to tell him something was wrong with my eyes. Luckily after about 30 minutes the auras disappeared and then about two hours later I got a headache. The other two times this happened I never did get a headache.
From what I know of migraines (I worked in a Migraine and whiplash clinic as a nurse for 10 years (as well as my own experiences)) the auras were actual migraines … they just didn’t produce a bad headache or in two cases no headaches at all.
Compared to the pain of a bad migraine I think I’d almost prefer the “almost no vision’ aura migraines – well if they weren’t so darn scary, I would!
Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraines? Have you ever suffered from auras or vision problems before, during or after a headache/ migraine?