I haven't had migraines all of my life so I'm still getting used to them since I was diagnosed about three years ago. Mainly my migraines are silent and I only get the nausea, face/eye heaviness and visual disturbances galore but no pain. Since I began with this condition, I've only had two painful episodes.
Well, last night was the third and it was a doozy. I had had the warning signs all day that this was going to be bad but I ignored it, which I shouldn't have done. I didn't take medication or used my cold pack. I also ate an apple after the pain got progressively worse even though I can't eat anything, no matter how small, once the pain begins.
Needless to say I had a terrible night last night. My head was about to explode on my right side. Nothing I did stopped the excruciating pounding and sharp jabs of pain. I thought I was going to have to go to the ER. I was sobbing in pain. I tried to sleep but the pain was so horrible that the pillow hurt my head. Laying down makes it worse for some reason but I haven't mastered sleeping while standing yet. My neck was a tight ball of nerves that continued sending explosive pain into the side of my head. I basically felt like I dying would be a God send at that moment.
Still being stubborn, I never took medicine for it. I had terrible nightmares all night long because the pain wasn't letting me sleep. I kept dreaming that I couldn't swallow or hadn't taken in a breath. My face felt numb. Even my hair hurt.
Does anyone else here experience painful migraines? I just want to know if my symptoms are similar to others so I don't feel so alone.