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Headache at top of skull
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Hi Shaz - just out of interest - apart from feeling sick, have you had any strange coloured zig zag blurry line sensations on one side of your head/eye?
The reason I ask, is because whenever I used to get a migraine, I felt terribly sick & had the coloured zig zag sensation too. On the first sign of this, I used to take two pink migraleve tablets. These usually alleviated the symptoms & prevented the cracking headache taking over.
If your heache has been severe for more than a day, it's usually best to get it checked out by your GP, as advised. Hope you feel better soon.
This sounds so familiar to me! My migraines are just as you are describing... the axe jobby and the nausea!
Mine are hormonally related and usually come at the beginning middle and end of my cycle. Sometimes they last for a few hours and sometimes two or three days.
Please go to the doctors because there are things you can take to relieve or even prevent it - and, of course, to get a proper diagnosis.
Thanks everyone for your answers. Much appreciated.
Julie-eve you may be on to something there - my period is due tomorrow, i wonder would this be the cause?
Smudge, no zig-zaggy lines but I have been unusually tired today and last night went a bit 'funny' like my own voice sounded weird in my head and everything went surreal, this has never happened before.
If the headache continues I will make an appointment to see my GP but thought I would get a few ideas on here first so I wasn't going to the doctors for 'just' a normal headache as I dont normally get headaches and wouldn't really know a normal one from a migraine.
Shazbang. Migraine can cause all sorts of weird symptoms, such as those you have just described. I feel terribly drained and withdrawn just before I get them and any small sound gets exaggerated and echoey. My son used to lose the use of his right arm, which was scarey. I once lost the sight in one eye just before a migraine.
Good luck at the doctors.
Headache is a pain in the head, scalp or neck.
Headaches can be caused by minor problems like eyestrain, lack of coffee or more serious reasons
like head injury, brain tumors, encephalitis and
meningitis. Taking painkillers continuously can have harmful side effects, so it is better to modify your
lifestyle. More information available at http://tinyurl.com/q8696