Hi all, I'm new to this blog but after my latest migraine attack, I feel the need to seek support. Sunday morning I woke to the worst pain in my life! Completely new symptoms and pain. I share a little back story before I carry on with the latest attack. I've suffered with migraines all my adult life, my triggers seem to be chocolate & cheese, so obviously it's something I stay away from. On average I suffer with one once a month... I don't get aura or warning signs, they just strike, severe pain, sensitivity to light and sound, sleep usually helps. I've never seen a GP as both my mum and sister suffer with migraines so I never felt any need to but this Sunday, I thought I was going to die, my husband thinks that's a bit extreme but honestly that's how I felt. I was vomiting and retching until there was nothing left, I was freezing cold yet literally dripping with sweat. I've never felt pain like it in my life! This lasted around 6 hours, after falling asleep after around 11am I awoke around 3pm, still in pain but no way near as bad as that morning, nausea and vomiting had gone as had the sweats and shivers. I managed to keep some fluids down and slept the rest of the day. Today ( Monday ) I feel battered and bruised, still with a headache, my abdomen is sore and achy from vomiting so much and I feel extremely tired. I have never had a migraine as bad as that before, and honestly I hope to never have one like it again, It was all over my head, I usually get them on the right side of my head, it was just so different to my previous ones, all my previous ones seem like nothing in comparison. I was genuinely frightened, I could barely speak. The pain was pulsating with my heartbeat, looking back on it, I cannot believe I was in such a state. Has anyone had anything similar? Does anyone have any advice? I would happily take a "usual" migraine to the one I had Sunday!
Thank you in advance of any replies and my thoughts are with all of my fellow sufferers