I have always had right headed migraines since i was about 18 (now 32), then about 4 years ago i started getting left headed one - which were really severe and would basically keep me in bed for 2 days. It took about 2 yrs before the doctor realised and told me i was experiencing a migraine. I don't know if the following has anything to do with it or not, back in '05 i hit my head in a room with a very low ceiling and knocked my neck out of alignment and it impinged a nerve on the left of my neck causing grip issues and other issues with my shoulders and arms, i'm pretty sure i gave my self concussion, it took 6 months before i realised that i have actually trapped a nerve in my neck, the neck was put back in alignment but still have odd on going problems with my shoulders.
I was wondering if me hitting my head and trapping the nerve back in '05 could have caused the left headed migraines as i never used to get them on the left side before that or as bad as they have been and appear to have reverted back to? Has anyone had a similar experience or any ideas as to whether this could be the cause or is it just one of those things?
Does anyone else suffer from left headed migraines and if so are they worse than the right ones? I'm currently on Imigran 50mg (did come off it for a while as it stopped working as they all have and then went back on them and they now work again), buccastem m anti sickness (as and when required) and generally 1 paracetamol if i take it early enough then it will stop a migraine in it's tracks.
Any help, ideas and advice is greatly appreciated.