I saw the eyeball headache comment and wonder: have I been having migraines for years and didn't know? Here's the most recent history:
--terrible dizziness Memorial Day; also headaches, sensitivity to light, some nausea - first instance of terrible dizziness
--they sent me to get an MRI and found that I have thinning of myelin and white matter lesions in the frontal lobe
--I was sent to neurologist who said the white matter lesions were in the wrong place for MS
--I was sent to ear-nose-throat specialist, who found I have hearing loss at low frequencies, which indicates Meniere's. I'd also complained at that time that my ears usually feel stuffy. I'm now on a low sodium and high water intake diet, to see if things feel better in 6 weeks.
--That six weeks ends next week. I do notice that if I accidentally go over 1500 mg sodium a day my ears feel gushy
But also, I take antidepressants and anti anxiety meds, and have been under loads of stress lately. I'm not a hypochondriac, really. I've never felt so full of illnesses as I do now.
Lots of questions abound on the above scenario. But I have a slightly easier question for fellow migraine sufferers:
Does a migraine always have to have auras or nausea? For instance, I had an awful headache yesterday. And I was ultra sensitive to light and the chatter (at work) that was nearby. I was miserable. Was that a migraine? I have had eyeball headaches for years and once did get officially diagnosed (about 12 years ago) for having a migraine. I had nausea, went to the hospital, they gave me something for the nausea and the headache felt better.