posted on Jan, 13 2017 @ 06:41 AM
originally posted by: Wookiep
a reply to: studio500
I do believe YOU have suffered from an actual migraine problem. I understand what you are dealing with, it's hard to sift through the BS and those who
claim they are dealing with this, but I know you are, based on your symptoms. Please know you are not alone. It can be frustrating when people having
bad headaches and stress headaches try to equate it as the same thing.
Thanks Wookie, I do agree that many people think a severe headache is a migraine, which it isn't but at the same time I do understand that some types
of headache are truly terrible in their ferocity.
I also suffer from BAM migraines and more regularly suicide headaches which I think are brought on when under severe stress.
During a suicide headache attack (cluster Headache) that I and others experience, the pain experienced is actually much worse that any Hemiplegic
episode I have ever had. A hemiplegic headache will knock you off your feet and make you totally unable to communicate, think, see or even walk
properly. The pain is horrendous and has a throbbing pain like no other but a Cluster headache is pain on a truly different level and it's only during
one of these that I have truly thought about killing myself to relieve the pain.
Putting my head under a bus would seem less painful as at least the pain would stop. That pain is like having your head in a giant clamp, shrinking
your head down to the size of an apple with the pressure increasing dramatically along the way.
I agree though, that often people who suffer from a bad headache regularly label them as migraines and this is what causes confusion amongst the
public and perhaps even the medical world.
Some forms of migraine are so rare that even a GP may only see one or two sufferers during his entire career.
My suicide headaches only started after I was badly assaulted by a large gang of men who effectively kicked my head in using the heals of their boots
when I was 17/18.
They damaged my thoracic spine at c3 c4 c5, and as a result I have suffered from shoulder and neck pain all my life.
What's worse though is that I never attended hospital at the time as I had was joining the Police Force at the time and didn't want this to affect my
chance of getting in.
I found out years later that I had suffered some damage to my brain as I had several cystic voids, whatever they are. Apparently Boxers get this type