posted on May, 6 2011 @ 04:09 PM
I never realised I was suffering from migraines, as I didn't think think my symptoms were typical either. I thought, at various points, that it was
due to wisdom teeth coming through, eye strain from working at a computer all day and then not drinking enough water.
My neurologist pointed out that migraines present differently in people. As I was not feeling sick, needing to lie in a darkened room, incapacitated
for days on end, getting auras or having my eye swell up and close I wrongly assumed it was not a migraine. It was, just a common migraine.The pain is
intense, like someone was ramming an axe through my head, one sided and pulsing across my right forehead and temple and behind my eye.
This website gives a very quick overview:
Some migraines can cause numbness, tingling and even drooping of the face. When they suspected neuralgia for me, I was just having pins and needles
and a numb feeling to my face that wasn't going away (not pain apart from in my head- rather than my face).
I wonder if there is a link?
I honestly feel that hitting the side of my head is less painful than the migraine (don't recommend trying that at home, though)!