Silent Migraines

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Silent migraines are migraines that occur without an aura or without warning. I get these a lot. These migraines at least for me tend to be less severe, but are still very bad and I get all the same symptoms beside the blindness in my eyes.

You can get these migraines while doing your normal daily routines, or even sleeping. I get these almost every morning. I wake up with severe migraines every morning, which is why I call these silent migraines. 

The symptoms are all the same of a migraine with aura which include: 

  • Nausea or upset stomach, or vomiting
  • Severe throbbing pain on one or both sides of your head, and pain in eyes
    Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Sensitivity to light, sounds, smells, and possibly motion (when I get up my head feels super heavy, and my head feels like a cement block)

When I get these migraines the only thing to do is take my medication, and I use an ice pack behind my head which really helps. I also put a cold wash cloth over my eyes when my eyes hurt and get sore, I also wear my sunglasses too which helps a lot. My eyes always seem to hurt a lot with silent migraines, because I’m extremely light-sensitive.

The biggest thing to do is just relax, in a stress free environment if possible and sleep. Sleep really is the best way to relieve migraines. When we get migraines it causes inflammation and sleep helps calm that as well as medications. I’ve also found that massaging the temples, head and neck really helps too. You can get one of those neck massagers at walmart or target for a decent price and it really helps.

Again I just want to stress if you’re not seeing a neurologist to make an appointment because they can get you on some medication to make feel so much better and lessen your migraines and get you feeling a lot more comfortable. It’s also very important to make sure nothing else is going on, the first thing I got was an MRI and I checked out fine. However, I know sometimes financially doctors get expensive. If that’s the case I’m always here to help in any way possible.

Any questions contact me anytime, sorry for the short blog today I had one of these silent migraines this morning which is why I chose to write about it today.

Thanks for reading

 

*Disclaimer* I’m not a doctor or healthcare professional I’m just writing and offering my advice on my experience. 

 

 

 

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Lisa Wilson

I’m 33 years old and have been suffering from Chronic Migraines for 7 years. I have had migraines all my life, the first one was when I was in 4th grade, and as I got older they got worse. My migraines turned into chronic migraines 7 years ago and have become so debilitating that I can no longer work or have much of a social life. Bright lights and fluorescent lights are a major trigger, so I have to wear dark sunglasses most of the time. Because of that, I can no longer work, go shopping or be outside for a long time. Over the last 7 years I’ve learned how to live with this disease. Many people don’t understand the pain & sickness because Chronic Migraines are a silent disease. I get migraines 3-4 times a day, I loose my vision, and get very nauseous and confused. The only thing I can do when this happens is take my medications and sleep. I’ve been trying to get disability for 7 years now & had no luck. The problem with this illness is because you can’t see it like a broken arm or leg etc. Everyone thinks it’s not a big deal. Unless you have experienced this, many will never understand. To be honest, I wouldn’t want them to. This disease is a nightmare and wouldn’t want anyone else to go through this. I have suffered so long and am still suffering, that I have depression now. After 7 years I have learned a lot of information and tricks, and that’s what I want to share. My goal is to help others get through this day by day, because I understand what your going through. I understand the excruciating pain, the times where you don’t want to move your head because it feels like a cement block. I understand all the times people have passed you off because they think your exaggerating or being lazy. I understand all those times the doctors have just given up on you. I have had countless tears over the last 7 years. I have a great family and I try and get by with what I have and that’s what’s important. If I could I would start a charity or organization for people with Chronic Migraines so we wouldn’t have to rely on the government when we simply cannot work because the moment we start a job within 10 min we would have a migraine. I sympathize with all of you. I have been through it all. I’ve tried many treatments and medications and tried many natural ways to help. I’ve learned a lot over the last 7 years and I want to share and help others in need as much as I can. I want to share what has worked and what hasn’t, Tricks that make the headaches and migraines get better, and information on migraines and the different types of migraines. My mission is I want to help others that suffer like I do. If I help 1 person that will be enough for me. God Bless

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