Sorry to hear that the pain is not subsiding. Be careful to follow the dosage directions with the OTC pain relievers. I would encourage you to see your doctor. They may be able to prescribe something that works better.
I'm sure our community will be chiming in with their thoughts, too. But, in the meantime, check out that article for some tips on how to cope with headache and migraine triggers.
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According to WebMD, "a migraine with aura may often come with symptoms" (such as dizziness) "that begin about 30 minutes or less before the headache. These early symptoms are called a prodrome.The prodrome or aura may last for five to 20 minutes, or it may continue even after the headache subsides."
"If there are underlying causes for your headaches, your doctor will recommend treatment appropriate to the cause. If your headaches are determined to be migraines with aura, your treatment involves two goals:
preventing future attacks"
In the above article you'll find some tips for both relieving and preventing attacks. Please check it out and let us know if this helps!
I'm sure our community will also be chiming in soon, too. Let us know if there is anything else we can help with.
"One leading evolutionary theory is that getting a headache is a protective mechanism against adverse environmental stressors. The theory goes that headache pain would cause someone to seek a safer, more hospitable environment. The fact that changes in weather and extremes in heat and cold cause headache, some experts believe, gives credence to this theory." . There are other interesting points in that article as well as tips for coping with migraines triggered by the weather. Check it out and let us know if you find relief.
I am sure some of our other community members also experience headaches from the weather, too, and will be chiming in with their tips soon!View Thread
According to WebMD, "a migraine with aura may often come with symptoms that begin about 30 minutes or less before the headache. These early symptoms are called a prodrome.The prodrome or aura may last for five to 20 minutes, or it may continue even after the headache subsides. Symptoms of aura include:
blind spots or scotomas
blindness in half of your visual field in one or both eyes (hemianopsia)
seeing zigzag patterns (fortification)
seeing flashing lights (scintilla)
feeling prickling skin (paresthesia)
seeing things that aren't really there (hallucinations)"
Another term to describe migraine with aura is Alice in Wonderland Syndrome. Doctors don't understand why, but some migraine patients have hallucinations as a prelude to these debilitating headaches.
Have you been experiencing any of these symptoms? Or have you been experiencing cluster headaches?
Please keep us posted on how you're doing and any more questions you may have!