Imagine being only 28 years old with a 6-year-old and a 4 month old, and suddenly one day you feel a sharp pain in your head. You feel weak, dizzy, lightheaded. You are nauseous. The light is sickening. It’s like there’s an ice pick in your temple. This is what happened to me.
I laid down in bed for a bit. The pain just increased. Early in the evening, my husband decided to take me to the hospital. Since we had never been through this before we had no idea what was wrong. We were scared. I thought I was having some strange kind of aneurysm or stroke. I was weak. I couldn’t walk. Looking at lights hurt my eyes, but I had this horrible ocular pressure even when my eyes were closed. I had dry heaves. The twenty-minute ride to the hospital took forever. It seemed as though every car we passed had their bright headlights on, even though I had sunglasses on and a hood pulled over my head. Once we got through triage and into a room. They where ready to take care of me. The Doctor explained to me what was going on. They gave me a IV, Dilaudid (for pain), Zofran (for nausea), and Benadryl (just in case there’s an allergic reaction to anything). After all that you would think I would feel amazing, but I left there feeling like I been hit by truck. I was exhausted. Who knew that was just the beginning? Do you or someone you know have migraines? Do you remember your first migraine?