Extreme headache

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Recently I've been having headaches that pains my head, a LOT. While this is the case with most headaches, this one isn't as normal as my other ones.

During my headache, my sight is deterred, i can barely see the sides of my eyes vision (it is VERY blurry). This kind of headache usually happens when i get winded when blowing my instrument for couple of hours non-stop, but this time, i haven't been practising. After having a sleep for about 2 hours, it usually goes away, but it has been recourring more frequently.

Is this normal for headaches? Or is this something i dont know much about?
 

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I would advise you to see a doctor. Severe and persistent head-aches should be taken seriously.
 

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Oh my god, that sounds terrible. You should see a doctor immediately.
 

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Yes, I strongly suggest you see a doctor. I've never experienced blurryness in vision during headaches. I don't think it's normal at all (someone correct me if I'm wrong here.)
 
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I just saw http://members.aol.com/twoeyedox/headache.htm [Broken] website which has a good discription of the problem i seem to have with the simultanuous blurry vision and smashing headache.

Should i still see a doctor?
 
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Why haven't you seen a doctor yet? You should get some tests done.
 

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Bladibla said:
I just saw http://members.aol.com/twoeyedox/headache.htm [Broken] website which has a good discription of the problem i seem to have with the simultanuous blurry vision and smashing headache.

Should i still see a doctor?
It can be many things, only a doctor can give you a good diagnosis.
 
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Bladibla:
It is no point to go about believing the worst.
However, to experience severe and persistent headaches should always be taken seriously; thus, you really should consult a doctor on this.
 
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sounds like epilepsy or somethin'
 
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I would advise u to see doctor as soon as possible before it get worse.

Other than that, instead of guessing urself, why not see a doctor?
 

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Is anyone in your family prone to migranes? I have a friend who has some very similar symptoms when they hit her.
 
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See a bloody doctor!
 
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I used to get migraines and it sounds similar to that. In fact, I used to be able to tell one was coming on because my vision would go funny, and so I would know to go and lie down before it got worse. But like everyone else said, go see a doctor, if it is a migraine there are lots of treatments nowadays.
 

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Nobody here can diagnose you online. People can say it sounds like one thing or another that they had or knew someone who had it or read about it somewhere, but nobody could be certain about it until you have a doctor examine you.

Go see a doctor.
 
Just incase I think I'll echo, GO SEE A DOCTOR!! :wink:
Your symptoms sound typical of strong migranes. One of my exs used to get such bad migranes that she was virtually incapable of doing anything. Fortunately for her it wasn't connected to any more serious problem but she did go to the doctor to get it checked out. Hers eventually stopped occuring so frequently but would drop in to visit on occasion. While I was seeing her I tried looking up remedies and couldn't find much of anything useful but I did find a site that said migranes can sometimes be attributed to hormone imbalances in women due to problems with their cycle. So if you're a female and the doc doesn't find anything wrong, and you are satisfied with the diagnosis, then you may want to get an appointment with your ObGyn too. AFTER you see a regular doctor though ofcourse.
I hope you will be able to get to the bottom of this. I've never had them but I hear their hell.
 
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I used to get migraine headaches but they never involved blurry vision, they felt like someone hitting me in the back of the head with a rubber mallet with every heartbeat. At first everyone wanted to give me pills to stop the pain, but then my problem turned out to be a food allergy. If your regular doctor only wants to prescribe you pills then I would try an allergist or some other specialist. Find the cause, don't settle for just a treatment. 99% of the people I talked to about it gave me the wrong advice. So don't settle with just the first diagnosis, in the end only you will know if you made the right decision.
 

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You need to see your doctor, stat. He might order an MRI scan of your head as well as a blood test if he finds some abnormalities. It could be a number of things but if you think about it, when you blow into your instrument you could have actually burst a capillary or worse developed a subarachnoid hemorrhage. In either case your doctor cant help you until he gets CT scan results, so get on top of that fast

Let me stress this again - if you get your headache again and it lasts a second longer than last time - call 911 immediately. You might be bleeding from an aneurysm and you wont even know about it. It could explain why the headache went away when you went to sleep - as BP dropped a little it could have subdued and clogged, but still next time you get excited it might really explode and screw you up big time straight into coma
 
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cronxeh said:
You need to see your doctor, stat. He might order an MRI scan of your head as well as a blood test if he finds some abnormalities. It could be a number of things but if you think about it, when you blow into your instrument you could have actually burst a capillary or worse developed a subarachnoid hemorrhage. In either case your doctor cant help you until he gets CT scan results, so get on top of that fast

Let me stress this again - if you get your headache again and it lasts a second longer than last time - call 911 immediately. You might be bleeding from an aneurysm and you wont even know about it. It could explain why the headache went away when you went to sleep - as BP dropped a little it could have subdued and clogged, but still next time you get excited it might really explode and screw you up big time straight into coma
I had a classmate in high school die from such an aneurysm. He had a bad headache like that and being only a high school kid, nobody thought much of it, and he waited too long to get treatment (I never knew the full details whether he died while they were trying to repair it or if it had already burst by the time he got to the hospital). That's why seeing a doctor is so important. It could be just a migraine brought on by something like fatigue or stress, or it could be something much, much more serious, and there's no way to know without seeing a doctor.
 

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I was also thinking it might be warning bleedings from an aneurysm, don't ignore such headaches. Undiagnosed you have a 30-50% mortality rate in case of rupture, when diagnosed and treated there is only a 2% mortality rate.
 
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I have never had any headache up to now(over twenty years), it is weird and you might not believe, i guess.
 
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Ok just went to the doctor, and heres how it goes:

I've been 'officially' diagnosed with visual migraine, and have been advised to take aspirin as soon as the aura in my eyes start to appear to diffuse the pain. On the long term, although the cause is to broad to be sure, the doctor has advised to try to get less stress, and to have a healthy diet.

Although i am still questioning whether my stress has anything to do with this at all, the Doctor had analysed the back of eyes, which he says shows whether there are any problem with nerves. Other tests included reflexes, eyesight, and double vision.

Thanks to all for good advice.
 

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Glad it worked out only to be migraines. Still not fun to get, but at least it's not something life threatening. It's always a relief to at least know that much.
 

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When my friend feels them coming on, pretty much the only thing she can do is go to her bedroom, close the curtains and do nothing. Even sunlight is too much then. It's at times like that that I give a little nod to the gods for not giving me anything like that.
 

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(typing up the Introduction, whistling Johhny Cash - Hurt tune in background)

Visual Migraine is a condition of temporary visual disturbance caused by vascular spasm in the brain, without the headache. In this case, the vascular spasm results in decreased blood flow to the occipital cortex, or that portion of the brain associated with vision. This is often associated with the sensation of a "shimmering light" in the peripheral vision, blurred or distorted vision, or flashing and pulsating lights in the peripheral vision. Because this condition is not associated with disabling headaches, it is not usually treated.
Bladibla - did your doctor order CT or MRI scans?
 
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Bladibla said:
Ok just went to the doctor, and heres how it goes:

I've been 'officially' diagnosed with visual migraine, and have been advised to take aspirin as soon as the aura in my eyes start to appear to diffuse the pain. On the long term, although the cause is to broad to be sure, the doctor has advised to try to get less stress, and to have a healthy diet.

Although i am still questioning whether my stress has anything to do with this at all, the Doctor had analysed the back of eyes, which he says shows whether there are any problem with nerves. Other tests included reflexes, eyesight, and double vision.

Thanks to all for good advice.
Next time on, you have got to be more careful or a small mistake should result in bad eyesight or worse long termed nerve injury.
 

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