My Migraine Episode

On the week of August 27th, I had to be sent to the Emergency Room because of a terrible headache. It started with my vision. I was seeing these indescribable dots meandering in my eyes. Everywhere I looked, the white dots were visible and at first I thought I was going blind or there was something wrong with my eyeglasses. After about 10 minutes or so, I started having a massive headache, feeling nauseous. I tried to sleep the headache off, but it still would not work. My brother took my temperature, and it was lower than normal; 92.4F. After about an hour of going back and forth to the bathroom and the bedroom, feeling like I need to vomit,  I told my mother that I need to go to the hospital because I could not take the headache anymore.

Standing up was not an easy concept my body could endure at this point. Everything was in circular motion and I kept having the feeling that I was going to tumble down at any second.  When I was in the Emergency Room, the nurse gave me three shots to subside the migraine and make me fall asleep.

After getting checked by the doctor, he concluded that it was  migraine with aura and vertigo (spinning sensation).  My primary doctor gave me SUMAtriptan (IMITREX) to relieve any occurring migraines I may have in the future.  The doctor also gave me a list that may have aggravated the migraine:

In food:

avocado, bananas, beans, chocolate, citrus fruits, diet sodas, doughnuts, excessive caffeine, garlic, hot fresh breads, monosodium glutamate, Nutrasweet, nuts, onions, pea pods, peanut butter, pickles, fermented or marinated foods, pizza raised coffee cakes, seeds vinegar.

Cheese & Dairy

Blue, brie, camembert, cheddar, stilton, sour cream yogurt

Processed Meats & Fish

bacon, bologna, chicken livers, ham, herring, hot dogs Pork, salami sausage

Other Factors


Emotional Stress, Irregular Meals, Irregular Sleep Patterns, Lack of Regular Exercise, Smoking


Pollution, Smog, Noise, High altitude, Rapid Changes, Sunlight, Tobacco Smoke, Fumes


Migraines are a type of headache that can cause recurring attacks of throbbing pain. They are a common type of headache in children. During childhood boys and girls are affected equally. However, during the teenage years, migraines are more common in girls.

The exact cause of migraines is unknown. It’s thought that they may be caused by changes to the nerves and the balance of certain chemicals in the brain. Stress, certain medications, smoking, alcohol use, bright lights, loud noises, diet changes, hormone changes, menstruation, changes in sleep patterns, smells, and changes in the weather may trigger an attack.

An aura is a warning sign that may appear 20 minutes to an hour before a migraine. An aura is a disturbance in sight, sound, speech, or taste. Most auras that occur before a migraine affect vision. Seeing wavy lines, dots, flashing lights, or blind spots is common. An aura may also include tingling in one arm or leg, speech problems, ringing in ears, and a strange taste in the mouth. The main symptom of a migraine is moderate to severe throbbing pain. The pain is usually felt on both sides of the head.


After a few weeks, I have tried having a healthier diet, having a better sleep cycle, and exercising more, which has diminished the possibility of having a migraine.  When I do have a migraine, usually comes with aura,  taking Imitrex has helped subside the migraine.

8 Responses to “My Migraine Episode”

  1. Gravatar Icon 1 celebrity dress up selena gomez and demi lovato

    In simple words, fashion illustration gives a freedom to the artist to put forward the fashion designs and ideas in front of
    the entire world. The XXI century is certainly century fashion, where existing trends
    have a strong influence on society. Being a model requires more than just being a pretty face.

    Feel free to visit my webpage; celebrity dress up selena gomez and demi lovato

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 hair growth for men on frontal balding

    Anxiety and depression is common among hair loss sufferers,
    especially those experiencing total baldness.
    While some causes of hair loss might be associated with how you
    eat and what your physical health is, not all of them involve good diet and healthy habits.
    Because of this, you need to clean your hairs and make them tidy at all the times.

    Feel free to surf to my web page … hair growth for men on frontal balding

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 boutique dresses online nz

    Besides of being the field of fashion, you may also prepare the costly expenses of the profession you may want to take on. You can correct and
    adjust the ready made design pattern at your will. Healthy clear
    beautiful skin is a must for models because bad
    skin does not photograph well.

    Visit my site; boutique dresses online nz

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 laser light therapy for arthritis

    The older you get, the more likely it is that you’ll start to experience thinning
    and hair loss. It is important to always make sure that your hair is well maintained by ensuring that
    the hair is kept clean. These products work the best in younger men who have only begun to
    lose their hair, and in those whose androgenetic alopecia
    is still in the early stages where hair is thinning but continuing to grow.

    my blog laser light therapy for arthritis

  5. Gravatar Icon 5 plastic surgery honolulu

    Plastic surgery has become immensely popular in the last few years.
    I have never personally had any plastic surgery done but there are obvious downsides to plastic surgery such as downtime, pain, and possible side effects.
    The physical and external benefits are very

    Feel free to surf to my web page :: plastic surgery honolulu

  6. Gravatar Icon 6

    Do you have a spam issue on this blog; I also
    am a blogger, and I was curious about your situation; we have developed some nice practices and we are
    looking to swap solutions with other folks, why not shoot me an e-mail if interested.

  7. Gravatar Icon 7 mortgage loans for self employed

    You cannot use your home office for both personal and business use if you want to claim a deduction. Exclusions are the
    number one reason why individuals find themselves not being able to
    make a claim on their mortgage payment protection insurance (MPPI) policy.
    Money introduced to the business is excluded being capital introduced and not sales turnover.

    my webpage; mortgage loans for self employed

  8. Gravatar Icon 8 healthy drug-free

    Excellent blog! Do you have any tips and hints for aspiring writers?

    I’m planning to start my own blog soon but I’m a little
    lost on everything. Would you recommend starting with a free platform like WordPress or go for a paid option? There are so many choices out there that I’m completely confused ..
    Any ideas? Thank you!

Leave a Reply