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Old 03-12-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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Pounding head pain, neck pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light? First guess is a migraine.


Anyone in your family suffer from migraines? They can be triggered by all sorts of things - it doesn't have to be pinned on junk food or such. The best red wine and the finest dark chocolate, or the fanciest cheeses can be some people's triggers. If you get another certainly go speak to your doctor. Normal headache pain medication generally won't work, but there are medicines that do.
Nobody in my family suffers from migraines, and I posted that I wasn't sensitive to light, which is why I didn't think it was a migraine. But I know migraines don't always include that symptom, so if that's definitely what it was, it could very well be stress related.
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Old 03-12-2018, 03:27 PM
 
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It definitely sounds like a migraine to me, particularly when you add in the Chinese food element. Chinese food is such a huge trigger, particularly with cafeteria Chinese which I imagine would just slather everything in soy. Soy can really trigger migraines. Usually items that involve fermentation/aging tend to be triggers. I absolutely get bad neck pain when I have a migraine. That is one of my main symptoms along with head pain, but sensitivity to light doesn’t occur as often.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:57 PM
 
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It definitely sounds like a migraine to me, particularly when you add in the Chinese food element. Chinese food is such a huge trigger, particularly with cafeteria Chinese which I imagine would just slather everything in soy. Soy can really trigger migraines. Usually items that involve fermentation/aging tend to be triggers. I absolutely get bad neck pain when I have a migraine. That is one of my main symptoms along with head pain, but sensitivity to light doesn’t occur as often.
That's good. I had 2 small cookies and a cinnamon bun for dessert tonight, and I feel absolutely fine, but I'm paranoid it will happen again (in case it was the sugar that caused it last time). But I had a lot more sugar last time than this, and the sugar was not even 5 mins after eating the Chinese food. Just was a bad combination.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:44 PM
 
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I'm trying to figure out if you're male or female. I had my first migraine during an exciting showing of Toy Story on Ice with my two young boys. oh yay! I wasn't sure what was wrong with me but I nearly had to pull over to throw up on the way home. Scared me to pieces. After that I noticed they began to hit me fairly regularly with my monthly cycle. I'd recognize the early symptoms and head them off with Excedrin Migraine. I also began watching my nutrition and taking a good multi-vitamin. That was part of it, I think, the nutrition end of it.

In a way it would be good if it was "just a migraine" on the other hand, it sucks if you start having migraines. I have a friend who gets them from weather changes. ugh.
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Old 03-13-2018, 06:35 AM
 
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I'm trying to figure out if you're male or female. I had my first migraine during an exciting showing of Toy Story on Ice with my two young boys. oh yay! I wasn't sure what was wrong with me but I nearly had to pull over to throw up on the way home. Scared me to pieces. After that I noticed they began to hit me fairly regularly with my monthly cycle. I'd recognize the early symptoms and head them off with Excedrin Migraine. I also began watching my nutrition and taking a good multi-vitamin. That was part of it, I think, the nutrition end of it.

In a way it would be good if it was "just a migraine" on the other hand, it sucks if you start having migraines. I have a friend who gets them from weather changes. ugh.
That's awful! I get them with my cycle too.

I manage them pretty well now but the first time I got one, I went to the ER because I thought I was having a stroke.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:45 AM
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Nobody in my family suffers from migraines, and I posted that I wasn't sensitive to light, which is why I didn't think it was a migraine. But I know migraines don't always include that symptom, so if that's definitely what it was, it could very well be stress related.
Ok - I misread "and the headache wasn’t so bad that I couldn’t turn the lights on or open my eyes" as it was so bad that you couldn't do those things.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:58 AM
 
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The one thing not mentioned is an allergy. Could be that you are allergic to an ingredient in something you ate. Particularly in the free food that (presumably) a number of different people baked? Could have been a nut or something you've never had before.
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Old 03-16-2018, 07:43 AM
 
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The one thing not mentioned is an allergy. Could be that you are allergic to an ingredient in something you ate. Particularly in the free food that (presumably) a number of different people baked? Could have been a nut or something you've never had before.
As far as I know I do not have any food allergies.
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