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What Could Be The Cause?
Last night at work, I had a migraine that lasted my entire shift (twelve hours). I took pain medication, ate food, and drank water, but it didn’t help. I was also lightheaded, chilled, faint, and nauseous. I can’t turn the lights off in the area of work that I work in because it affects the security cameras, and I couldn’t let my hair down from a ponytail because it’s against the rules to have your hair loose if it’s long (mine is to my shoulders). I would feel good enough to get up and do my walk-through, but as soon as I started walking, it would bother me to the point where I had to sit down again as soon as my walkthrough was done.
I couldn’t call out of shift because there is no one available to cover for me on Saturday night-Sunday morning shifts. After my shift, I went directly home and slept five hours until I had to be up for errands I had to run. I was fine for most of the day, just a little tired, until I had to have a ‘talk’ with my aunt and then come home. This new migraine didn’t start sinking in until a couple hours ago, after I ate dinner. I’m not nauseous or anything, but none of my pain relieving techniques seem to be helping (I’m also too full to eat more)
The only thing I can think to be the triggers are stress (yesterday, I was concerned that ordering food to be delivered for myself to my job-even though I had already developed a migraine and had no food at home to bring with me and was thus starving-would get me in trouble at work, so I was nervous about doing so, and today I was petrified because my aunt said we “needed to talk”, plus my mother had been giving me a hard time from the moment I walked in the door around 7 pm until she went to bed around 11 pm). I feel like if I go to spend the night at a friend’s house tomorrow night to just relax, then I can see if it really is stress that causes this.
These headaches have happened two nights in a row, plus a couple times the week before (on different days). When I went out of town for a few days recently, I didn’t have any problems, and I never have them when I’m out with friends or do a sleepover at one of their houses.
I honestly don’t know what to do other then go to a doctor and get an MRI or have the chiropractor adjust my spine and see if that helps.