About 8 months ago I was having pretty regular headaches with spells of hotheadedness. I went to the dr and was told is was likely stress related migraines. So I tried not to stress so much and the symptoms started lessening (I got a dog too) I’ve also been taking maxalt when the episodes get bad.

Up until a couple of weeks ago I hadn't had a bad episode in months. Then today I had a pretty bad one ... I had just got off the phone with my husband and was fine. Then I was playing with my dogs and all of the sudden I felt sort of dizzy (lucky I was sitting) the feeling lasted for about 5 or 10 mins and now I have a headache.

This seems to happen more when I get up too fast or it I throw my head back (like to escape doggy kisses) or close my eyes too tight. But sometimes it happens for no reason ... The other day I got the lightheaded feeling just laying in bed.

Could this just be migraines or something else?
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replied March 10th, 2007
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hey, perhaps you have low blood pressure Question of course, along with other things we both yet know.
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replied March 10th, 2007
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If you are having light headedness right before you have your headaches and those are your only symptoms that seems like something besides anxiety. If you have other symptoms as well then anxiety may be the cause. I remember when I was younger I was into gymnastics and really wanted to get a front flip down, so I was outside practicing and landed right on my back hitting my head on the ground. It knocked me out for a few minutes and I woke up with a huge headache. From that point on I couldn't do handsprings and back flips like before because just the movement would cause dizziness and then a headache, so I simply stopped doing gymnastics and have rarely had a problem. Have you had any kind of head injury at all? I never went to the doctor for it, but probably should have. It sounds like what you are experiencing is more severe than my case, because the dizziness gets triggered easier. I would seriously talk with a specialist in neurology and make sure everything is OK. If it is and you have been checked out phsyically then consider maybe anxiety, but make sure you have checked out the physical possibilities first.

Later,
OE
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replied March 12th, 2007
Re:is It Migraines?
Migraines are very painful headaches that usually begin on only one side of the head and may become worse with exposure to light.

I took Migravent and guys it really works. Prior to taking Migravent, I was suffering from migraines for many years. And since taking Migravent it has reduced the number of migraines as well as their intensity. I recommend it for anyone suffering from migraines. I have not had any side effects from taking Migravent.
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