When you hear someone say they get migraines,you probably think of headaches, really BAD headaches. But in fact, the symptoms associatedwith migraine disorders are widely varied. What can some of those symptoms feel like? It felt like my skull couldn’t accommodatethe balloon that someone was blowing up inside of my head. Instead of just the sensitivity to light,I was now getting sensitivity to sound and to feeling. My headaches affected me at school becauseI missed a lot of the papers we were doing. It affected my playtime because when theywere being loud I couldn’t play because it was too loud. And the one time that I had a migraineso severely they did not know if it was a
migraine or a stroke. Very scary situation. The spinning sensation occurred wheneverI moved my head. Even slight movement like this or like this. There’s a squishiness in my ear that neverleaves, and I also noticed that I smell things that other people don’t smell and I tastethings that are have a odd taste to them, that are not recognized by others. Recently I’ve been experiencing unexplainedodors. They’re very strange and they range from smells of exhaust to sweet smells ofchocolate or of popcorn. I would pull into my driveway, get out ofthe car, and I would have a feeling that I
was still moving or I would even look at thecar and think maybe my car was rolling. I did recently find out that aphasia couldbe an aspect of this atypical migraine symptom, and my husband and I almost have a joke aboutit. I’ll be speaking, and I’ll just raise my eyebrows and point to him, and he’ll saythe word I can’t find. I get carsick a lot and it makes my head hurtand my stomach hurt. I’m Katey’s mother and we both suffer from migraines. I also experienced carsickness as a child. There is a family history with migraines inthe family, mainly the women. I am still left with the same problems, thesame ear pain, the same pressure, the same
vestibular disturbance. The antibiotics didnothing. I believe I’ve seen three or four differentEar, Nose, and Throat s who have sent me for Xrays, MRIs, CAT scans I’m not surewhat all tests, but they’ve all come back negative. By chance he said, quot;Have you tried magnesium?quot;First I was so surprised that he was taking me seriously, that I just started to laugh. I started taking Nortriptyline, and that helped for a while. I’ve been on the Topamax now for 6 monthsand I’ve had no sinus symptoms whatsoever, and I can’t tell you how much that has changed my life.
The other thing that I was really interestedin was the neurophysical therapy. I did that for about 3 months and that has been to datethe most effective intervention that I’ve done so far. So it got to the point where I can wear socks,I don’t have to think twice of which is the worst bra, which is the best bra. I canactually get dressed, um, the sensitivity is I would say 95% gone. One of the things I’m learning about auditoryprocessing disorder with migraines and other symptoms is also the fact that depressionis linked with some of the symptoms. And to know that my symptoms both collaborate together and they’re really one symptom is giving hope
that maybe the ear pain will go away, theear ringing will go away, the pressure in my sinuses will go away, the headache painwill go away, and I’ll get a boost!.
Vertigo Treatment with Simple Exercises BPPV Ask Jo
Hey everybody it’s Jo. Do you everhave that feeling that the room is spinning and you’re not drunk? You probably have Vertigo,but the positional vertigo which is benign. So it’s really important to go to your to get it checked out if something’s going on because it could be a symptom of somethingmore serious. If you’ve been diagnosed with BPPV, I’m gonna show you some exercises toget that a little bit better for ya. So first exercise is a BrandtDaroff exercise. Basicallyyou’re gonna do this five times, two times a day in each position there’s gonna be a30 second hold between. The first movement you wanna do is go down to one side and turnyour head at a 45 degree angle so it’s just
going to be going down like this, my head’sat a 45 degree angle, and I’m upholding this for 30 seconds. You might get a little dizzy,feel a little yucky, but if you hold it for the 30 seconds the dizziness will probablygo away. Then you’re going to come back up into the seated position, wait 30 more seconds. Again you’re probably going to be a little dizzy, that’ spinning’s going on, but it should go away. And then go to the other side againwith your head at a 45 degree angle holding that for 30 seconds. Now the couch that I’mon is a little bit squishy you probably want something a little bit firmer, but if youcan hold that 45 degree angle of your head while you’re lying down that’s fine. Thenyou’re gonna come back up for that final 30 second
hold. Doing that five times, two times a day.The next thing I wanna show you is some gaze stabilization exercises. And this just retrainsyour brain to not have that dizziness when you move your head quickly. So there’s somepretty simple exercises, the first one is actually just moving your eyes back and forth.So your just gonna look side to side, a nice smooth motion, ten times back and forth. Afteryou’ve gone back and forth, you’re gonna look up and down still trying to keep your headin one spot. Now remember this might make you a little dizzy and if it does that’s okayit’s reproducing those symptoms, but the more you do the less it’ll be. Then looking atone corner and back down to the other corner,
going up and down, and then the opposite cornerup and down. After you done the moving the eyes, now you’re going to actually move yourhead. Take a spot that you can focus on you can use your finger you can put somethingon the wall like an quot;Xquot; or an quot;Aquot; or any letter of the alphabet that you want, but now you’reactually moving your head so you’re focus on one spot. Keep your eyes on that one spotmoving your head side to side, then moving it up and down, trying to keep your eyes onthat spot the whole time it’s gonna wanna move, but really try to focus on that spot,then going at an angle, one way and going at an angle the other way. Trying to keepyour eyes focus on that one spot the whole
time. If you have any questions leave themin the comment section. And if you’d like to check out my other tutorials go to AskJo Don’t forget to follow me on Facebook and remember, Be safe. Have fun. And I hope youfeel better soon.