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    desand posted:

    I have not been formally diagnosed with migraines, but my sister has. I do sometimes have headaches that I wonder whether they are migraines or not. I go to the doctor in July for my physical, so I will probably check with him. I am wondering, though, whether migraines sometimes come in "waves," for lack of a better word. For instance, I started out the year having about 1 headache a week for several weeks, then I went without them for several weeks. Now, every week of this month (June), I have averaged 1 headache a week with a couple of them lasting more than one day. They typically occur on the top of the left side of my head and sometimes move around during the headache. Sometimes I have headache on one side one day and the other side the next. I have had episodes of vomiting this month but without nausea. I have not noticed particular triggers or auras but I have noticed that sometimes my neck/back of my head gets tight beforehand. Sometimes it feels better to lie on the painful side, with a knuckle right in my temple, but at other times lying with the painful side up seems to help it go away. I am just wondering if anyone else has had any similar experience. I do have muscle relaxers that help sometimes, and at other times, nothing seems to help, or I don't know how a headache can resist all efforts to stop it and then just seemingly go away on its own.

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