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Does Anyone Else Have A Problem With Passing Out When Their Migraine Is So Severe That You Feel Like Your Head Gonna Split Into?

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posted November 15, 2022
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@A MyMigraineTeam Member, So have you asked your pharmacist to assist you in researching if any combination of meds you're taking might be causing your fainting? However after hearing about your heart, couldn't that be the reason for fainting?! I certainly understand your fear about being alone because I spent about five years in that same situation. I actually was considering one of those alerts that notify people when your body falls, but I figured my cause out about that same time. However, if you don't get to the bottom of your situation, maybe you should get one. Good luck in figuring it all out.

posted December 23, 2022
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posted December 22, 2022
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Yes I do research all meds that any one of my drs put me on. Problem is I have anxiety/panic attacks, my heart rate runs above normal resting range, 2 Valves in my heart is leaking and weak, ptsd, asthma, and the debilitating migraines. Sometime I feel like I'm nothing but a pharmacy. I am also homebound. Everytime I do get out I feel like all the ppl around me is draining my energy and setting off all triggers. So by time I get home it meds and dark room time. And I don't know how long it will last. I worry about fainting while I'm home alone. Afraid I will hit my head on something sharp. Have done that without fainting and would have to go to er for stitches.

posted December 20, 2022
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Mine is daily persistent headache. Have it all the time with dizziness that makes we feel like I am passing out. Can't drive. Have non-classic migraine with aura. Yea, it's all debilitating and take our lives away.

posted December 14, 2022
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I haven't passed out yet, but I have had some really bad migraines that have taken out my vision with halos (or fuzzy lines) and have me feel totally out of control. My head felt hard as a rock, light killed me to look at, smells made me sick, and so on. I wake up with migraines, so sleeping with a migraine is a real challenge for me, I have to really relax and just let go of any negative thoughts or noise around me, keep everything dark.

posted December 13, 2022
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@A MyMigraineTeam Member, I used to pass out with my migraines too, but I finally figured out it was the medication causing heart complications. I was on Eletriptan, fiorcet and promethazine. Unfortunately I have Hyperosmia and overreact to fragrances. As the clothes detergents got stronger and stronger, my migraines became daily because I can smell fragrances from 30 ft away. There was no safe place when I was working, so I'd have to take medication. But as soon as the meds knocked it out, another heavily scented human would set off another migraine. I had to go on SSDI and now live in isolation. When I lost my job, I lost my insurance and lost the ability to buy medication. For 3 months I went without any pills. That's when I first realized the Eletriptan was causing me to faint. Why the doctors and cardiologist didn't put it together, I don't know, but take a look at all of your medication and see if any of it has heart complications or fainting as a side effect. Of course, there are also certain types of migraine that also cause fainting. I don't remember the name, but go to the American Migraine Association website for details on all migraines. Good luck! Oh, and try to forgive Robert Blake. He's just trying to help. He is convinced that his migraines were solved by facing something in his past. Who knows? He might be right. Lord knows my past is FULL of crap. šŸ˜‰ But my migraines were helped by correcting visual problems caused by a brain injury due to a fall onto the back of my head. Too bad they can't fix the Hyperosmia that was brought on by the same fall. Again, best of luck to you.

posted November 27, 2022
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Usually when my stress level is high, or I've running full speed on projects. I've found that medication, meds, and taking a break from bright lights, blue screens, and others help me to minimize my fainting. I also did research and has tilt tests, and other CT scans to find out that when migraines hit, some people have a artery in the neck that flows slow normally, but if tension, stress, or other jarring of the neck and shoulders can cause it to stop flowing normal and cause fainting, falls, and disassociate which is set off by migraines. It happens to 1 out of 20 migraine patients with chronic migraines. To help some seek chiropractor, massage therapist, or whole health healing methods to help relieve and cause less passing out to migraines.

posted November 22, 2022
A MyMigraineTeam Member

I've never passed out however vision gets spotty and dark room is a necessity. Had to quit my last job the really bright fluorescent lighting was triggering me and was awful šŸ˜–

posted November 22, 2022
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That's what scares me. I already have heart problems too. So when my migraines are killing me (just a saying) my heart Rae goes way up šŸ˜”

posted November 22, 2022
A MyMigraineTeam Member

Yes I do I feel a lot of times that Iā€™m not going to make it. I have had a stroke.

posted November 21, 2022

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