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Anyone else get Migraines?

Walking Circles

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In the past couple of years I have had a few of what I suspect are migraines. They really freak me out because they make me worry about a really rare condition that isn't even worth going in to. The other day I had one and honestly the inside of my head is still kind of tender?

What I'm wondering is, is it normal to have some residual tenderness for a day or two afterwards, and secondly have any of you had migraines that set in during your late 20's or after?
 

Larii

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its normal to feel some residual tenderness. My mom suffers badly from migraines and she also has the tenderness for a few days. I used to have bad migraines as a kid, but i had a brain scan at 16 and it showed nothing. These days i suffer more from tension headaches, so yeah headaches in general seem related to anxiety. I don't know about late 20s but honestly it seems migraines can occur in any age group with too many reasons to pinpoint a single cause
 

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I get about 2 ocular migraines per year. i recall my first one and i was about 30-35. My mom had awful migraines so i lucked out I guess.
 

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I get about 2 ocular migraines per year. i recall my first one and i was about 30-35. My mom had awful migraines so i lucked out I guess.
Mind if I ask if you're a guy or gal (usernames can go any way)? I've read migraines are less common in dudes, which worries me.
 

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I'm a male and I've had migraines since I was four or five years old and still get them in my mid-20s every month or so. Full on visual aura and I'm often out of action for a day or two after as well. Sometimes tenderness and general brain foggyness lasts up to a week after the migraine, if it was really bad. Just make sure you rest and stay hydrated when you have an attack and try to figure out your triggers (heat, loud noises etc.) Sometimes they set in later in life too, the doctors I have spoken to have no idea why. They truly suck but aren't life threatening and unfortunately are just something we sufferers have to live with!
 

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I'm male. Like Liveinthenow, it happens to me as well and is quite common. Even if 70% are women, that's a ton of guys suffering.
 
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