Migraines EST 2002

Ever since 12 year old… I’ve had migraines… They are common in my family… My dad has them, my sister, some of my cousins… Severity varies but they are present…

Note: From what I remember…

I had my first migraine in 7th grade… I was at the mall with friends. I remember we were at the food part and then I started to feel like some pain in my head until I went to the bathroomI remember we were at the food part and then I started to feel like some pain in my head until I went to the bathroom, as I was walking back from the bathroom I just felt very nauseous. I threw up in front of the kids playground at the food court (I really hope the kids didn’t see 😂)

That was my first migraine. From then on Michael and continue to plague meFrom then on Michael and continue to plague meFrom then on Michael and continue to plague me. When that happened, i’d catch a ride to my best friends house and I would stay there until my headache surpassed…

When I had my stroke, I just thought it was a headache. Headaches are just a part of my normal life… It wasn’t until I was unable to walk today but no something was really wrong and so I called for help.

I, honestly, wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for her(I Will be eternally grateful🙏🏾). I was rushed to the hospital and luckily they were able to treat me quickly.

Unfortunately this was not my first trip to the ER that weekUnfortunately this was not my first trip to the ER that week. I was there because they said nothing was wrong with me… Imagine my story if I hadn’t been sent home… I have perplexed my medical team. I was it a typical Stroke patientstroke patient.I was it a typical stroke patientI was it a typical stroke patientI was it a typical stroke patient… I was only 29 years old, relatively fit and active, and had no prior personal medical history to speak of… so why did I have a stroke?

After many tests, it was discovered that my blood was hyper coagulable. That means that my blood tends to form plus more quickly and that was the cause of my stroke…

Note: Each stroke is different! Depending on what part of the brain is affected, disabilities may vary…

Signs & Symptoms (S/S) of a stroke:

Facial droop

One-sided weakness

Everyone may show different S/S depending on what part of the brain is affected!

Strokes are time-sensitive!

Golden hour 🪟 = 1 hour

Time from recognition TO treatment!

Treatment depends on what kind of stroke you are having!

Types of stroke:

Ischemic: Caused by a blood clot

Commonly treated with TPA

May require a lifelong blood thinner

Hemorrhagic: Caused by a brain bleed

Find the bleed! May require surgery…

Risk Factors (Considerations):

Some physical conditions pre-dispose you to strokes:

– Probe to internal bleeding

– Prone to hyper-coagulation

High BP

* A commonality among people of color (diet)

Reference:

Note: Not a formal one but I included the links! 👇🏽Tried to write what I remembered from nursing school! The links are checks!

https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/stroke-symptoms

https://www.stroke.org/en/about-stroke/types-of-stroke

Note: There may not be a correlation between migraines and stroke… I, just personally, couldn’t differentiate between the 2… Just what to be aware for…

Published by Listen with Precious

Filipino-American 🇺🇸 Stroke survivor 👏🏽 @preciousmoments1128 UC Berkeley alum UNH alum RN @preciousmoments1128 ❤️ HR 🎧 audio listener! 👩‍🦽

2 thoughts on “Migraines EST 2002

  1. Love your transparency & openess in relating your story . Sad to know that you’ve been experiencing this problem since your 7 year old . Tough girl , we thought your just having tantrums & mood swings all this time . Now glad your being open to us in everything and be assure will be here for you .❤️❤️❤️

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