Headaches Different than Before Brain Injury Video
What about headaches? Well this is kind of
a loaded question because I use to get severe headaches. Migraines before my accident. Allergies
anything gives me headaches. you know. And now when I was at college the concentration
would give me like the worst headache you know and I had to got like decompress somewhere
you know like it was just ah. Now I its significant to talk about the pre-injury migraines. It
is one, one of those things we need to try to access what was there before and what is
after but it is perhaps more important because of a significant risk factor for troublesome
outcome with a migraine history. Now as a teenager if you had migraines might not mean
you would have them as an adult. um. so because migraines are often become worse during rapid
hormonal build up periods. but when you say you had migraines what, tell me about those.
Did you get treated? Before? Yes, tell me about a migraine you had before? Did you get
an aura? I I…before um, it would get so bad I would throw up. you know. Did you have
any sort of indication that is was coming before the headache really hit? Do you remember
anything before it came on. Nah, I just know after I get a migraine now I do have tingling
sensation all over my body. Let’s so the migraines before were you didn’t get the auro and you
didn’t get the tingling? No. They were bad enough that you would throw up. Yea, yea.
Really light sensitive when you have them. You have to be in a dark room? Yes, Yes. How
long will they last? Um, well usually I they last as long as they ahh until I went to sleep.
And then… Did you miss school because of them? No, No, Before your accident, how many
days a year did you miss school because of headaches? Not a lot. Not at all really. You
wouldn’t want to miss practicing..Exactly. Um, what did you do in the winter? I lifted.
And I use to play basketball but I wasn’t burning way too many calories cause I would
play the whole game so I would run back and forth for the entire game so.. I need that
weight…The so your pre-injury migraines you never go medicine for them? Um, I, I had
medicine but not like I do now. But before you didn’t have something that you would take
when got one to try to knock it out? We tried stuff like my Mom gets them too so we would
try you know prescription stuff. None that I am aware of..Did you try something like
Imatrex? Which is a I think they call it a triptan which is actually a symptom relief
um,, Nah. Do you ever try a um something like deprkote that you take every day to avoid
getting them. No, No. To avoid getting them. No, No. Um, Headaches that first few months
there are a lot of things going on headaches may not seem more important , didn’t get to
be very important. But when you get back to school did you suddenly start to feel like
you that these headaches were really getting in the way? A little bit. When do the headaches
really become a problem? You mean in college? No at any point when did you .. cause I mean
When did the headaches, most of my people my clients will tell me you know…I have
had headaches before that hurt but I didn’t know what a headache was until after my brain
injury. Yep. Is that apply to you? No, cause I use to get them pretty bad before but um,
my first day of of high school we had a scrimmage uh after at our football team and I was going
to rehab um and I would I was just so excited to see everyone oddly saying that made me
get a headache and my brain was like all swelled up and didn’t fit in my head. Did before you
got hurt did your migraines come from excitement from stress? No. your ah, Maybe, maybe..no.
You didn’t have the big game kind of headache the …nope…most important at bat or…no,
all my headaches were usually from allergies. I never ah you know, there wasn’t any other
reason. So the headaches that would make you throw up before you got hurt were related
to allergies? Yeah, Yeah. Alright I am going to stop a minute, a second here..