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The MAD Life: Episode 10

14 Sep

Signs of a heart attack:

  • Pain, squeezing, fullness, burning, tightness, or uncomfortable pressure in the center of the chest
  • Pain, numbness, pinching, prickling, or other uncomfortable sensations in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw, or stomach
  • Sudden nausea or vomiting or unexplained indigestion
  • Lightheadedness or dizziness
  • Unusual fatigue
  • Sudden heat or flushing, or a cold sweat
  • Heaviness, weakness, or pain in one or both arms
  • Back pain
  • Racing or fluttering heart

When it comes to migraines, these are the items from the heart attack list above that I have NOT had with a migraine:

  • Chest pain
  • Back pain

Signs of a Stroke:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden problem with walking, loss of balance, or coordination
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause

When it comes to migraines, these are the items from the stroke list above that I haven’t had with a migraine:

  • Oops, I’ve had these all with migraines together and separately

Signs of COVID-19 (the newest Coronavirus) that may appear between 2 & 14 days after exposure to the virus (meaning you could have it for 14 days BEFORE you show ANY symptoms):

  • Body or muscle aches & pains
  • Chills
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty breathing that can be severe enough to cause people to seek hospital care
  • Drycough
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Sore throat in some people
  • Tiredness

When it comes to migraines, these are the items from the Coronavirus list above that I haven’t had with a migraine:

  • Cough
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Severe difficulty breathing

This is why I can’t panic about these things: My migraines may cause me to misinterpret them. It’s exhausting going to the doctor when this occurs, so I rarely do anymore. I hope I’d know the difference, but there have been times I did not know the difference between a migraine and another illness for a day or three. These are a few examples:

  • Sinus infection
  • Kidney infection
  • Strep throat
  • H1N1
  • IBS attack

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