Two days ago I had my first migraine. So debilitating my spouse took me to the ER and I was worked up for possible aneurysm. I can not find any link between T1 and migraines other than headaches related to high glucose levels (which I've had and they have never been like this episode). A Swedish study even sugguests there is a lower rate of migraines among T1's. So has anyone else had this experience, or can some info my way? Thanks.

Views: 48

Comment by Ant97gtr on March 30, 2011 at 1:41pm
Hi Edward...I don't suffer from migraines as such and don't get headaches from high blood sugar. However I do get really bad headaches (not sure if you would class this as a migraine?) from extended periods of low blood sugar. My endo explained it that due to the low blood sugar your brain actually expands and this causes the headache - go figure....
Comment by Kate on March 30, 2011 at 5:26pm
I don't have any good info for you, just my own story...My mom's side of the family has hashimotos's and migraines. I got them both and T1 :)

The first one I had was in college after the morning after the hardest final I ever took. I was vomiting uncontrollably for no reason (bs was within range) and ended up going to the ER. I called home after it was all over and was explaining my symptoms. She quickly identified it as a migraine. Thankfully, I don't get them very often and when I do, I respond very well to Imitrex. But the first time is SO scary!
Comment by Anne on March 31, 2011 at 12:18pm
I'm not sure what I had first, diabetes or migraine. Maybe diabetes.
I used to suffer from it more often when I was a kid/young teen, but it became less and less within the last few years. I sure have headaches sometimes but a headache is not a migraine.

I've never thought about any connection between the two.
But it is possible that I suffer less from migraines than my relatives... I don't know.

The only connection I can draw for sure is that I get a headache, if my bg raises to fast after being very low.

Comment

You need to be a member of Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes to add comments!

Join Diabetes community by Diabetes Hands Foundation: TuDiabetes

Advertisement



REsources

From the Diabetes Hands Foundation blog...

#OpposeAB1893: California Bill that Burdens People with Diabetes on Insulin

A couple of days ago I learned that the California State Assembly is considering AB-1893 Sharps waste, which in (if approved) will mandate that: “Sharps sold to the general public in California shall be sold with a sharps waste container Read on! →

FDA Docket Extended! We Need You.

If you are new to diabetes advocacy in the traditional sense of the word, you may be thinking, “What the heck is a docket!?” I certainly was the first twenty times I heard it (yes it took that long). For Read on! →

Diabetes Hands Foundation Team

DHF TEAM

Manny Hernandez
(Co-Founder, Editor, has LADA)

Emily Coles
(Head of Communities, has type 1)

Mila Ferrer
(EsTuDiabetes Community Manager, mother of a child with type 1)

Mike Lawson
(Head of Experience, has type 1)

Corinna Cornejo
(Development Manager, has type 2)

Heather Gabel
(Administrative and Programs Assistant, has type 1)

DHF VOLUNTEERS


Lead Administrator
Bradford (has type 1)

Administrators
Lorraine (mother of type 1)
Marie B (has type 1)

Brian (bsc) (has type 2)

Gary (has type 2)

David (dns) (type 2)

 

LIKE us on Facebook

Spread the word

Loading…

This website is certified by Health On the Net Foundation. Click to verify. This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information: verify here.

© 2014   A community of people touched by diabetes, run by the Diabetes Hands Foundation.

Badges  |  Contact Us  |  Terms of Service