I woke up this morning feeling a little better than I have been doing.
Whilst making my breakfast and moving my head about, turning I had a lot of pressure feelings (like a migraine was on the horizon) I find if I do too much moving my head this can be a trigger so try to avoid this. (Need a neck brace)
Is this a common symptom for many Mavers? I find I’m especially bad in the morning and then I seem to get better as the day goes on.
Yep, it’s always listed in any MAV symptoms list. Reaction to self movement. Majkr trigger. You’ll find it mentioned in lots of threads on here. In your case currently guess it’s just sign system has become more sensitive for some reason. I’ve had it myself last couple of days first time for maybe six months,
IMHO No you don’t. That’s about the last thing you need. Quite the opposite I’d say. The stiller you kerp it, the worse it will get and you’ll get a stiff neck to boot. I’m not saying keep turning your head about to see if it’s got worse (common practice. Everybody does it) and don’t do head turning exercises, just try to move it as necessary and as naturally as possible. Move chairs into circle for conversation, I spent years avoiding turning my head because I would get room spinning vertigo and that caused more problems.
Best bit of advice I was never given - a friend who had labs years ago was told by her GP ‘whatever you do keep miving your head. VRT therapist commended her on the free movement of her neck despite her balance disorder! I’m still working on mine. Helen
Well it is a symptom things are winding up or would be for me but knowing you I don’t suppose it’s worth bothering to tell you today wouldn’t be the best day despite the sun to get the ladders out and climb onto the roof to dust the roof tiles. If it needs to be done, no doubt you’ll do it.
Bit of a pattern that. Maybe because your balance system has been asleep overnight. Helen
Good morning friends! @MNEK18, head (neck) movement, especially in the morning is probably my biggest trigger right now. Even when I am lying still after just waking, my neck muscles “jump” around for a while as if they are recalibrating for the day ahead. It was very unnerving at first, now I just ride it out and let it do it’s thing Once I am up, showering is always the next step which obviously consists of bending my neck forward and back to rinse… this is where I’ve always had scary moments so I just try to ease my head / neck into necessary position. If I don’t make quite sudden movements I do pretty well. I do think a move up from your current dosage may be worth talking with your dr about though… you’ll know when / if you’ve gone too far but you may not have reached the appropriate dose quite yet. XOXOXOXOXO
I am sorry to hear you struggle with this too! Do you think its a sign you need to rest? It seems I am always rushing about when it comes
I’m with you on slowing up head movements… it can be so hard to keep remembering your brain is too sensitive to even look around with causing some discomfort! It generally makes me much dizzier
Yes, defo going to try go up with Ami - see neuro soon!
Last night I was at dinner with my family for my sons birthday, I didn’t feel well and knew something was going to happen so I loaded up on my meds ahead of time. towards the end of dinner I turned my head to the left and turned it back and LOST MY MARBLES… I don’t know why this happens but I have learned to turn my head ver slowly.