Hi, I'm Sherry. Migraines for 15 yrs & now - curly hair
Hello. My name is Sherry, and I am a new member looking for some answers. I’m a 71 year old great-grandmother who has suffered from chronic migraines with auras since 2006. I was a late migraine starter at 56, but my headache patterns and symptoms have always been consistent with medical and patient reports…. until about 6 months ago. That’s when I realized that the straight-as-a-stick hair I was born with, had suddenly begun to get curly??!! SAY WHAT?? Not all of my hair, just the right side – my migraine side!
Trust me! This is not a joke. I attached some pictures so you can see I'm serious. I’m really interested in finding out if there is anyone else out there with this strange side effect. I’ve spent roughly 2 weeks going through lots of migraine posts but couldn’t find anything close to this. Other than ice packs and heating pads, there's nothing else I can think of that I have applied to only one side of my head that could have caused such a strange result. (If I knew what it was, I’d bottle it and get rich quick!)
When I have a migraine, the right side of my face swells, my right eye almost swells shut, and the hole right side of my head literally gets hot. I can never get a good reading on the top of my head due to my hair, but I have actually gotten 0.9 of a degree difference between my right and left cheeks. I have at least 5 severe migraines a week with auras and hangover migraines in between. I’m lucky to have 2 or 3 days a month without one and actually feel good.
I would love to hear from anyone who can shed some light on this crazy situation. Once again, this really is legit. I’ve already had 3 doctors laugh at me until I showed them the pictures and watched their mouths drop open!
Would love some help, please and Thank You!!
(The pictures were taken after I showered, towel dried my hair, combed it out straight and left it to dry on it's own. BTW, they're mirror-images.)