Triggers for a Migraine Attack
When I start to dig the garden after 45 mins I get a severe headache (front and sides of the head), I can't talk with anyone or concentrate on any task and need to stop working immediately to go and lie down. This first happened when I was 21, I am now 52, I don't suffer from headaches in general other than the usual hangover type etc. I don't think the constant jarring movement of the spade being thrust into the ground is the sole cause, because as a keen DIY enthusiast I was once fitting a subfloor and needed to drill & plug the floor, this constant up and down movement also triggered the severe headaches.
I have no warning signs "aura" that an headache is about to start, however completely unrelated to the physical issues as above, I often get what has been described to me as aura migraine, which comes to me as a flashing zigzag line in one or both eyes, I never get headaches with these attacks and they usually last about 10 minute.
My question is do I suffer from Migraine or something more sinister, noting my father died of a brain hemorrhage at the age of 64. I have never consulted a doctor regarding the headaches and take my Back pain tablets (co-codamol & diclofenac) to ease the pain.
Many Thanks William