(Closed) Any other brides here get migraines?

posted 7 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Oh I am sorry! I have only had a migraine twice in my whole life, and both times i literally thought I was dying! I had to go to the ER and all they gave me was some ibuprofen and told me to drink a coke lol. Other than that I just take Excedrin Extra Strength whenever I feel one maybe coming on or just with headaches in general.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

Me!  I’m sorry you do too…they suck!  I take Imitrex and it works for me, but my sister also gets them and it doesn’t do anything for her, so I guess it just depends on the person.  Different people also have different triggers for migraines…I’ve found that red wine and garlic tend to make mine worse, but I’ve also heard that nuts, chocolate, and smoked meat can affect others.  Try experimenting with different triggers and see if anything makes them less frequent.  If not, talk to your doctor about putting you on a medication.  Above all, it’s good that you’re identifying this concern now so that you can hopefully improve it by the time of your big day!  Good luck 🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I just started getting them about six months ago, and have probably gotten four. I am getting better at knowing when they are coming on. The first time I got one, it literally felt like I was dying like @ChantelleyLace: said. It’s the worst pain I have ever felt.

I say, know your tirggers and avoid them. For me, I need to be well hydrated have my regular amount of caffeine, and be well rested. I normally just take excedrin for migraines as well.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I get them 2-3 times per week usually. Yes…week. I don’t get auras, but I can usually tell when I’m getting one and Excedrin Migraine almost always gets rid of them. I haven’t ever tried the heavy duty stuff, but I’ve tried a lot of “preventative” stuff – birth controls, blood thinners, antidepressants, alternative medicine…nothing worked for me.

I feel for all of you also going through this!

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I used to get them a lot but now only 3-4 times a year (with and without aura).  I did drug trials (for imatrex no less), I took kinds of preventative medicines from beta blockers to anti-seziure medicine.  Nothing worked.  A good chiropractor and identifying my triggers did.  Aspertame (nutrasweet) is a big one for me.  That, along with taking care of myself regular sleep and keeping hydrated, etc has really helped.  I no longer take prescription meds for them.

A big key to controling them when they do happen is taking medicine as soon as you know it’s coming–if you get an aura, take it then.  If not, as soon as the pain sets in.  I find some excedrin immediately means a lot less medicine and pain down the road.

I still get “stress let down” migraines— they happen after a stressful time: vacations, sleeping in on a weekend, etc.  I’ll be packing for a potential migraine on my honeymoon.  booo

Post # 8
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Helper bee

I used to get them, but not so much anymore since I try very hard to avoid all my triggers.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I rarely get them anymore. For me, taking magnesium reduced the number of episodes. But that didn’t work for my daughter. For her, birth control pills were the answer.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have the SAME fear!!!! i seem to get one every couple of months regularly, but have been getting them monthly as the wedding gets closer.  i have a prescription for Maxalt, which is expensive, but works wonders!  It’s a wafer that goes under your tongue, and the medication is distributed through the nerves under your tongue to work almost instantly!  Like I said, they are EXPENSIVE (like $75 per wafer) but I always make sure to have a couple around the house in case a migraine hits at a bad time!  I hate taking medication though, so I usually stick to caffeine (I dont usually dirnk caffeine, so if i cantch it early enough, it works), and just rest in a dark room until it goes away!  For the wedding day though, just in case… i recommend getting Maxalt from your doctor if you can! Maybe even a sample!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee

I get them.  A lot of them.  I’ve had a migraine last a week before.  They aren’t sure what causes them.  I’ve tried pretty much everything that all of you have tried and it doesn’t keep them from occuring.  The thing that I found that makes them bearable is amidrin.  My family has a history of them, I started getting them jr high/high school.  One of my family members actually relocated to Arizona b/c it helped him, less humid?

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I get them and I think they are stress related so although I haven’t thought about it, I wouldn’t be suprised if wedding stress triggers them around the big day. Luckily I have a while to deal with it before then. I take excedrin migraine and it works pretty well.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

@ChantelleyLace: I was on Amitryptaline for a while. It didn’t really hurt or help me. I hope you find something that works! 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I have gotten them since my late teens. Usually I chug a Mt Dew and lie down. Sometimes my symptoms are scarier than the migraines themselves. I’ve tried several different prescriptions but didn’t like the side-effects. If you do try something different, do it well before the big day– you could end up feeling just as bad. Have you ID’d your triggers? Mine are stress & surprisingly my birth control pills. Now that I’m off BC, I get migraines much less often. Good luck! I feel for you having them so much.

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I get them a few times a year… most of the time I get aura which sucks. I only take the regular pain killer when I start getting aura and force myself to sleep.

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