Post # 1
I’ve had frequent migraines (almost every day) for the last 2 years. My doctor gave me Tramadol, which is just generic Ultram/Ultracet and it usually works. The problem is that it makes me kind of high. Which means I can’t take it when I have class because I’m in the lab a lot dealing with nasty bacteria and/or chemicals and other things. I’m also in class nearly all day.
I’ve tried doing most of the things my doctor suggested, like eating small meals througout the day in case they’re hunger related, avoiding lots of caffiene, staying off the computer, getting my eyes checked to make sure my glasses are still right for me, but nothing has helped. I’ve been trying to find a trigger but I haven’t had any luck yet.
Have any of you found a more natural way to ease the pain/nausea? Quick tips?
Post # 3
I am like you, but have no tips. I’ve noticed my eyes and brightness do not mix anymore. It’s been worse lately. J told me he notices that every time I walk outside, I always say it’s too bright.
Post # 4
I used to get frequent and intense migranes, then I went to a chiropractor and a pysiotherapist and I was getting them because my back and neck was out.
Have you looked into that kind of thing?
Post # 5
I suffer from them sometimes and though I’m not sure what triggers them, I find that sleeping, caffeine, and food helps. I wish I could be more helpful..
Post # 6
I suffer from migraines that make me black out and vomit. I actually take seizure medication to get them under control. Fun times!
Post # 7
@Miss Pinup: i have not looked into that. but i will in the near future.
@KatyElle: that sounds rough. mine arent nearly that bad. im sorry yours are so rough.
@DesireeAnne: im like that too. the lights in my house are almost always off and i invested in some black out curtains.
@SweetRose2011: hm. i usually cant eat. but perhaps i should try some caffiene the next time i have one to see if it at least helps. i always keep snacks in my bag but ive never tried the caffiene.
Post # 8
If you experience regular migraines, there are daily medications that can be prescribed to help prevent the migraine from occuring. These medications work differently than pain medications (like tramadol) and they don’t interfere with your ability to function (i.e. make you sleepy, feel out-of-it, etc.) If you’re doctor isn’t extremely familiar with migraines, you may want to consider getting a refer to a neurologist, particularly if you’re having migraines that frequently.
This is not personal medical advice. All medical decisions should be made in consultation with your personal physican or other health care professional.