Post # 1
So I basically lost all of yesterday due to a migraine. I was wondering, how many of you bees get migraines? What are your symptoms? No real purpose to this post- just curious!
My triggers are menstruation and stress. If I’ve been stressed out and have been crying for a while I’ll get one! But I get pretty classic symptoms I think. Light sensitivity, vomiting, sinus pain, ringing in my ears, etc.
Post # 3
@DuckEBee: I USE (Knocks HEAVILY on wood) to be a chronic migraine sufferer. On average I had two migrains a month and missed at least one day of work because of it. My symptons were, dizziness, pain in my face and head, sensitivty to light, sensitivity to sound, I could go on and on.
6 months ago I decieded that I wanted to give up coffee and soda all together. I quit cold turkey and had a migraine quickly after. That was the last time I got a migraine.
For me, if I drink a lot of water, and avoid caffeine I’m migraine free. Every once and a while I realllllllly miss soda, but no soda taste good enough for a migraine.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017
I used to on the pill in my late teens before I stopped taking it. Flashing light curtains and sensitivity followed by the worst headache, but it’s 6 years since my last so I voted no.
Post # 5
@DuckEBee: I have been an aura magraine sufferer since puberty (11) and I am 32 now!
My first sign is that I lose vision in one eye (blurry) them my hand goes numb and one side of my face goes numb. Then the headache and vomitting begins. It is so bad that I feel like the migraine “takes over” my entire body for the whole day.
I have been talking “maxalt” for a few years at the first sign of a migraine and it works pretty well if I take it ASAP after my vision blurs.
I feel ill just typing about migraines…..I hope I NEVER EVER have one again!
Post # 6
I use to get migraines frequently, as in once a month at least. Now they’re maybe a few a year. Usually it’s only noise sensitivity while enduring the terrrrrible headache at the back of my head, only on side at a time but sometimes light sensitivity can be thrown in. I almost always get nauseated when I have one too.
Only twice has dizziness been a warning sign that a migraine was coming. I was really confused about it at first.
Post # 7
I get migraines frequently. I take a daily oral preventative but still get them. Nerve blocks aren’t helping any more. My rescue meds aren’t working very well anymore, so I’m getting Botox in a couple weeks to see if that helps.
My symptoms are nausea, vomiting, dizzy spells, fainting, nerve tingling, sinus/ear pain, pain that radiates down one side of my head to my shoulder, light/noise/smell sensitivities. I’m basically completely non-functional for at least a day or two, even with meds.
Post # 8
I get them from time to time. It has been a very long time since I’ve had one though, thank goodness! I get nauseated, become very sensitive to light, feel dizzy and see flashing lights (migranes with an aura I believe is what it’s called) out of the corner of my eyes.
I wish I had known then (when I was getting them rather often) what I know now though about the Feverfew herb. It’s not much for doing anything for you once you have a migrane, but it’s great as a preventative measure.
Post # 9
@MrsPaulsBabyBallerina: I’m thinking about talking to my neurologist about botox. The preventative medications scare me because of the side effects and my Imitrex isn’t working as well as it used to.
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I used to get migraines when I was very young. I don’t seem to get them anymore. But when I would my vision would go funny first, I would see like lines in my vision…Then my head would feel like someone split it in half with an axe which was promptly followed by vomiting. Bright lights would make the pain worse and all I could do was lay down in a dark room and try to sleep if off.
FI gets them quite a bit but the severity is varied much more. Sometimes he has to stay in bed for hours and might vomit or feel like it…other times if he catches it early and takes OTC medication he’ll be fine in 30 min or so.
I really don’t know what caused mine, they were very few and far between but all when I was younger. Now instead of migraines I seem to have to worry more about vertigo which has only happened to me once but it was almost just as bad. Both migraines and vertigo seem to be a common affliction on my mom’s side of the family.
Post # 11
I get them with the barometric pressure. Like, when a storm moves in or it gets drearily overcast. I used to get them along with my period as well, but that seems to have lessoned as I became an adult. My main symptons are noise and light sensitivity, and some nausea. And moodiness, duh. 😛
Post # 12
@redheadedstranger: I’ve never heard of Feverfew! I’ll need to look into that. I hate taking Imitrex, especially because it doesn’t work as well as it used to. At one point my neuro switched me to Maxaalt which was as helpful as taking a sugar pill. Thanks for the suggestion!
Post # 13
I’ve gotten a couple- the first one was when I was 12. Luckily, I get an aura, so as soon as my vision starts going weird I get some caffeine and water and tylenol and often that staves it off.
I’ve gotten an exercise-induced one a couple of times, those ones are weird. Not really painful, but the vision symptoms are disturbing when I’m out in the middle of a run. Usually if I stop and walk for a while, and find some water, I’m ok.
I’ve heard that Botox works, and now some hospitals are doing surgery (similar to a face lift) if a specific nerve can be identified as the source. Pretty cool stuff.
Post # 14
I do! I get nausea, and extreme light/sound sensitivity.
Post # 15
@DuckEBee: Ive had two or three really really bad migraines. like where i lay in bed and moaned and wanted to die. it helps when FI puts a cold towel on my head. they are miserable and i wouldn’t wish that pain on anyone.
Post # 16
I am a frequent migraine sufferer and actually spent the first four days of my pregnancy with the most ridiculous migraine ever (could only take Tylenol). My symptoms are nausea, light and sound sensitivity and intense pain at the base of my head/top of my neck. I have had aura migraines on occassion but not every time (those are the worst).
In the past year or so I have found that a monthly trip to my chiropractor followed up within 24 hours to my massage therapist has really eased the level of intensity with my migraines. Often my my migraines are triggered by tension combined with changing hormones. Ease the tension and muscle alignment issues and it is much more bearable.
Funny story, DH got a headache once (his first and only one) and was complaining like crazy. He said “is this what you get?” No, I told him, not even close. He was in awe of us ladies dealing with that kind of pain!