Post # 1
Totally OT question. I’ve had a migraine since Sunday…going on 5 days. I’ve tried all of the over the counter medicines, chiro, cold compress, sleep, warm showers/hot tub, foam rollers and imatrex. Any other suggestions? My dr told me as a last ditch effort to try the ER when I saw him this morning. I was wondering if anyone had the magic cure all? I’m trying to avoid the hospital route bc I know they will want to poke me and the thought of a needle makes my stomach turn and I start to sweat.
Post # 2
I’m a sufferer of migraines, but none of mine have lasted more than 24-48 hours. I think you should follow your Dr.’s instructions -ASAP! (I’m the daughter, granddaughter, mother, and niece of nurses). You never know if it could be something more serious and the ER can give you something for your medical anxiety, before they poke and needle.
Post # 3
I was once told by my dr to try Benadryl/ an antihistamine because it can help the blood vessels in the brain to decompress. Worth a shot! I hope it goes away very soon!
Post # 4
I use Rizatriptan. Works like a charm. It works for about 8 hours then I can feel the migraine coming back. So about 2 a day. But i’d follow PABrides suggestion and go get it checked out.
Post # 5
Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.: Oddly enough, JUST yesterday I posted on Facebook asking for Migraine relief, since I have been struggling for 5-6 days now with the worst mirgaines ever. EVERYONE told me to go to ER, Urgent Care, Doctor to get a shot or stronger medication. I tried everything at home and all sorts of Excedrin, Ibuprofin, Tylenol Migraine, etc etc. I ended up rubbing peppermint oil on my forehead and temples throughout the day yesterday and it helped tremendously. I also suggest watching your caffeine intake. I don’t think I was getting ENOUGH caffeine througout the day, so I also started drinking more green tea and peppermint tea before bed. I woke up this morning feeling 100% better than the rest of the week.
Post # 6
How does your migraine present? Mine present like a pain behind my eye traveling to the base of my skull. For mine, I lay one the bed and let just my head hang or sometimes I put my husband’s back massager at the base of my skull after taking two Tylenol and an aleve. The two Tylenol and the aleve almost work like a major prescription pain med without the side affects, my doctor told me about that.
Post # 7
Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.: I find lying on the floor with a warm (not hot) compress on the base of my skull works wonders. The position is similar to that at the end of a massage when they ‘drain’ you. I find it helps relieve the tension in my neck that usually accompanies a migraine.
Post # 8
Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.: Can you get your doc to give you a different triptan (something other than Imitrex?) I’ve had several in the last decade. They tend to work for a while, and then they’re less effective on my migraines and so we swtich.
I can’t actually have Imitrex (allergic) but I started with Zomig. Then we to Axert (or something that sounds like that) and Replax (I think. Or we talked about that one and went with another.)
Do you get them frequently? Have you discussed prevenatitve therapy?
Post # 9
It presented with pain starting at my brow bone and behind my eyes wrapping around to the base of my skull. Pounding with sharp pain. I think the Rx made it worse. I don’t have the typical light issues but nausea and my sense of smell is off the charts. My ears hurt but are clear of infection and my sinuses and throat show no signs of infection. I can’t stay asleep.
This is the third migraine I have had in my life. The first two were resolved with sleep. I feel like my head is in a vice from front to back.
Im going to wait an hour or so and see if it calms down at all. If not I guess I am er bound.
Post # 10
- Wedding: March 2014 - Church and University
Do the ER. One morphine shot and you’ll be a new woman. This coming from a monthly migraine sufferer!
Post # 11
- Wedding: August 2015 - country club in Michigan
ScubaSiren: Rizatriptan is a lifesaver. I used to have 4-5 day long migraines. As long as I take the stuff during the onset of the migraine (aka within the first 2 hrs or so), it works wonders. Within 30-40 min no more pain at all. In the year I’ve had the perscription I’ve not once had a full-out migraine.
Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.: what you dont want to do is take any pain killers on an empty stomach. I took 3 aleves a few times due to migraines, and I got an ulcer. That is a pain you do NOT want to experience (ugh). Try to eat small amounts if you take OTC stuff.
Post # 12
i get migraines ocassionally. the last time i had one (about a month ago), i decided to try a remedy i kept seeing floating around on facebook. for 20 minutes i sat with my hands and feet in hot water, with an ice pack on the back of my neck and it worked! i was surprised!
hope you feel better!
Post # 13
I’ve had migraines for years (yay, they’ve started back this week! Boo) the only thing that works for me is going to the chiropractor.
Post # 14
Can.I.Be.Mrs.C.: I second lilchicana I get them bad for 24-48 hours and this works wonders! Hands and feet in hot water head on your knees with an ice pack on your neck/base of skull.
Post # 15
I had a migraine this summer that lasted 6 days. I ended up going to the ER and they did a CAT scan. It was such a relief to know my brain was absolutely fine. They gave me some medicine that didn’t really do anything for me, but it was worth trying. If you are worried I recommend going to the doctor for the peace of mind alone! Be careful taking Excedrin because of rebound headaches.
The only thing that seems to help me is time, sleep, and sometimes an orgasm.