(Closed) Migraines anyone?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I so feel your pain. Literally about once a month. My migraines coincide with my monthly cycle. The only thing that helps me is Imitrex. And that has to be taken at onset for it to even work. If your meds aren’t working, the only thing you can really do is push through it. Tough I know and not the answer you were looking for. I do hope you feel better soon though. <hugs>

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Drink as much water as you can.  That’s the one thing that always helps.  It depends on the trigger what meds (if any) works for me.  I’m currently taking a preventative and something for when I get them.  I’ll try OTC first if it’s not too bad. 

Also squeeze your palm right between your thumb and index finger, right in the meat of your hand, that will release some pain in your head (but for me, hurt my wrist!).  You can have your husband do that for you.  If I get a migraine from a tension headache him rubbing out my tense neck and shoulders helps a lot too.

Sometimes the best is just a bland snack (no trigger foods!), a bunch of water, and a nap in a dark, quiet place. 

Do you get them often?  Go see your doctor, get diagnosed, and try out some meds.

Hope you feel better!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I had to be put on Topamax because I was getting them everyday for a while. It was a miserable existence. My migraines are all gone now though! Feel better soon.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

i get them- water, dark 7 QUIET places and a small dose of caffeine.. half cup of coffee or candy bar usually helps

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

i’ve had one, on and off, for close to three weeks now. the last one i had, lasted for close to four months. my neurologist said it was due to a vitamin b deficiency, but i call BS on that one. he finally, after three and a half months of pain, put me on topamax, and within a week, it was gone, for close to six months. however, it has returned with a vengence. and i’m contemplating going back onto the meds to see if i can kick it.

i have no real advice, aside from trying a heating pad wherever the pain is. and maybe taking a hot bath to relax. oh, and -hugs-

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Torrid:  Topamax was great for me for a while (I got so skinny!) but I was sooooo stupid, I had to go off it.  I couldn’t stand being such an airhead. 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@colorofmyheart:  not to thread jack – but I wonder if yours are cluster headaches?

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I used to get them at least once a week, and I finally saw a headache doctor. She told me to drop artificial sweetener, which I did, and caffeine and alcohol, which I laughed at. She also put me on magnesium (750mg/day) as a preventative and we tried out a few medications to take at the onset.

Maxalt was AWESOME, but it was $28/pill and made me feel kind of woozy. I’ve been taking naratriptan for the past year or so whenever I feel a headache coming on, and it works pretty well. The one time it didn’t work, I got steroids on the 4th day and they cleared it right up.

Hope you’re starting to feel better!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

B2 vitamins and magnesium supplements with cold packs on my neck can help and I don’t have any medications to take.  Feel better!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was also put on Topamax because I had them everyday for 2 and half months.  Other than my neurologist at the time gave me heavy duty Ibuprofen to take when I needed it.  Pretty much all I could do was put on a sleeping mask and try to fall asleep, there wasn’t anything that would relieve it.  Luckily I rarely get them now. Feel better sweetie!

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I get them.  I would die without my Imitrex (generic, I pay cash for it through Costco Pharmacy where it is cheapest).  I take Aleve and magnesium in addition to the prescription.  Sometimes if they nausea is so bad or I can’t fall asleep despite the drugs, I take Phenergan.

If you don’t have a definitive migraine diagnoses and a Rx med on hand, you need to go to the doctor.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Bubblefish:  who knows. they probably are, but my neuro here said they were migraines. however, i’ve given up on this neurologist, i can’t STAND him. i wish i was home where i have a good neuro that actually knows what he’s doing. /rant. eventually i’ll figure it out. i just hope i can kick this one before classes start on monday.

also, OP, i second what fancypants said about B12 and magnesium. having a low B12 level can bring migraines on.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Bubblefish:  I get awful menstrual migraines, too, so I take the 3-month pack of pills (the generic for Seasonale).  Helps a lot.  Worth looking into if you’re on BC!  I tried an IUD and loved it because I basically had no period, but still got my monthly migraine because I still had the monthly hormone swing.  Blah.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

I used to get frequent migranes (2 a week or so). I tried all sorts of drugs, did homeopathy, massage therapy, chiro, physio (since my Dr was thinking it was due to major issues with my back). I had a breast reduction 6 weeks ago today actually, and since then I’ve had 2 migraines. One was caused by me spending too much time out of bed and in the heat too soon after surgery. Not sure what caused the other one. Of course, the lack of migraines could be due to the fact that I’ve been way less stressed lately due to being off work to recover, but I’m thinking it was the breast reduction. Next week when I go back to work will be the big test as to whether the back pain and migraines are gone or not…

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