(Closed) Migraines

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

*raises hand.

I get them all the time and I hate it! if I don’t eat, if I’m stressed, tired, annoyed… anything will trigger them and they stay arond for a while. some are unbearable. I always keep excedrin migraine with me in my purse. for the wedding, I can’t actually remember if I needed one or not… but I would just have a bridesmaid keep some medicine around for you. I think you will be so busy/excited/nervous you may not even realize you have one.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Oh yeah.  I totally worry about this.  I get about two or three really bad neurological migraines (with auras) a year that are completely debilitating….during my last one I didn’t even know my FI’s last name….I get very, very confused and slur my speech when I get mine.  I’m lucky that I don’t get them as often as other people…but yeah, i worry about getting one on my wedding day….because well, there wouldn’t be a wedding if I were to wake up with a migraine.  Luckily, I’ve been on some pretty good meds lately and haven’t had one in a while…knock on wood.  So, I pray that I will be migraine-free on my wedding day.  I hope you girls will be too!!  Maybe we should just send our brains invitations, and hope that they rsvp!!! 🙂  Good luck ladies!!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee

I also get migranes every once in a while.  Mine are mainly brought on by certain foods (spicy foods like chorizo or red wine) and PMS. 

If you’re worried about getting a migrane on the big day, I’d talk to your doctor about it.  She/he might be able to help out a little, with meds or information.  I’d also try to avoid any triggers that you might have.  If stress is your main trigger, try something that you find relaxing–yoga, reading, whatever on the morning of the wedding.

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Are you on any medication?  I was given an Imitrex perscription about 5 years ago (Excedrin stopped working for me), and it changed my life.  The Imitrex has pretty nasty side effects (definitely talk to a doctor!), but they only last for a half an hour, whereas the migraine can last for days.  I just take the pill with a huge glass of milk (which helps) and try to nap until the side effects are over. 

Also, there are tons of other options out there too.  I was just switched to a new med (in the hopes of not having the side effects), but I haven’t taken it yet and so can’t speak to it.   Both drugs you only take when you feel a migraine coming on, so it’s not a constant thing. 

 

Good luck!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I’ve been having migraines all of my life as well. I also use Imitrex and just lay down and sleep off any side effects. My migraines have only increased since the wedding planning because of all of the stress, but I’m hoping to stay off of foods that I know can trigger them sometimes. I plan on having some meds in my clutch just in case and as soon as I start having some symptoms I plan on taking it if needed. 

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I used to have migraines all the time. They wanted to put me on a prescription to prevent them. Have you tried medication? Mine was brought on by hormonal fluctuations and hitting a basketball court much too hard.

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I get them all the time and have yet to figure out my triggers.  Currently I have a sinus infection and have one for the last 5 days!!

I take blood pressure medicine to control them but when I do get one I take Maxalt (my miracle drug!!!).

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I had some wierd side effects from Imitrex, so my doc switched me to Relpax.  It makes me sleepy, though, so I try Excedrin Migraine formula first.

Make sure you’ve had plenty of rest, and plenty of water the night before your wedding.  You don’t need sleep deprivation and dehydration working against you on your special day.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

Try taking magnesium everyday. It is a natural way to help prevent them and is also good for you! Try it for a few months and see how it works. I take it everyday and it has worked wonders!

Also, have you tried birth control? I have found that it really helps to control mine.

Post # 13
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1019 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

I definitely get migraines bad enought to worry about my wedding day (and night)! I have a prescription (Maxalt mlt) that I am definitely going to keep on hand. I am also working to figure out what some specific triggers are (weather, types of food, etc) so I can do my best to avoid them on the big day. Finally, I am going to make a huge effort to have absolutely everything done and taken care of, so that on the day of my wedding I can relax in that knowlege.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I get them ALL THE TIME!!  My doctor prescribed me a medication called sumatriptan succinate which seems to help a lot.  I take 1 when the migraine starts, and then if it doesnt go away completely within an hour or 2 I take a 2nd pill. 

They dont make me sleepy or anything, so you may want to ask your doc about it.  Also, you should go to the spa and get a massage a day or 2 before your wedding to get relaxed..

Hope this helped 🙂

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

This has been my biggest fear for my wedding day!

I’ve been getting migraines for years and for awhile, i would have one 5 out of 7 days in the week! I was put on topamax, which helped to reduce the # of migraines.  I was down to about 1 a week after the topamax but the side effects are AWFUL!! If makes you not want to eat, throw up, dizzy, sleepy, it even made me face go numb and I lost over 20 lbs on it so the doctor took me off of it.

But I was given Treximet and that is the greatest stuff in the world. 30 minutes after taking it and all migraines are gone.  It doesn’t make me sleepy or woozy. Just take it with food and you wont feel dizzy.  I still worry about getting a migraine on our big day but Treximet is a huge help!

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Take vitamin B complex daily- it will help!  It has changed my life!!!!!!!

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