Post # 1
the title pretty much sums it up.
I woke up early this morning with unbearable period cramps (TMI? maybe? whatever) and so I took some advil and went back to sleep. Then I woke up with a migraine hours later, which has lasted all day and not let up at all. I tried taking 4 advil and it did nothing, and I took a muscle relaxer which also did nothing.
I know there’s probably nothing more I can do, but I hurt 🙁
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
Try drinking more water. Usually when I’m on my period I get more dehydrated so that might be part of the problem.
Post # 4
Oh my gosh…that was exactly me yesterday. Yes drink plenty of H2O!! I told my mom, and she asked if I was on my period…and I was! Must be a common thing then. My headache never went away either, but today I’m back to normal.
Post # 5
@MrsNerdy: awww I so feel your pain! I get god awful migraines that last all day, especially around that time of the month. Ice packs seem to help and drinking water. I had a bad one last week and I took an excedrin migraine at 8pm because I needed something and I woke up at 430am wide awake because of the caffeine in the pills, but my head felt better lol.
Put an ice pack on your head and get some sleep. Hopefully it’ll be gone in the morning.
Post # 6
- Wedding: March 2012 - Father's Vineyard Church/ A Touch of Class Banquet Center
Also, if you haven’t had caffine, sometimes a small cup of pop or a can of pop, or a cup of tea that has caffine will help get rid of my migraine, that and a really hot shower.
Post # 7
and also trydrinking a considerable amount ( at least a glass) gatorade or powerade.
Have you been able to eat anything? If you drink plain old water, it can crash your sugars, causing more of a headache!
Post # 8
Sorry you are going through this! I get migraines, theyre the worst. Try to close your eyes and lie in a dark, quiet room. Light and noise will make it worse. Alternate Tylenol and Advil and try to sleep. Try to drink water too, but if you’re anything like me you won’t be ble to stomach anything. Good luck!
Post # 9
I get a migraine once a month, a few days before my period, like clockwork. Knocks me out of comission for a full 24 hours usually, but when I do need to get out of bed and be productive despite the headahce – my strategies are:
– 2 ibuprofen every 4-6 hours with a big cup of water each time
– a piping hot bubble bath in the dark
– a coffee or a pepsi depending on the time of day it hits
– a squishy clay microwave heatpack I bought at Walgreens. You can kind of push the clay around your temples and your eye sockets (where I have the most pain).
Post # 10
@mandypop: I get migraines at that exact same time every month! Apparently it is from a drop in estrogen.
Post # 11
It can work well to try a medicine with a different active ingredient in it. For me excedrin migraine works wel (and has caffeine in it too)l, and Tylenol extra strength works for me too. But it is extremely important that after I take the medicine I go to sleep, or it doesn’t help at all.
Post # 12
I hate to say the obvious, but with a migraine the worst thing you can do is to be on the computer.
When I have a migraine I am heat, sound and light sensitive, and even watching TV would make me vomit due to pain.
Hydrate, rest, cool cloth to forehead and I also find lavender oil and peppermint oil on the temples soothing.
I also forgot drugs, really really strong ones. 😀
Post # 13
I get migraines quite often. What I do is drink like three big glasses of water and take one or two (depending on how bad it is) excedrian migraine pills. Then I lay down in a dark, cool room for about 20-30 minutes until the excedrian kicks in. Usually that works for me.