(Closed) Migraine bees

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 16
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466 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

I’ve not done Botox – my boss has, said it had no effect other than making her look surprised for two weeks.  I’ve only recently been put on prescription meds for them, they started me on Sumatriptan and it does exactly nothing.  Once it has helped.  It diffused the pain from one spot to my whole upper skull and then I fell asleep.  Every other time, no effect at all.

Learning your triggers is a huge deal.  If we can’t fight them, we can prevent them.  I am very sensitive to the LED lighting that is now everywhere.  So I wear hats.  A lot of hats.  Every day.  My boss, whose migraines are triggered by everything from light to smell (the poor dear, sweet, strong, wonderful woman can’t enjoy food because everything with a smell hurts her), also wears hats.  And sees her chiropractor regularly.  A coworker in another building has custom goggles she needs to wear when in rooms with anything other than incandescent lighting.  So much can be environmental – I used to get them maybe twice a month.  Now it’s depressing to realize that when I take a week off work, whether for vacation or because of illness/injury, I never have a migraine until I get back in the office.  The lighting, the air system, being in front of a backlit screen for several hours at a time – all of these things rip me apart.  But hats and sometimes sunglasses can help.  

Having a boss who is down with you fleeing to the breakroom, closing the blinds, killing the lights, and huddling on the couch with a wet towel over your face helps too.

Post # 17
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454 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

A heating pad works wonders for me. I put it on my face and it’s helped me tremendously. This thread is reminding me I need to go back to my doctor. I’ve been on Imitrex for years, but it literally knocks me out cold. Works, but there has to be something better. 

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