(Closed) Migraine relief

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 2
4040 posts
Honey bee

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
1 posts
  • Wedding: July 2015

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
572 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

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
242 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

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
14494 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

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
11657 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

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
2517 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

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 # 10
894 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
350 posts
Helper bee
  • 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
2968 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
422 posts
Helper bee

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
617 posts
Busy bee

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
144 posts
Blushing bee

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. 

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