(Closed) Migraine sufferers…

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 32
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1285 posts
Bumble bee

@Mrs.Mittens:  My doctor said that is the best over the counter to take without a major rebound if I get a migraine while on Topamax.

 

Post # 34
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Wannabee

I typically only experience migraines once a month (though sometimes it gets more frequent) but they always last for a solid 3 days.  The only thing that helps me is Excedrin Migraine… and asking my boyfriend to massage my head provides instant relief until the Excedrin kicks in.

Post # 35
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@lalalyanne:  I don’t mean to threadjack but now that i read your description of what cluster headaches are, i think that might be what I have and not migraines. I have never been diagnosed with migraines, the doctors i’ve been to have never given me a clear diagnosis. Maybe i need to go to a headache specialist. I self-diagnosed myself with migraines based on my symptoms, throbbing pain from the right side of my head, painful and watery right eye, pain in my right teeth, nausea,sensitivity to light and sound, etc … 

Post # 36
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Excedrin Migraine has done amazing things for me. I get one every month to every few months; once I feel it coming on or even if I wake up with it these little suckers take care of it in about an hour.

Post # 37
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Mrs.Mittens:  Really nothing works too well…I was using 800mg ibuprofen whenever I feel my migraine coming on, if I waited till it was a full blown thing it would be too late. I always drink water, a lot….and for some odd reason, everytime I feel like one is coming on, I have the STRONGEST urge to brush my teeth for 10 min. 

I found the best solution to help prevent my migraine probelm (I was getting them ALL the time)…..stress!!!! or LAck thereof. Trying to eliminate stress in my life started to eliminate the amount of times I got migraines……At one point I quite a particular job, and I stopped getting migarines every 2 weeks like I was getting. 

 

Post # 38
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014 - Rebar

@Mrs.Mittens:  I also get migranes for days at a time. horrible soo horrible! but i honestly dont take any except for advil which never helps i also have an appointment soon! crossing fingers this will go away 

Post # 39
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsC2014:  I would see a dr for sure. Cluster headaches are a kind of their own!

And to the caffeine as a migraine trigger.. This is not true for everyone. Migraine are not all the same. Migraine triggers are not the same for all people. 

its really really important to keep afood diary and determine what YOU’RE triggers are because you can avoid AlL the potential migraine triggers, sure, but there’s no point if they don’t all trigger YOUR migraines!

If you (anyone) can get their hands on and read “the migraine brain” it’s worth the read!

Post # 40
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Imitrex stopped working for me a long time ago (back in college).  During high school, I would actually have to go into the Doctor’s office and they would give me a “cocktail” injection that would knock me out for the day, but I’d wake up feeling much better.  I’ve started using Relpax and it seems to work pretty well (plus, I can actually go on with my day instead of when I’d take Imitrex still having to lay down in a dark room for most of the day). Luckily my migraines are nothing compared to how frequent/long they used to be (last 3 days or more and have more than one a month).  I’m glad you’re migraine is gone!!

Post # 41
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Mrs.Mittens:  Try taking two Aleve with your Imitrex next time.  My best friend is a big blue pill called Treximet, which is sumatriptan (Imitrex) + naproxen sodium (Aleve).  Imitrex itself never worked at all for me and just made me feel funny, like a lot of triptans.  This stuff usually does, though.  I took one this morning and my migraine seems to finally be gone (since Saturday – I’ve had to take 5 total). 

I take a preventative daily also, and I’m on the 3-month BC to prevent menstrual migraines. 

This migraine came with a cold/sinus thing. 

Post # 42
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

@lalalyanne:  Thanks for the info, i’ll definitely look into that. I’m currently keeping a food diary (trying to lose 10lbs 😀 ) so hopefully when they come back i’ll be able to determine what triggered them 🙂

Post # 43
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Wynn Las Vegas

@Mrs.Mittens:  Glad you feel better! I’ve been taking imitrex for years now, and it is so hard for me to explain to people how it makes me feel after. Its like, I am glad the headache is gone, but the pads of my feet hurts, my jaw hurts, and I need 10 hours of sleep now so leave me alone.

Post # 44
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsC2014:  no problemo! My mom and I both get migraines (and her sisters and their daughter too) strangely enough, my grandma has never had even a headache but my bio grandpa gets migraines. None of the men in the next generations are affected but all of the women are (my mom has two sisters and they each have one daughter as well so there’s six of us) 

Ive done a lot of reading about it as a result because they’re a nasty beast that I like to manage as much as humanely possible! My migraines are olfactory triggered so it’s hard sometimes (especially at uni) but I’m getting better at preventing and managing through more and more research!

Post # 45
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Mrs.Mittens:  Not saying this will work for you, but one of my aunts who suffered from chronic migaraines (16+ migraine days a month) went vegan with a friend for fun, and discovered that she stopped getting them!

As it turns out, dairy is what sets hers off. She’s down from 10-20+ migraine days a month to ONE migraine in the last year!

She was surprised, since she’s not lactose intolerant or anything!

Post # 46
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@BrandNewBride:  there’s a lot of talk about hormones and migraines (whih they suspect may be why more women suffer then men) an dairy products are chalk full of’em! I used to be 100% unable to drink milk without triggering a migraine. I tend to avoid milk anyways but since I started buying Fiance organic milk, I discovered it doesn’t trigger my headaches. He says it tastes better too. I never drank enough by itself to know the difference but I believe it for sure! 

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