(Closed) Migraine suffers I need some help.

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

I haven’t had migraines in ages, but have you tried accupuncture? I have a friend who swears by it (as does her husband), so much so, that she became trained herself!

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 1993

I’m so sorry 🙁 I had a mild migraine tonight and those things are NO FUN! Hopefully some other ladies will have some good tips for you – I usually have to load up on aspirin and sleep – and like you that doesn’t always work either. 

Edit: would you be able to afford a neck massage instead of a full chiro visit? maybe that would help a bit?

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

@tksjewelry: Boo! I’ll have to convince my friend to make a roadtrip to Omaha for you 🙂 Actually that would be a serious amount of fun! LOL! Accupressure?

Post # 8
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Have you ever used prescription migraine meds (i.e. topamax, imitrex, etc)? You can take them when you feel a migraine coming on and it won’t turn into one. They’re not always good for long term use but at least it can get you through the month until you can see your chiro! Feel better!

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I am SO sorry you have to go through this.  I’ve suffered for years with migraines as well, it got to the point where I had to be brought to the emergency room, they would hurt so bad I would get sick over and over to the point of throwing up blood.  My chiropracter is my godsend, I don’t suffer extreme headaches anymore just annoying ones here and there that I can tolerate (thank god because my stomach lining is probably shot from all the excederin I was consuming).

Here’s what I do though if I can’t get in to see my chiro right away:

I stretch my shoulders and neck area (head rolls, behind arm grabs, anything to loosen that muscle).

I’ll take a shower and alternate the temp from mildly warm to ice cold at times (I don’t know why this helps, I feel like maybe it shocks my system and takes my mind off the pain, along with getting my blood flowing).

If it gets to the point of where I can’t tolerate anymore my body automatically starts putting me to sleep (I used to pop a ton of excedrin and pass out until it was over so I feel like that is why it happens).  When it is that bad I submit to it.  I’ll take two excedrin then I grab some cold compresses throw one over my eyes and one on the back of my neck.  I’ll roll a pillow up a little bit so that my neck bows over it a little bit (to restore that slight curve plus it stretches those muscles).

I don’t know if these will work for you and be careful with the shower one (I don’t know if there’s any harm in it or not), but I sincerely hope it gets better.  I feel like people think migraine sufferers are just over reacting but they truely don’t understand how dehabilitation that pain is.

 

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’m so sorry, migraines are so awful! THe only thing that will ver help me when I have one is to take either excedrin migraine or prescription medicine the second I feel the migraine starting and then go to sleep in a dark, quiet room. Literally nothing else works for me. Unfortunately, it’s not a very helpful plan when you have work or something.

One thing that can help me sometimes when the pain is not too bad yet is a trick my aunt who is a massage therapist showed me – it is a pressure point between your thumb and index finger, if you spread those two apart and massage it further in, like where the muscle is not just skin, massaging that pressure point can ease the pain a bit for me.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’ve tried everything from prescription medicines to over-the-counter, and Advil Liquigels work best for me. I take 4 or 5 with a fizzy drink and it stops me from vomiting during my migraines. I’ve heard that the fizzy drink helps with absorption of the medicine because when you get a mingraine, everything in your body (digestion, etc.) shuts down. I.e. if you don’t wash your pills down with something fizzy, they will just sit in your stomach.

The other thing I’ve tried is tapping therapy (EFT). Google it. There are some tips online and youtube videos on it (they also have classes you can go to to learn it). The idea is that you tap yourself on certain pressure points on your body and repeat a mantra (“This pain in my head will go away”). Yes, I KNOW that this sounds witch-doctor-y, but anyone who has suffered from chronic migraines knows that you will do ANYTHING to make them go away, even if it seems silly. Lots of people, including myself, have found varying degrees of relief using tapping.

Anyway, these are a couple of things that have lessened the pain a bit for me 🙂 feel better!

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

This is what I do and what I do for my clients.. (I’m a LMT)

I get migraines tothe point I’ll lose vision in one eye for 20-30 seconds. migraine meds dont work on me

drink an electrolyte drink, smart water, gatorade, powerade. capillaries are tightened and need to expand. HYDRATE!
wash my hair in ICE COLD water, just let it run over my head, wrap in towel.
Simplers (brand) ginger oil and Clary Sage oil (5 drops each on temples, behind ears, under nose and wrists.
Ziplock bag of ice, lay on the bed.. towel still around your head, turn off the lights, lay down and place bag of ice on your forhead to brow bone, lay there for a good hour ( I usually fall asleep taking deep slow breaths)

I also do Accupuncture regularly

 

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

I only get them rarely but my Fiance wil get them between six and eight times a month. He takes two asprin and two ibuprofen when he first feels it coming on and then has a super hot shower. It won’t always stop them but it takes the edge off a bit.

He was taking codeine for them but he said it didn’t make much difference, it would just help him sleep through the worst.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Does anybody else get severe nausea with their migraines??

Sometimes I try to “do” things to ease the pain (stretching, etc.), but just end up throwing up. What do you nauseous sort do to feel better?

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@Great Gatsby: I only get nauseous if I do not immediately take medicine at the first sign of the migraine – or sometimes even if I take medicine if I’m at work and stuck in a loud bright environment. But generally as long as I immediately take meds, and take them with food, my stomach is okay.

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