(Closed) Migraines

posted 4 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I find that sometimes caffiene can help. I only drink caffiene when I’ve got a migraine which keeps me pretty sesitive to it. Coke is usually pretty good because that bit of sugar helps too. I’ve also found that if I don’t regulate my sleep cycles and make sure I get up at certain times and get enough sleep I get migraines. 

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sam.stoinski:  It might be a bloodflow thing for you. Do you exercise often and really get your blood flowing? The reason caffiene helps migraines often is because it alters bloodflow.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I unfortunately don’t have many new ideas but I understand. I used to get migraines starting in HS that would make me sick to my stomach and my tongue and fingers would go numb (weird). Then my eye sight would get blurry but my peripheral vision would get really sharp. I took a few different types of meds for it. But I’ve been off them for about 5 years. I get them sometimes but not so frequently that I need to take something. I can usually tell when it’s gonna happen and if I have advil, I can stop the headache part (not the weird, numb tingling tho). My friend also gets them and she gets botox to help with it. Sounds weird but she says it helps.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@sam.stoinski:  You could try doing something like 10 minutes of cardio a day to see if it makes a difference. It probably wouldn’t have to be a lot if your goal it to just get your circulation going.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I’ve suffered from migraines for over 10 years, but mine are stressed related.

May I suggest that you quit drinking the diet coke and see how that helps?  Give it some time to get out of your system and see if you feel any better!!

There are tons of studies showing that the aspartame (sweetener) in diet drinks is actually really bad for you.  When aspartame heats up above 86F (such as when you ingest it) the heat changes the molecular structure of it to that of Formaldehyde, and then to Formic Acid.  Literally, it poisons your body slowly.

It also changes the chemical function of your brain and can cause headaches, dizziness, nausea, and lupus and MS-like symptoms.  

I don’t have the exact articles to direct you to, but a simple google search can help you research this.

(I’m in the chemical science field and read a lot of scientific articles)

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Are you on the busty side? I used to get severe migraines 2-3 times a week, tried a ton of medications, none worked.  I got a breast reduction last summer and now I only get like 2-3 a month in a bad month, some months I have none. The doctor was finally able to figure out that my back and shoulders were all messed up because my chest was so heavy and my nerves were having issues, and my bra straps were digging in, plus I was carrying around so much tension. 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I know you say you’ve tried tylenol & aleve, but have you tried excedrin migraine? That is the only thing that works for me when I get the bad headaches. It works best if you can take it when you first feel a migraine coming on. Also there is a TON of information on the internet about migraines. Do a google search, you’ll find out about things you never knew existed. I’ve heard that both butterbur and magnesium can be helpful. I’ve never tried either myself, but I’ve heard they’ve done wonders for many people. Good luck & I hope you start feeling better!

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@sam.stoinski:  Just thought I’d ask because it really did work miracles for me. I was a g/h before, now I’m a small DD. It’s amazing how many things I can do now that I couldn’t do before and how much less pain I’m in. My back used to hurt ALL THE TIME and now it hardly ever bothers me. The migraines I get now are brough on my scents and chemicals, which I can usually avoid 🙂

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

Sleep disruption esp combined with stress is my major trigger, and it usually happens 36 hrs later, for example if I’m working on call monday night, tuesday I’ll be tired and wed I’ll have a migraine.  

I’m also light sensitive, I hate bright light and don’t like fluorescent lights.  I’m going around and turning off lights all the time.  I wonder about the lighting in your office as a contributing trigger (in addition to wedding stress etc), since it sounds like there were less frequent when you didn’t have an office job.  

Excedrin combined with a small trypin dose usually will work for me.  Hope you find something that works for you – they are miserable. 

ETA:  They were also worse when I was on BCP’s.  Getting rid of the hormones helped me.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Did anything strange show up on the scans a few years ago? My advice is have them do the same scans again. I have been having the same problem on and off (including increasing with stress) and they found lesions on my brain that led them to finding a vitamin B12 problem. 6 months taking a B12 supplement and I get a migraine at most once a month now! You should try out taking a supplement and see if it helps 🙂

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