(Closed) NWR: Migraines – Help, Advice and Tips please for migraine sufferers

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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864 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@purple_sofia:  I take amitriptyline and it helps immensely. It’s super cheap and I don’t know why I didn’t see a doctor for my migraines before! the only trigger I have ever found is over sleeping.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I’ve been suffering from migraines since I was 13. I hate taking medicine, so I don’t really take more than Advil PM. The Advil takes the pain away enough for me to sleep it off. My triggers are definitely stress and lack of food and drink. As soon as I get a mirgaine, I drink a bunch of water and stick a blanket in the dryer. I find that lying on the warm blanket with the part of the head that hurts the most relieves pain pretty well. I can’t have any light or sound. What also helps if my lovely fiance kinda rubs my head where it hurts. Just different pressure reliefs I guess.

 

I hope you find a solution! I just thought I would share my little tricks.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I used to have really bad migraines all the time. I was having them about once a week. My mom gets them too. Lately it hasn’t been as bad. I never went to a doctor about it or anything, so i’m not sure why they have been so much better.

I have found a large trigger for me, are fluorescent lights. I’m a student. So if i’m having a day where I could be prone to a headache, and I get in a classroom with that type of lighting, it makes a migraine appear.

I know you cannot take it, but I have found Excedrin Migraine to help a lot.

But my other suggestion, which I actually feel helps more, is water. Specifically room temperature water. If I get a migraine, i’ll drink like 3 or 4 large glasses of water quickly, in a row. It tends to help pretty quickly.

My mom also uses a heating pad to help hers.

I hope you feel better!

Edit: I find that drinking cold water actually makes it worse for me.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Migraine sufferer for 16 years, here.  My triggers are numerous and mostly unavoidable.  I have them 3-5 days out of most weeks.

Fioricet, Various other Excedrin Migraine type pills, ice packs, Hot packs, weekly neck/shoulder/scalp/face/jaw massages, working out regularly, lots of water, essential oils applied neat on temples/neck/scalp, multivitamin, dark sunglasses, daily hand massages.

A very good friend uses Fioricet as well as medical marijuana.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@purple_sofia:  I take 20 mg a day as a preventative and my migraines have decreased by probably 80%.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

EXCEDRIN! Such a miracle for me.  I’ve tried Rx medications, never amtriptyline, but Imitrex and a few others and they made me feel loopy.  I’ve had migraines since I was a little kid, like 20 years.  Also someone gave me some herbal med years ago and it worked wonders but I unfortunately do not remember what it was and no longer in contact with this person.  It’s super important to learn your trigers and preventing those as much as you can and medicating early if you feel like you’re getting one so that you can catch it before it gets too bad.  Good luck, migraines suck.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@purple_sofia:  Oh I forgot that they pulled it.  I have stock piles of it in my house because I can’t go anywhere without it.  It’s basically Tylenol, Aspirin, and 60 mg Caffeine so I suppose you can “make” your own.  When that doesn’t work, I nap and use a heating pad for my shoulders/neck.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@purple_sofia:  Definitely, tanins in wine can cause bad headaches; I avoid or check the tanin content (FI knows wines pretty well so I ask him).  And super sensitive to smells, it’s awful!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

My triggers are: lack of sleep, dehydration, PMS,  food sensitivities and draughts. (example, driving with a window open or the AC on)

 

Mine last exactly 3 days and meds don’t help. The back of my neck swells and sometimes my left eye waters.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Excedrin migraine has worked well for my worst headaches. Also a cool hand towel to the back of my neck or forehead. Triggers can include processed foods like microwave meals, dehydration, not enough sleep or getting to sleep at weird hours, not eating enough and sometimes flourescent lights. I used to eat more and drink soda for the caffeine but that hasn’t helped lately and just led to gaining weight.

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