Post # 32
I have menstrual migraines. That being they occur with hormone changes associated with normal hormone fluctuations. I take a loading dose of naproxen in advance of the anticipated onset and continue until its over. I have far less this way.
Post # 33
@stargazer102706: That’s what I take as well. Unfortunately Excedrin Migraine is not available in Canada, but my dad works in the States a lot so he brings it back with him. I want to avoid taking expensive prescription meds for as long as I can!
Post # 34
I haven’t read all the responses, so bear with me if this is a repeat.
-changes in light (really, really bright direct light like the sun bouncing off a car windshield and also strobe-like lights)
-stress (usually about a week to the day that I have a major stress-out, I get a migraine)
That’s all I can really pinpoint right now. My mom had the same kind of migraines I get (the one with an aura), and one of her triggers was nitrates (so she stayed away from hot dogs and red wine).
I also highly agree with PPs who have said that if it’s a true migraine, traditional meds don’t work. No, not even if they are migraine-specific. Those, I swear, are for folks who just have a bad headache. I take Immitrex now, but was on Midrin before it was discontinued a few years ago. I’ve had migraines since I was 11 and the frequency/intensity as well as the side effects have changed drastically over the last 14 years.
Post # 35
@sarahuccs: Even though my meds do help (when taken during the aura phase), I agree… sleep is my number one “cure.”
Post # 36
I use excedrin for migraines, I think the caffeine in it helps.
Post # 37
mine are extremely random, but classic aural. i always sleep them off if i can get home within an hour of the aura symptoms. exedrine migraine has been the best pain reliever i have used.
oh and i never take birth control.
Post # 38
@shortie1848: i havent been diagnosed by a doctor but i know for a fact that my headaches are migraines.
Post # 39
When I was on birth control I was guaranteed at least one migraine a month, sometimes 2 or 3, each lasting approx 3 days. Most of my migraines are hormonal and after my doctors advice (and also deciding to TTC), I went off BC. Prior to that I’ve been on Zomig, Maxalt and various other triptans. I also take a daily dose of magnesium.
Since going off BC I rarely get migraines or even headaches now. I’m really happy about that because if going off BC didn’t work my doctor told me the next step would be preventative medication such as propanalol. My triggers have always been my menstural cycle, changes in my sugar levels and barametric pressure changes.
Post # 40
@regit45: I’ve been getting migraines since I was 6. At least 3 times a week. All I can do is drink lots of water and lay down in a dark room with an ice pack. I cant even eat when I have them, cause I’ll end up puking.
Post # 41
@regit45: I am so sorry to hear! FH had a pretty bad migrane this weekend as well; it started friday at work, and continued saturday & then finally mid day sat it started to get better. He has the same symptoms as you – can’t put anything in his mouth because he will throw it up…but he can catch some shut eye which usually helps a bit. 🙁
He says he thinks it’s work/stress that triggers it – but sometimes it has happened while on vacation so maybe it’s a bit more random than that.
It could be the weather changing as well – I noticed in between seasons he gets them more often and worse.
I know that botox has been proven to help – however I am not sure if is worth the price if you only get them monthly (and this treatement works when administered once every few months…) plus it’s botox, not entirely good to begin with.
I hope you figure smth out & I’m sorry my post wasn’t much help 🙁