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Old 11-04-2011, 08:18 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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So I am on day four of a migraine. Thank the good Lord above they are not as severe as they used to be, but there is some stress in my life and I think the migraines are trying to worm their way back in.

I suppose I have been having this problem for nearly twenty years now. They tried everything and nothing seemed to work. I was about to start Botox but then didn't.

I am in a new state with a new dr and I don't care if I have to start from the beginning. Maybe all the things that didn't work back then may help now....

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Old 11-04-2011, 09:07 AM
 
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No advice - but hope you feel better soon.

Is stress your trigger or do you think it's something else?
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:04 AM
 
Location: South Carolina
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Well I tell you as a fellow migraine sufferer I feel ya . Nothing worked for me until my dr prescribed vicoden for them and i take one and wallah it is gone as soon as it started . Im talking nasty hide in the dark migraines . To the point of sick to my stomach migraines . So the dr thought vicoden might help and so it did and Im so much better with them now than I used to be . None of the supposed migraine prescriptions worked it will still be around two days later . I hope you find something that works soon .
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:25 AM
 
Location: earth?
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Old 11-04-2011, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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So I am on day four of a migraine. Thank the good Lord above they are not as severe as they used to be, but there is some stress in my life and I think the migraines are trying to worm their way back in.

I suppose I have been having this problem for nearly twenty years now. They tried everything and nothing seemed to work. I was about to start Botox but then didn't.

I am in a new state with a new dr and I don't care if I have to start from the beginning. Maybe all the things that didn't work back then may help now....

:/
I am so sorry you are suffering my friend!

The thing about migraines is to try to nip them in the bud the minute you feel one may be coming on. Once the pain cycle starts it can be so hard to break.

My migraines started as I became peri-menopausal at about age 38. So for me, they were completely hormone related. You may be in that boat now yourself.

Of all the medicines I tried, none gave me the relief Imitrex did. And the sooner I took it at the onset the quicker the whole thing would be over. Have you tried Imitrex?

Then at 40 my doctor put me on some hormone replacement and that really helped rid me of these terrible headaches, among other things, lol.

Now that I'm almost through menopause I haven't had a single migraine in several years. But those that I did have in more recent times were able to be controlled with just Excedrin Migraine.

I sincerely hope your new doctor can help you find just the right remedy for your pain

Perhaps this link will offer you some new insight: Migraine | National Headache Foundation
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Old 11-04-2011, 11:17 AM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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I feel for you, as I get them myself. Can you try to reduce your stress in any way? Maybe try some breathing exercises, take a long bath or shower. I sure hope your new dr can help you. I currently take Zomig as needed. Used to take Imitrex but Zomig seems to work more often, at least for me. And I just recently started Topamax. I have seen a reduction in my "feeling crappy" days, and a slight reduction in the numbers. Will give it a few more months to try. I've thought about Botox too, but never tried it. Don't know if it would help or not.
Hope you feel better!!
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Old 11-04-2011, 12:49 PM
 
Location: Mostly in my head
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Feverfew was studied in England and found to reduce both frequency and severity of migraines. (4 double blind peer reviewed studies published in The Lancet, equivalent to JAMA). I took it daily although you can take it up to 5 timesxday. I prefer the liquid although it is foul. Put it in OJ, coke, water but NOT milk. Available at most groceries with a "natural " section.

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Old 11-04-2011, 02:47 PM
 
Location: In a house
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The only thing that works for me, that is -not- a narcotic or other mind-altering drug, is taking a tylenol or ibuprophen RIGHT when the pain first starts, or even before that if I can catch it in time. Once the pain is full-blown, it's too late, and anything I take will need to be something that puts me out. And if I'm gonna be out of commission, I might as well just wait out the pain and not bother taking anything at all, and just stay home and stay in bed.
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:05 PM
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Location: Way beyond the black stump.
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Immediately you sense a migraine coming on, try a simple indigestion tablet - Rennies or Quikeze, dunno what you call them where you are. Works for our daughter, and there are two ingredients in these that are in migraine medication from my research. Don't ask for a link, make google your friend, I got the info from there, besides which I've had to get a new computer so all info I had is gone.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:59 PM
 
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I use to have migraines like 20+ years ago, but haven't had any since. I switched to a vegetarian diet and they disappeared. Certain foods can cause headaches like peanut butter, deli meat, and tons of other foods....even wine. Do a search on what foods cause migraines and also keep a list of what you eat to try to narrow what food it is. Then again, your teeth could be misaligned which can also trigger migraines.
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