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Old 10-31-2013, 12:26 PM
 
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I know someone who gets migraines. Every.single.day. For the past few months. I do feel sorry for her. But how does she live like that? I just don't get it. If it were me, I'd be knocking at doc's door every day seeking a remedy.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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It took me two neurologists, a physical therapist, thousands of dollars, and 12 years to find a combination of drugs, exercise, and lifestyle changes to deal with my migraines.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:38 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw, NC
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Maybe she has sought treatment and had no success? I suffer from migraines 2-4x's a week but I simply suffer through them or take advil extra strength. Over the counter meds did not work for me, and I used to take the migraine meds that we re-called last year, so advil it is. OR a dark room with a washcloth after a shower.
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:41 PM
 
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It took me two neurologists, a physical therapist, thousands of dollars, and 12 years to find a combination of drugs, exercise, and lifestyle changes to deal with my migraines.
I was diagnosed with adiopathic headache its supposedly a type of headache only it hits me on one eye & on the cheeckbones 24-7.

Is anyone familiar with this?

Been to two neurologists as well. Ahh

What meds you on?
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Old 10-31-2013, 04:59 PM
 
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"I see the window and I want it painted black". Do whatever is necessary to create a dark room. Keep a food journal. Record what you eat or drink and if you get a headache. Look for possible food or drink connections.when possible, try to do daily stretches/yoga.
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Old 10-31-2013, 05:26 PM
 
Location: West Palm Beach, FL
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For me only two things help my migraines, meds or sleep. So far I've been lucky lately that my medicine really helps and gets rid of them. Once in awhile if it doesn't the only thing I can do is go to sleep because otherwise I want to blow my brains out. Have you asked your friend if she's tried to get help for them? I feel for her.
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Old 10-31-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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I learned this from a severe sufferer....the second you feel the first inkling
one is coming on...quick, take 3 aspirin, within 12 minutes it seems any sign disappears.

And she learned it from an ex severe sufferer.
Good luck.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:32 PM
 
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I was diagnosed with adiopathic headache its supposedly a type of headache only it hits me on one eye & on the cheeckbones 24-7.

Is anyone familiar with this?

Been to two neurologists as well. Ahh

What meds you on?
Are you sure that's what you have? My son had severe "migraines" and terrible pain in one eye. It turned out he needed to have his wisdom teeth removed and a couple of root canals. He suffered needlessly for over a year via being referred to various specialists when all he needed was to see a dentist. He has been pain free ever since the dental work was done. Many times the answer is the simplest.
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Old 10-31-2013, 09:38 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Niagara Falls ON.
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First I make sure I'm well hydrated. Many times I'm sure a slight dehydration is the migraine trigger. If that does not work I take a naproxen and a Tylenol and if that doesn't work well enough I take some codeine. Almost always these things will stop the headache BUT it may come back when the meds wear off.
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Old 11-01-2013, 08:22 AM
 
Location: NoVa
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It's not a good life. I suffered with them for years, and I still get them occasionally.

None of the prevention meds worked, and none of the meds that you take at onset worked. It was awful. I had a neurologist for my epilepsy as well as one for my migraines. They were finally going to do botox. I do think that would have worked. Something happened with my insurance so I did not get it.

I get them even still, and when I do, I take 2-3 aspirin, a couple tylenol, and caffeine and it usually helps.

People have to be careful not to take painkillers over and over because then they will get rebound headaches, which are awful in themselves.
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