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Old 09-02-2008, 08:47 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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How do you deal with your migraines?

What works for one does not always work for another... but it is always nice to try new coping skills or ways to get rid of them ASAP...

I have one now that has been sitting there since about 11am this morning... I am getting pretty sick of it... I am used to them... get them frequently (don't worry I do the usual checkup/MRI/CT...been checked out head to toe many a time)... I have taken my script a couple of times and nothin' seems to be working... just thought I would ask what you all did to ditch yours... my usual techniques just aren't cutting it today...
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Old 09-02-2008, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Just curious what your script is.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:55 AM
 
Location: Florida
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after getting really sick from Imitrex I began taking a Goody or BC powder as soon as I feel one coming on and they work well within about 15 minutes.
I began taking Magnesium to combat them and it's worked wonders. I even told my neurologist about that and he in turn now tells his other patients to try magnesium.
I avoid things that cause them, of course-when I can.
Once I have one though I do take the powders which work much better than pills-I find.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:59 AM
 
Location: Sandpoint, ID
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Magnesium...I should try it.

My wife is a massage therapist, and she does this headache massage. Now, it's not a cranial-sacral technique...it's just a pressure point technique...but if we catch a migraine on the way up, before about 75% intensity, I've got a fair chance it will knock it down to something I can manage.

But on days I've taken Imitrex and don't want any more due to the rebounds, I just have to suck it up and hurt...so yeah...Magnesium sounds worth a try...any certain quantities?
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Old 09-03-2008, 05:14 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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Just curious what your script is.
I am onto my fifth? maybe sixth one... I take a generic form of Midrin right now... still have it this AM... got a lot of running around to do as well... I am trying to figure out if I ate anything out of the norm yesterday... didn't have my AM coffee yesterday and I ALWAYS have my coffee... I am wondering if THAT was a trigger...

made me pretty sick to to the stomach... at least that isn't as bad this morning... sat under the hot water of a shower last night around midnight... helped me relax enough to fianlly fall asleep... hubby rubbed my neck... I thought it would be gone this morning but so far it isn't... I am thing about running out and getting that magnesium as long as I am going to be out today....

I am wondering if it is my glasses.... hmmmmmmmm......


What is that powder BC? Where do I get it?

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Old 09-03-2008, 06:01 AM
 
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Sumatriptan (Imitrex) injection works. But ONLY if I inject into my arm, rather than my leg....I think it gets too diluted to work if I inject into my leg, as it has to go through more of the circulatory system before it gets wooshed to my head.

Failing that, lying down with an ice pack for my head, dim lights and soft classical music playing all help. And maybe applying a pug as needed.
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Old 09-03-2008, 06:48 AM
 
Location: (WNY)
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Sumatriptan (Imitrex) injection works. But ONLY if I inject into my arm, rather than my leg....I think it gets too diluted to work if I inject into my leg, as it has to go through more of the circulatory system before it gets wooshed to my head.

Failing that, lying down with an ice pack for my head, dim lights and soft classical music playing all help. And maybe applying a pug as needed.
I had Imitrex about 10 ??? years ago maybe... tried Relpax... Maxalt (the melt aways- nasty stuff)...Zomig...and a couple of others... I don't know if I just get used to them or what... Now I am onto Midrin and at seems to be working alright... I think i just waited too long to take the first dose... which is never smart. I was on a couple of preventative ones for a while but I didn't like the way they made me feel... Topamax made me antsy and a tad on the grouchy side... then there was Zonisamide... that was a lot better... but right now I am not on a preventative... I have been on meds for these since I was about 16???... gets old quick.
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Old 09-03-2008, 12:37 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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I have a new trick... Dunkin's Turbo Coffee... (that and three doses of Midrin) totally kicked it out of my system... well, what had been left of it this AM... so glad I can get on with my day...LOL... thanks for all the advice...
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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I take Topamax. The side effect is weight loss and also helps with depression symptoms. My doctor started me on it gradually. I was up to the full dose in 4 weeks. I've lost about 35 lbs and feel really great. I've also been able to get out of a slump I've been in and get to the gym regularly.

It's not only helped me with my migraines, but I believe it's helped me with my life.
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Kirkwood, DE and beautiful SXM!
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My family doctor says that caffeine is the best thing for a migraine. I have only had about 4 in my life, but a McDonald's coke, a dark and quiet room, and an ice pack work wonders for me.
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