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Old 03-12-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I think one of my triggers for sudden migraine is change in weather ~ specifically RAIN Does anyone else experience weather-related migraines ?

What are your triggers for migraines ? What do you do for relief ?
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:22 AM
 
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I did the master cleanse and never got migraines again. Weather was one of my triggers. I liked to inhale steamy peppermint water or just try to sleep. Pain meds were useless. Scripts did not even work. I was not going to get shots for it. I am so thankful that MC worked.
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I did the master cleanse and never got migraines again. Weather was one of my triggers. I liked to inhale steamy peppermint water or just try to sleep. Pain meds were useless. Scripts did not even work. I was not going to get shots for it. I am so thankful that MC worked.
I'm not familiar with the master cleanse; can you describe it
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Old 03-13-2010, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Chicago, IL
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Exercise, my eating habits (too much read meat one day or week..), strong perfume, and exhaust fumes from vehicles.

I mainly take Exedrin and that helps. I try not to become dependent. My doc has prescribed some meds for me but I haven't taken them. I have them just in case the pain is excruciating and debilitating. Thankfully I haven't had to use them.

I just try to adjust my eating habits and avoid exhaust and perfumes as much as I can. Exercise helps some weeks and some weeks I get a headache when I work out.

I hope you can find some relief OP.
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Old 03-13-2010, 11:12 AM
 
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I'm not familiar with the master cleanse; can you describe it
Its basically just a juicing detox fast. People took it up as a fad for fast weight loss but that is not what it is for on the most part. Not everyone is should juice fast. I suggest to try the easy safer way first of a raw food detox. You can find a lot of recipes for that.

But a really simple plan I just googled up:
Free Detox Diet Plan For Quick Weight Loss

Use organic foods.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Tampa, FL
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My first identified migraine trigger was hard aged cheese, like parmesan or romano, if eaten by itself. (I used to come home from school and grate a couple tablespoons as a snack.) I can still eat it so long as it is a small amount taken with other foods. My other, and probably more significant trigger, was posture. I'd be hunched over a desk all day at school and held all my tension in the upper shoulders and jaw and back of my neck. Due to school policies medication was not an option for me as by the time I went through all the begging for a hall pass to go to the nurse, waiting for them to find the nurse, convincing her that I needed my migraine meds, waiting for her to find them, it was full-blown and too late for the meds to be effective. So my neurologist hooked me up to a biofeedback machine which taught me to be aware of those muscles and consciously loosen them. Once I learned to do that I never had another migraine. Although I have had the aura a few times - I just loosen up and breathe deep and it passes. Usually I notice when those muscles tighten up and loosen them long before I reach the aura stage.

My mom's migraines are tied to barometric pressure changes - I think it bothers her most when it changes from high to low. This same change really bothers my ears and I can see how it could trigger a migraine, especially if you have reactive sinuses. A sinus med designed to reduce inflammation might be helpful if something like Excederin migraine isn't.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Phoenix
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Food is often a trigger. So pay attention to what you eat. Especially when you have an attack try to figure out what you ate before. Sometimes a sudden flash of light in my face seems to trigger the "lights" that accompany migraines for me. Everybody's different.

As for fixes, pain killers help me sometimes. Mainly it's a matter of waiting and relaxing once I realize it's a migraine and not a run of the mill headache. One thing that has worked, sometimes, if I do it when I first recognize the symptoms is accupressure. I really don't want to buy into the accupressure thing, but, sometimes it has helped with various pains.

I picked up the book, "Acupressure's Potent Points: a Guide to Self-Care for Common Ailments" and use it from time to time. Rather than recommend you buy the book look for it or something similar at your library. If it works for you great! If not you're not out anything except a trip to the library.

BTW: I haven't had a full blown migraine in years. Did have the flashing lights once this last year.
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:47 PM
 
Location: Marion, IN
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Big low pressure systems always trigger one for me. Other known triggers for me are nuts of any kind, approaching menstrual cycle, yellow cheeses, yogurt, red wine, too much or too little sleep. And then there is stress........

For several years I took Topomax to keep them at bay and Maxalt if one broke through. Topomax gave me kidney stones. They switched me to Zonagran and that beat up on my liver. So I no longer take anything to control them. I have not had health insurance for a few years, so I no longer have Maxalt. When I feel one coming I take 4 or 5 Aleve and that pretty much keeps it to a tolerable level.
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Old 03-15-2010, 12:21 AM
 
Location: earth
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If I am under a lot of stress and worry, I might have a reallly bad migraine.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:13 PM
 
Location: Inland Empire, Calif
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Bright lights do it for me. Washing a white car in the sun, going to a big box store with florescent lights, things like that. I have learned how to deal with migraines, and they have decreased as I have aged.
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