Suffering here too. Hope the appt goes okay xx
I totally agree that it should be, as it is a disabling condition. I once had a manager who was too understanding for her own good. She found me in a dark corner at work, where I was hiding while trying to get rid of the worst of a migraine. She suggested that I should stay at home every time I woke up with such bad pain that I had to take a tablet. Told her that if I did that, I would basically never come to work. She was baffled. I continued as I had done before, as out small workplace depended on staff actually showing up on daily basis. Since 5 years back I'm a stay at home mum and that suits me much better.
Yes they should
sorry you've suffered for so long and yes I do think it should be classed as a disability, bless ya xx
Perfect cause it's like as soon as you walk in the door there is so much to say tell ask I'm bound to forget something or everything ! Good luck I hope it goes well for you and get some help/answers.
Janelle please don't waste time with general practioners. They may be good for certain things but real cluster headaches need special attention from someone who knows about them. Good luck. It just amazes me how many people suffer with these evil things. My husband is on 30 years
For sure!! If you take Topamax, docs call it Dopamax because you lose so much memory. But even not taking Topamax anymore, I can't think of regular words like and or but when I'm in the middle of an attack. I think confusion and memory loss is just a general side effect of migraines, unfortunately.
Yes! Im glad im not the only one! I cant focus, think or talk!
I call it migraine brain.
Don't laugh but a doctor told me to try the greasest fries I could find and eat them it might break the migraine and it has worked won't make the headache go totaaly away but will break the migraine. Very weird. Things that are odd do work.
I recently had someone ask me if alcohol helped my headaches and I did have a vodka tonic the other night while having a headache and it went away... Coincidence? I think I'm going to try it again.... Lord knows I've tried a lot of drugs through the years!!!
Have you tried to sleep slightly elevated? You produce the most cerebrospinal fluid in the middle of the night while sleeping. I think between 2-4, something like that. If you think that's the type of headache you have. Also, limit your salt consumption. Some people naturally produce too much Csf. There are drugs to take that decrease production, diamox being one-although it's quite a powerful loop diuretic and can be hard on the kidneys. Another pharmeceutical is lasix that's not as potent but gentler in your system. Just a suggestion-intracranial hypertension or pseudo tumor cerebri. Just a thought.
Thanks but I've been tested for that!
Mine tends to be worse at night especially since there are more pain spikes in the evening due to outside noise and watching tv.
the wife's cat used to try to comfort me when i'd find myself in the throws of the moment
God knew what he was doing when He domesticated dogs & cats. I wish I could cure all of you. I know what suffering is like cause I have watched my poor husband fight these evil things for 30 years. Oxygen does wonders but Imitrex injections help like nothing else. Headache gone in a matter of minutes after using that. Had to fight like crazy for the Dr to allow him as many as he needed but thank God he did.
It's been about 10 years or so for my husband. It started right before we got married. He finally had 1 full day without one, which was yesterday. If it keeps going like this, it will be 2 days in a row of peace. I am praying this is done for a bit. It got really bad for a while and he started punching the wall & I think he may have dislocated a knuckle. Hard to tell, that hand has been broken before. But I rather he have a broken finger than those CH. Keeping my fingers crossed that he we have a few days of peace. Still so happy the cat is around. She is always there for him when he needs it. Thank god for animals, they are so good for the soul.
Well I only had 4 needles in my forehead and the rest was head & neck & shoulders.. Haven't had any adverse effects from it. Just feel it's made my frown wrinkles between my eyebrows more noticeable as the forehead muscles don't work so those muscles are sort of over compensating.
That's hateful these muscles know how to make life that little bit harder.
I've had botox and it didn't help so really need a doctor that thinks out of the box somewhat!
That's a trigger for a lot of people. My self included
When I'm getting or have an attack, my mouth tastes like a rusty aluminum can and I smell smoke or disgusting cigarettes.
I get the same aura of cigarette smell. It's so bizarre since no one in my family smokes and I know that it's not really there, but that's a big sign that I'm going to get hit soon and big time. But I don't always get it.
I can't take triptans either. And sometimes I have an anxiety attack with migraine, which doesn't help any.
Bless your heart...The neurontin has helped my anxiety but my Family Dr. has been after me to see a Psychiatrist for anxiety since she doesnt prescribe meds fr that diagnosis and feels i need something for my menipausal irritability...lol...i am a grouch...i just hate to take yet one more pill.
A friend of mine went through depression with migraines after radiation/chemo (she kicked cancer's @$$!) and her dr prescribed a low dose of abilify. She only takes half the dose and hasn't had a migraine in 4 months.
Me too Melanie Lee
This group feels like a warm hug, sometimes you feel quite isolated as no one but a fellow sufferer understands, thanks everyone x
Yes thank you all....i have been so depressed since my episodes started a few yrs back and now atleast i know there are other people going through the same nastiness as me.
Mild exercise helps if for nothing else then combatting depression and feeling sluggish.
BUT I highly suggest you don't exercise with a migraine, (beginning, middle, ending, or shortly after). That greatly exacerbates mine after a few hours and is never worth it.
they've always told me WORK OUT IT'LL HELP LESSEN MIGRAINES. but for me every single time I've tried I wanted to rip my head off after 5 minutes of working out. whether light cardio or an intense workout. everybody is different.
Me too Eddie I think about it all the time which is not good. My neuro said don't let them take over your life - easier said than done. I was even thinking of getting hypnotised to stop me worrying about getting them in between attacks. I get tired of thinking about them.
I'm much more laid back but I do occassionally get upset at certain things and can't just let it go too easily.
I am a very anxious person. A worry wart! I get migraines almost daily.
I thought of pinterest but don't really know what to type to search for what I am looking for haha
Just put diy ice pack
I have 3 of these from!WalMart but I've also been considering the Migraine Hat. https://www.walmart.com/ip/10309654?wmlspartner=wl pa&adid=22222222227000011398&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=t&wl3= 40753520432&wl4=pla-54665348736&wl5=9027205&wl6=&w l7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=103 09654&wl13=&veh=sem
You're not the only one. Since I started getting migraines my anxiety has reemerged!
I feel your pain and I hate when people tell you "it's all in your head". I went to a Biofeedback Therapist to help me learn the best techniques but that can be very pricey so I've included a link for at home suggestions. You might also try a very low dosage of antidepressants. http://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases_cond itions/hic_Overview_of_Headaches_in_Adults/hic_Rel axation_and_Other_Alternative_Approaches_for_Manag ing_Headaches
Thanks Jennifer x
Ahhhh didn't know there was such a thing!!
Imigran nasal spray is the only thing that prevents my migraines becoming full blown but it has to be used as a preventative the first sign you think it might be a migraine. If it's too late the Imigran won't work and the stabbing pain in my right eye begins 2-3 days of pain and vomiting. I only get out of bed to go to toilet or to sit in shower after vomiting severely. I'm 50 and sorry to say my migraines have got worse over past few years.
I found some short videos on you tube. Just a quick search. I couldn't do any right now. On day two cos of the heat. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=K6EpS5oEJvM
I find walking the best for me and also using an air walker which can help tone the arms. This way I can go at my own pace and not be stressed out by it all :-)
If I get hot ( red faced) when I exercise I'm OK at the time bur it brings on the worse migraine... Gentle walks ( I'm cool weather) yoga, tai chi and pilates can be helpful
Try having some dioralyte, a snack, and some rest.
Try some soluble aspirin again - 3 in half a glass of water. Aspirin is the only painkiller my neurologist advises me to take. Hope you are feeling better soon.
I tend to sit in the bath with a basin to be sick in and a cool pack for my head and neck. I spend so much time in the bath because I feel the hot water masks some of the pain I actually have a sore on my back! You can speak to your GP about getting the injections on prescription. Because were not meant to take paracetomal and aspirin because they can cause headaches I use something called 4head. Thats good at masking head pain for a while, its like balm you apply to your head. Unfortunately Ive not found anything that actually stops a migraine, only things to try and make it bearable until it passes. I also listen to hypnosis for migraine relief on youtube. That helps me relax my muscles and try to recoup and even fall asleep :)