Yesterday I got my CT scan results I have a Septum Deviation The Dr was not... — Head Pressure or Migraine and sinus related along with dizziness

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  • Yo tambien vivo en CV . Y yo padesco de migraña desde hace como 20 años pero hace 2 años empeze con migraña-sinus . Solo en el ST SCAN salio que tengo Tabique Desviado

  • Kaiser, no recuerdo el nombre del ent, te han checado hemoglobin, ferritin, iron&tibc? Para ver si no es falta de hierro? No necesariamente anemia

  • Si todo esta bien

So sorry for a a few recent posts I m having such a severe migraine for two... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • My family knows that when I'm down for the count, the only foods I can tolerate are mashed potatoes and gravy or french fries.

  • ...and really, really stale chewy candy. Chewing really hard laffy taffy or red licorice gives some relief. Even the corn nuts are a good choice for me.

  • I often crave toast, bacon sandwiches, cake and cereal.

I have noticed most of the time my migraines are stress related so I was... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • From my experience, stress may just be pushing your body over the edge to the migraine. So it may be important to not only back away from the stress itself but any other contributing factors. The book "The Bible Cure Forr Headaches" by Don Colbert, MD had a number of contributing factors I didn't know about from reading other books on this. For stress, Noni pills from Walmart seem to help. I have taken them daily now for years.

  • I am a massage therapist and getting a massage does wonders for migraines!!! I have a lot of people that see me and it's either gone by the end of the session or gone by the next day. I also specialize in scalp/neck because I get them too and have to book off work sometimes so try that! I am still looking for someone to trade with. Lol

  • Smoke some weed and take a bath when you come home and relax. Not even joking.

Been prescribed a new drug today. Amitriptyline. Any feedback on this — Migraine Chat Room

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  • Yes it does make u sleep much better after a while u will find urself falling asleep too easily no matter where u are. Neurontin/Gabapentin is the worse but basically the same.

  • Good luck to you

  • Update: i feel sick and dizzy most of the time. Other than that i actually quite like these tablets. Im hoping the side effects will calm down a bit once my body gets used to the tablets more.

Hurricane Mathew is killing my head I have migraine flavored NDPH May I just... — New Daily Persistent Headache

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  • I'm sorry! It stinks. I have maxed out my weekly meds already. I am trying to decide if I want to call the doctor or not. I know what they will say, and I am not sure I am willing to do more DHE.

  • I'm feeling it in northern Indiana. I'm still functioning but not very well.

  • Hope you feel better soon!

I ve been suffering from ndph for 7 years now And last night terrified me... — New Daily Persistent Headache

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  • Aaaaawww. I'm sorry.

  • I have that "how do I know if it's something bad" a lot too, much more with my fibromyalgia than my NDPH but.... We always joke in my family that we will only ever have non-life threatening health problems, but always have things that are rare and have no cure (I am not the only person in my family with health problems, my mom has Fibro like me, my sister has had Celiac disease since she was in kindergarten when people didn't even know it existed much like NDPH is now... Same with my mom when she first got fibromyalgia) but now I have so many things wrong with my like my headache, fibro, old back injury, heartburn from tons of weight gain, eye problems (meaning i had perfect vision and now it varies in blurriness) jaw problems... Most of us all have a pretty significant list of stuff wrong with us now, so when do we say "Ok it's time to go to the hospital," like yeah if you are pretty sure you broke your wrist or you suddenly can't breathe/see/hear whatever then it's obvious to go to the hospital, but if something that would be considered "normal" pain for you gets worse, is it just a decline? Is something worse wrong? And how the hell are we supposed to know stuff like that? I mean I know my patterns pretty well by now, but my patterns, without any of my other stuff, can usually be diagnosed as a number of other "unsafe" things to be diagnosed with... I long for the day when I will be confident telling the difference :(

  • I'm sorry it took me so long to reply :( I understand completely what you're saying. It's really hard to know the difference on what's serious enough to get it checked out or just say "oh I guess I'm just getting another symptom for my pain." Because honestly it's so hard to spend money on a test and then have them be like well you're fine. And then now you're in more debt lol. So I understand fully. Sometimes even when I know hey maybe I should go to the hospital I just sorta crawl into my bed and force myself to knock out. That maybe everything will just go away. I'm really sorry you're going through all this as well

    :( especially for your family having Fibro and Celiac too. But your family is strong and I hope you guys all continue to just support each other even though chronic pain is such a horrible disease.

Finally got oxygen What a hassle Would not give me a regulator over 8lpm so I... — Cluster Headaches Exposed

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  • Yeah everyone is different.

  • Glad you were at least able to get the O2 and sort out the details on your own,while you are probably the first and very well may be the last cluster patient this particular Dr has or ever will see its just pathetic he is not willing to spend 5 minutes on the web educating himself about them for his patient. As an aside we just finished roofing a Meijer store in Dublin,I even broke down and bought an OSU hat to blend in,of course I burned it at the stake once I was back home safe in Kentucky.

  • Lol!

I m going to assume this isn t something you ever get used to tomorrow is one... — Cluster Headaches Exposed

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  • There are many knowledgable and helpful people on this site. Message me if you'd like o know what helps me. Right off the bat- daytime Red Bull and Excedrin and Imitrex. Night time- 30 Mgs of Melatonin.

  • I have a hard time mentally dealing with this at times and I have been chronic since 2001. But if I just value and live in the periods between the pain...I do better. Some days I am just down for the count but I have kept a diary and know my pattern well. I can tell I will be better some days and try to live more freely.

Hi all I am new to this site and trying to research and experiment with... — Official Migraine Support Forum

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  • My Dr recommends Mg malate- I take 1,300 AM & PM

    I think I see a difference.

    Mg affects bowels, so be aware of that

  • I take citrate 400mg with no untoward effects and it really helps my restless legs. I was just wondering after reading an article whether another form might also improve migraines.

So I m on day 2 of migraine I normally have mine on wednesday and thursdays... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • Xxxxxxx Yzzzzzz I am the same way since they only give me 12 Rizatriptan a month.

  • Be careful of dehydration while on topamax. I couldn't tolerate taking it in the warmer months (sunny CA here unfortunately). That was the only side effect for me. YMMV Good luck to you.

  • Short term memory for shit and trouble with cognitive function but it has help with severity of migraines

I have a question and could really use some input or help So question is have... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • Xxxxxxx Yzzzzzz thanks I already met with him and I did tell him about the group he gave me thumbs up for that also suggested I meditate and take the 10 mm Ambian and if after an 1 1/2 still not asleep to take OTC sleep side unisom

  • I'm prescribed trazodone for sleep and nightmares. I tried Ambien and ended up sleep-eating. Melatonin only worked at higher doses but then that gave me nightmares, a known side effect.

  • Sleep eating that's where the weight came from hello daddy did not know that

Question has anyone heard of putting garlic oil or peeled garlic clove in your... — Migraine Chat Room

For those who found a preventative thAt works do you find you are able to go... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • Well I do Botox and my trigger is barometric pressure. I haven't moved since starting Botox and the changes in pressure don't bother me anymore.

  • Thanks

  • I've found that I'm not as sensitive to light now - I used to turn off half the lights in a room because they were just too bright. Now I can have all the lights on and they don't bother me unless I already have a migraine.

Exercise Induced migraines happen to me all the time Does anyone know if it s... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • Dyanna Graham....I been on thoses meds for 4yrs now and when I first started taking it I had awful side affects I was sleepy,really antsy,dizzy,nausea that went on for about a week now my body's ammune to it I started to noticed a change in a month or so it's a life saver! Don't get me wrong I still get Migraines and end up in the E.r. especially in the summer time due to access heat are my triggers but for the most it's help but doesn't cure them completely

  • Make sure you do not have a stiff neck, the head and neck seem to be forgotten when doing gentle exercise, my neck was locked and when i did slow rotating movements it released my heavy head and pressure that i was feeling.

  • Can also be super tight muscles from not stretching enough. Always get a massage AFTER your workout and not before and STRETCH your NECK, SHOULERS, HEAD afterwards and before as well

Does anyone else wake up with a migraine after an event wedding out with... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • This happens to me too! I work retail in marketing. After a busy week, I get exhausted and frequently experience migraines with no sign of it coming on come Saturday morning.

  • Oh yeah...

  • Yes, especially if I have been sitting for a long period and my neck gets stiff and sore.

Hello and thank you for letting me join I have been suffering daily headaches... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • Yeah, my friends have all but abandoned me. I think they don't hate me , I'm just inconvenient and someone else is less likely to have any special needs.

  • I am sorry for that. If they don't know, they don't understand

  • I'm very grateful for my good days and wouldn't trade them. It's so hard when others don't understand and although like you said they don't hate you they tend to just withdraw themselves. To be honest that is okay, it's not something I could do but that is what makes us unique. I rely a lot on prayer so never feel really lonely

When you had a whole day constructively planned out and a migraine comes and... — Migraine Chat Room

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  • I at least managed to just walk my dog round the local field for 10 minutes and bath my hedgehog. Better than nothing is the way I see it.

  • I no longer plan anything. Sucks.

  • Yeah and like someone said on here..and when you do have a good day you feel like you have to pack it all into that one day incase your migraine returns...can never just do spur of the moment things cause you never know??? After all I have taken and been through ( I have had headache's / Migraines since childhood ) and II am now 51...2 to 3 gravol...and I'm out cold...seems to relax everything and take it mostly away and no more vomiting up nothing making the Migraine that much worse !! Man I feel badly for all of us... Not a normal life we get to lead...everything revolves aound our Migraines...I wish them upon no one..

Was a tough night last night kept waking up with like the really bad warning... — Cluster Headaches Exposed

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  • Can you get propanolol hydrochloride of your Dr. It's really worth a try

  • You need oxygen at a higher flow rate 15lpm or higher

  • I only use oxygen at 5/8lpm when in warning pain. Which will normally stop it. Then 10/15 lpm if I go full blown. My lung capacity is only around 4litres so there's not much point In me going above 8 lpm

Hi family So I ve dealt with episodic for 12 years and sadly I ve just started... — Australia New Zealand Cluster Headache Support

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  • I am just starting D3, have you seen improvement from it? I'm looking for an abortive to replace the steroids, if possible.

  • I definitely had improvements using D3 but I had to give it a good 4 weeks, having said that the headaches were more easily aborted with oxygen using the D3 early on.

  • I've been told it's impossible for me to get oxygen in Wagga. Ridiculous! I'm planning a move by the end of the year so I'll organise it when I'm in a city. Who knew it could be so difficult?!

Looking for a new naturopath in Melbourne for a different approach to my CH and... — Australia New Zealand Cluster Headache Support

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  • Xxxxxxx Yzzzzzz in Croydon is great.

  • I asked in an Osteo forum : Emma Hodson at ReMed in Lower plenty works specifically with women's health, PCOS and fertility- she's a Naturopath.

  • Thank you

So I m thinking maybe I m episodic. With the summer months being my hell period — Cluster Headaches Exposed

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  • I saw my neurologist yesterday. She said to try and go a day or two without the meds. And when I feel the light pressure behind my eye to use the portable 02. Set at 10 LPM. Since the 02 is natural, I like that idea. Only thing is I've found that the portables doesn't work as fast as the really big tank I have home.

  • I hope so! Chronic is by definition someone who does not have a break longer than 3 weeks. (I've read 4 too). So you have a little ways to go. Fingers crossed and prayers sent.

  • That's portable E tanks work better than my M at home...but I think it is the regulator? Plus I can go up to 18 lpm if needed.

One week today until my surgery. Feeling very nervous and very sick — Australia New Zealand Cluster Headache Support

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  • Good luck, Vicki Turner! Please do keep us posted. I also have TN and may have to undergo the same procedure. I am currently being treated at the Royal North Shore pain clinic. Take care. You will be in good hands.

  • Good luck

  • Wishing you all the best Vicki, hope it all works out for you, let me know if I can help out!

So I been thinkng Iam over these migraines. I. Gonna get my inner ear pierced — Migraine Chat Room

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  • It was not that painful at all. Can't hurt to give it a try !! Especially considering everything else we try for pain.

  • very few things seem very "painful " compared to my head. I was glad for the lidocaine when he couldn't get the first earring in

  • you could

For those of you who have IM Toradol ketorolac and Phenergan did you have any... — Migraine, Cluster, and Chronic Headache Sharing Community

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  • Mine actually just dropped me for Botox. It just wasn't effective enough to justify it. So far. I'm not missing it. Let's hope it stays that way!

  • I've never had any trouble getting mine filled.

  • I had a Rx for phenergan pills but I have to go to my NP or the ER for injections.

Hi I have had a migraine all day I take morphine for gallstones that hasn t... — UK Migraine Support And Advice Forum

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  • Hi yea I take morphine as nothing touches it sometimes the morphine don't help that much. I also take co codamol 30/500 just migraines gallstone pain and fibromyalgia are really getting me down,everyday I'm in pain I just don't have the energy to do much and actually can't as my stomach is to bad. I also get hormone headaches/migraines dread that too every month. Think I just need a new body. I've tried pregablin made me ill. Thanks for writing and sharing with me x

  • morphine worsened my migraines was on it for other pain but really thought it would help.All the opoids worsened mine apart from slow release like the patches. I take tramadol for the pain but has no effect on head.cocodamol worsened them too xxx

  • Yea I'm on morphine for gallstones they're playing me up most days,but I did think it may help the migraine but didn't. Co codamol helps my joint pain from fibromyalgia a bit,but occasionally takes away head aches. I just want my operation to remove gallbladder so I can go on some meds that'll help with migraines I'm not sure if anything takes it right away tbh

Hi everyone I m having surgery on 19th October to open up my sphenoid sinus... — Head Pressure or Migraine and sinus related along with dizziness

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  • Hope all goes well - sounds all too familiar

  • It is all too common, because it is. With the issues most of the people here face, we are beyond gross pathology being the cause of our problems. Doctors doing surgery at this point is grasping at straws.. It is wonderful when something like this is found and it works. It did happen to me with my hip, after 15 years we figured out I had a nerve trapped under a ligament in the front of my hip not in my back where I had a bad disc, that everyone kept looking at. Now I can walk again. This is going to help wonders! I just know it! There are other things that have to resolve from your body compensating possibly so do not fear if it is not a magic bullet. Or if it is not it at all. At some point that would have gotten infected and become a big problem.

  • Hope youre doing great !!