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
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.
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.
Yes it does make u sleep better...so 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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..
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
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?!
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 funny...my 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.
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.
Wishing you all the best Vicki, hope it all works out for you, let me know if I can help out!
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
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 !!