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posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Just wondering if any one else gets them and what do you do for them.

I've been getting them since my early teens and kinda figured out that they are hormonally related (during AF and ovulation usually) but I've been getting them way more frequent lately... like 1 or 2 a week Shocked

I'm ok with them when I can take something right at the onset of the pain but when I wake up with a full blown migraine in the morning, I'm sick to my stomach as soon as I move. When that happens I can't keep any medicine down so it gets to be unbearable pain, literally making me feel like my head might explode Shocked

I'm want to talk to a Dr about getting on something that I might take daily as a preventative. Has any one else taken anything like this for migraines?

AlexAlex Moderator
posted 1 decade 6 years ago
have you had your eyes tested Tammy? sounds like a lot of migraines, maybe you are straining your eyes.

I hope you get something for them I have only had a migraine once and it was awful

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Oh yuck hun Sad Face

I get them now and again too, I actually had one on Thursday, the only thing I find I can do is go to bed and sleep it off, as if it gets in full swing there's nothing I can take. Besides if I try it usually ends up in the toilet Crying

Martin gets them badly too, he had a stage of having them all the time and for days on end Sad Face He went to the hospital for them for a while, he had to take a food diary and write down how much TV he watched, when he got one, was there anything he had done just before etc. They never really found the cause through the hospital and he was given tablets to take each day and then another which he had to disolve under his tongue if he felt a migrane coming (he said they didn't always work though).

It worked out in the end he suffers from photophobia (he's sensitive to sunlight and bright lights), he wears glasses that react to sunlight and change to protect his eyes and he found this worked wonders! He still gets them at least 1 a month but no where near as bad as they were.

Like Alex suggested, get your eyes tested, you are on computer all day at work so that maybe setting them of too.

I find mine are triggered by strong smells (things like walking past when roads are being resurfaced and the smell or the tarmac have set one off) and the sun set mine off usually.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
I get them just before and at the start of my period, I try Paracetamol and drinking water to make sure I'm not de-hydrated but I have to say it doesn't make an awful lot of difference.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
When you get them and can't keep any meds down-try alternating hot and cold compresses on your forehead. Five minutes hot, five minutes cold. Constricts and relaxes your blod vessels alternatily and that sometimes takes the pain level down a bit.

Also there is a pressure point on your hand. In the soft part between your thumb and next finger. When you have your fingers spread it's about 1/2 inch to an inch inwards towards your palm. If you are having a headache and squeeze that area-you will know you have the right spot cause it will hurt on your hand. What you do is with your other hand put the thumb on top and forefinger on bottom and kind of rub the spot in a circle. Many times it will help relieve at least the excruciating part of the headache so that it is then bearable.

posted 1 decade 6 years ago
Thanks girls, sorry for those of you who get them too, they really suck! Mad

Noahbaby, I'm gonna try that the next time I get one... I have copied and pasted what you wrote to my word documents... thank you! Smile

And, Happy Monday all! Good Mornin to ya!!

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