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Old 06-28-2008, 04:56 PM   #11
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I used to get migraines alot, now they are few and far between. Ever since we got a new bed, Tempurpedic, my back and my neck have been feeling 10 x better.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:39 PM   #12
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I read some where that green apples help with migraines. It's worth a shot. A friend of mine triggered hers from chocolate or honey. Maybe you could wear some glasses with a little shading at work and see if that helps. Experiment and you just might find a solution.
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Old 06-28-2008, 09:01 PM   #13
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when i was in my thirties i had really bad migraines. had the visual signs , saw flashes of light and people's faces would be off kilter.

went to eye doctor, not my eyes , but he put me on a diuretic and i never had another one. his theory was fluid in the body went into the vascular system.

before i started that, nothing helped with the pain. not even of the caffeine pills i was taking.

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Old 06-28-2008, 11:42 PM   #14
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I used to get migraines all the time. After awhile I went to the doctor who did all kinds of tests. I had extremely high blood pressure to the point I literally could have died. I was put on blood pressure medication and haven't had a migraine since. It's been almost 5 years. So I suggest having your b.p. checked out.
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:33 AM   #15
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JKath, I was going to say that you're the fastest typist alive. Well, I know it's not my estrogen fluctuations...or at least I think so . It's probably a lack of sleep since I drink a lot of water and the other stuff doesn't apply to me.

PDS, I have vicodin, but I try not to take it as much as possible, unless I'm at home and it's closer to bedtime.
I've never had headaches and I'm sorry to hear you're having a problem with them. I did have a period of serious dizzy spells that were almost incapacitating many years back. After a complete work up with nothing found, my doc was grasping at straws and finally asked if I drank coffee. When I told him about a pot and a half a day, he jumped up and said that's it! He said I had caffeine toxicity and that it could cause dizziness heart palpitations and horrible headaches. I thought he was a complete idiot and that he just wanted to make up a cause because he was embarrassed that he couldn't pinpoint the problem. Still, I thought since I had paid him for his advice and gone through the tests, I would be an idiot if I didn't at least try to see if stopping the coffee would help. I have to say that the symptoms disappeared within a week and have never come back. This may not be your problem but it's an easy and free thing to try. Good luck and I hope your head feels better. (If it doesn't, I wouldn't completely rule out the hormonal fluctuations angle.)
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Old 06-29-2008, 02:42 AM   #16
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As far as meds go, one that sis takes is imitrex (sp?). The injectable one seems to help more.
As for your estrogen level, um, yeah...shoulda deleted that part out for you....!
When I first started getting migraines, I noticed they were very often triggered by my hypoglycemia. Again, mine is not nearly as bad as the other females in the family, but it is there. I've found that all the recent changes in my eating (within the last 6 months) has really lessened my ailments.
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Old 06-29-2008, 06:55 AM   #17
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Hi, IC. I've had severe cluster headaches (a different but related headache disorder) for more than 30 years. Not every headache is a migraine; most people who have headaches have tension headaches. Have you been evaluated and diagnosed by a doctor? If not, I would go that route first, so you will be sure of what you have and know that the treatment is appropriate. If you do have migraines, a doctor can prescribe medication that can help.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:46 AM   #18
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I get headaches daily. Sadly, they can all be cured with my prescription migraine pills that are $40 for 6. Rarely do I have tension headaches and I think a lot of them are caused by my back/neck. Estrogen was the culprit many years ago when I would have excruciating daily migraines, emergency room visits at 3 am for shots, etc. Once I visited a neurologist he decided to take me off the pill and the migraines went away...sort of.

I have one now, but it's just a little one that is tolerable. Anymore I think I get full blown migraines a couple times a month.
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Old 06-29-2008, 07:55 AM   #19
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I happen to be of the lesser population of a male who gets migraines weekly. Women are way more common Migraine sufferers.

It seems like I have tried everything from Chiropractic, Food Journal, and MRI's. No solution yet..

Since the birth of my son, I have taken Migraine prevention to a new level. I do not like missing any of his little life because I can't get out of bed because of a migraine.

I am back on my food journal, along with a complete Caffine free diet. Not my favorite thing, as I am DEFINITELY craving Coca-Cola.

I am also taking a Migraine Medication called Midrin/IsoMeth. Most of the pills I have taken in the past have made me very nauseaus. This one doesn't seem to. Only problem is that you can only take so many pills in a one week period.

Anyways, Migraines SUCK. I've been getting them since I was 5, and I am starting to get annoyed.

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Old 06-29-2008, 08:18 AM   #20
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I happen to be of the lesser population of a male who gets migraines weekly. Women are way more common Migraine sufferers.

It seems like I have tried everything from Chiropractic, Food Journal, and MRI's. No solution yet..

Since the birth of my son, I have taken Migraine prevention to a new level. I do not like missing any of his little life because I can't get out of bed because of a migraine.

I am back on my food journal, along with a complete Caffine free diet. Not my favorite thing, as I am DEFINITELY craving Coca-Cola.

I am also taking a Migraine Medication called Midrin/IsoMeth. Most of the pills I have taken in the past have made me very nauseaus. This one doesn't seem to. Only problem is that you can only take so many pills in a one week period.

Anyways, Migraines SUCK. I've been getting them since I was 5, and I am starting to get annoyed.

-Brad
When I had my daily migraines I would take Propranonol for prevention.

I used to take Midrin but it made me feel so werid. The nasal spray didn't work and tablets started to not work as well. The Dr was going to switch me to the injections. Now I take Maxalt and it works wonders!
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