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ashwee
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So this may be wayyyyy off topic for this forum, but I was just curious who else here gets migraines?  

 

Both my boyfriend and I get them fairly regularly and it can be quite a pain to deal with.  When I have one I also get very bad sensory problems like visual auras, as nausea, numbness and speech problems.  It can be pretty debilitating :(

 

Anyway, just curious who else gets them and curious what everyone else does to deal with them?  I've discovered that drinking espresso or something else with a lot of caffeine right at the onset can make a huge difference... but not always.  I usually just have to wait a few hours and in some cases days for it to pass.  Excedrin works well but won't remove any of the sensory problems—which for me at least is even worse than the pain.... but then again my pain threshold is pretty high ever since I got a kidney stone a few years back.

 

Anyway, just curious about everyone else's experiences?

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I was in chat with you today, Ashwee, when you were starting to get your migraine "warning".  

 

I get migraines occasionally, but just the visual auras and usually no other ill effects.  I didn't know they were considered migraines when I first started getting them.  I always associated the notion of migraine with severe, debilitating headaches.  In my case, I can tell before the auras come. For those of you unfamiliar with the auras, they are kind of flashing wavy lights that move around your vision whether your eyes are open or closed.  It's very distracting, you can't focus on things easily and reading is next to impossible.  I'm a private pilot and have had those auras during flight before and it was pretty scary.

 

My usual way of dealing with them is to lay down, close my eyes and try limit any noise.  It will usually pass in less than an hour.  I've also used Excedrin Migraine with pretty good success.  Caffeine seems to be very effective and that's a good suggestion, Ashwee.  Thank you, I'll have to get some espresso and give that a try.

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One of my good friends gets migraines all the time. He has tale this special medication to get rid of them.i remember that when we were in eighth grade that they were so bad that if he got one, he couldn't go to swim practice after school. Maybe you should ask your doctor is he can prescribe some medicine and you can see if that helps.
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I sometimes get migraines but they only occur in my left eye. The shooting pain is awful and my vision goes pink or sometimes yellow and I have to close my eyes for a while to make them go away. Recently though I've been getting the pain without the loss of sight, which in a way is more concerning because I don't know what's causing it
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I have no real way of dealing with them. When they happening I end up just trying to wait it out, taking meds when needed and sleeping. I hate getting migraines.  I do think seeing a chiropractor can help with them, or someone else who is a professional.

 

I have also heard about pot helping.  But it matters on your view on pot. But it is a possibility. 

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I get headaches that last for 24 hours on a fairly regular basis, though I still don't know what's causing them. When it starts, I know it's going to last for 24 hours, which is nice in a way because I know it'll stop at some point, but throughout the day it can be pretty annoying. It sometimes starts during the night at 4am or something, and it takes a good while before I can get to sleep. It doesn't cause any oversensitiveness to light or noise, though. 

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I just remembered that they are advertising Botox as a medication to help with migraines.  You might ask your healthcare provider about it.  

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Thanks everyone!  It's interesting to read everyone else's experience with migraines.  It's crazy how different everyone's experience is, and to read about the various remedies that are possible.  I had a neurologist a while back that prescribed me something that helps a lot with the pain, but I really try to use it only when I have really really severe ones.

 

I just remembered that they are advertising Botox as a medication to help with migraines.  You might ask your healthcare provider about it.  

 

 I heard about that actually... I wonder how well it would work?

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My primary partner gets them almost daily and is almost limited to a blacked out soundproof room when they are happening. It is really difficult. She is ex-military and there is some assistance she could get through VA but they are not that great.
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I've found BC Powder to be the only medicine that helps me out. Sometimes it doesn't work much, but I br been taking it for a while Now.

 

I'll have to try that!

 

 

My primary partner gets them almost daily and is almost limited to a blacked out soundproof room when they are happening. It is really difficult. She is ex-military and there is some assistance she could get through VA but they are not that great.

 

Sorry to hear that she gets them too :(

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I get migraines from almost everything. Lack of sleep, too little food, too little water, too much smoking, sounds, lights, etc.

 

I can usually tell when I'm getting one because I just feel "off", like the colours are too bright, sounds are too loud. After I notice, my eye sight will start getting fuzzy in the middle, so I won't be able to see properly, or read. Once that goes, it switches to black around the edges and my blind spot gets huge. Once THAT goes away, I get a massive headache.

 

The only thing that helps is laying down and closing my eyes after downing a ton of Advil.

 

I get headaches daily so I've been trying to take better care of myself :/

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I've come to the conclusion, that at least for me, there's only one trigger for migraines. Stress. When I was super stressed out due to a very high stress work environment about two years ago I was getting migraines 2-3 times a week. Now I get them much less often. Got one yesterday though and a sort of aftershock one today… which after taking meds this morning is now starting to slowly creep back.

 

I am getting more and more pain and getting super irritable. 

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I ALWAYS get them. Usually, I sleep it off and pair it with rubbing peppermint on my temples or take BC powder. Mine usually last for days :(

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