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Oakley commented on the post, When Migraine Whispers Poison in Your Ear 10 minutes ago

I am 17 years old I am female and I have had one continuous headache for almost a year not a day goes by and I don’t have one now this has caused me alot if anxiety and depression and has made me to be very negative and have negative thoughts and I pray every day that these will go away and I have been to the hospital numerous times and have had…

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lindaann commented a story 40 minutes ago

This article hits very close to home for me, also a chronic migrainer. My first 9 months on Aimovig were great, cut my migraines in half. Because I was doing so much better I slowly took myself off Topomax. Was okay for a month and then boom, right back to where I was before Aimovig. Not sure if its the topomax but very frustrated!

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beckyosu answered a question 1 hour, 39 minutes ago

By the way— it is up to you to report the side effects to the FDA as your doctor is not required to report the side effects on “after market drugs”— so take the time to call both the manufacturer and the FDA —- otherwise these side effects will remain in the dark along with others now surfacing on theses migraine sites

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Allyson.Ellis commented on the post, Debating When to Take Abortive Medications 1 hour, 40 minutes ago

That definitely is another concern when considering medications for migraine treatment, jt24p6. Side-effects can become problematic. I hear what a difficult time you have had with your kidneys. How are you managing these days? Thank you for joining the conversation. Wishing you a gentle afternoon. ~Allyson (Migraine.com team)

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Allyson.Ellis commented a story 1 hour, 51 minutes ago

Shelley66, I hear how much you have endured with migraine in your life. My fingers are crossed that Aimovig will begin to offer you some much-needed relief for your symptoms. I’m glad you are holding on to hope! Please check back and let us know how you are feeling, particularly with the increased dosage. Wishing you a gentle day. ~Allyson…

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Allyson.Ellis replied to the topic ice headband/hat recommendations? in the forum General Discussions 2 hours, 3 minutes ago

Hello Galadhwen, thank you for reaching out! I hear how much you depend on your ice pack band for helping to relieve your symptoms when experiencing migraine. While many in the community have spoken positively about loving their Headache Hat, I can appreciate that may not be best choice for you. In doing some digging, the Thera-Med Headache Band…

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jt24p6 commented on the post, Debating When to Take Abortive Medications 7 hours, 25 minutes ago

Another concern is what these medications are doing to your kidneys. I took Toradol for migraines, and it was the only thing that worked. After a couple of years of doing this, I found out I had chronic kidney disease that was caused by taking Toradol. Using any anti-inflammatory (such as aspirin, Ibuprofen, or Aleve) can cause kidney damage.

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Galadhwen started the topic ice headband/hat recommendations? in the forum General Discussions 18 hours, 15 minutes ago

What ice headband/ ice hat devices do you use, & what do you like or dislike about them?

I have a Headache RelieveRx ice pack headband that I love but when I went to buy a second, I discovered they appear to be out of business. A lot of the products on the market appear to use grids of frozen-water ice cubes that get very hard, and I like to lie…

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Galadhwen replied to the topic Migraines that make you feel drunk in the forum General Discussions 18 hours, 25 minutes ago

I haven’t ever been drunk but what you describe is very much what Norco does to me. (It used to be my last line of defense. My neuro switched it to hydromorphone, which is theoretically stronger but affects me less severely.)

I definitely get cognitive effects though–the kind of deep brain fog I associate with pneumonia or flu, & sometimes an…