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Hi, just want to say that I’ve suffered from Chronic Intractable Migraines for 19 years. I have been a single parent of 2 for the last 10 years and the kids are what kept me fighting to find my new normal. It took 17 years to find a treatment that allows me to function at a level I’m happy with. I found it hard here in Australia to find a doctor…
Cindy commented on the post, 3 Crazy Cravings That Help Me Get Through My Migraines 7 hours, 34 minutes ago
My daughters and I call this the migraine munchies. It is a feeling that if you could just eat the right thing, it would help the pain and other symptoms go away. The cravings always seem to be something with little nutritional value. Salty and sweet together for me. I realized something interesting a few years ago. I thought I was craving…
Hi there, I have very similar profile as you. I am 47 and the frequency of my migraines have rocketed over the last few years. Also my next try is CBD oil. How does it work for you?
Happy Easter fellow migraineurs
Thank you for your attention and kindness.
I’m very tired but I will try other things.
I feel bad
@MaryTyler weather is a tough trigger to manage! I totally get how frustrating it is when you can’t find anything to combat this trigger. I live in Florida and the weather here can be down right brutal at times on my head. I haven’t found anything that will get rid of the sensitivity unfortunately. I find some relief with ice packs and a dark…
@MaryTyler I have been on Gabapentin for several years with dosing ranging from 600mg per day to 2400mg per day. I did notice a reduction in my pain from migraine in general. The side effects of the medication were minor. I did, however, stop taking the high dose due to swelling in my legs. If your doctor is willing to give it to you I would…
Thanks. I’ve been thinking about a Headache Doctor.
Thank you for sharing your journey with us. And good for you for stopping Fiorinal, that’s not easy to do. The thing about taking pain medications, whether they are over-the-counter or prescription is, they mask pain, not stop a migraine attack. Stopping a migraine attack and prevention is the goal of any migraine disease management…
I sympathize with you. People do not understand that these happen. Still the thought that it is a headache and doesn’t make sense to them to have a migraine without one. I frequently get silent migraines, if I don’t treat them, the headache does come eventually, sometimes the same day, sometimes a few days later.
Hi. Thanks for responding. I don’t think it’s just a bad day for her, I think that is her normal protocol with all her patients. I have been mulling over the possibility of finding another doctor, but don’t like the thoughts of searching for a good migraine specialist again, since those seem to be so few and far between ! Thanks again !
My head feels huge. So many symptoms, too long to list. Took some meds and fighting through to enjoy some of my day, but I know i have to lie down or will be sick again soon. Already feel the pain returning from pushing through.
I’m sorry your appointment didn’t go well. I wonder if this was at the end of the appointment and she was running out of time? No excuse, I realize, but something to consider?
Thank you for reaching out to us. I’m sorry to hear you are experiencing a new symptom. It’s not uncommon for our migraine attack triggers and/or patterns to change over time. However, when we have new and/or different symptoms, it’s a good idea to let the doctor know so he/she can make sure everything checks out OK.
I feel bad
It’s frustrating how our triggers can change over time. It would be nice to eliminate some of them instead of adding!!
I don’t go to the movies often but when I do I try and remember ear plugs, it helps with sound.
I also wonder if glasses specifically made for indoor light sensitivity would be helpful?
Wishing you a low pain day,