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How to migraine relief

My husband has been experiencing headache since Oct 23. He has been experience throbbing pain and pulsating feeling in the head. He also had nasal congestion and neck pain. it took us more than a month and lot of different doctors to understand that this was migraine. fast forward 3 months later, he was taking a medicine which made him feel better and eventually stopped the medicine under the doctor's supervision. however from past 2 weeks his headaches are back even though its not as worse as it was when it started however his nose is constantly blocked. we also found out that he has vision issues so he has started wearing glasses from a few days. He again started the earlier medicine that he was taking and there is no improvement whatsoever and keeps getting worse. we are not able to go out or on holidays due to this. i feel bad for him and i hope he feels better.
anyone faced similar symptoms please request you to share if anything worked for you.
Thank you,

  1. - Thank you so much for sharing with us some of the challenges your husband has been facing for the last few months. He's lucky to have you giving support along this journey. Good that you sought medical care and received the migraine diagnosis. Neck pain and nasal congestion can often accompany migraine - sometimes appearing before, during, or after the attack itself. Nasal congestion can also trigger a migraine attack. Are you still working with the migraine doctor you saw for the diagnosis? It would probably be a good idea to see that person again to discuss these changes.
    With migraine, there are so many complex neurological symptoms that can arise (including neck pain, nasal congestion, brain fog, nausea, and many more). We can choose to try to treat each symptom (glasses for eye strain, decongestants for being stuffed up, medication for nausea, and on). But ultimately, trying to prevent and treat the migraine itself can often address the symptoms that come with it. I'm not sure which medication he tried that worked initially. Why did he go off of it? Thankfully there are many preventative and rescue treatments available for migraine. So if one doesn't work (or has unpleasant side effects) - there are other choices. Returning to a migraine doctor to have another evaluation is a likely best next step. Do you feel good about that doctor? If you'd like a referral to a migraine specialist, we can offer that. Just let us know. Thinking of you and your husband- Warmly - Holly - team

    1. - I truly sympathize with you on this struggle. Watching some suffer from such pain is difficult. And it may seem despairing. But just being there supporting your husband through this journey is quite useful and helpful. I believe it is fundamental to remember that although migraines can be debilitating and distressing, there is hope for effective management and relief through various treatment strategies, lifestyle modifications, and support networks. By standing by your husband and offering your unwavering support, you're playing a vital role in his journey toward managing his migraines and improving his quality of life. As Holly has suggested above, the next best step may be returning to the migraine physician for continued observation and treatment.
      I've been dealing with sinus, jaw, and neck issues in addition to migraines, and it's been quite challenging to navigate. Sometimes, my jaw acts up and triggers a migraine, while at other times, migraines can affect my neck and jaw. It's often difficult to discern the exact cause. There are occasions when my neck, which is fused, twists in an uncomfortable way or gets irritated, leading to a migraine. Conversely, a migraine can exacerbate my neck pain. Additionally, sinus problems have been known to trigger migraines for me. I've undergone two sinus surgeries due to severe inflammation and congestion caused by various allergies, which have triggered migraines.
      Based on my personal experience, I've noticed that when I effectively manage each of my health issues, the frequency and severity of migraine episodes tend to decrease. While they may not completely disappear, they become less frequent and less intense over time. I'm wondering about his sinus and allergy status—has he had them evaluated? It might also be worth considering having his neck examined by an orthopedic specialist, as neck issues can sometimes contribute to migraines. However, the appropriate course of action depends on his individual pain levels and symptoms.

      I wanted to drop you a quick message to let you know that we understand what you're going through and are here to offer our support. Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions or need guidance from a moderator. Don't hesitate to ask—we're here to help. Thoughtfully, Rebecca (community moderator)

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