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A new life with migraines

After I had my accident 3 years ago, I started experiencing headaches beyond belief. Nothing seem to cause the headaches all I had to do was get up in the morning and start walking around, what was happening to me my right side of my face was throbbing, and my face always felt swollen.

I went to a neurologist, and was diagnosed with what was call post trauma migraines. It was then that I was told that I would battle for the rest of my life with migraines. It did not have to do with the amount of stress or not but I would always have migraines.

My symptoms vary from migraine to migraine, today was a bad day for me, I had mood swings, sensitivity to sound, allot of pain, I always have the tingling on the right side of my face, and the swollen feeling on the right side of my face. My Neurologist says for me to keep a migraine journal like a pain journal I take gabapentin, lyrica and topamax on a daily basis i I miss a dose I hurt real bad for break through headaches I use Excedrin migraine.

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  • Janet
    8 years ago

    my gosh Godsgirlisreal…….i was on topamax for 6 years and hated the shaking, the stuttering, the short term memory loss and complete loss of cognitive skills. i was also on neurontin. after being a zombie for so many years i said no more. 2 years later after so many meds i tried topamax one more time. after 1 month i became so nasty i couldn’t stand myself. the dry mouth is so awful, plus the bitter taste. i took lyrica once. i never dropped acid, but that’s what it felt like. those went in the garbage immediately. i have been on lamictal xr for 7 days. it’ll take a while, until i am brought from 25mg daily to 200 mg. my mood is better…but of the 7 days, 5 were migraine days. after 35 years of them they still frighten me. i pray one day God will lessen the severity and i can be me again. i forgot what that’s like. it’s horrible! janet

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