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Annoying Migraines

My name is Elizabeth and I’m 27 years old and I get a lot of migraines which I really hate they make me so tired the next day when I have them. I sometimes wake up at 1 2 3 and 4 am to take a shower to help the pain they usually last a week or more I know that I usually get migraines when I’m about to start my period and when I finish my period I also feel nauseous with them I used to take sumatriptan but not anymore cause it makes my body sore all over now I take rizatriptian that my doctor gave me and this one doesn’t make my body sore she also told me to take some Tylenol or however you spell it first to see if it helps if not then I take the migraine medication also I read that anxiety triggers migraines is that true cause I also suffer from anxiety and I’ve had that for a long time

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  • Nor
    11 months ago

    Hi Elizabeth, typo error in my earlier post. Medication prescribed to me were olanzapin and relpax.

  • Nor
    11 months ago

    Hi Elizabeth, I’m Norhayati, 52 years old, have been suffering from migraine since puberty. I recognise my triggers: PMS, insufficient sleep, stress of any form (physical, mental, emotional), hot spices like chillies, chocolate, nuts, oily/fatty food, salty food.

    The turning point in my life was 6 years ago when perimenopause symptoms turned my life upside down. This led me to discover blood type diet. I’ve been on this diet for more than 5 months and had only 3 migraine attacks. I also discovered Essential Magnesium Night Cream, which apart from helping me sleep, helps prevent full-blown migraine when rubbed on forehead, temple, back of the neck at the onset of migraine. It also lessen the intensity of pain. I was prescribed olanzapin and relax by my neurologist but I am not taking them anymore with this diet.

    Yes, anxiety did trigger migraine attack for me. Hope this helps.

  • Nancy Harris Bonk moderator
    12 months ago

    Hi Elizabeth!

    Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. Many women with migraine disease wrestle with fluctuating hormones. Some find help when they use Frova, a long acting triptan, as a preventive a few days before and after their menstrual cycle. I’m sure others will be along to share their experiences with you but in the meantime, this information may be helpful; https://migraine.com/blog/short-term-option-for-migraine-prevention-frova/.

    Anxiety can be comobid with migraine disease, which means they both can occur at the same time but are not caused by one another. Anxiety can also be symptom of a migraine attack so it can feel like a double whammy!! I’ve had anxiety for as long as I can remember, and migraine disease since my teens. And can tell you it can be a tough mix to deal with some days. If you get a chance you can read our section on anxiety and migraine; https://migraine.com/?s=anxiety.

    Let me check out a few things, and I’ll get back to you for more information,
    Nancy

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