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  • By Dreamerzina

    What do you do about migraines that begin with visual aura and/or numbness and then proceed into persistent headache pain? It just won’t go away!

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  • By Artsywoman1963

    I have this problem a lot, and unfortunately when my migraines become so unbearable that I am not able to function on much of any level, I have to go to the ER, which is the worst experience as I do not drive and have to take a bus or a cab. The Cab costs a fortune. I cannot get a ride, as it usually ends up happening in the day or late at night! Anyway, you sometimes have to ask the ER Dr what helps you (If you get one who is not an old school thinker), in my case I ask for the Diladud, Toradol and the Reglan or Phenergan, as I get nausea, pain and also it is good to get IV fluids as that helps your Migraine. Sometimes they will try to give you Compazine, but it makes me shake, and feel paranoid, so I do not take it. Fortunately, some of the ER Docs know me and have all my info in the computer so that helps.
    I try to not take my migraine pain meds, midrin or t3, imitrex etc, medicine for pain everyday, as it causes my Migraines to be daily, i.e. rebound headaches. I know it is hard not to take medicine when you are in pain, but I try. I get them to the bad point where my vision is so blurry and my left side of my face and tongue are numb. I just need relief. I hope you have a neurologist also. I hope this helps some.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    As Migraineurs, one of the most important thing for us to remember as we read about the experiences of others, is that what works for one patient may not work for another. In fact, what may be a miracle treatment for one person, may be dangerous for another.

    It’s really wise for us to read about what other patients are doing, then educate ourselves about our own personal options. Then starting an ongoing conversation with our doctors (hopefully many of us are with headache specialists) until we feel we know what to expect before we try a treatment. Know potential side effects as well – this can be very, very important as some of the medicines we are asked to try for our attacks are pretty serious medications. We need to seek good treatment, but also be smart about it too 🙂

    There are several offers listed in the offer center because what works for one doesn’t work for another. Hopefully many people will be able to find something there that might help them to save some money as they begin trying out their options…

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  • By Anonymous

    I am new to this forum, and I cannot believe how many people are affected by this disease. When I turned 41 I started getting chronic daily headaches, and it is horrible. My neurologist is putting me on Inderall as a preventative. Has anyone tried this?

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  • By jeanettephillips-booker

    The best thing i’ve ever found that works is a combination of asprin and caffine. excedrine migraine worked best, however they took it off the shelves and i had nothing to use until i took midol one day because i had taken everything else i had and nothing had worked. within 15 minutes i was pain free quicker than a shot from the hospital.

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    jeanettephillips-booker – Congratulations on finding something relatively easy to find and benign that worked for your Migraine attack! This just goes to help illustrate that Migraine really is a spectrum-type disease, in that some patients suffer little and are easy to treat, while others are chronic and intractable and very frustrating for doctors to try to help. Thank you so much for sharing 🙂

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