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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    Hi Lifetimegirl2000, Has your attack finally ended then? 3 Days is a long time. Doctors tell us that if a Migraine attack lasts more than 72 hrs that it becomes an emergency situation requiring a visit to a doctor. Do you know what triggered this last attack?

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  • By arneal

    I just recently had a chronic bout with a headache…that lasted 5 weeks. It evolved into a migraine, with medication I was able to make it ease but never went away. I was finally hospitalized last Wednesday and was there for 3 days, hooked up to an IV and medicines being administered every 4 hours. Finally, on Friday evening my headache broke. No particular thing triggers my headaches, they are very quick to come on and escalate as well. I do often have numbness on the left side of my face, while the headache is occuring. What kind of migraine is this? Also I am currently seeing a doctor who wants to try botox injections….any thoughts on that.
    Has anyone else had these sorts of occurances?

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  • By Teri Robert

    Arneal, the symptoms you describe could fit several types of Migraine. Facial numbness is a common symptom. Have you asked your doctor what type of Migraines you have? You might also want to ask your doctor for help in determining your triggers. You’re having Migraines, so there are triggers somewhere.

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  • By Little Miss Alien

    Is it an emergency situation if you have migraine symptoms for 72 hours+ or only if the pain stage lasts that long? I ask because I frequently have attacks that can go on for days, cycling between the pain stage & a less painful headache with migraine symptoms stage. I’m in a low pain stage at the moment but have a lot of other symptoms, this has currently been cycling since Saturday evening. It has not been completely gone at any point in that time.

    I am pushing myself to continue my daily activities (especially as I am on report at work for my sick record due to my migraines), but I have never been given enough info or medical care for my migraines, despite regularly suffering with them for nearly 24 years (since I was 5). So I don’t know much of anything about migraines.

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  • By ssanders

    I have had a migraine for 3 weeks now. I have seen my family doctor twice and have been to the local hospital 4 times. I am currently waiting for a MRI. I am not one to suffer from migraines. I last time I had a migraine was almost a year ago, when I was at college. But we figured out that it was the chlorine in the water, that was triggering my migraines.
    And now, one day I woke up with a migraine and I have had it for just over 3 weeks. It is nothing like the other migraines that I have experinced before.

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  • By Stacy

    I have migraines five to six day…for months. I have an awful one right now. How do you get your husband to understand (when he never gets a headache)?

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  • By Ellen Schnakenberg

    ssanders, since it can take quite some time to get in to see a headache specialist, you might be better served by asking your doctor for a referral now so you can get the appointment on the books while you wait for the MRI. It can always be canceled if the MRI shows something your neuro can handle alone… just a thought…

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  • By Anonymous

    I have been Migraines alot and i have not have got a doctor at all i had one in 2010 i was living in vegas and now i do not have one that would help me with my Migraines at all I do not know what to do anymore

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  • By melissadwyer13

    to arneal: (and anyone who ends up in the Emergency Room or inpatient in the hospital because of the severity and length of their attacks)

    If you don’t mind me asking, what did they give you IV that finally ended up breaking it? I only ask because I spend most of my life in ER’s and inpatient in hospitals getting pumped full of all different meds via IV. If you don’t want to say, that’s fine I just thought it couldn’t hurt to ask what helped you!

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  • By melissadwyer13

    to arneal: (and anyone who ends up in the Emergency Room or inpatient in the hospital because of the severity and length of their attacks)

    If you don’t mind me asking, what did they give you IV that finally ended up breaking it? I only ask because I spend most of my life in ER’s and inpatient in hospitals getting pumped full of all different meds via IV. If you don’t want to say, that’s fine I just thought it couldn’t hurt to ask what helped you!

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