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I bloody hate them!

Did it come on at home? No! I was walking from Charing Cross and I noticed my vision was playing up, it was like someone had shone a light in my face and I couldn't see text properly which is always disconcerting. Then sure enough i got to work and my eyes were OK, but I felt the mother of all headaches slowly coming on.

I have just sat here for 3 hours with my eyes shut pretty much the whole time, with the odd trip to the loo feeling I was going to throw up, as there was no point trying to go home.

Does anyone know of a remedy that actually works? I don't get them often, but when I do they are bad and paracetomol and other regular pain killers don't even touch it. With me the last anything from a couple of hours to the whole day.
 
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Re: Migranes

I get them and totally sympathise with you. Lots of people complain about getting migranes like the people who get the flu for one day. As you say, regular painkillers have no effect and I agree that the best thing to do is lie down in a pitch black room with the lights out. The nausea is no fun at all and I think this comes from your body trying to distract you from the indescribable pain you are in. Sorry I've been no help whatsoever but at least I understand your suffering. My dad used to suffer from 'cluster headaches' which aren't much fun either. All the best Eddie
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I usually put some ice in a facecloth lie down with it on my eyes and forehead
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I feel your pain.

I get them every few months and find the best thing to do is to lie down in a dark room and try to sleep through it. Not much use if you're at work though. It's pretty grim but throwing up makes me feel better for a while.

There are drugs you can take but often the side effects are worse than the migraine.

This page Migraine: Treatment - MayoClinic.com has some good info.
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My missus suffers these occasionally. All she can do is lay in a cool dark room and wait for it to pass. Can take bloody ages. I'm so grateful i dont get them.
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Imigran migraine recovery works well, an over the counter remedy from chemists. At £8 for two pills its not cheap, but if it fixes your head, £4 is the best £4 you will ever spend. One Imigan plus a dose of soluble Solpadiene an hour after sorts out anything. Imigran is available on prescription if a regular sufferer BTW.

The other thing I found chocolate is a trigger, but that may just be me.

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I've had them before, vision thing was well scary. I had to drive home, had no choice. I could see, but it were as if things were missing, although they were there. I know that will make no sense to anyone who has never suffered (poss. not make sense to sufferers either, lol )
I rang Van to tell him my route home, and if I wasn't back by the time he got home I was pulled over somewhere. I was ok unless I looked in the rear view mirror.
Got home and the massive headache started, sobbed in the dark until Van brought chips in and I shoveled my face with fat and felt a million time better.
I changed the medication I was taking and thankfully i've had nothing as bad since.
 
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Last year I started getting ever frequent migraine attacks (about 7 to 10 days apart, and lasting 1 to 4 days), Dr prescribed Sumatriptan and this did help.
All good recomendations, retire to a darkend room, and try to sleep it off.
I now take daily Pizotifen to ballance my anti-histamine levels. Seems to work, but I have to watch my weight.
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I really feel for you folks that get these, it must be horrible.

I don't really get any kind of headaches on a regular basis, but I'm just getting over Gastroenteritis and the headache from the dehydration was pretty nasty. A couple of codydramol helped that but to have such a bad headache that nothing will relieve it?
 
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Gutted for you that this has happened at the weekend ... it's far better to be ill in the week ... get well soon (probably for monday morning!!!)
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Mrs A suffers quite badly. No thats not right, she suffers VERY badly from migraines. Hers last three days, she is sick every twenty minutes, and we sometimes have to get the on call doc out to give her an injection to stop the sickness. More often she can get some medication to stay down, and it sometimes works. We thought it was work stress..so she now works two or three days a week, but still has a long drive. It has helped reduce the occurences but the havn't gone.

I on the other hand have only had about three true migraines in my life....and one of them was last saturday!!!!!!!.

We had been out for a curry the night before and I made the mistake of drinking a beer (small bottle of becks). Next day I felt rough, but we intended going sailing so off we went to Rutland Water. I still felt bad so we decded to go for a walk. As we walked through some trees I got visual disturbance (flickering and Z shapes) in my left eye, and nasty pain in my right temple and had to lie down. It stayed with me most of the day. I think that classes as a migraine, even though it was nowhere near as bad as some peoples.

The sad truth is I can't drink alcohol any more because I react so badly to it. I never have drunk much, but I do like a beer now and again. Bummer really, makes you feel a bit of a social outcast when you can't join in.

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The sad truth is I can't drink alcohol any more because I react so badly to it...

Gutted for you mate ... do you mind if I drink your share then?
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Re: Migranes

Have you had your blood pressure checked recently? If not, do it, see your GP next week.

I suffered with migraines for years, becoming increasingly violent and frequent with age. latterly every 2 weeks or so, flashing lights, nausea, crushing pain, the works. A whole pack of Migraleve (not all at once!) would have no effect at all.

I approached my GP for bereavement counselling in 2006 following a traumatic death in the family and whilst there he said I was of an age where I need a routine healthcheck. I was 44 at the time. My blood pressure was monitored for few months and I now take tablets (Lisinipril 10mg) for high blood pressure. Within weeks of going on the medication the migraines stopped and i've had just one short sharp migraine since, a few months ago.

I haven't changed my lifestyle much, I still enjoy my food, but eat better quality, with the occasional takeaway. I still enjoy a regular glass of vino, visit the odd beer festival. I walk a bit more and have lost half a stone without even noticing. I feel so much better generally.

Seriously, all of you, get your blood pressure checked regulalrly if you dont already. Good luck!
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Re: Migranes

I've suffered from Migraine all my life.

I eventually went to see a specialist and he put me on beta blockers. Very low dosage and they have worked a treat.

I would recommend you see your doctor and ask to be referred to a specialist. There are many different forms of migraine and most can be mitigated.

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I eventually went to see a specialist and he put me on beta blockers.

Best of luck
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Mrs A suffers quite badly. No thats not right, she suffers VERY badly from migraines. Hers last three days, she is sick every twenty minutes, and we sometimes have to get the on call doc out to give her an injection to stop the sickness. More often she can get some medication to stay down, and it sometimes works. We thought it was work stress..so she now works two or three days a week, but still has a long drive. It has helped reduce the occurences but the havn't gone.

I on the other hand have only had about three true migraines in my life....and one of them was last saturday!!!!!!!.

We had been out for a curry the night before and I made the mistake of drinking a beer (small bottle of becks). Next day I felt rough, but we intended going sailing so off we went to Rutland Water. I still felt bad so we decded to go for a walk. As we walked through some trees I got visual disturbance (flickering and Z shapes) in my left eye, and nasty pain in my right temple and had to lie down. It stayed with me most of the day. I think that classes as a migraine, even though it was nowhere near as bad as some peoples.

The sad truth is I can't drink alcohol any more because I react so badly to it. I never have drunk much, but I do like a beer now and again. Bummer really, makes you feel a bit of a social outcast when you can't join in.

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Jesus I can't imagine having a migraine for 3 days, I really feel for Mrs A that can't be nice!!! At most mine last a day, and thankfully not that often.

Alcohol doesn't react badly with me, aside from red wine which does bring on migraines. I only need half a glass and that is me out of the picture for the next few hours.
 
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So sorry for you ,Eddie.

I can still my mother `God bless her."
sobbing behind the bedroom door,
when Dad can home, she would
try too prepare his evening meal,
but never could.
we would ask Dad `whats wrong?`

He would say Migraine .
I still hate this word.

Sorry again my friend,


John.
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So sorry for you ,Eddie.

I can still my mother `God bless her."
sobbing behind the bedroom door,
when Dad can home, she would
try too prepare his evening meal,
but never could.
we would ask Dad `whats wrong?`

He would say Migraine .
I still hate this word.

Sorry again my friend,


John.

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