Migraine Headaches Support Group

Migraine is a neurological disease, of which the most common symptom is an intense and disabling episodic headache. Migraine headaches are usually characterized by severe pain on one or both sides of the head and are often accompanied by photophobia (hypersensitivity to light), phonophobia (hypersensitivity to sound) and nausea.

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  • daninflorida

    Is peanut oil a trigger?

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    I know peanuts are one of the worst triggers because of a chemical that's in them, but what about peanut oil?
  • Tycoda

    If ice cream helps your migraines, READ THIS!

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    Hey everyone, new here.I've struggled with migraines for 17 years now. I wake up with a headache 5-7, that turns into a full blown migraine 9-10 very quickly. This has been happening on and off for 17 years, sometimes for months on end. 3 months and counting as of Feb 3.I've never found a migraine medication that helped me. I've been on Tramadol for years now (Opiod painkiller), the only thing...
  • wilsonjr90

    Migraines

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    Hi my name is Steve. I've had migraines sender early child hood. I get them so bad I have to go to the ER for them to give me a knockout shot and it works. It's the only thing that works.
  • Treydo

    Migraine/tension headache gone wrong

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    I'm new to this.I have had a migraine for 1 year now. The muscles became tight in my head  and neck and then the muscles just continued to become tight over 90% of my body. I had my first botox last month. It helped allot for about 2 weeks and now has mostly worn off. I'm suppose to get them every three months but am not scheduled for another on until the end of March. I would love to hear from...
  • AugustsAngel19

    newby

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    hey everyone,i'm a newbie here and am joining my first support group. migraines for me are all too familiar yet unpredictable. for the past 9 years, i've struggled with ongoing pain that has been challenging and has triggered many changes in my life. i've had work-related issues and have had to leave jobs because i cannot be a consistent worker. when the pain hits, it starts at the base of my...
  • nxa

    my story

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    Hey I am a 16 year old girl and this is my story for the past year and a half I have suffered from a daily migraine and since may I have been on at least 8 different medications 1 MRI and have 5 er visits. I have been seen by the same doctor the whole time and don't think she is effective even though my mother says she is she has never asked to see my migraine log within the year I have seen her...
  • rhiebert

    Is my doctor is wrong I'm worried

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    Since December 13 I have been experiencing every day tingling in my hands it starts in my left less funtional hand then the right hand starts to in time they become clammy but now there even sweaty.  It rarely stops and when it does it doesn't stay away. Sometimes I will also experience hot flashes and cold flashes. A couple of times I have experienced slight short tingling in other parts of my...
  • azgal49

    Daith Piercing

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    Hi everyone! I know I haven't posted in a very long time.  I was wondering if anyone has gotten a Daith Piercing.  Two of my cousins, who have suffered with migraines for a long time, had it done.  One of them went in to get the piercing when she was suffering with a migraine and the second the piercing went in her migraine was gone and she hasn't had one since....that was 4 months ago.  She...
  • Jesusislove

    Occipital neuralgia

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    Hey everyone I'm new here. looking for any support I can get. A month ago I started having bad migraines. they just keep getting worse. the worse thing about them is they never completely go away. I'm very lost. And I feel betrayed by my body. Doctor thinks it's Occcipital neuralgia. Not a lot of effective treatments so far. But i'm trying to stay positive .
  • ryverrat

    Anyone with experience using cefaly?

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    I'm trying to get away from using Botox because of the expense and away from meds because I am now taking more for my asthma.  I've had success with TENS units for muscle aches and stiffness in the past.  In fact I really like my TENS unit.  So I got a script from my migraine DR for cefaly.  I was just wondering if anyone here has any experience or advice before I go spend $400 on a unit. ...
  • oceans11

    Cologne experiment

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    I went without using any cologne for 30 days & within that time did not have any migraines. The day I put on one of my favorites it only took about an hour before I started to get the "aura". I'm in that phase now & about 60% of the time I don't get any pain but will suffer from light nausea & mailaise.Most of us already know that heavy smells & foods we're not used to can cause migraines. Oh...
  • YvetteK

    Happy Holidays!

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    I see we have some new members, and haven't heard from many others. Just wanted to wish everyone happy holidays, and I hope you are not in too much pain.It was raining this morning, so I had a horrible migraine. Totally useless and I'm having dinner today. I pray you are all wellYvette
  • Beth003

    Hello New to Migraine and Afraid

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    Hello I hope I am posting in the correct spot.I am 37 years old female and began having visual auras about 3 years ago.I began reading online and of course I found everything bad about this that is out there. I am confused about a few things and I ask doctors but they seem to not know much.The questions I have asked are why would I begin having them in my 30's?Most people if knot all I know have...
  • Scarpagirl

    Right side

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    My migraines are always on the right side of my head in the back at the base of my skull. They are completely debilitating. I take imitrex and it works almost every time. I had one last night and suffered until the pharmacy opened this morning. I just am concerned about what causes these one sided headaches. I am so afraid it's going to come back. They have been occurring almost daily. I thought...
  • TamTam

    DHE shortage...

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    I have found that the abortive DHE in injection form works best for me, but my pharmacy can't get it in anymore. Worldwide shortage. Anyone else have this problem?I can sometimes get relief from Migranal - which is the same med, just as a nasal spray and it a one and done dose. No second dose options.