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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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • sassafras553

    Chronic daily headaches 2 years

    Hi. I  am a candidate for constant daily headaches that do sometimes turn into migrains. My headaches started around 2 years ago but would only occur about once a day. As time went on they started to get more and more frequent until I was having 2 94 3 more a day. At this time if I took OTC medication or someone massaged my head,  my headache would be relieved. I could always pin point where...
  • blessed1

    Migraine help

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     I was taking several prescription medications daily for my migraines that came with horrible side effects (topamax, inderal, imitrex, zomig, etc).  I was introduced to an all natural, organic, non-GMO company (choosewakaya.com) that sells high potency ginger and turmeric. I have been taking the ginger and turmeric capsules for a few weeks now along with their Qele, a liquid calcium bentonite...
  • Mindelan604

    This is my normal

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    I'm tired. I'm just so tired. I've had migraines for more than half of my life and I'm only 23. Over the last five years they've become chronic, going from the occasional (4/year) can't move can't open my eyes migraine that lasted a day, to weeks on end where I can function (mostly. The increased stammer, disorientation, and dizzyness make negotiating contracts difficult) but I'm taking endless...
  • MrsNoodles

    Injections

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    I recently received injections in the base of my skull to numb the nerves in order to help with my migraines. I have not noticed a difference. Has anyone else received this treatment? If so, what has your experience been like?
  • _invisible_illness_girl93

    6 Years of hell

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    So I am new to this forum, not sure where all my issues would fall under because I have struggled through SO MUCH issues.  I have a very depeleted immune system, it all started back in 2012 when my life was RUINED with Mono, I had my dream job, just graduated High School, riding horses 7 days a week, I was living my dream. Then Mono happened, I was hospitalized, and battled it for over a year....
  • Lk0876

    Frustration

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    I have suffered with migraines and frequent headaches for almost four years now. It's disheartening every time I think there's even slight improvement, I seem to take two steps back. Either bad side-effects from meds, or just a bad month or two. Has anyone had a treatment that has worked exceptionally well for them?