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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  • stephisme

    Headaches worse while adjusting to Topamax

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    Hi everyone, I have recently started taking the extended release version of Topamax for migraines and slightly increased intracranial pressure. About one month ago I started on 25 mg for a week and then 50 for three weeks. The first three weeks were pretty awful with headaches being worse than  usual. Then they appeared to level out.The neurologist then increased it to 75 mg on Thursday. I...
  • marabella

    Boswellia

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    I finally met with a headache specialist and thought he would be the typical doctor, prescribing pharmaceuticals with horrible side effects but he offered the herb Boswellia and said it has good results for a lot of people.  It should arrive this week so I will let you all know. 
  • TiberiusJ

    Medical Marijuana

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    I have used medical marijuana as an effective migraine treatment for the last decade.I suffer from chronic migraines, which can last up to 30 days in length with varying intensity throughout.  I am have had terrible experiences with the many medications I have been prescribed, with varied and inconsistant results.  I have had many, many rebound headaches that blossomed into full migraines from...
  • dhits

    The Ding of the Seatbelt

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    I simply said I would pull over so my husband could finish his injection of insulin because the Ding of his seatbelt being off was a horrible trigger to my already pounding MIGRAINE that had been going on for days.  I had agreed to drive to Chicago to give my son some relief because he suffers the migraines as well.  Not only did I get the Sun light trigger, but I got the seatbelt dinging, then...
  • stevebo

    Silent Migraines and symptoms after they attack

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    WEll it is the fall and a season change weather here in philly is good but not real hot fairly nice sun is low in the sky and we are getting some wind.  I had a Migraine Aura today and my symptoms seem to be tiredness and mood affected that is after the aura goes away about 20-30 minutes later.  I have had these since teenager and still get them.  Sometimes i can go month or more without them...
  • dhits

    Green LED

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    OK, there was a new study about staring at green LED lights that was supposed to help migraine sufferers.  I decided to switch out my reading light with a green LED and it does cause less strain on the eyes.  I can actually read a book now, sometimes.  It's not a cure all, but another tool among many that helps.
  • Nina1959

    Hello - aphasia

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    Hi, I just joined this group after discovering with my docs' help that I have transient aphasia with my migraines.I got my first migraine at age 32 while working in a factory that made plastics. I thought I was having a stroke as one pupil was so large and the other normal size. The ER said it was a migraine and I was relieved but I'd never had one before. Later that year I got very ill and then...
  • DreamHopp3r

    Where Do I Begin?

    I've been suffering from Chronic Migraines since I was 8 years old. I am 24 now. When people ask how I deal with it, I reply with "I am use to it". When really I am dying inside. My head is killing me, in many ways. How is it possible for me to survive this, when every migraine stops me in my tracks? I suffer From Chronic Migraines, Depression, Anxiety, Borderline Personality Disorder, Neck and...
  • Mark923

    Migraines

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    I've suffered all my life with migraine headaches.  I can't remember not gettting them.  If I didn't sleep enough, slept too deep, didn't eat, etc..  A friend of mine advised me to increase my immune system, basically change your health, change your life.  I started a natural supplement and have seen a dramatic change in my frequency of migraines.  I went from about 2-3 per month........to...
  • foreverrain

    Will they come back?

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    I can remember having a migraine as early as age 4, and have had them frequently throughout my life. I didn't see a doctor about it until I was 14 and begged my mom to take me. Anyway, when I was 21 my father passed away and I was having a terrible time in college, yet my migraines began to lessen in frequency and severity. Now I'm 23 and rarely have them at all, and  I'm extremely grateful. I...
  • Butterfly24

    Occipital Neuralgia stole my life

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    Hi! I'm 24 years old and have had terrible headaches my whole life. They becaue unbearable at age 19. I was sent to a Pain Managment clinic and diagnosed with Occipital Neuralgia and a few other brain abnormalities. I'm at the point of I've tried everything there is and I'm so tired of hurting. Tomorrow going in for an Toradol / Ketamine injection. Praying it'll work. But welcome guys! 
  • viewabletotheworld

    Lumbar Puncture/ Spinal Tap

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    I am 16 years old and about 2 days ago i went to the ER in the middle of the night where they performed a lumbar puncture. this is not my first one, i had another one when i was 5, but for obvious reasons do not remember it. I am now suffering from horrible back/shoulder pain & migraines when i sit or stand. also when i stand for too long, i throw up. does anyone have any suggestions on how to...
  • deleted_user

    Familial Hemiplegic Migraines

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    H Everybody,Are there any other FMH patients in here?
  • deleted_user

    I'm all alone?

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    A few days ago I posted about hemiplegic migraines. Doors anyone know what these are? Can any one relate? Am I alone?
  • WashingtonMom

    New..Need advice on IV therapy for Migraines....

    Hi everyone! I suffer from migraines as well as fibromyalgia. I have tried all the Fibro meds with bad side effects, so I only take Norco for the pain. For my migraines, I started taking Topamax last November (25mg up to 50mg now). I never wanted to be on it, but I was on a chronic migraine last Sept-Nov and was at my wits end. It worked GREAT for a month and then stopped working. I went up to...