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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  • 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?
  • 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?
  • oceans11

    Migraine glasses....

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    So I've been wondering about these so called "migraine sunglasses" now for a few months. I almost pulled the trigger a few times before finally settling on a company called TheraSpecs out of Phoenix AZ. I purchased the model: "Haven Indoors". Got them very quickly & decided to use them at work for which I intended them since I get the majority of my migraines at work most likely due to the harsh...
  • deleted_user

    Migraines

    Do you ever just get 'really' discouraged about the headaches and migraines, I mean? I go to the doctors and go 'back' to the doctors and specialists, and feel like sometimes, they look at me like it's all in my head!! (no pun intended) haha, but, sometimes, my neurologist depression meds at me, when he doesn't know what else to do, I feel. I guess it's just hard to stay with it, but what else...
  • MrsNoodles

    Disability

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    Has anyone been awarded disability due to their migraines?
  • Dale

    Somewhat helpful in preventing migraines:

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    Having suffered from Migraines and Migraines with Aura since the age of 12, I've tried quite a few treatments, OTC & prescription medications, etc., none of which have been super effective, ongoing - and I usually need the cool/dark/quiet "cave" of my bedroom to sleep them off... even if only temporarily. But one thing that has been a bit helpful as a preventative, was recommended to me by my...
  • My name is Grace, I have been suffering from migraines for a year now. I need help. I have cyclic vomiting that lasts 12 hours. I can't even keep water down when it happens. I get this when I don't treat my migraines fast enough. It's hard though. They act like normal headaches and therefore I don't treat it. After it gets to level 5 migraine I finally treat it because that's the only time I...
  • migmom

    imitrex side effects?

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    I've recently started imitrex again and found that sometimes it seems to make me feel worse. But other times it works great. Just wondering if anyone else has had this experience.
  • _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....
  • Cindy1900

    New

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    Hey Im new to this group. My name is Cindy. The only thing that gets rid of my migrains is a knockout shot at the emergency room. Knocks me and the headache out.
  • TessaCelest

    Has anyone tried this?

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    Hey guys,So lately I have been wondering what would happen if I actually took a nap every time I started to feel tired durring the day and was at liberty to do so. Usually this kind of fatigue even after a full nights sleep signals an impending migraine or comes on after one.Bit of background: I am a full time student and I am striving to be self employed right now, but I have organised my...
  • Liz

    Anyone else sick of being told to rest?

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    I have had migraines for a while now and take meds for it. They have helped some but I still have them around every 5 days so I have rescue meds as well that don't work all the time, but usually takes it to a dull roar. Everytime I have one people tell me to stop and rest or quit doing anything for the day. Even my doctor wants me to stop and lay down for a few hours or longer if the migraine...
  • silverlight

    MIgraines And Repressed Emotions

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    So i was in the ER again a couple days ago with a migraine so intense i could no longer cope with it....however,i've also been going through something stressful,and i asked to talk to someone in the crisis unit. (i live with severe anxiety,OCD,and PTSD).i had assured the triage nurse that i had no intention of harming myself,just that,on the advice of my pyschiatrist,who was away that day,that if...
  • MrsNoodles

    No relief

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    Hi, I've been off the site for a few days only because I have had horrible migraines. I got married and on my wedding day I had to give myself an Imitrex injection just to get through the day. I can't do much as I really only move from the bed to the couch. Every step is pounding. If it's not sharp stabbing pains it's a constant burning sensation over my right eye. I go to counseling to help...
  • MrsNoodles

    Triggers

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    Hello. I was wondering if anyone has pinpointed any specific food triggers to their migraines. It is hard for me to establish what may be a trigger due to me having 15-20 migraines a month. I have even tried a diary. I am pretty positive MSG, Soy Protein, Nitrates/ites, peanuts, and maybe certain dyes. Your thoughts?