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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  • 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? 
  • oceans11

    The bathroom syndrome?

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    I know it sounds very odd but I was doing some casual reading about a year ago on migraines on the internet & you know sometimes when you start searching you can end up finding very odd ball, off the wall, theories & conspiracies all over the place. One story talked about watching how many times you urinate especially after waking up. I pee a lot anyway right after I drink my morning iced...
  • 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...