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I Get Migraine Headaches

For sufferers of the insanely painful headaches known as Migraines 2,657 People

    ... The best times with migraines were the times

    when the pain drove me to vomiting to the point of pained dry heaving... At the same time,of course increasing the blood pressure to my already inflamed cranium, driving the urge to throw up that much more... Strangely enough it had an easing effect. Since the pain was so...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M Mar 18

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    I get migraine headaches about 2 to 3 times a

    week on average. I had a CAT scan done before and they never found anything wrong with my brain. I've taken special prescription medicine before and they didn't work. I had to take a half a dose more. I've gotten to the point where I just try to ignore them and take whatever...
    Mong5 Mong5 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Crying Hurts

    I always wondered why every time I cry I get a massive migraine. The pain is not limited to my head either my face and cheeks and jaw and even my teeth will hurt bad after I cry. I can't figure out why that is. That's why I try to avoid crying as much as possible. Does this...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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    I used to have migraines all the time.

    The Dr. Had me on Topamax for it yrs ago. I dont like taking script meds, so I started Zi Xiu Tang Bee Pollen for weight loss & health 4 mths ago and I have not had one since! Plus I have lost -52 lbs so far! Love this supplement! All natural Herbal formula!
    ZiXiuTangBeePollen ZiXiuTangBeePollen 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 1

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    Along with normal migraines,

    I get a type of headache that is so rare, I might be the only person who has it. It perfectly mirrors the pain of having an eyelash in your eye, however it can last up to 72 hours. Thankfully I don't get them as frequently. I normally get one every 2-4 months. It is the worst...
    MovieJunkie MovieJunkie 13-15, F Mar 23

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    How Do You Explain It to Your Family?

    I have been suffering form Migraines for over 8 years. I have complex triggers and get them 2-3 times a week, mostly for approx 48 hrs at a stretch. At least once a week i experience a completely disabling migraine which leaves me unable to function at all. It seems that having...
    LuLuyAiden LuLuyAiden 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2007

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    Migraines

    I can't stand perfumes and colognes people wear. It's like they practically bathe in it! Once I take a whiff of that, my head starts screaming like a banshee, and won't go away for hours. And it'll throw my day off, putting me in a very foul mood. That stuff should be banned...
    noaht43 noaht43 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 26, 2012

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    Mine are hormonal so I get them everyday

    starting two days before I start my period until the day after I finish it. This week just happens to be that week. I'm sitting in school and the lights are making me want to rip my eyes out because they hurt so much from the brightness. I can't take a pain pill for an hour and...
    acidxxxfire acidxxxfire 18-21, F Mar 3

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    Did You Hear The One About The Girl With Migraines....

    Like many others in this group, I am cursed with the affliction of migraines. At their peak, every day of my life was either suffering from one, getting over one, or preparing for one. Not satisfied with just being a trobbing headache somewhere behind my eye or around my temple...
    jean0401 jean0401 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    How I Cope

    Someone posted a question on my story about what I do to treat/cope with my migraines. The only hope I have is to prevent the triggers. For me, the main trigger seems to be stress. When I start to worry and stress over something, I start getting the really early signs of a...
    jean0401 jean0401 22-25, F 13 Responses Jun 16, 2012

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    The worst pain!! Starts with my eyes

    and vision - as soon as I get that glare like blur I know what I'm in for. Then comes the stabbing pain. All I can do is wait out the pain, sunglasses on, dark room and try to sleep. Then I'll throw up! Yay getting toward the end! I might get some relief from the pain at this...
    smashed1 smashed1 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 15

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    What It Feels Like

    As I'm lying here, getting a migraine, I was thinking about explaining migraine pain to someone who doesn't get migraines.The best way I can explain it is to compare what pain is to a migraine sufferer and what isn't pain. Let's say that people who get migraines do not really...
    eukaryote eukaryote 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    I never had a migraine

    until about two years ago. During work I began to have intense headaches, dizziness, weakness, feeling light-headed, blurred visions, and some times I saw auras. As far as I could tell, it was loud noises, vibrations, and flickering lights that activated my migraines. Which my...
    AnythingQuiet AnythingQuiet 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    I got my first one today at school.

    It was crazy. I thought i was going blind at first during fourth period. Everything was looking all wavy and i saw different colors. I did not know what was going on! D: Then my head was protruding and i thought i was going to drop. My friends told me to sleep it off my free...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    I Am So Tired Of La Dee Freaking Da

    So I work and was literally looked down on. I can't go into it. But. It's so over the top. It gives me a headache. Most of these types of people have so much moooo laaa they can not look at someone like me. Who is a barefoot'n country girl. I have a curved spine. So I can't...
    Bethybeezz Bethybeezz 31-35 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    Book called "MIGRAINES" Did any of you read

    Oliver Sack's book about MIGRAINES ? So interesting , and amazing how you can pinpoint the symtons I have. Recommended !
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M Dec 22, 2013

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    It's like having the brightest light in the

    universe blasted into your eyes nonstop, it gets to a point to where the pain feels like its on the surface of your skin to where you could drive your nails into and dig it out. I've wanted to bang my head against a wall before to get rid of the pain, to relieve the pain and...
    misternobrain misternobrain 22-25, M Jan 9

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    I have been getting migraine headaches

    since I was ten. They are hereditary. I tried so many type of medicines and eventually found a daily medication. My migraines are triggered from stress. I highly recommend that if your migraines are from a muscle issue like mine, to go to a chiropractor. Mine has worked miracles...
    katiemaestacey katiemaestacey 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I Get Headaches With Nausea

           My headaches tend to be accompanied by nausea that comes on when I have had the headache for a while.  Then I don't have an appetite, in which I can't eat typical processed or cooked food, which I normally prefer tastewise, but I can eat raw vegetables and fruit...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 21, 2011

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    Blows my mind how cookie cutter migraines are;

    so very predictable; as I read each experience, I realize I could almost copy/paste to share my own. The warning blur... sensory overload by light, sound, & heat... Desperate crying & pleading with God.... The musical pressure point game.... Then finally the nausea: false hope...
    awakenalive79 awakenalive79 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Typically when you think of migraines,

    you think of pain. My experience is a bit different, but strangely enough still classified as a migraine. The entire left half of my scalp becomes completely numb. It's not terribly painful, but it reminds me of when my foot falls asleep and I can't stand to move until it feels...
    liestold liestold 18-21 1 Response Mar 5

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    I have been getting migraines

    since I was around 12. I truly believe it is hormone related. I usually get one or two a month especially around my period. The older I get the worse they get. They can incapacitate me for a day or two. My stomach is always affected and I usually get sick. I'm sensitive...
    1SweetL 1SweetL 36-40, F 5 Responses Feb 28

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    Wow not alone, since a child I would get strong

    migraines where I would be so ill I was sick they would come on fast and I would sleep them off, when ever my mum would cook curry I would get them just from the smell and as I got older certain pre packed and processed foods would cause them such as garlic powder and onion...
    Mrmatt1981 Mrmatt1981 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 14

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    Pain

    I've had migraines for 24 years. I'm on preventive beta blockers and I take midrin when an attack comes on. I have tried to explain what the pain feels like. The only thing that comes close  to explaining it is  an ice pick being stab in and out of my head for hours.
    shadesofblue shadesofblue 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2009

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    "Classic" Migraines Since Age 4

    I am looking for others who have been diagnosed with "classic" migraines and have had them for a number of years. From what my neurologist has told me, "classic" migraines are actually quite  rare even though the name would suggest otherwise. My migraines...
    experiencelife2day experiencelife2day 36-40 5 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Years Of Pain

    I've been suffering from migraines approximately twice a month since 1971. Mine always start with a bright silver circle flashing across my vision. A minute or so later a small squiggly figure that looks like a dysfunctional neon light begins to pulse and grow. Little sparks...
    amberdextrous amberdextrous 51-55, M 4 Responses Nov 3, 2009

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    I Hate Migraines

    I too used to suffer terribly from migraines, from the age of 13/14. I had no idea what they we're, i would cry as i would not be able to see anything out of my eyes, they would go all blurry, then my mouth and hands would go numb that is what made me sick, being sick made me...
    SOB1 SOB1 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 10, 2006

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    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Currently stuck in class with the start of the

    migraine I feel like the light is piercing my eyes and the sounds are tearing my eardrums and I feel like I may pass out if I can't go be in the silent darkness soon
    Acacia21 Acacia21 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    Absolutely Horrific

    i hate them with a passion
    anyafrost anyafrost 13-15, F Dec 1, 2012

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    My migraines started in 7th grade

    and it's junior year and they still persist. They aren't everyday anymore but now they are either barely there enough to annoy me(which is usually everyday) or occasionally they are very bad and I have to lay down with an ice pack and going to sleep and sleeping it off doesn't...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't know what I did in a past life

    for the universe to curse me with these migraines
    proudperson proudperson 18-21, M Feb 23

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    Migraines

    I used to get them all the time and never had relief. The prescription meds made me so out of it, I couldn't do anything if I took it. So I quite those rather quickly. It was really bad at one point, and I would have to just go to a dark room and close my eyes. Then I went to...
    soulrunher soulrunher 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 2013

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    Diagnosed At An Early Age

    I was diagnosed with multi-focal migraines when I was 8.  I was told to monitor trigger foods, etc. like chocolate, aged chesses, etc. The pain was so bad, and the medications that were prescribed were even worse. As I greaw older, the migraines went away...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 6, 2008

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    I Suffer From Extreamly Inteance Migraines

    Hello, I'm crazycoolcat28 I have been a migraine suffer since 2000, at the time they were managabale and I could keep them under controll with daily meds like vioxx and bextra when they were still on the market, and would use Imatrex to kill it when I would get one.  My...
    crazycoolcat28 crazycoolcat28 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2006

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    Horrible Semester

    I got my first migraine in fifth grade. I went blind, I was incoherent, I was puking and I really truly thought I was dying. I was young though. I get what are called "A Typical" migraines. It's basically similar to having a stroke. They're still even now at almost 20 years old...
    mntdewit mntdewit 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2013

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    The Worst Migraine Of My Life

    One night I went out to dinner and bowling. Before I arrived at the restaurant I felt the familiar feeling of a headache coming on. I thought I could make it through the night til I could get home to take some medicine. I got through most of the night fine until it was on the way...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 3 Responses May 20, 2011

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    From Detox To Botox

    Last week I received my first set of Botox injections into the head and neck areas. The purpose to reduce the number of oral meds necessary to tolerate the pain of a migraine headache attack. Two of the oral meds in particular have their own dangers and black box warnings...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 7 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    I've has migraines since I was 8 years old

    they're worst in the winter. They come and go everyday. Sometime light noise or smell will bring one on. Its still a little frustrating.
    beautifullywrittenambition beautifullywrittenambition 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Usually They Are Baby Migraines.....

    But every once in ahwile I will get a big one and it will last for a few days.
    Kindal Kindal 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Simple, Drug-free Relief That Worked For Me

    I am sharing this because I wish I could have found this out sooner. I want to help you. Last Wednesday, while I was at work, a little tiny thing has changed the course of my migraines. The bosses gave us all cinnamon buns in the break room. I ate three pieces like a pig...
    eukaryote eukaryote 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2012

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    Why Now?

    I have always had health issues... but I was happy to never struggle with migraines- that is, until this year. Suddenly, I am in a whole new world of pain and blurred/double vision. Usually mine are behind my eyes. Sometimes there is so much pressure, my eyes actually bulge out a...
    Starlatheimmortal Starlatheimmortal 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 12, 2010

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    I used to get seriously bad stress headaches I

    saw a neurological doctor and he took a MIR and I had an abnormal chemical imbalance in my brain I didn't need surgery, he recommended yoga and transmedial meditation and it worked
    snowman70 snowman70 41-45, M Dec 22, 2013

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    How to Tell if You're Having a Migraine: 1.

    Aura. Some people who get migraines experience auras, such as flickering lights, spots, or lines. 2. Depression, Irritability, or Excitement. Mood changes can be a sign of migraines. 3. Lack of Restful Sleep. Waking up tired or having trouble falling asleep are common problems...
    Owlmaid Owlmaid 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Ever since I had a seizure in my senior year of

    high school, I've been getting these migraines. The pain varies from time to time. This time, last night, was so terrible. It was getting to the point where I thought I was going to vomit. Shallow breathing, light sensitive, I felt weak all over, cold sweats, and the pain of...
    ariecon23 ariecon23 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 25

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    Scared! They Are Torture. I Don'T Know What To Do!!!! I Want My Life Again.

    Waiting to see what the Endocrinologist says tomorrow and very scared. They started over the past year. Also lost "my female deal" at only 37. Early menopause. The Dr's think that my pituitary gland is either not working or there is a tumor. Lost feeling in my arms and from my...
    sasha0309 sasha0309 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Everyone In My Family Gets Migraines!

    I hate migraines! they are the worst! my eye hurts, i feel my vein pumping like crazy! The light bothers me! Any little noise makes it hurt even more! ugh! i hate it! I'm, glad I don't get them everyday though. They are rare for me to get but when i do! Oh my god! My mom, sister...
    wendysosa wendysosa 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2012

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    CharlieSchreiber CharlieSchreiber 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Migraines Are From The Devil!

    I have suffered for over a decade with chronic migraines. I get my migraine on the left side, in the exact same spot, every time. They have controlled my life for years. Recently, I had to reduce to part-time work, after working full-time for 30 years in a profession, I loved...
    Lexus45 Lexus45 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I have these weird ones

    where it feels like theres a spike in my head. It drains my energy and i've fallen asleep in class a few times. Its fine cause they know about and don't make fun of me. I mum made me go to the doctor when i tore some flesh from my scalp. They gave some medicine but it made me...
    clodfish clodfish 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 13

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    Pain

    I do suffer from a lot of migraine headaches and that is due to my Arnold Chiari Malformation. You see a few yrs ago I actually had some sort of a seizure. I had lost control over my arms and legs. Perfect strangers were helping to keep my arms down so I wouldn't hit myself in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    I sometimes have to go home from school

    because of them. It's happened a few times and isn't worth it
    Naty13 Naty13 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 14

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    k8tey k8tey 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    It feels like my brain is coming out of my eyes

    and nothing can make noise around me. It sucks my first migraine was on 6th grade.
    792kiss 792kiss 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I Was Afraid I Was Going to End Up a Drug Addict My Migranes Were So Bad!

    Long story short after several Migrane clinics and tons of Demerol. I ran across a optomitrist who offered to put some eye drops in my eyes when i was having a migrane onset! I told him he had about 10 seconds as i knew I had to get someone to come pick me and my car up and drive...
    Mountainman923518 Mountainman923518 56-60, M 3 Responses May 9, 2007

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    I Savor The Times

    When the headaches get to the point when just the pressure of a light pillow hurts my neck. The pain which then travels up to my face, eyes and head. When the three daily preventive meds. are not enough I break the glass, sort of speak for the Toradol. If necessary, I take Esgic...
    paco35 paco35 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    For years I endured daily migraine pain.

    I tried countless meds, procedures, suggestions, eastern medicine, physical therapy....on and on. Spent or should I say wasted thousands of dollies on phony remedies and false hopes of cures. Then after 45+ years they just stopped.
    luv2fish luv2fish 56-60, M Jan 17

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