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I Get Migraine Headaches

For sufferers of the insanely painful headaches known as Migraines 3,582 People

    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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    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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    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 Apr 15

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Apr 15

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    god, these migraines keep getting worse.

    soon the pills wont do a thing. i hope i dont end up in the hospital all the time like my father
    kevinnc1 kevinnc1 18-21, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    I can't ignore them..

    If I don't get a strong painkiller as soon as it starts, it keeps getting worse no matter what meds I take, I start feeling my head wants to explode and feel like throwing up! I once tried to ignore and go to sleep. I woke up crying from pain :( No walk in the park..
    ThePeach ThePeach 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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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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    The first time I got a migraine I was at school

    and it hurt so bad I was crying and I almost threw up. I went home and I got sick and I couldn't walk I could hardly move. I had this a couple of times and it's scary to go through. Other than my rare migraines I get minor headaches everyday.
    Diamondgirly Diamondgirly 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 21

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    Ugh I have one right now

    and it's so bad I'm getting nauseous. I've always had a problems with headaches ever since I was little, I even had to travel to see some specialist about it. I get headaches so easily and everyday, especially if I'm outside and it's hot.
    Lipsofred Lipsofred 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I've had migraine headaches

    since 15 and it has gotten from bad to worse overtime! I've seen a specialist about it and tried different prevention & painkillers but none seems to be working!! For I must say, these headaches are brutal :'( and my mom plucking on my nerves almost every day doesn't help at all...
    outtamymindz outtamymindz 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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 have one right now.

    Ugh. I don't want to take an excedrin because it's gonna send me into drug-sleep, which I hate. So I'm just dying right now.
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F May 21

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    3-4 times weekly. I live off Maxalt,

    maybe that's why my memory and cognitive functioning has declined in the last 2-3 years?
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 1 Response May 11

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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 hate just not knowing

    when they will come on and take over my head, making it throb in waves of pain, with my vision going crazy with auroras and just wanting to get away from the world. I take tablets daily to try to cut down how many I have plus I've got Maxalts to try to get rid of them, but what...
    AndreaNZ AndreaNZ 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I have migraines on nearly a daily basis.

    Some are worse than others, but they all are painful, blinding, nauseating, and make you just wish for a cure. I have been having migraines since I was 13 years old and they have progressively become worse over the years. Three years ago I was scanned for a brain tumor because...
    kristin8227 kristin8227 31-35, F 3 Responses May 11

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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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    First trip to the neurologist tomorrow!

    Let's (try to) figure out this whole migraine situation..
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I used to get them a lot

    when I was little and they did a bunch of testing on me. They didn't find anything wrong, I don't get them as often anymore but when I do it is the worst pain ever. I can't move without feeling like I'm going to throw up and the only thing I can do to help is lay down in the...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 2 Responses May 1

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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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    Searing pain. Light sensitivity.

    Noise sensitivity. The things I see-the colors, shapes, and patterns. Can't forget the nausea and vomiting. That's the fun part that seals the deal. Whoever has lived with me knows that if they come home and the house is pitch black and silent, I'm having an "attack." They...
    notthis78 notthis78 31-35, F 3 Responses May 9

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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 Apr 15

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    Went to the neurologist today.

    To keep the story short, I was prescribed topamax. Anyone have experience with this medication?
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 9

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    I had my first migraine

    when I was 5 years old. I remember it clearly....walking around the playground looking at the other children and only being able to see their heads or legs because of the loss of vision. I remember sitting in the classroom feeling extremely sick with the most horrendous headache...
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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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 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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    I have a condition called Chiari Malformation

    with secondary hydrocephalus and pseudo tumor cerebri The weather has not been my friend this winter and so far this spring and my shunt can't keep up. Today was one of the worst days pain wise (and I said that about a week ago too so it seems that the pain just keeps...
    lu7998 lu7998 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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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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    Absolutely Horrific

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

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    ... 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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    Day three, just beginning to get visual

    impairment. When that passes I know the vice like pain will begin.
    Jennysfella Jennysfella 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I get horrible migraines.

    My hand will go numb, I lose my peripheral or get spots in my vision and I get really spacey. That's just first part after that stops the pain comes, horrible horrible pain. Luckily I don't get nauseated. I have been prescribed everything under the sun. I have been trying 5-http...
    TroyPaladin TroyPaladin 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    I hate it when people say they have migraines

    sometimes. Migraine scenario People: "ooh i have a migraine" *takes a pain killer and it goes away* Me: *has a steadily increasingly more painful headache and starts to cry which makes it worse, takes special painkillers, it doesn't go away, i wear sunglasses turn off all the...
    tidget tidget 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I get migraines all the time the worst is

    when your out at an amusement park or someplace where there is really bright lights it's really painful
    mattanme mattanme 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Finally got into a neurologist yesterday.

    I'm pregnant so my treatment options are slim to none. He said my problem is in my neck, shoulders, and jaw so he recommended physical therapy until my baby is born in 5 months. If the problem isn't solved with PT than he will try to help me with other treatments. I hope it...
    slr1026love slr1026love 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    With flashing zigzag light effects,

    photosensitivity, mood swings, temperature control issues, extreme fatigue, cant cope with noise or smells or people . . . What do other people do? I just hide, but it is boring being ill.
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 5 Responses May 2

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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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    Threw away my birth control.

    This week was "inactive pill" week. After my visit to the neurologist yesterday and finding out the pill was my main trigger, I need to make changes. I was prescribed topamax and given more maxalt as well as something else to take with the maxalt (forgot the name and I'm too...
    BrittanyErin BrittanyErin 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I get quite ill sometimes with headaches.

    The arrive unexpectedly an very suddenly. I am getting them more often now despite my painkillers and I'm terrified that they missed something on the CT scan. I hope not but I have never heard of migraines coming on so immediately that you have to crumple to the ground in agony...
    nainaii nainaii 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    If there's a traditional chinese medicine hall

    where you are, try it. I did. Was prescribed ground herbs to take for a week, but my migraines disappeared after only a day of beginning the course. Stayed completely migraine-free for months until recently (when the weather got too hot and my cigarette toxins just built up...
    immobilise immobilise 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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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 1 Response Mar 16, 2013

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    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I hate migraines. I despite them.

    I hate the zig zag pattern I get in my eyes before I get the pain in my head. The pain so intense. For me it feels like someone's hammering my head in. My eyes get really sensitive to the light and my ears get sensitive to the loudness around me. I feel sick and weak. All I want...
    sleevesandbraceletsx sleevesandbraceletsx 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    Related Experiences

    What can I take that will get rid of this headache that won't interfere with my anti depressant med Ibuprofen and aspirin and acetaminophen and excederin and aleeve do not work at...
    ap05 ap05 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I had headaches since I was like 7. When I was like 11 I started getting migraines. Medicine like Motrin helped then it stopped. I got a CAT scan & MRI. They said I have sinusitis...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    I suffered from it until I couldn't take it anymore one day.. Diagnosis- migraines! So glad I got prescribed imitrex.. Tylenols and other migraine OTC pills did not help me at all...
    romi777 romi777 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 2

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