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I Get Migraine Headaches

For sufferers of the insanely painful headaches known as Migraines 4,890 People

    I discovered this method

    for curing headaches after a friend showed it to me. It is very interesting, and is worth a look if you suffer from migraines or stress headaches like me. http://www.chinesefootreflexology.com/4points/
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Migraines are debilitating.

    I pray, in my lifetime, I see some aggressive research! I wish migraine research is given as much attention, as other medical diseases. I pray one day, I'll wake up and they are gone, forever. #miraclescanhappen!
    Paris46 Paris46 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 28

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    Ok I am constantly looking

    for anything to help my migraines. So I found something new that has worked both times I tried it. I saw it on life hacks. Get up next to a wall elevate your feet and but something under your lower back and stay that way for about 10 to 15min when you feel one coming on and it...
    Bedmonster Bedmonster 70+, M 1 Response Oct 7

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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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    So I have anxiety and insomnia,

    so basically I just can't ever sleep and I get anxiety attacks. I am on medication for both of these conditions. The medication for my anxiety-depression helps me manage my panic attacks, so I rarely have them anymore. My insomnia medication lowers my blood pressure to the point...
    TomorrowIsOkay TomorrowIsOkay 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 10

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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 took my medication last night

    and this morning, just like I always do, but today it didn't matter. It came sudden, powerful and hateful. Reducing me to a shaking, tearing mess at the bottom of the passenger seat. Every sound above a whisper was like a spike in my brain. The light outside, my worst enemy. My...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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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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    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I feel really bad for anyone

    who gets migraine headaches on a regular basis. I get them once in a while but they aren't too bad if I treat them early by taking Excedrin and laying down. They last anywhere from about 6-48 hrs. On a pain scale of 1-10, they are usually a 6 or 7 which probably isn't nearly as...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 10 Responses Nov 30

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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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    I seem to be getting them lately.

    Sometime after being on the inter-net for too long, but I am wonder if it's the medication that I am taking it's Cymbalta. When I started it I was only taking 30 mgs and now the doctor has put me on a higher dose of 60 mgs. I had a bad headache yesterday which really messed up...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 3 Responses 4 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 wife and I are illustrating a daily graphic

    novel called migraine365. In a year it will be published in book form. Everyday we illustrate a new page of what it is like to live with daily chronic migraine. Elizabeth has been living with migraines for 38 years. We wanted to spread awareness by sharing our own story through...
    migraine365 migraine365 31-35, M Sep 13

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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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    Well, I have another migraine.

    Time to sit in the dark and cry for a few hours
    Madison18 Madison18 18-21, F 12 Responses Dec 9

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    I get them all! But only

    because my body dries out my hydration faster then an actual human immune system should. I recommend anything with lemon or ginger in it because they are natural remedies and work wonders. And yes, you can have lemonade or ginger beer. Yummy medicines are the best
    Puck4Eva Puck4Eva 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 10

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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 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 2 Responses May 11

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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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    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 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 2 Responses Jul 25

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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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    Ugh, could always eat it previously

    but lost chocolate last year when it became another trigger! Oh well, RIP my sweet friend, your fond memory lives on. (Oh and P.S., btw in my personal opinion, air freshners and scented candles must be destroyed! Lol -Ugh, allergic to most, but ALSO triggers!! Oh yeah, and...
    Daenerys7 Daenerys7 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I had my migraines under control

    for about 6 months. They are back with a vengeance. Had one last night, woke up with it and still almost 24 hours later it hasn't left. Any suggestions? (Not medicine related).
    ItalianEnzo ItalianEnzo 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 3

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    I don't just get migraine headaches

    though mine has been a chronic one. For 7 years. And the doctors don't know how to help me. The pain EVERYDAY is unbearable and I feel like I'm just hurting everyone I love and that hurts me even more. My boyfriend hates seeing me in pain and I hate that he has to. I wish the...
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    Have one now fml :-( nothing seems to work

    or take it away except for sleep and a quiet/dark place!!
    queercutie queercutie 16-17, F Oct 20

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    I hardly get auras before a migraine this days.

    I used to get them quite frequently before starting daily medication. Today my vision keeps going in my left eye (it used to always be my right) also seeing star bursts. Rescue meds on board, since from past experience I know I have about 15-20 minutes before hell breaks loose...
    ThistleAndWeeds ThistleAndWeeds 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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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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    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...
    Bedmonster Bedmonster 70+, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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    It's a nightmare with brittle bones disease.

    Any headache or bump on my head results in me having to get x rays and MRI scans to see if its a fracture. It's one of the most dangerous results of my disease and could easily result in brain damage
    legendgirl legendgirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I woke up this morning feeling really anxious,

    stressed and in a strange mood......2 hours later I got a migraine and then those feelings went away!! What's that all about?
    lemolemo lemolemo 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I had another on Friday

    and was unable to do any of my work. I know a lot of the time mine are stress related. I just wish I knew how to handle it better or something.
    Bedmonster Bedmonster 70+, M 3 Responses Nov 29

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    It's not happening nearly

    as often these days, not after I started eliminating certain foods. But when it does it's still terrible. And worse yet, Maxalt appears to have become much less efficient. I've been on Imitrex, Relpax, and now, Maxalt. I would love to hear from anyone who's had several...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F Nov 17

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    I get migraines occasionally - especially

    when I am under pressure. I don't get them often - I am grateful for that.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I have a migraine just about everyday.

    It's starting to scare me. They have gotten progressively worst. It all started two years ago when I had a kidney infection. I have no clue why I have them but it's gotten to be debilitating. Very hard for me to function when I have one. Migraine medication is expensive and I...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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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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    Ahhhhrg! Starting my 3rd day with a migraine!

    Took 2 Maxalts yesterday without eliminating the pain, was just really sleepy. And now my 3rd day starting the same - and I have a job interview today. I'm so torn - take a Maxalt and MAYBE get relief but not be very sharp. Or endure headache and still not be very sharp? Freakin...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 18

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    I get headaches that make my nose bleed,

    they hurt so bad. I'm glad they only last for a few hours. at least that's a good thing.
    alexxvaunlennon101 alexxvaunlennon101 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    They have changed. They used to be not

    that bad but could lead to vertigo attacks - now that is horrible trust me - if you've had it you'll know. Some could last a day really bad and then for weeks afterwards I wasn't steady on my feet. Now though - I'm getting some ocular disturbance with them at times - only...
    nunos nunos 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 4

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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 2 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    I have been dealing with migraine headaches

    for years now. Anything that I have taken does not seem to help and when I get a migraine it starts in front and goes all the way around to the back of my head and neck doctor put me on fircoet with codiene and that seems to kill my mirgraines and I do not get them harldy at all...
    Krimsonraine Krimsonraine 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    I had a nice day planned today.

    All ruined by a migraine. I don't know how many birthdays, family celebrations, events or just plain normal days I've lost to these headaches. This one is linked in with my hormones so even when I have found something that works for a while; I am guaranteed to get this one. The...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 6 Responses Jul 29

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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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    Like depression and anxiety wasn't enough this

    week - woke up with insane migraine this morning. Never a good way to start the day. Maxalt, please!
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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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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    Related Experiences

    I grew up undiagnosed, often ocular or silent migraines making me feel bizarre without a good answer why. It took a really bad migraine in my 20's to finally get a diagnosis. They...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I have these horrible memories of getting migraines weekly and coming home and vomiting. This occurred while I was in Elementary. I used to wonder what not being in pain was like...
    advicefairy advicefairy 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    after the botox failed, my neurologist has decided to attack this at an "unconventional" standpoint..... he says I've done pretty much everything to fix them conventionally. he...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Nov 30

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