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I Get Migraine Headaches

For sufferers of the insanely painful headaches known as Migraines 4,596 People

    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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    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...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 22

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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 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    Absolutely Horrific

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

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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...
    Legionicula Legionicula 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 7

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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 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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    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 5 Responses Jul 9

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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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 2 Responses Jul 8

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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 4 Responses Jun 29

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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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    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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    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...
    thatoneinpain thatoneinpain 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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    AuntieShani AuntieShani 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 1

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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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    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 4 Responses May 2

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    ... 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 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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    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 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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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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    Fighting One Now

    I didn't get migraines until I had children. It isn't the stress associated with being a mum.  I believe it was my first pregnancy that caused the migraines.  Is it possible?We sail every summer holiday and the glare from the water is excruciating when I have my migraines.  I...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 4 Responses May 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 2

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    001goodguy65 001goodguy65 46-50, 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 2 Responses Dec 31, 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 2 Responses 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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    Related Experiences

    When I was 12 years old I started having extreme headaches. My mom took me to the neurologist and they said I would grow out of them and didn't take my pain seriously. Later, it...
    WynonnaMarye WynonnaMarye 18-21, F Sep 25