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I Get Migraine Headaches

For sufferers of the insanely painful headaches known as Migraines 5,497 People

    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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    They are THE WORST. It feels like a damn ice

    pick being pounded into one side of your head. One time I had a really bad one that wouldn't go away for 6 days. Anytime I heard noise or saw light I would cry because it made it worse. I ended up at the hospital and they gave me some drugs that worked after a couple hours. I...
    classAteam classAteam 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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    Hello my name is Robin

    and I am a single mother of 2 beautiful angels. I am trying to raise money for medical and other expenses which have steadily grown since being diagnosed with Graves disease years ago and being diagnosed with Lupus, arthritis and chronic migraines. Permanent damage was done to...
    robinwright28 robinwright28 36-40, F Apr 11

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    at least 2 times a week.

    I get migraines. .piercing. .photo phobia, sick..tried everything. .maybe I just deserve it. .
    nonjoy nonjoy 46-50, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hannial Hannial 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I have a genetic link to getting migraines,

    from my grandfather, to my mother, to me, to 3 of my 4 children and now on to my oldest grandson who is 13. From my mother's day it was to just go lay in a dark, quiet room with ice packs on your neck until they went away. My treatment started out that way when I was about 18...
    rowenbumble rowenbumble 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    RandiMojoCabra RandiMojoCabra 41-45, F Mar 29

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 25, 2014

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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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    Been having migraines

    and vertigo ever since being hit with VBIED
    mortaritaville07 mortaritaville07 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 20

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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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    I have cut out all forms of caffeine

    and high fructose corn syrup. About two months and nothing, not even a headache.
    Bedmonster Bedmonster 70+, M Dec 23, 2014

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    Has anyone had a positive story from taking

    Topiramate (Topamax)? I started taking it to help prevent migraines back in May and although it made me feel quite thick headed I lived with it as the frequency of my migraines lessened so much. Now they are back to pre-Topiramate level. I'm not keen on increasing the dose but...
    abscuramma abscuramma 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    It's sad that I'm only a teen an I suffer from

    severe migraines accompanied by major photophobia and vertigo. It's gross.
    DSWRW DSWRW 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 24

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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 Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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    So, I started the botox injections yesterday

    for my migraines. I was good for the first two hours after. Then the pain hit...a lovely side effect is that after injections, it can trigger a migraine as well as soreness at the injection sites. It was the worst I have had in a long time and it pretty much kicked my butt...
    lightswitch12 lightswitch12 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 11

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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, 2014

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    head's throbbing.. and any little sound

    or light is bothering me to death.
    SammiSakura SammiSakura 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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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, 2014

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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 4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    migraine day 2. I'm so.

    .drained...exsausted....
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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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 2 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    I keep getting migraine headaches at least

    once a month. I am taking the pill Cymbalta and wondered if that is what is causing my migraines. I also take TRAZODONE. which helps me sleep at night. And I take something for my hypothyroidism. When I get these migraines it usually starts with zag-lines, but it doesn't seem to...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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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, 2014

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    I have severe migraine headaches with most

    every possible symtom. aura, blind spots, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, tingling in limbs, pain in temples that radiates as it gets worse. they can last multiple days. they have been passed down to me by my mother and to her from her mothers epilepsy. I'm afraid to have my own...
    happyboxy happyboxy 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 6

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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, 2014

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    In my case, due to having very acute senses,

    most of the time my migraine headaches generally get trigger by too much sensory overload. Sometimes meditation can help filter out some of this. Other times I need to find a dark, quiet place to recover. And sometimes, medicine helps.
    Waninho97 Waninho97 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    They freaking suck. I used to have them

    for 15 days out of the month when I was smaller, maybe ages 9-14. Slowly, they depleted until I get them onlt once a month when I have my menstrual though sometimes I do have two in one month. Me and my cousin are the only ones in my family that get them so we have no idea why...
    Kymm951 Kymm951 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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    so today i have a migraine thanks to this rain

    that's moving in. i hope it goes away fast.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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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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    Having had migraines

    since my late teens, I've learned how to handle them fairly well. I know my triggers... what to eat, what to avoid, sleep patterns, stressors, etc... But, every once in a while, one comes along with such a fierce power that it causes me to spiral downward... taking every ounce...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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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, 2014

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    I hate them. So much.

    I currently have one, and I actually had to lay down cause I couldn't sit up anymore. Makes me feel like I'm going to puke and it makes me so weak I ca barely move... I usually need to lay in a pitch black room with no sound and sleep in order to get it to away... Sigh. I took 2...
    PsychGirl94 PsychGirl94 18-21, F Dec 23, 2014

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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 get them almost everyday literally.

    Ibuprofen usually works if that doesn't I try to sleep it away. I also smoke cigarettes so that could be a reason why I get them so much. I just hate that I get them all the time.
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 20

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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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    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 5 Responses Jan 18, 2012

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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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    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 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 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, 2014

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