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I Suffer From Chronic Migraines

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    It started this fall

    and it's been 4 months that I have migraines,almost every day. I only feel better when I get used to the pain and forget about it,concentrating on something else. But it comes back. So I pass my whole day noticing the pain is back,when it probably never left. I know there are...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    My Lttle Bitty Headache!

    My migraines are triggered by numerous things... food allergy, lack of sleep(overly tired), dehydration, lack of caffeine, overdose of caffeine, eye strain,  and more. I try to catch it early but it doesn't always work. My migraines always come from the right side of my...
    icyfire icyfire 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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    Ive had headaches since i was little.

    No scan or medication ever worked. The only relief i have found was after visiting a chiropractor and finding out my horrible posture has ruined my spine and puts pressure on my nerves causing sinus issues and migraines. I can help it not get worse but it will never be 100%.
    mawniegirl mawniegirl 26-30, F Sep 16

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    In Pain!

    I've had this migraine since Wednesday, so that's 4 days, and I'm getting really irritated now. I've suffered from migraines for 5 years, and the longest I've had one for has been 4 weeks, and it's horrible. I mean, yes, I'm used to them now, and I get them around 3 times a...
    artemislove artemislove 13-15, F Sep 2, 2012

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    Most People Just Dont Seem To Get It..

    Migraines are defiantly not just headaches no where near in fact, I'm now 27 and suffered my entire life, i was on every med going medicines, tablets herbal and even had to have injections for a long time since then i was told mine was most likely a form or epilepsy and meds were...
    NightGambit NightGambit 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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    My botox for migraines treatment was 2 days ago.

    It almost didn't happen because the price went up to $1,800 per treatnent. But it did and I have been exhausted ever since. I really don't understand why people get it who don't absolutely have to. In addition to feeling like a human pin cushion from 41 needle sticks to the head...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Sep 5

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    I Want To Give Up. Just Stop Even Trying...

    how do you know when to stop trying and accept defeat? it's a small thing that is causing me to feel this way today. the prednisone side effects cause me to be a little more depressed than usual. the doctors office not returning my phone calls about the agitation and...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Sep 16, 2013

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    Today I can't wait for class to end

    so I can go home and sleep the rest of the day away in a dark, dark room.
    lalaloopsytrollpony lalaloopsytrollpony 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Like Lightning In My Brain

    I suffer very badly with migraines and for the last year i have had them pretty much everyday. But i've suffered for a total of 5 years. I haven't really pin-pointed a trigger/s just yet as they are just so random. Along with the headache and nausea i also get pains which i can...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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    Chronic Migraine Affecting My Life

    I have been living with chronic migraine for years now, and it is ruining my life. I have migraines with aura that are extremely painful, some that don't go away for days. I get so dehydrated from nausea and vomiting, and my migraines are on almost a daily basis. I'm really...
    Hollywood26 Hollywood26 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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    So... No one has a clue.

    They say it might be about certain foods,dehydratation,a structural anomaly of the brain,problems with the "pain barrier"... Or stress or physical trauma or psychological issues. Also too frequent use of NSAID. Eat this,gulp down this pills although they never helped,drink more...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    Sharing Information!

    I've been reading "healing your headache". Here are my current "What The ****" messages I have found. My favorite thing in this book thus far: "The effort expended in trying to live with these chronic background symptoms is exhausting. No wonder so many people with active...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Sep 4, 2013

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    Migraines

     I have had Migraine Headaches for years now.When I first started getting headaches they were not that bad but as time went on they only got worse and worse. I had all kinds of tests done and they always came back normal. My Doctor suggested Physical Therapy which I went to...
    princessv71 princessv71 31-35, F Jun 9, 2009

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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 which might be part of the reason. But my chiropractor says it's because some stuff w/ my back, too. We went to a migraine doctor & he...
    njgirll njgirll 16-17, F Jul 27

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    Blegh

    Every single day. The constant throbbing doesn't go away. All the lights have to be off, and everything turned off, nobody can talk. It only makes my migraine worse. For the past week, I have had A migraine that won't go away. Usually going to the E.R gets rid of the pain. But...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Can Anyone Help Me Please?

    Dear Readers, My name is Tina-Lynn I was born 1pound 2oz on March 21 1986, I had a stroke at birth and suffered a Grade 4 Brain Hemrage and that lead to my blood clot when that discenegrated it left a hole in the visual and memory part of my brain for those of you who are...
    TinaLynn TinaLynn 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2010

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    There is nothing worse

    than feeling pain you cannot control. Even in BDSM, you have the power to stop the sadist from inflicting the pain on you as the masochist. But chronic pain, pain within you, there are no safe words to give you a break; to discuss what is wrong. The pain is never ending...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Anxiety And Migraines?

    I struggled with migraines almost every day for ten years from about age 11-21. Luckily I have pretty much outgrown them, but now instead of being on medication for migraines, I am on medication for anxiety... Will this ever end? Is it too much to ask to be a NORMAL healthy 23...
    MaryBerry6 MaryBerry6 22-25 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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    Every Day Is A Migraine Day!!!

    I am so sick of having these daily, no one understands, no one can explain why, no one has a treatment.. so I sit and suffer in silence.. for complaining doesn't do any good... i've lost the joy in living, don't really want to do this more... I spend all my time alone... Seem's...
    cooki66 cooki66 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    The Pain...

    I have suffered with chronic migraines since i was 15. It got so bad I was home from school most of my sophmore and junior year. Nothing ever seemed to work and the pain never went away except if I had managed to fall asleep. The doctors finally figured out part of the problem...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2011

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    I got my second round of Botox shots on Tuesday,

    which proved to be a godsend to me in reducing my number of migraine days and the severity of the migraines I did get, when I first tried Botox 3 months ago. Unfortunately I had 2 weeks of side effects that put me down for the count and I'm experiencing that now too. Like all of...
    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    Every day I wake up expecting to wake up with

    one, and if I don't have one then then i expect one all day long. I take all kinds of medication once i get one and a few before. Either way I'm out all day. Its killed my school attendance this year and its not even over. Then summer comes and in gone backpacking for weeks at a...
    helsingrise helsingrise 16-17, M Apr 14

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    I Long For The Days....

    A few years ago, I longed for the days I had barely any migraines. One year ago I longed for the days I had only a couple migraines a week. 6 months ago I longed for the days I had migraines almost every day. Today I long for the days when I didn't have a migraine almost the...
    MarieHoward MarieHoward 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Still Searching For Solutions..

    I had my first migraine when I was about 8 years old.  I had no idea what was happening to me. The first thing I noticed was that some of the fingers on my right hand had gone numb. After that, gold and silver shimmering lines appeared in my vision. They would have been...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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    My Chronic Migraines Are Everyday

    Ive been to mayo clinic, amen clinic in newport beach,California, a few other neurologists and now im at university of michigan, I get these migraines everyday nobody has yet to figure out why they come all they say is that its hereditary nothing ever comes up in mris or cts. ive...
    CJ2510 CJ2510 22-25 3 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    Ever since I graduated college

    and got into the work world. Can't drink any alcohol. Weather changes, smoke, tension are also triggers.
    steverick steverick 56-60, M Sep 29

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    Today

    its been so bad today, i can barely get up to use the bathroom. wish i couldve slept the whole day until it was gone but i had lots of things to do. ugh i have suffering from migraines, i need to go get my pills filled to help me but im in no shape to drive. :/ gonna have to...
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    Yeah,that's the problem:

    until you suffer from it,it sounds like no big deal. I'm a "newbie" in this departement,for me everything started about a month before my 18th birthday. Since then I'm in pain every day. It's not that strong to get me in hospital but it's enough to make me stay in bed for a day...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    They Are the Worse...

    I suffer from really bad migraines. They last for days at a time. The only thing that helps is, food, because I usually get them, when my body hasn't eaten much in days, and sleep. I can't take a migraine medication, because I am alergic to a lot of different medication. So there...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 29, 2009

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    http://www.avoidamigraine.

    com/migrainesymptoms-3.html I am kinda worried... when I first went to a doc about my headache, it was because I felt my memory was getting fuzzy, my logic was of and my talk was a little sluggish. Later I got bad at math. I got trouble concentrating on reading books now. I...
    Barlong Barlong 22-25, F Aug 3

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    I Suffer From Chronic Migraines

    About five months ago i started getting really bad sore heads, i used to get migraines with an aura for years but they were not to bad but about five months ago that changed. i started to get unbearable pain behind my left eye and the pain would travel down the side of my face...
    Roy7171 Roy7171 36-40 1 Response Jul 17, 2009

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    Migraine Poem

    Never ending Relentless torture Day in- day out. Peaks of pain, Brief glimpses of hope, Quickly shrouded By the beast inside me.
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Aug 21, 2013

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    I suffer from chronic migraines.

    I average about 10-15 a month. When I have a migraine I want to crawl in a dark, quiet hole until it goes away. If I feel it coming, I can take a sumatriptan and 7 out of 10 times it goes away. My PA started me on Amitriptyline at night which is supposed to help prevent the...
    LB1911 LB1911 26-30, F Jan 10

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    Well,I was wondering how hadn't I broken yet.

    I hadn't been crying or puking for a while... almost 3 weeks or something. And then yesterday happened. I was feeling as usual,so kinda bad but not that bad. And for the whole day I kept thinking I'm not crying,that's wonderful. Even if I've been in constant pain for 11 days...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I have had them for about 8 years.

    After going through, pain meds. Numurous other meds. Etc etc.. Most of the meds just made me sleepy as hell. I used to fall asleep standing up at work. I finally learned what the phrase" dont confuse breathing with living" means the hard way. I was truly at the end of my rope...
    goodboi goodboi 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 18

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    Lately, I've refused to take my medication at

    the onset of a migraine. They've come in waves near daily ranging from mild to severe. Anyway, the meds have they're own repercussions. I take them and they usually lessen the pain but I sleep forever, wake sluggish and swollen due to water retention, then get severe insomnia...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Oct 1

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    Terrible Headache, Vomitting, Weakness....

    ....that's what my bestfriend says so... She has this terrible migraine which is triggered more when she's under stress...or so worried on something...she's taking meds for this but they dont seem to work on her.....
    justhere4u justhere4u 46-50 Jun 10, 2009

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    My Migraines

    My migraines probably started when I began to hit puberty. I used to always get them once a month during my period. First it would just start with a mild headache that I thought would soon pass, then once day I just began seeing lots of flashing lights like someone had been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    Migraines Aren't "bad Headaches"

    I get migraines and cluster headaches very frequently (like every other day), and preventative medication lessens it, but it doesn't ease the pain, and the lessening of migraines comes at the cost of cognitive health (confusion, memory problems, difficulty thinking and...
    NowWeAreNoOne NowWeAreNoOne 18-21 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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    My Migraines Could Kill

     i've been having severe migraines for about 4 years. i have tried everything to get rid of them. medications, surgeries, procedures, and therapy. they seem to be triggered by light and sound and now i only see the outside world through sunglasses and ear plugs. i had a...
    AndriaLinn AndriaLinn 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 29, 2009

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    I had the botox treatment 10 days ago

    and the severity of the migraines have greatly lessened. I'm thankful for that! The confusion and forgetfulness (amnesia like symptoms from post TEA) are worse. For instance, I have huge gaping holes in my memory from yesterday. There are a few really important things that...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Sep 12

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    Is This Even Chronic Migraine And When Will Everyone Come To Terms With It

    so recently I had a really bad pain in my head for a week, the worst pain I have ever experienced (I have ha a broken femur so I know pain) this made it difficult to cope, i had nausea and pain. The doctors eventually decided it was chronic migraines and sent me away with a...
    coke22 coke22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    Vomiting? Light Hurting Your Eyes? Stabbing Head Pain?...just Another Daily Migraine.

    I remember my first migraine. I was five and my mom let me sleep in my parents queen size bed. All the lights had to be off and I threw up repeatedly from the pain. I remember crying and not understanding how my head could hurt so bad. I'm twenty-two now and still have migraines...
    sleeplessnite sleeplessnite 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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    My neurologist technically gave up on me.

    ..she gave me a referral to the headache clinic at the university of Michigan. I go there on the 19th of June... But....in the mean time I'm now trying Diamox. On the last leg of my current instructions; 500 mg in the morning and 500 mg at night. This is to see if my migraines...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Hallucinations

    I have been getting migraines since I was 5, about one every month. I have never met another sufferer and would love to have a support group. I take amitriptyline daily, but still get migraines that interefere with my life. Also, as I reach the peak of my migraine (that...
    sss0123 sss0123 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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    Nothing Fun Is Left...

    There's nothing worse than not being able to find something that you're so fond of doing. not only does it rob me of my social life, sex life, and work life...I lose hobbies too. Today I tried to ride the odessey. Honda type gokart from the 80s. Very loud. But I wanted to ride...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Everyday...

    I wake up and everyday I have a migraine. I can't seem to get rid of it and the doctors are stumped. I am now waiting for the neurologist to call me and the will have to do something because I can't take this much longer. Every loud noise triggers it, every sunshine ray that...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    It's getting bad again.

    I've been as fine as one can be for a month or so,I still felt pain almost everyday but it was manageable. It was just bad headaches but I was so used to that kind of pain that I didn't really feel it. It was like background noise: you are aware of it but you concentrate on...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F Apr 26

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    Good From Bad.

    My parents told me I used to have them earlier than I touched a soccer ball. If I was talking to someone that doesn't understand what it's like to get a migraine I would try to go into more detail about how I cope etc. Since posting this in a chronic migraine group, we can skip...
    Invest2CentsSomeRworthMORE Invest2CentsSomeRworthMORE 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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    It's Hard Living With Pain.

    I started having hemiplegic migraines after hitting the back of my head when I was 15. Half my body would go numb, and my head would feel like someone was icepicking it. Oh, and I'd go partially blind. It used to only happen a few times a year, but they got worse and worse as the...
    Casehead Casehead 26-30 1 Response May 14, 2008

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