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I Suffer From Chronic Migraines

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    Last wednesday I've learned I have chronic

    migraines. Although it is good news if you compare it to my assumptions of my Epilepsy worsening, it is still another handicap, which makes 3 of them. It does sadden me a little to learn that I have yet another handicap, it gives me the feeling I get more handicapped the older...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 6

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I've found medical MJ has helped me deal with

    the pain by distancing my self from it. They last three days and then two days off. They are horrible:(
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 11

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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 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 7, 2014

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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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    vocaleyes vocaleyes 56-60, F Aug 19

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    So for a month now I have been on amitriptyline

    and I have my appointment tomorrow and I have okay news for my dr even though she doesn't like how difficult I am to work with and she doesn't understand what is wrong with me completely my migraines went down from about an 8.5 everyday (at least) to a 7. But the thing is when...
    ThatoneinLove ThatoneinLove 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 17, 2014

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    I've been getting migraines every day again

    and I'm going crazy. I can't function properly. I'm on preventative meds, and my meds I take when I get a migraine well my insurance only pays for 9 a month and they've only been working about half a day, so what do I do the other 25 days this month? And no I don't mean a bad...
    itskismet itskismet 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    Was in the ER for a four day migraine last

    night. They are so horrible
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Over the last 9 months

    or so my migraines have gotten a lot worse than before. They're more frequent now. I have them several times a week and sometimes they last for a couple of days. They've become really debilitating. Then I went on vacation and only got 1 relatively mild migraine attack in a month...
    UnwantedPup UnwantedPup 31-35, T 2 Responses Jun 7

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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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    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 Oct 16, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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, 2014

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    I have had migraines off

    and on since I was 11 years old. For the past 3 years I have had a migraine almost every day. I have had cat scans done, MRI's, X rays, I see a chiropractor regularly and get massages and it just makes it worse. It's frustrates me that no one can figure out what's wrong.
    akrysrose akrysrose 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2014

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    I was feeling so much better this year.

    But I had a really nasty one today. I had feared for months that this would happen. It was... I won't even attempt to describe the pain. I had to spend all day in bed. I run out of the special medication I got from France so I could only take something lighter. It's so...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    I suffer from chronic migraines

    and headaches and my family doesn't understand the pain I have on a daily basis.
    Indomitable6811 Indomitable6811 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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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, 2014

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    I don't but my mom does it's absolutely

    dreadful to see a family member like this.
    Mike3569 Mike3569 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 6

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 56-60, M 5 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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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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    So, I had a Botox treatment on Tuesday.

    It was more painful than usual. My neurologist says that's normal for patients that experience several painful migraines before a treatment. She also confirmed that the severe facial swelling I've been experiencing during severe migraines is also quite a normal reaction...
    sjmckstan sjmckstan 36-40, F Nov 29, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    migraine migraine go away,

    please don't come back another day :(
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    For the past four years I've suffered from

    chronic migraine. For those of you who do, you understand it's not your typical headache and can be at times, debilitating. The medication can be as bad at times also. So far this year, I've had 3 sinus infections, the last treated with a zpak and steroids I had an allergic...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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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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    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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    we have thunderstorms in the area

    so guess who's getting a migraine?
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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