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I Suffer From Chronic Migraines

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 9, 2011

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    Attacks Of Vomiting And Dizziness For 6hrs - one day I literally had to ring the doctor and cancel an appointment .. to have stitches removed I was in so much pain from a migraine...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2012

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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...
    princessv71 princessv71 31-35, F Jun 9, 2009

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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...
    coke22 coke22 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20, 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...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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...
    artemislove artemislove 13-15, F Sep 2, 2012

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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...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Apr 7

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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...
    NightGambit NightGambit 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 17, 2010

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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...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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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...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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...
    Libbs036 Libbs036 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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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...
    Casehead Casehead 26-30 1 Response May 14, 2008

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    Twenty Seven... - I average 27 migraine days per month. My medication makes me feel like crap. I think I may try juicing as a remedy. Has anyone tried this, and if so, was it...
    CisforCOUTH CisforCOUTH 26-30, F Sep 3, 2012

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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...
    MaryBerry6 MaryBerry6 22-25 1 Response Nov 16, 2012

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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...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Sep 4, 2013

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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...
    Roy7171 Roy7171 36-40 1 Response Jul 17, 2009

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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...
    SammyCymru SammyCymru 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 27, 2009

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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...
    jennamarie210 jennamarie210 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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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...
    helsingrise helsingrise 16-17, M 3 days ago

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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...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 30, 2010

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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...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    My Friggin Migraines! - My migraines are not very responsive to most drugs and the ones that do help cost THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS OUT OF POCKET PER MONTH. This really messes with my...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2012

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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...
    Invest2CentsSomeRworthMORE Invest2CentsSomeRworthMORE 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 19, 2013

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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...
    IcedPhoenix IcedPhoenix 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 14

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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...
    cooki66 cooki66 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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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...
    justhere4u justhere4u 46-50 Jun 10, 2009

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    My Story -  My headaches are the result of a motorcycle accident.  The concussion I suffered left me with some amnesia and chronic migraines.  I have tried about...
    scandiavegan scandiavegan 22-25, F Sep 26, 2009

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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...
    MarieHoward MarieHoward 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 2, 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...
    TinaLynn TinaLynn 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21, 2010

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    Headaches - I blew out the first disc in my lower back in 85 in germany.For years I have a steadily worsening back condition. Well last year 1 of my V A(veterans administration...
    mailmanshadow mailmanshadow 51-55, M Apr 22, 2011

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 29, 2009

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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...
    LB1911 LB1911 26-30, F Jan 10

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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...
    CJ2510 CJ2510 22-25 3 Responses Apr 29, 2013

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    It Got Complicated - I don't know when I first got a migraine. I have had headaches since early childhood, but to me (perhaps to the mainstream back then) a headache was a...
    rattleschains rattleschains 41-45, M Jan 7, 2013

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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...
    icyfire icyfire 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 22, 2008

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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...
    kiesterdee6 kiesterdee6 22-25, F Sep 16, 2013

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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...
    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...
    FolsomOrchid FolsomOrchid 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 31, 2009

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    2 Pills Isn't Even Enough - Well. I've been getting migraines for as long as I remember. I've even thrown up... I'm sure it caused from all my stress and depression and all that. I...
    neonkittens neonkittens 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 17, 2012

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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...
    NowWeAreNoOne NowWeAreNoOne 18-21 1 Response Jan 19, 2010

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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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    Hormonal Migraines - I get my migraines once a month - last about 7days. Either before, during and just after hormonal fluctuations (for women only :}) Vomiting, nausea right on...
    gerrynchappster gerrynchappster 36-40 2 Responses Jul 18, 2009

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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...
    sss0123 sss0123 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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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...
    Hollywood26 Hollywood26 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 30, 2009

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    I Get Headaches With Nausea Sometimes - I get them much less often now, but in recent years I got them regularly.. They weren't very frequent, just enough to be regular. They...
    MDenise MDenise 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 17, 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...
    sleeplessnite sleeplessnite 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2011

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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...
    crunchatizamecaptin crunchatizamecaptin 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    I have been in chronic, constant pain for over 15 years now. I have seen a multitude of doctors, had several surgeries, many exploratory and even a spinal fusion of my L4-L5 disc...
    Mahala71 Mahala71 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Actually we both suffer chronic pain. you might think this would bring us together or we would understand each other. But he says i discount his pain as though it is nothing. I...
    zionpegasus zionpegasus 41-45 Mar 17

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    I've been on this site now for a little while and am trying to create a support group for people who are working to cope with chronic pain in their spouse. This site would help...
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