I Suffer From Migraines

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    I grew up undiagnosed,

    often ocular or silent migraines making me feel bizarre without a good answer why. It took a really bad migraine in my 20's to finally get a diagnosis. They very much run in the family, though my parents tended to get more classic migraines, and neither they nor previous doctors...
    frostyflower frostyflower
    31-35, F
    1 Response Dec 1, 2014

    I had one that started quite early this morning.

    There were no warning signs as I woke up into it. Usually I'll get blind spots and flashing lights in my eyes, as well as pins and needles and I'll become really confused and anxious. I've started a migraine diary. My mother and sister both suffered with migraines quite badly...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 16, 2015

    About Painkillers

    So I heard in the news that the "experts" have finally worked out that taking painkillers for headaches could make them worse. For years I was taking prescription drugs for migraines but they didn't work. I would then ask my doctor for a stronger dose and so it went on and the...
    vector8 vector8
    46-50, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2012

    Hate Migraines

    I've had migraines for over 20 years; usually 2-3/week.  Been taking topamax for years with some success, but the side effects suck, especially the memory loss (there's a reason they call it dope-a-max).  After 4 years of lobbying the insurance company they finally...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Aug 26, 2009

    I added this new medication to help me focus in

    class & im already taking antidepressants but the new med makes me more prone to getting migraines
    SempiternalDream SempiternalDream
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 27, 2015

    I have one now. I don't know the exact cause.

    Feels like I'm being hit over the head repeatedly, or like it's being squeezed. It's becoming unbearable. Does anyone else experience this?
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    Apr 11, 2015

    I only started to have migraines during my

    second pregnancy - that was one of my first symptoms.. From then on its increased.. I'm under a neurologist who wanted my to have a stimulator in the brain however I'm not so keen to go into surgery unless it becomes way too much. I've heard of a study trail on Rhinochill I...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 24

    They Suck!

    I  get really bad migraines. They are the worst. I hate them. Sometimes they get so bad that I can't do anything. It is so no fun at all. I just want to like smash my head into the ground. It just hurts like hell. They are not >easy to deal with, because you can't do much of...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Apr 28, 2013

    "I Am Migraine Free"

      Before I consulted doctors at the Headache Clinic, I had constant migraines, I could not remember simple things & feeling very tired and irritated because of them, probably from the numerous drugs prescribed by GP’s. Then my life changed when I met Drs M...
    dineomatsie dineomatsie
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Nov 23, 2009

    No Control

    I am 16 and I've been getting migraine headaches since I was about 12. I have about 1 per week. I get nauseous, dizzy, light and sound sensitive, I've lost motor control, numbness, vomiting, I can't eat anything, it's terrible. The only thing I have done that helps is sleep. I...
    kmaher3531 kmaher3531
    18-21, F
    Oct 5, 2013

    Been home all day trying to distract my self

    from migraine triggered by perfume Can't sleep or put my head down
    joyofabluesky joyofabluesky
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 1, 2015

    The Power To Heal Is Within

    I heard in the news that The National Institute for Clinical Excellence (NICE) has recommended that Botox be used on patients who suffer with chronic migraines. They are speculating that it might even be offered on the NHS (National Health Service).  With all the cutbacks, can...
    vector8 vector8
    46-50, F
    Sep 10, 2012

    Living With Migraine

    I've suffered from very bad migraine since the age of 12. It started quite suddenly. I was sick for a year, lost so much weight that I was nothing but skin and bones. Just eating a bite of pizza made me get nauseous. I was lucky though, my moms sister suffers from migraine to and...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 5, 2013

    It's Horrible

    I suffer from migraines and it's horrible. The medication rarely works and I always feel so rotten that I feel that my children don't get enough attention from me. I always either feel sick and sore from the migraine or I feel sick and nauseous from the medication. I wouldn't...
    bufy1981 bufy1981
    26-30, F
    Jun 25, 2009

    My migraines are getting worse.

    I had been on Botox injections for a while but it didn't help. Not sure what I will do next. I have had a headache everyday for the last 15 years.
    Benchar10 Benchar10
    46-50, M
    1 Response Sep 17, 2015

    Worst one ever

    I’ve had a migraine for about three days now, but it wasn’t too bad until about midway through yesterday. I usually get the visual problems and manage to avoid the headache part by popping painkillers, as soon as I know there’s one coming. Usually, that works. Then...
    TheNakedPoet TheNakedPoet
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Feb 1, 2013

    11+ Years

    I have migraines 4-5 days a week!  If anyone finds a cure, please let me know.  My current meds do not work.
    sunshine005 sunshine005
    31-35
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2009

    Controlling

    Since I was 12, which is pretty typical, I've gotten migraines. They run in my family, so it's no big surprise. Sadly, I spent those years in foster care and had no idea - just a bunch of people telling my it was all in my head. I was like "you don't say?" When I hit my...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response May 23, 2012

    Blaaaaaaah

    The headache I have right now feels like zombies were trying to eat my brains, spit them out, someone put them in a blender and hit the puree button, poured it into a smoothie glass, and then back into my cranial cavity ._.
    babyblueeyes0417 babyblueeyes0417
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 10, 2012

    I have suffered from migraine

    since I can't remember and diagnosed at 16 yrs old. I used to get them on very hot weather or for other reasons, now I get them almost everyday, I would take maxalt once a month or not at all if I can handle it. Unfortunately I work at nights so it's quite double the suffering...
    gothamlove19 gothamlove19
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2014

    Last One Was A Nightmare

    I've endured migraines since I was 15 years old. Felt like a guinea pig with so many different meds over the years. After a super-migraine 12 years ago my neurologist started me on Topomax which really helped. Adding Botox injections really helped as well...I went from 3...
    sassyg1rl sassyg1rl
    46-50, F
    Sep 21, 2013

    I have suffered from debilitating migraines

    since childhood..and in the last two years I have been receiving nerve blocks in my head..and have only had very minor migraines and many months none at all..the procedure has high risks and hurts for a couple of days afterwards..but it's given me back my life.
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jan 18, 2014

    Getting Old Does Have Some (slight) Advantages...

    I used to have severe migraines.  Used to.  It started in my teens-it was a menstrual problem.  I haven't yet gone through "the change",but I don't have such migraines anymore.  I think this comes from my being so much older (I'm in perimenopause), and I can also attribute it...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique
    46-50, F
    6 Responses Mar 4, 2012

    Migraines And Msg

    I used to get migraines all the time. Then I figured out they were caused by MSG. I started eating foods free of MSG and my headaches vanishes. I love dip and chips and actaully found a company that makes dip mixes with no MSG. It's Little Pleasures Foods. They have a website...
    jmlmowery jmlmowery
    66-70
    May 14, 2010

    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 effective for YOU?
    CisforCOUTH CisforCOUTH
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 3, 2012

    My Grace Is Sufficient For Thee

    "My comfort in my suffering is this, your promise preserves my life." Psalm 119:50As I struggle with the new symptom of my Multiple Sclerosis that causes terrible and sudden nerve pain I find myself in the unique situation of feeling emotional and at peace at the same time...
    girl4god girl4god
    36-40, F
    Mar 4, 2012
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