Migraines are taking over my Life!!!!!!!!!

United States
August 5, 2007 8:20pm CST
i have had migrained all my life i can remeber as far back as 8 and they only seem to progress each year and about 5 years ago i discovered excedrin and it was one of the only things that seemed to help not cure it but help and now that im pregnant i cant take anything but tylenol and that has never done anything for me , they get to the point where my husband has to miss work so that he can stay with the kids because they cause me to stay in bed and im unable to do much if anything, i just dont know what to do anymore does anyone have any home remedies or suggestions that may help ill try anything that is safe while pregnant, what i have tried is my husband will massage my head neck shoulders temples but that only last for a short while, ill remain in a dark quite room with a cool cloth but that too only last for so long, a warm bath but that usually doesnt do much, im out of options !!! the headaches usually last almost 24 hrs and i get them atleast 3 days a week and yes ive been to the drs but there isnt anything medically they can give me while im pregnant so im looking to you for any suggestions!! thank you all in advance!
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@3lilangels (4639)
• United States
6 Aug 07
well first of all i want to congradualte you on your pregnacy,i have had migranes an aful lot thru my life and i have taken so much medicine and nothing works for me.until now i found one thing that does work and thats called head on for migranes,and you can apply this as many times as you want.some days i put it on like 10 times in less than 2 hours and it has a very cooling feeling,and it works great.im so amazed by this product.so i suggest you check it out and see if you can use it because you are pregnant.im pretty sure you will be able too.it has nothing in it to harm you or the baby.and also use a very cold ice pack that works great to for me when i get a severe migrane,where i feel so sick.good luck.
• United States
6 Aug 07
Thank you for your congrats, i will most defintely look into the product where can i find it??? and an ice pack i never thought of that belive it or not, i have placed my wet cloths in the freezer to get them as cold as possible and still the idea of an ice pack never came to mind thank you, and be sure to let me know where i can find that product , thanks again!
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@AmbiePam (50263)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I just suggested that too. But it doesn't work for me. I assume it works for others, but I just can't get it to work for mine. Maybe if I keep on using it, one day it will work?
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@trk918 (254)
• United States
6 Aug 07
Mine are called combination headaches. Pretty much the same symptoms as a migraine according to my doctor. What works for me is a theraputic massage. I found a good therapist that can relieve my headache after an hour massage. It takes a few hours to go away but it is tolerable after they are done.
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• United States
6 Aug 07
when my husbands massages my neck, shoulders and head it helps relieve it but like you said it takes some time and when they are very severe like they sometimes can get i need more than a massage but it does help and im glad to see that you have found something that works for you because i know that im looking for that one thing that works and im sticking with it thank you and good luck
@muralimn (535)
• United Arab Emirates
6 Aug 07
Hi, I can understand because I too had migrane for many years. But, now by god's grace, it is not that frequent or is very less. I have suffered a lot due to migrane. Few years back, I realised that one medicine I had been taking since long, that was the root cause of my migrane. And, some foods also trigged it. I don't remember the medicine name, but I will find it and post it here. Be careful what you eat and watch which food triggers your migrane. Take care.
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• United States
6 Aug 07
i never thought of keeping track of what i eat to see if that triggers it any i will most definetly take note of what i eat , im willing to do anything at this point thank you for your advice
• Philippines
6 Aug 07
hi there princess mom. I have a migraine when i was 13. now i am 27. this thing bugged me even in my sleep for 5years. but after i found the tips/techniques on how to avoid it, i am no longer having migraine for the past 8 years or so. migraine, as far as i can remember strikes me after schooling. after a thorough review. after a tiring day. basically, it is caused by stressed. at that time, i suffered the pain since i dont know how to control it. i had research on it but i cant find forever-solution to it. so what i did, i followed my doctors advised. he told me that instead of taking medication when it strikes, i just need to control it. here are some tips: do only what you think your body can do. don't overworked! don't expose yourself too much on the heat of the sun. if you want to go out on a sunny day, wear glasses. stress management is the very key of this. if you really cant avoid it.. when you have it, take a nap! when you wake up, its no longer there.
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• United States
6 Aug 07
your right about trying to avoid it i usually try to do that but for instance i woke up yesterday with one and it lasted all day and yes a nap is all it takes to make it go away but lately they have been so severe that they keep me from being able to sleep so i usually have it all day long and im usually up most of the night with one but as soon as i find a comfortable suitable solution where i can get a few hrs in i know it will be gone. i thank you for your advice and i will defintely work more on trying ot avoid it the best way i can ! thank you
@AmbiePam (50263)
• United States
6 Aug 07
I am so sorry to hear of your difficult situation. This should be a wonderful time for you, not such a painful one! I too have suffered with migraines since I was eight. I still end up in the ER sometimes when the prescribed medicine does not work. There are only a couple things I can think of that might help. One is called Head On. Perhaps you have seen their annoying commercials on TV? It's something like thin gel that is applied to wherever your headache is worst. I don't think it would affect a pregnancy, but you could always read the back of the stick. The other thing that I do, is get my sleep mask. You know the one that has a band attached to the mask and you slip it over your head? Well, instead of putting the mask over my eyes, I slip the mask to my forehead, creating a tightness that sort of contains the pain. It doesn't make it go away, but you know how sometimes you feel if someone could hold your head together, it would help so much? That is what the sleep mask does. You could also just use a thick and tight headband. I really hope something works for you. I've heard a chiropractor is good even for pregnant women. I know when I could afford to go, he really adjusted my neck and made my migraines fewer and far between. Sometimes improper alignment really is a cause for migraines. But I understand a lot of people distrust chiropractors. Until I met this one, I did too.
• United States
6 Aug 07
thank you for your advice, yes i very much know what you mean about the tightness i usually have my husband take my head into both hands and jsut apply pressure the only problem is while hes squeezing it feels great the moment he lets go it all come rushing back so maybe i coudl try the mask thing where it is an always constant slight pressure and i have tried a chiropractor and it does help some but i was going every other week and it got pretty pricy i know go about 1 time a month sometimes not till almost 2 months for thats all insurance will cover but it know doesnt have the same effect has a few times a month did. i thank you for your advice and ill keep you posted if i find any miracle working solution so that you too may be able to rest !!!
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@phon4u (2217)
• Laos
6 Aug 07
I have never had this experience in my life. I am learning. This is woman's problem. Can we exercise lightly to solve it? By taking a walk and taking the deep breath.