Who out there has MIGRANES?

United States
January 31, 2008 10:38am CST
Life is hard to enjoy if you have migranes. Like me........If I get a migrane my whole day is ruined and I can not do Anything that is up-beat or fun. The best thing to do is lay in bed and wait until it goes away/ If I don't take pain pills the pain gets so bad that i puke. Anyway, my question is--how do you manage your migranes and what do you do to AVOID getting them in the 1st place? I would LOVE to know so I can live a normal life. Sometimes my migranes get so bad I think my brain is sweeling up or I have brain cancer. But all the doctors do is give more pills to try like I'm some kind of an experement to them to see how that pills work. Anyway, let me know, it would be a great help!!
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• United States
31 Jan 08
yes, I know exactly how that is. I have had migraines since I was about 13, and they are the most horrid thing in the world. I feel totally drained and out of it for sometimes as long as a couple of days after a bad one. What I have done is keep track of the things that seem to trigger my migraines, and avoid those things, like flourescent lights for long periods of time, bananas (unfortunately), certain types of beans, and many other things. I also take an herbal supplement that seems to help ease the headache along with the meds my doctor has given me.
• United States
31 Jan 08
Do you mind sharing what that herbas substance is? I am trying to do all I can to prevent them. I do know that flourescent light do have an offect on my migrans, but the downside to that is I work at the hospital and all they have is does lights. So my migranes are at least monthly. I'm trying to just get a job from home--that would be good.
• Malaysia
1 Feb 08
Migraine scares me. I've had it for more than 20 years already and it doesn't get any better. What you can do maybe, is to monitor the triggering factors of your migraine. Some may find they cannot take coffee or chocolate. Some might be caused by other factors. Like myself, I cannot be without enough sleep. Once I feel sleepy I must find a chance to take even just a short nap. Normally, my migraine can be cured with Ponstan + Cafergot (take both together). So, for yourself, it's best to find what you need to avoid in order for you to get less migraine. Deep sleep will be an additional help once you had the attack. Only you yourself can identify the triggering factors of your migraine. Those are the ones that you need to really avoid.
@qradav (154)
• Philippines
1 Feb 08
I used to have migraines a lot before. My biggest problem before was when I read about three chapters of a book, my head starts spinning. And yeah, its annoying when you get migraines. Before, what I did was take some aspirin and close my eyes for like 30minutes to 1hour (to let the pain killer work). It got to a point where it was so bothersome already that I went to around three doctors. The two doctors suggested that I get some reading glasses. The third doctor though said that migraines are usually just a sign of fatigue. In my case, he said it was because the lighting may not have been that good so my eyes were overworked. He also said the distance from eye to reading material also played a factor. So he just suggested that more lighting when reading and that if I feel the slightest hint of nausea while reading, stop awhile for a few minutes before continuing. Since then, I have had fewer migraine attacks though I still get them from time to time but its always related to my eyes in my case.
1 Feb 08
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• India
1 Feb 08
hi lena i had the problem of migrains when i was in college and i know what u go thru when u have that ache.but i finally got rid of the problem by doing yoga and meditation.this helped me a lot and finaaly i got rid of my migraine.when u have migrane try have pure grape juice undiluted and without any additions.u can also apply lemon crust paste on the fore head..it also gives a little releif.but the best is meditation and yoga.all the best in ur search for the cure.
• United States
1 Feb 08
i had migraines so bad I wanted to just die. i don't have that problem much these days. I was told by someone to start drinking gatoraide when I get them. I had never liked drinking that stuff. But dear it's on my shopping list all the time. My daughter had them so bad the doctor had her keep a note book on them. But now she is doing much better. She drinks this for the most part over anything else.
@jhl930 (3605)
• United States
1 Feb 08
I actually know how you feel because whenever i was younger I would sometimes get migranes so bad that I would actually have to come home from school and get a wet wash cloth and lay down and my headache didnt go away until I went to sleep...because it hurt to have any light(dont know why but I ve heard alot of people talk about it hurt their head even mroe when there was light around)...I really dont know what makes people get migranes but alot of people get them..thank God I dont get many anymore because I know how painful they are!
@Reesers (1387)
• United States
31 Jan 08
I used to have migraines all the time when I was a kid but they suddenly stopped right before I hit my teens. However, they came back about seven years ago. At first I thought they were sinus headaches because they always came with a change in the weather. I would take sinus medicine and it wouldn't help. I finally found out the reason why - they were actually migraines. I've been using Excedrin Migraine. It works great! There's only been a few times when it hasn't and that's only because the migraine was really severe and lasted a few days. There's nothing I can do to stop them because they usually come with the weather changes, especially storms, and I can't change the weather. But as soon as I feel that pounding start, I immediately take the Excedrin and go to bed. I also noticed that it used to be my eyes that were affected when I was a child. Now it's my hearing. Even if someone is talking normal, sometimes it sounds as if they're yelling and it just makes the pounding worse. I may have the tv or radio on while I'm trying to recover but it won't be too loud.