who knows any cure for migraines?

Saint Lucia
May 5, 2009 5:29pm CST
I have been suffering with headaches for as long as i can remember.Very intense,sometimes i cry.I went to the doctor and he said it was migraines but there is no cure,yet he did not give any medicine to take for it.I usually drink painkillers such as tylenol,advil and panadol but they didnt work so now i only take advil.I take four at a time although i know its not good thats what helps me from going insane with the pain.Are there any of my fellow mylotters who suffer with it?Can you tell me what you take for it?Was it prescribed to you?
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• United States
6 May 09
If all else fails why don't you shop for a good acupuncturist. My friend had constant headaches and after a few sessions, her headaches did not go away completely but it became less frequent. I'm not sure if insurance pays for it, you should check anyway, but I don't think it's too expensive to do this on your own either.
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@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
That is a really good idea! I have always wanted to go to an acupuncturist, just as a goal in life, but I never really thought about it as a medicine for migranes. I want to try meditation to see if that helps, as well as see a chiropractor. An acupuncturist might do the trick!
• United States
5 May 09
I'm a firm believer in the "sugar-caffiene overload" cure. I learned this cure in 3rd grade from my teacher who suffered migraines badly. She'd get a coke and a snickers and practically inhale them. I found out a couple years ago that it actually works. Prior to actually trying it, I used Excedrin Migraine. The pop & candy bar work faster. Good luck. I hope you feel better soon. --Shannon
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
I will have to try that sometime. This makes me a bit nervous though, because when I get migranes, just the THOUGHT of sugar makes me throw up.
• United States
5 May 09
No there is no real cure for migraines, but there are things that help. The problem is finding out what causes them, to get proper treatment. I find your dr to be very insensitive, he could have at least ordered you Imitrex or Relpax to see if they help you. I would suggest you keep a journal of when you get them, how long they last, whether they are in the same spot of your head, what precipitates them, and what if anything will help them go away or at least be alleviated. Then you will have info to arm yourself with. Also do you have any neurological symptoms that accompany the migraine, such as dizziness, blurred vision, light sensitivity, etc. You can try Excedrin Migraine it does work well. Because it can be caused by any number of things, finding the cause would be your best bet to finding what will work. I think Relpax works wonderful, it is kind of expensive though.
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@Reesers (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
That is exactly what I was going to say. I know what triggers my migraines and usually can prevent them in time. I don't have a prescription but I do use Excedrin Migraine. I absolutely love it. And you're right, it works really well. I know Advil has something as well but I've never tried it. The only reason is that they look like they're on the bigger side, like those huge round tablets or gelcaps. I have a hard time with things like that. Excedrin goes down easily so I've stuck with that.
• Philippines
6 May 09
You may see an opthalmologist, don't skip meal, don't get very exhausted. Don't eat chocolates and cheese, Don't look at the bright lights. Look at the green grasses outside, take a deep breath. I have found a new food supplement to alleviate it. and it works.
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• United States
6 May 09
Definelty see another dr!!! people are dr. shopping these days so the doctors are less quick to prescribe things. Maxalt worked great for me. Excedrin worked well but I was eating to many of them and gave myself an ulcer so be careful with those. Caffine works for me but my freind says it makes hers worse. Everyone is different with that. Try laying in a dark,quiet room with a cold pack on your neck when you feel the migraine coming on. The sooner that you can "catch it" the better. Good luck to you
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@fasttalker (2798)
• United States
5 May 09
Well lets see there is Depakote, Imitrex, Toradol, Topamax, clonidine, Blocadrin, benezepril....you get the picture. There is an endless list of medications used to treat migraines. I agree with the fact that there isn't a cure for them but the symptoms can definately be treated. You just have to experiment to find out what works for you. Trying to stay in a quite, dark and calm area and use cool compresses helps but unfortunately is not always possible. I would mention these to your Dr. or find another one and get soemthing for them. They are very painful! Good Luck!
@spalladino (17927)
• United States
5 May 09
You need to see another doctor. There are medications that will not only lessen the number of migraines that you have but there are also medications that you can take once a migraine starts to stop it. I don't know the names...my best friend gets them and she's been helped by medication for a long time.
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@chigawaga (593)
• Canada
5 May 09
hi,i suffer from migraines to and ohhhh they are painful!i take maxalt for mine but they dont entirely take it away,just relieves some of the pressure so i can get by the day.i also find that a nice cold cloth over my eyes and forehead helps relax to,and lots of water and even sleep!the maxalts my doctor gives me samples of becuase they are 50dollars a pack and theres only 2 in a pack so he gives me 6samples a month so i dont have to woory about paying a fortune for them!but there the only thing that has helped and ive been given alot of medicines that never worked at all
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@Ozarkgirl (774)
• United States
6 May 09
I have migraines and I was prescibed Imitrex pills but they did not work so I then prescribes Imitrex Injections and they work. I am so sorry to hear they your doctor who said you have Migraines DID NOT prescibe you any medication. I would find me another doctor. Sorry to hear you have them, but there are all kinds of medicines to help your situtation but they are all precribtion medications.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
I had a friend use imitrex a few years ago and she said that the pills made her migranes worse and the injections were really painful. Migranes are the worst. I am thinking about taking up meditation to see if that helps. I hear that meditating will make migranes occur less often because it relieves stress.
@Netsbridge (3243)
• United States
24 Aug 09
Besides hunger, some migraines can be caused by eye strain or eye fatigue. There is also an eye condition known as aniseikonia that leads to severe and constant headaches, if eye condition is not corrected with special lenses. If you however do not have anseikonia, I can send you health package including information on maintaining a healthy lifestyle and suggested health menu to help you tackle your headaches and/or health problems. You should also include any allergies or other health conditions when requesting health package. Contact me at netsbridge@yahoo.com or Email my rep. Lily: netslily@yahoo.com
6 May 09
yep i am also a sufferer from the dreaded migraine, i hate it when i get the blurry eye thing and i know that in about half an hour i will be in agony. ummmm i usually try to take painkillers aswell but i take neurofen it usually helps quite alot, oh yeah i used to get them more often when i missed breakfast so make sure that you eat that
@UK_Shree (3604)
6 May 09
I have experienced migranes in the past and I know how bad they can make you feel. Sometimes if not always the pain feels unbearable and you just want it to stop more than anything else. You definitely should not be taking so many painkillers as they will have a very bad effect on your stomach so please do try and control this. I find that the maximum dose of Anadin (which is aspirin based) works best for me and after taking it I try and get some sleep in the quietest and darkest room of the house possible. A few hours away from everything usually does help.
@rebelmel (1387)
• United States
6 May 09
Ugh, I get migranes too. They are terrible! The best advice I can give is to take twice the amount of asprin you would take for a normal headache - as SOON as you start feeling it come. Drink lots of water and eat some fruit. Bananas help because of the potassium. At least that is what I heard! SLEEP. That is the only thing that helps me when I have a migrane. It feels soothing to wet a facecloth with cool water and to leave it on your head - it will at least stop the fever. Do you usually get fever with your migranes? I do. You can see it in my face - my cheeks turn bright red and my face feels so hot!
• Philippines
6 May 09
hi! same problem. but thank you Lord because I can manage my migraines now since I'm taking vitamins, enough rest and sleep, drink plenty of water, avoid using computer and avoid watching T.V. for a long time. When I get headache, i just take advil and saridon. But the best thing ever is TAKE ENOUGH SLEEP!
• United States
6 May 09
I suffer from Migraines as well. My doctor perscribed me with Topamax. It really helps me. You should ask your doctor about it, and tell him you should try it to see if it would help you any. I had suffered from Migraines until I was 5 until now. Then along came Topamax, and it helped tons!
• Malta
6 May 09
Have you ever checked what type of headache do you suffer from. I suffer from migraine because I have certain symptoms and because they are related with my menstruations. My gynae suggested I take magnesium supplements everyday and they have helped. They are just vitamin supplements. Also I have read that a banana a day helps migraines, so I do take one a day. Also check with a doctor about your headaches, maybe doing a ct scan. My friend found out that she suffers from cluster headaches, and usually they are stress related and she takes some medications for it.
• United States
6 May 09
I have been in the same situation as u now what i found that works for me is excederen tension headach i have had alot of luck with it just becareful one pill equals one cup of coffee cause if the caffine try it and i hope it works for u
• United States
6 May 09
My mom gets them baaaad. She used to take Imitrex but I'm not sure what she takes now. I know if they get debilitating she goes to the doctor and they give her some kind of pain shot.
• India
6 May 09
well u should the yoga its best u dont have to take any medication and u get 90% + results.
@mymaria (379)
• Philippines
6 May 09
hi. i don't ever had a migraines since birth, but i had my sister who suffer too. it so really bad for her, she cannot serious her studies due to her migraines. when they got into the doctor, the doctor cannot also give a medicine to her because she had an allergic when she take it. now i don't have also an idea what medicines is the best for you. for me use a shades to protect your eyes under the heat of the sun.