I´m afraid my migraine is coming back
July 23, 2009 10:38am CST
About 15 years ago I started to have migraines, the nasty ones. They seem to assail me for a couple of month, virtually paralyzing me, at any time of the day, or worse, at night. During the day I can feel the onset, and then take some medication, and that sometimes prevents the real thing to happen. But I can´t do that at night, when I wake up with it I´m IN it, and it can drive you crazy. The last bout I had was about 4 years ago, and it lasted for 5 month. I´ve been okay since then, but I´m afraid it´s starting up again. Do any of you guys have experience with migraines, and maybe some ´trick´ you can share?
• United States
24 Jul 09
Hi, I'm in my 40's and have had migraines for over 20 years! I understand the pain you go through. I retreat to my bedroom where it is dark and quiet and lay there with ice on my head. My doctor finally put me on a medication called topamax. It helps prevents migraines. I still get them but not that often. Just a few times a year. I use to get them every month. I have cut all caffine out of diet, that is a must! I avoid chocolate and peanut butter, those two things seem to trigger migraines for me. I don't know what else to tell you but good luck. Migraines are terrible and are unbearable.
23 Jul 09
I was once a migraine sufferer too,it was 12 years ago when i last suffer from this painful headache.And i hope it won't come back never again. I avoided some foods that can trigger up migraine such as coffee,you can take coffee but no sugar and creamer,just coffee alone.And avoid eating chocolates on late afternoon till bedtime.
3 Aug 09
I know what it's like to have migraines and I suffered from them for the last 10 years of my marriage. It was because of stress I thought it was because of smells during that time. I separated from my husbusnd and the MIgraines went away. I now am friends with him after 15. It was hard for me to date after that as I thought I would have a migraine when I would get into a relationship. Boy was I wrong...lol