Migraines

@carmelbg (521)
November 9, 2009 1:25am CST
Do you suffer from migraines? If so what do you do to alleviate your symptoms? When I was younger I worked with someone who had migraines and I thought "its just a headache whats so bad?" Well I guess Karma sorted that out as when I was about 19 I started to have migraines. When I suffered my first one I thought I was dying from a brain tumour or something. I get migraines less now but they are very painful I get very sick and vomit. I have to take pain killers (if I can) then go to sleep in a dark room until it passes. How about you?
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• Netherlands
9 Nov 09
I alsoo suffer from migrenes and know how terrible it feels - pain that you cannot place in one spot, nusea, my eyeballs feel like exploding, overall body discomfort... I got some painkillers and vomit-preventive pills form my doctor and so far it works... However I think my body starts getting used to the treatment as I noticed that it takes me longer to numb the pain... Last time I had to take the pill twice to make it work. So now am all paranoid and every headache am treating immediately with pain-killers before it becomes a real migrene (I guess that's why my body stops responding to painkillers properly).
• Netherlands
9 Nov 09
I usually get it when I eat too much in too big variaty or when there is too much happening around me.
28 Nov 09
Yep, infact I had a 3 day migraine attck that just ended yesterday. Complete agony! I had nausea and a headache the first day. The second day my eyes were blurred and I was dizzy on top of the first days symptoms... :-( The third day On top of the previous days symptoms I couldnt open my eyes because the amount of pressure behind my eyes and I had severe sensitivity to light and sound. It just ended yesterday after a bucket full of tablets ;-( I spent the day sleeping in a pitch dark room. I got my first migraine when I was about 9 and I have had them ever since. I get attacks every couple of weeks and sometimes I get them multiple times in one week.
@KrauseHome (35034)
• United States
14 Nov 09
Well, I have suffered from Migraines on and off for quite a few years now. They actually started getting worse as I got older, and started going thru the change of life, and were told they were hormonal based. I do have some medications on hand if I feel the start of one coming, and then hope for the Best. Since I had Cataract surgery about 4 months ago, they have been a lot less for sure.
@agv0419 (3029)
• Philippines
10 Nov 09
Before I suffered also from migraine and I felt that my head going to explode. But now I seldom have a migraine. I think headache sometimes attacks we are stress or we don't have enough sleep. In my experience it is because of my eyes that's why I'm always have headaches when I'm still studying.
@voldrox (7205)
• India
10 Nov 09
oh dear, migraines can be so stressful, i don't get any but i have heard a lot about it, i have a friend and she says her room partner gets migraines so regularly that is isn't able to rest for the whole day, she can't handle it alone and and requires someone to be there for her, she has this so many days a week and unfortunately she hasn't got a proper remedy for that, i don't know what would make a migraine sufferer feel better, i guess only painkillers help occasionally but if there was some proper cure to get rid of it completely, take care carmelbg.
• United States
10 Nov 09
I get horrible migranes, I have since I was twelve. My mother and grandmother get the horrible ones too, so we believe I inherited it. I take my mother's migrane pills when I get a horrible one. They're Amerge. The imatrex doesn't work for her, though maltox seems to work alright, but not for long. I usually take an amerge and head to bed with no light or noise in the room. Those pills zonk me out, and I'm out for a good 5 to 6 hours.
@oXAquaXo (607)
• United States
10 Nov 09
I have this wierd sense of smell, so whenever I'm around someone wearing perfume, my eyes start to water and I occasionally get a headache. Sometimes, the headaches can get pretty bad, so I usually have to rush past makeup stores at the mall. I typically like sitting in a quiet, dark room where there is absolutely no distractions, but that's only when the headaches get really bad. Usually, I would take some advil and lay on a sofa or in bed with my eyes closed. The headaches typically go away in 15 minutes. I hope everyone has a good day!
@rg0205 (2638)
• Hong Kong
9 Nov 09
I suffer from migraines and I lie down if I get the chance to. If not, then I just take some pain killers to numb the pain. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It worries me sometimes because the pain is very bad but well, so far, there isn't anything else that shows up in my medical exams that relates to my migraines. There are triggers that I know I have so I keep them in check.
@kezabelle (2985)
9 Nov 09
I am in a way lucky because my migraines always start with blurred vision difficult as I can not see but a brilliant warning and if I take the special tablets for it straight away i find the pain is usually tolerable. If I am not home though and i cant take my tablets i usually have the pain within 40 minutes of the blurred vision and have to go and lie down I cant look after my children im sometimes sick with it, its a really awful thing to have to suffer with
• United States
9 Nov 09
I experianced tension headaches very similar but they never went away 7 days a week 24hrs a day for a couple years. I went to a nurologist who gave me a very mild dose of amitripilin and I only had to take half of the dose and the headache was gone! When I got rid of them I was able to stop taking the pills as I hate taking long term meds and I was able to think more clearly. Now when I get them I pray............ and faith them away! It for me really does come with stress and when I get them I just reevaluate my situation and realize I am stressing to much, Then I pray pray pray and It works for me! When I had them daily I just couldnt get a good min to even try to think straight about what was causing the issue. I also was thinking I had a brain tumor or something exploding from my brain lol!
• Philippines
9 Nov 09
Hi carmelbg! I have migraine too. This started when i was 20 years old. I have been staying up late at night because i was reviewing for the board exam. I think due to lack of sleep i had the illness. On the second day of my board exam i had the first attack. I was taking the exam with a very intense headache. I was just lucky i passed the board. Since then up to now migraine is still with me. Everytime i have an attack, i sleep, i dont eat cause i might vomit and i take pain relievers. Sometimes it takes 2 days before its gone. It seems my blood vessels in my head are all inflamed. Its a different kind of pain. I hope someday my migraine will completely go away.
@redkathy (3375)
• United States
9 Nov 09
Thankfully I haven't suffered a migraine in quite a few years! I used to be just like you, in a dark room trying to sleep it off. I think my body changed, as the body does in different phases of our lives, and the migraines finally left me.
@peace001 (727)
• China
9 Nov 09
yeah, i have suffer several times.it will happen after shopping or when i am in the crowded place.i cannot bear it and i will drink a cup of water and go to sleep,then i will get better.i wish i will never get migraine.God bless us!
• Indonesia
9 Nov 09
Hi, I suffer from migraines. I felt tremendous pain. Was about 4 years, my disease migrants. I've tried medication but no satisfactory results. All medications are for pain..... If the disease had relapsed migraine, head pain.... It to make any bad... Just like you, wonder if my brain cancer.. Almost everyday i felt pain in my head. Now i message therapy. In A week, i Message 2 times. and thankfully, my illness is now somewhat reduced... Have a nice day
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
9 Nov 09
i seldom suffer migraine/simple headache but when it hits me..aahh!! it breaks me out, i usually take over-the counter medicines like ibuprofen or naproxen stop what i' doing and like you rest in dark room, close my eye and relax...i always make sure that i have complete rest in the evening to avoid this migraine..
@Apples24 (425)
• Singapore
9 Nov 09
I suffered from migraines whenever i leave the air-con switched on overnight. Having a migraine is not just a headache, you will feel nausea and your head feels like its gonna explode.migraine is only temporary and will leave after 3-4 months. So don't worry unnecessarily. It is just temporary