Migraines, what a pain. Do you have migraines and how do you deal with them?

@WebMann (4732)
Canada
February 10, 2007 12:36pm CST
I have had migraines since I was 8 years old. I never knew what started them or how to cope with them and my foster parents just felt I was faking so they were no help. I spent the next 30 years suffering debilitating migraines. I couldn't stand the light or flashing lights and would have to spend 12 hours in the total dark throwing up every half hour. How do you deal with the pain??
7 responses
15 Feb 07
I haven't had a migrain for awhile. Having said that i bet i do now. Normally i don't because i get a very bad form where i can't sleep, eat, move and i shake none stop. I used to have these all the times during my younger teen years and most of the time i was at school. (bad lighting) I had to put up with it and work, which was hard as i couldn't see anything my hand writing sucked and i was throwing up nearly every second. (most of the time i was able to go home as they locked the gates while we was in) =) ~Joey
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
16 Feb 07
I remember those days all to well and would like to forget them. Hope they never return.
@cultoffury (1283)
• India
11 Feb 07
I know it is really painful having migraines. My mom has the same. She often relies on medicines which I don't believe is great. But lately I found out something that could really help you. Every day when you wake up, before brushing your teeth, take 2 teaspoons of sunflower oil and gargle it in your mouth for a few minutes. It will foam up, then spit it out. Then follow your normal routine. This really helps you relieve from migraine.
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• United States
10 Feb 07
I have had headaches for about 5 years now. I had a MRI of my head and they found a malformation(tumor). You should have a MRI done for safety purposes. I had to get shots from my doctor to relieve the pain.Get you'r eyes checked to.Stress can also cause migraines.Call a doctor and see what he can do for you.Hope this helps.lol
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@besthope44 (12145)
• India
2 Sep 10
Yes it affect normal life especially when i am at work. I cannot even see my computer screen, so i will take off and back to home. I have to postpone my work. i use warm and cold towel massaging on the head and shoulders, that was best releaving.
@raympe6 (182)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Hi, I want to tell you how I have been dealing with my very bad daily migraines. Check my profile and please email me. Thanks.
@Giggles88 (542)
• United States
27 Feb 07
I've been having pretty bad migraines for about three or four years. Sometimes they can get so bad I'll have a blackout or end up praying to the porcelain god(If you know what I mean). I usually try to take three ibuprofen as soon as I feel it starting. It'll usually keep the migraine to a low pulsing pain. Mine usually don't last for more than three or four hours. It is very debilitating and very annoying.
• United States
27 Feb 07
I've gotten migraines since I was a teenager. Over the past 10 years they've become easier to deal with because of all the new medications on the market, Imitrex and Zomig work the best for me. Yes, they're expensive, but they're SO worth it.The headache AND the side effects are gone within one hour of taking the pill. I've also taken fouricet, which doesn't work as well, but its not nearly as expensive.