When enough is enouhg

Canada
June 17, 2007 4:42am CST
I have been suffering from migraines since i was 21 now at the age of 34 i get them practicly every day. Taking care of my mother after her strokes and my son who has ADHD. when is the pain enough. How much more can a body take. After seeying numerous specialist the only thing they said was " you have chronic migraines get use to it". after trying all old and new medicine from cold room to mersyndol meds what else is there out there to numb the pain? Is there something out there that really works or is my body to tired to fight it anymore.
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@sunilkonda (1215)
• India
17 Jun 07
hey my sister also suffered a lot with migraine for almost 10 years and now she has found a great solution for migraine. Its a very cheap solution, u need not pay even single cent for that,but u have to pay only time. My sister started doing meditation everyday ,Initially she started doing meditation for 10 minutes a day and later she felt relieved,as days progressed she found great results and now she says she dont know what i migraine now. U can also have a try once.see ur luck . aldbest
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• Canada
17 Jun 07
I pretty much tried alot from meditation to yoga to walking breathing in cold air and even total silence, im glad she found something that works for without medication. right now the only med i can take make me sleep 8 to 9 hours and i simply cant and dont have the time for doing that much meds or meditation anymore tell her all the best of luck onthat meditation cure.
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
17 Jun 07
The medication that works best for me is Imitrex. If I take it at the first signs of a migraine, I can often limit the severity of the migraine. I also take Topamax and Depakote to help prevent the migraines. Along with the Imitrex, I have found that drinking large amounts of caffeine helps. None of these will completely knock the migraines out, or prevent them completely, but they help a lot.
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• Canada
17 Jun 07
I have tries some of these but inmy body the create a more extreme migraine something about my checmical not being able to balance out with the meds. i basicly cant take much and figure out how to get rid of them on my own. but i will talk to my doc again about one you mentioned see what he thinks.. thank you
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
17 Jun 07
I hope that you find one of them that will help you soon. I know that migraines are miserable. Good luck to you.
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• United States
18 Jun 07
Yeah i have had this same problem since i was like 7 or 8 and everytime i start to get 1 i drink a lot of water with w/e medicine i take for it and it works sometime but if it doesnt i have had them all day too. There is an "organic" method but i wouldnt recomend that since you have children and take care of your mother. Well thats what i usually do but then again i dont have a lot of stuff going on in my life sorry i couldnt be much help.
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• Canada
18 Jun 07
Well beleive it or not the doctor once told me to go organic, and i did try some and ihave to say on some occasion its all i can do to manage the stress level to keep the pain to a managable level. im just angry that doctors now a days are simply there for the money and no longer care for their patients like they used to. were numbers on a file now the more they see ppl in a day the more money they are going to make, so i feel their first intentions is to get you out of there fast as they can . sad and pothetic really since we put all our trust in these ppl to help us they end up shutting the door in your face :/
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@mrsbrian (1951)
• United States
17 Jun 07
After suffering for many years and feeling at his wits end my husband was finally able to get a good neru doctor and he is on imatrex injections most times it works if you catch the headache right off. Another thing he did was order my husband oxyen to use at home he uese 15% on a rebreather mask and it stops the headache in about a min. maby its something you could look into. also there are many good headache forums you could check out.
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• Canada
18 Jun 07
thank you ill check it out :)
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@saierchok (1294)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Dear Angel, sorry to know that you have a chronic case of migrains, because in most chronic cases patients should think of their disease as a life time partner who they don't wish to disturb or care less for... I don't know much abut treating it, but I hope you find a way of getting along with it and try to accept it in a different way.. wish you health and comfort..
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• Canada
17 Jun 07
Thanks but you are right to me its likean old room mate you cant get it to move out :) but having them often im used to its when i dont have one i get worried LOL ty for the well wishes
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• United States
17 Jun 07
I've found that the best cure for my migraines is to eat very regularly and never let myself get too hungry. Another thing that works if I get one anyway, is to drink a lot of water as soon as I realize I'm getting it, like two or three good sized glasses. That will knock most of the rest of them out. B vitamins taken regularly also help a little, and I've heard magnesium supplements help some people. Good luck! I'm sorry you're getting them so often. I have trouble coping with just ONE, much less day after day of them!
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• Canada
17 Jun 07
thank you i will give some of those a try, although i exercise regularly and keep in shape not much i do prevents them or stops them :)
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@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
22 Jun 07
I used to have chronic migraine as well. I found that when I went to a movie, alone and sat in the dark theatre with my mind not focused on anything. It actually helped! I think that stress aggravates many women with migraine and makes them longer and more painful. Try just taking a few hours off to sit in a theatre, or read a good book. Leave your family with your hubby if you still have one, or a babysitter if you don't, so you don't have to worry about them when you are gone.
• Canada
22 Jun 07
Although that sounds great im unable to do that i dont have any one to take care of my life while im gone im the one that is taking care of my mom after her stroke and my son is home schooled due to some behavioral problems.. im sort of tapped out for alone time but i will keep it in mind if i ever find someone to be here instead of me for an hour or two thank you :)
@judyt00 (3504)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
You could try to call your local hospice or home nursing agency and find out how much the charge is for a sitter to stay with your mom and son for 3 hours once a week. It may be well worth the cost if it relieves some stress off you. A lot of cities have a day care program for people like your mom where she can get help with physiotherapy and have people her own age to associate with. I used to work for one such program. Your mom needs to get out into society again, and YOU need some time off. Don't you have any other family members who could help out at least financially?
• United States
24 Jun 07
I know right now it feels as if things will never get better. My mom suffered from the really horrid migraines for most of her adult life. She used so many types of pain relievers and nothing ever worked. So she began working on her diet. She avoids salt and chocolate. She still got some occasionally and then went on imatrex. It really helped her deal with the pain. Now, suddenly after all those years they have completely stopped. So, instead of giving up hope, hope you will be like my Mom and the pain will go away completely. The Drs. don't know why it happened and we aren't questioning it. She is just relieved. Maybe you too will be relieved. She also suggests that when the migraine comes to take a really hot shower letting the spray really soak your head. Wrap a towel around your head and try to go to sleep, yes with the towel still wrapped around your head. I guess it can't hurt to try. Good Luck and God bless you.
• Canada
25 Jun 07
ive actually done that once or twice, but at times heat makes it worst then i jump to an ice pack at the top and back of the head. i will try waht she did as far as meds maybe it would help to ease some of the discomfert thank you
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
22 Jun 07
Over the years, I have used or tried different things. Midrin was very effective for awhile. I am using Depacote currently and it works very well most of the time. I still have migraines so bad that they break through the medicine occasionally. Eating properly and on time helps also. Stay away from trigger foods like a lot of chocolate or caffiene. Fresh air, walking, hot showers and avoiding stress all help. I have a rice bag that I throw in the microwave and heat up. Then I put that where ever the pain is and it helps to open up the blood vessels. In conclusion, there is no one miracle cure all. It takes a combination of things to reduce the number of migraines and it is different for each person.
• Canada
25 Jun 07
i agree and do all that if i let off the scedual at any time i pay dearly but im still trying to look for that cure myself in hopes that someone finds something :)