please help- migraines getting worse

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ashley82
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   Posted 11/15/2009 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had migraines for over ten years now (since i was 16). The pain has gotten worse and more frequent. i am now going on the second week of constant off and on pain now... i went to the er for a shot, fell asleep, and woke up in pain again!

i currently take birth control (and have tried different kinds). I have noticed some make migraines worse, but getting off bc does not eliminate my migraines.

i have taken imitrex and maxalt before. currently, i take amerge and ib profein.
i only drink caffeine when i have a migraine and can not find any food correlations.

i have had a cat scan- nothing
i have been to a chirpractor- no relief
i am currently seeing a non- manipulative chiropractor that adjusts my atlas when is is out of place.
i had a week where i was pain free (wow!!!) and then all the sudden i got a migraine.

please help!!!! i am now into the second week of excruciating pain!!!
thank you!!!

migrainemisery
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   Posted 11/17/2009 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I take axert, toradahl injections, lunesta, headon, darvecet-not all at once but the lunesta for sleep seems to help me. I also get botox, am on the pill which have helped but still suffer.
goodluck

tmjpain
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   Posted 11/19/2009 9:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had my headaches for over ten years. presently I have had the pain for over a year without a break (just incase you think two weeks is bad, try this, it's horrible). I have not had a break at all. The pain is severe and continuous and is 9-10/10. I have tried anything and everything and still no answers. Someone mentioned Lyme Disease so I will read up on that to see if I fit the picture.

ashley82
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   Posted 11/19/2009 9:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I notice your username is TMJPAIN... do you have tmj? if so thats the cause- do you have a mouth guard?

also- i am looking into a gluten free diet... seems like there is a disease called celiac and a side effect is migraines (your intestine cant process certain foods- so you are bloated and get headaches/ migraines along with other things)

also want to try a cleanse and see if that helps- i think i have so many toxins from all the pills, etc!

anyone familiar with any of the above?

tmjpain
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   Posted 11/19/2009 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
ashley82 said...
I notice your username is TMJPAIN... do you have tmj? if so thats the cause- do you have a mouth guard?

also- i am looking into a gluten free diet... seems like there is a disease called celiac and a side effect is migraines (your intestine cant process certain foods- so you are bloated and get headaches/ migraines along with other things)

also want to try a cleanse and see if that helps- i think i have so many toxins from all the pills, etc!

anyone familiar with any of the above?
yes I have tmj and do have a mouthguard and have tried all different kinds of mouthguards. This is my second horrible bout of with this headache lasting forever. In 2002 I was on methadone for the pain. This time nothing is working. Although I have not been on the methadone but nothing else is working. I have been on a diet where you don't have sugar, caffeine, dairy, wheat, etc, etc, but no affect for me.

STARCD53
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   Posted 11/22/2009 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Try elliminating ALL citris acid from your diet.  Coffe, chocolate, cafine, cheeses, tea, wine, beer are also triggers of migraine sizures.  Pizza, bananas, citrus fruit, vinigers, (apples, oranges, all kinds, are off limits).  It has something to do with the acid effecting the brains activity.  Eating the above items will not effect you, until the next day, there is a digestive lag. of 8 to 12 hours.  My sezures were short, but they feel like a stroke that effects the left side of my head which then run down to my toes to my left foot, I also loose seeing in my left eye for about a half hour, then imy vision returns.  Uing this program, I have eliminated all of my migraine headache simptoms.  I take one medication and that is Depekote.  1000Mg at 9:00am, 500Mg at 6:00 pm and 1000Mg at 10:00pm.  I am also sensitive to Rogaine (hair restorer), as it seems to counteract the Depekote.  Depekote caused me to loose hair.  No more Rogaine either.  Stay away from all types of pop as almost all of it contains citris ingredients.  Strawberry and blackberry, all types of jam contain citris acid.  I became very sensitive to all of the above products affter getting MENENGITIS and being in the hospital for 10 days and another 24 days in a rest home, recouperating.  All of the above items you sre not suppose to take are called "TRIGGERS".  Also stay away from vitamin C as this vitamin is also made from citris acid. 
 
Always inspect the ingrediet lables
 
All meats, fish, eggs, breads, milk 2%, noodles, soups, rice, crackers, vegitables are okay to ingest.  They do not contain Citris Acid. 
 

MarieVTB
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   Posted 11/23/2009 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   
^^^ Do you have a source that states this? I've never heard of that before. And I certainly would not recommend straying from Vitamin C...


@ ashley82
I used to get very painful migraines very often. I did an internal cleanse (which also triggered maybe one of the worst I've had, but the pain subsided after 2 to 3 days) and have kept to a vegetarian/vegan/organic diet ever since. I haven't had a migraine in almost 3 years.

Do any mental illnesses run in your family? Often times unexplained migraine headaches are linked to a diagnosis of bi-polar, manic depression, or schizophrenia. These diagnoses usually don't occur until a few years after the onset of migraine, even if it clears up.

My neurologist had me on a low dose of Topamax as a preventative for about 6 weeks. It didn't work for me, but it may work for you. My neurologist was quite horrible. I told him that medication after medication did not help my Migraine, and he eventually told me just to take Aleve and "stop faking it". I cried.

If you believe that an internal cleanse will help, you should most definitely try it. Often times we're in so much pain that we can't hear what our bodies are telling us. Do as much research as you can, and be sure to ease in and out of it. You may suffer from a vitamin deficiency, as well, so I recommend researching and visiting a holistic doctor in your area. We often don't consider how BAD what we put in our bodies actually is. There are so many diseases, toxins, pesticides, and hormones in our food today that we don't even know about. I recommend reading "Skinny B*tch". Even if you don't have an issue with weight, it's jam packed with tons of useful and necessary information that we need to live our healthiest lives.


Let me know if you have any questions about cleansing. I've tried many.

Post Edited (MarieVTB) : 11/23/2009 12:54:16 AM (GMT-7)


sunnie1
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   Posted 12/8/2009 3:37 AM (GMT -6)   
have suffered for many years with regular migraines, sometimes so bad that feels as if knife being shoved into my brain, i vomit for 1-2 days, can't get out of bed, have all the symptoms people describe. Doctors havent really been able to help.

So i started on the usual exclusion diets; keeping off certain cheeses helped, as did never having move than one orange per day, or white wine, never skipping a meal so that my sugar level dropped too far: again all the usual stuff. I am also allergic to certain foodstuffs, so i had to also compute those alergens into my exclusion diet and make sure i was still eating properly. But I still got the migraines, albeit less often. So i then started looking around for other ways to at least lessen the impact of the migraines - i have 3 kids and often the poor children had to survive on breakfast cereals for days as i simply couldnt get out of bed. My girlfriends were amazing, they would come round and make sure we were all still alive. My life was "on hold", as i was terrified of doing anything, like going on a plane, in case i couldnt get back cos i was having an attack.

In my case what really helped, and i stress, this is after years of suffering, was the following: daily Magnesium, at least 7.7mmol, which helps relax all muscle groups. Then, at the first twinge or flashing light, 1 tablet x 2 per day of Voltaren Retard 75mg (novartis) during 5 or more days. As Voltaren can be tough on the stomach, if i missed the "window" at the beginning, it was too late, as i'd simply vomit the tablets back up. Both these muscle relaxant methods really really helped, and i was able to "swim" the migraine without ever going under. plus always having a regular coke in the cupboard was a winner, as that (for whatever reason, be it the cafeine or secret ingredient) helps with the vomiting and sugar levels.

Yet all these things, including the meds i'd taken under doc supervision, are nothing compared to what cured me. I moved to the coast! Yep, it seems that i am particularly susceptible to air pressure, and believe it or not, so are many many migraine sufferers. I used to live in the Alps, where the air pressure can be awful and can change within hours, and consequently, it seems, i got horrific migraines. Such externalities cant really be solved by the body or what one eats or what one does. Now i live on the coast, at absolute sea level, my house is on the beach, and i am, touch wood, cured. I have not had a single migraine since i came to my new home almost a year ago. I keep my magnesium and Voltaren nearby incase i need to travel, and keep away from the cheese etc (old habits die hard and a trigger is nonetheless a trigger). Nonetheless, i am now even able to have fresh orange juice in the moring, and i am fine.

Good luck! dont give up, somewhere out there you will find a way of lessening the impact of this terrible illness, we are all so complex and our bodies a mystery, you will get better, you just need to find out how, its a long haul, i know, i went through it. I hope my story helps you believe that it is possible to get better.

marylin
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   Posted 12/9/2009 9:50 PM (GMT -6)   
I suggest finding a headache/migraine specialist. I have been to a physical therapist who specialized in helping migraineurs.
One thought, ibuprofen can cause rebound headaches.
If you're in this much pain, really, I'd find a specialist.

sunflower236
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   Posted 12/14/2009 7:11 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
I was getting awful migraines every 2 weeks and they lasted for about 4-5 days every time. They would start with headaches and then turn into constant vomiting. Every medication I took never seemed to work, they would go away for the 4 hours the meds took effect and then would come back with a vengence.They always ended with injections. My life was a mess revolving around the migraines. I couldn't plan to go anywhere because I could never tell when they would come. Life was a misery for everyone in my family. I had them for about 6 years. The last holidays we took I spent the first 2 days in hospital.
Now I havn't had one for four months so I believe I have found a cure. I happened to come across a site called
www.migraine-headaches-information.com
I was sceptical at first because a lot of stuff I come across is usually a gimic, but I tried them anyway as they said they had a 85% sucess rate on most women, and you know how desperate you get.
Within 2 weeks I stopped feeling headachy and sensitive all the time. I could go out in the sun and not get a headache. I wasn't getting affected by the noise of the tv turned up too loud. It was absolutely amazing for me. I still cannot believe it. It's horrible the thought of people out there having migraines like I use to have, they were soo soo bad.
Anyway good luck
hopefull,
sunflower smile
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