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mercyme
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   Posted 6/18/2010 5:48 AM (GMT -6)   
cry    Waking up to a Sunny, beautful Friday morning. Today is our 28th Wedding Anv and I was so looking forward to celebrating without having migraine pain.  When I woke up this morning I was ok, then bam! the pain started slowly but now if a full blown migriane mad !  I love beautiful Sunny days, but the sun kills my head. Even with sunglasses it's still painful.  How do you get through a day of trying to act like your not in pain? I don't want to ruine our Anv. day, praying the pain goes away, otherwise I'll have to pretend I'm ok. Makes me feel bad to always say Yes I have a migraine and it puts a damper on everything we do.  So many family things I haven't fealt like doing because of these  terrible migraine headaches.  Thanks for listening to me this morning wink .  Please pray the rest of the day goes good, my man deserves a happy lady on their 28th wedding Anv. we certainly have so much to celebrate after all these years.
 
Blessings,
 
Mercyme

tkg59
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   Posted 6/18/2010 11:03 AM (GMT -6)   

Lack of proper nutrition could be the root cause of your headaches. We all know and have read that our foods do not have the same nutrition in them today as they did 50 years ago, and our soil has been depleted of most of the minerals our bodies need. With that in mind, notice the increase in headaches and migraines, look at all the people searching for relief from constant headache pain. The doctors usual answer, drugs. They are pumping more chemicals in our bodies trying to relieve your pain and usually causing more problems from all the side effects. It’s time to look at nutrition as your answer for migraines and headaches. There is an all natural, safe way to prevent your pain.

From personal experience, as having lived with a migraine sufferer for 25 years, I know how miserable migraines are, both for the one suffering and from those close to them. I’ve had to walk on eggshells, be quiet, sit in the dark, miss many family events, all due to headaches. I have sat in the emergency rooms and doctors offices, hoping this drug or that drug would stop his head from hurting and not stop his heart. Forget about the long term side effects, we just had to get through this day.

I am hear to share with you, we found that it was a lack of nutrition. Sounds simple but it was not easy getting to this point. There is a safe, natural solution, jimgriffinonline.com.  We are glad we tried ‘one more thing’.


mercyme
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   Posted 6/18/2010 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the input. I take care of myself and try to eat right and walk daily. I do take vitamin supplements that my neurologist has suggested for my migraines. Have tried numerous natural healing remedies--supplements. Not sure there is really an answer to chronic migraines, just a lot of prayers.

Thanks again!

caligirl2001
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   Posted 6/18/2010 10:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi mercyme, Happy 28th Anniversary, and I hope your migraine went away enough for you to enjoy some of it!

I understand and share your frustration completely with the daily chronic migraines. You are cautiously optimistic if you are lucky enough to wake up without the pain, but more often than not, it sneaks up on you later. As for how I cope(d) with the pain, pretty much the same as you. Smile and do what you have to do, unless it is really bad. There is a certain level past which you can't pretend it is all okay anymore. I know what you mean about the sun as well. My kids always want to be outside, and some days I cringe because I am afraid it will make my head hurt if it doesn't already(too much always does), or make it worse. I wear sunglasses all the time, even when it is cloudy, which isn't often where we live. Does your husband/family understand about your migraines? Mine does most of the time, but sometimes can't help but say " you always have a headache" if they are particularly disappointed that I can't go do something.

You don't mention it, but have you tried any prescription medications for your migraines? I know it isn't right for everyone, and that everyone reacts differently to medications . I finally couldn't take it anymore and decided that I was willing to risk any side effects to be rid of the pain. After some failures on a few preventives, I started taking topamax 7 weeks ago, and it seems to be working very well. I now have more pain free hours in a day than painful, which is awesome. I feel like a whole new me.

Sorry that the first response you got to your question was someone's commercial. You handled it very graciously, by the way! You were more polite than I likely would have been! :)
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin


mercyme
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   Posted 6/19/2010 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Cailgirl, It's always good to find someone that understands what it's like to deal with daily migraines. Yes, I have tried every migraine med my neurologist knows to give me. I've been on Topamax, zonegran, maxalt, zomig, imitrex, klonopin, phenegran, fioricet......I forget the rest of them there have been so many! lol And of course add the vitamins to the cocktail. :)

I'm with you I hate to complain to the family when they want to do something, and I hate hearing from my little 9 year old girl "mom you always have a migraine!" My family loves biking and sometimes I just have to say no which is always hard and makes me feel guilty that I have to be the bummer that is ruining the plans. I have two grown daughters that both have babies and I'm not able to babysit the way they would like for me to, but that's another story. lol I just want to play with them, love them, and send them home to mom and dad. :)

I was a very young mom and now a young Nana. which is a great thing, but the migraines interfer with that too. I went for a 3 mile walk last night with my 9 year old. I try to keep myself in shape and the walking helps with my stress level. That is when I'm not in too much pain to walk.

Have a great Saturday!

Mercyme

damouthy1
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   Posted 6/19/2010 7:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I understand completely. My 7 yr old tells everyone who will listen that Mom sleeps alot with an icepack on her head. I actually don't sleep (wish I could) but because I'm in my room with no lights or TV on she thinks I'm sleeping. I have 5 children and they are all really good about my medical issues, for the most part. My oldest 2 are 19 and 17 and are a huge help with the 11, 9 and 7 year old. They do things with them when I can't, but it makes me feel guilty. We just have to do things on good days and take it easy on the bad ones. Wishing you both a low pain day! Take care.
Gentle Hugs,
Shannon
 
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Flexeril as needed, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Clonazepam as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines


mercyme
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   Posted 6/19/2010 8:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It's hard for sure when you have kids. I have two grown daugthers and a 9 year old daugther. Don't know if I could handle a house full of kids these days. I love when all my girls are at home with us, but when my head hurts it's more than I can handle. Even with all the laugther and just sitting around talking can be hard. I'm always telling my husband not to talk so loud. Noise is a big trigger for me. Hope you all are able to enjoy your Sunday.

Be Blessed,

Mercyme

caligirl2001
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   Posted 6/20/2010 2:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Mercy, I'm so sorry nothing has worked for you on the medication front. I honestly wasn't terribly optimistic about it working for me, but I was willing to try anything to get rid of the constant pain. I already deal with constant pain in other areas of my body and adding daily migraine pain was just too much for me. I had already been dealing with 4-5 migraines per month that lasted from 1-2 days each when they transformed to daily. I honestly don't know what state I would be in today if the topamax had not done what it has for me. I was barely clinging to the end of my rope when I saw my neurologist at the beginning of May. I have a follow up in a week, and will see what they say. Right now, most of the time, the pain comes back a few hours before I'm due to take the next dose. I don't know if upping my dosage will extend the time frame, or if that is just what I can expect to have happen because of the speed my body processes the medication? I guess they will tell me at my follow up.

Shannon, I use ice packs as well. One on the back of my neck, another over my eyes/forehead. I imagine we do look like we are sleeping, and like most of the time, no matter how much we want to be unconscious, we aren't. I know what you both mean about the noise. I am very sensitive to that as well. Screaming kids are a big no-no. My best friends kids are screechers, and I have to cover my ears whether I have a migraine or not right then. Fortunately, she knows why I do it and doesn't get offended!

I have all boys, age 6, 13 and a 22 year old step son. Both my boys get migraines. :( I wish I had not passed that on to them, but at least my 13 year old understands completely what I am dealing with, and steps up and helps with his younger brother when I can't function. My step son, on the other hand, has no idea what it is like, which is why he had the gall to tell my 13 year old that he thinks I just act like my headaches are bad so I can get out of housework? And he wonders why I have so little to say to him. Hmmm. But I digress... that is a rant for another day... and a completely different topic. :)

Best wishes for a painless Father's day!
Fibromyalgia, High BP, Migraines, anxiety
Current medications: Topamax, Maxalt, Lotrel, Wellbutrin


Ladyhawk
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   Posted 6/20/2010 8:47 PM (GMT -6)   
smurf Dear Mercyme, Caligirl and Shannon.
At the ripe young age of 60, I am still suffering from Chronic Migraine Disease to this very day. I get the "variety pack", never knowing what or where or even when it will arrive. My system only reacts to aspirin-based medication, so I take Frosst 222's for the light ones and 282's for the severe ones. Most dangerous are the Ocular Migraines, as the intensity of the pain is like an icepick going into the side of your temple. Also having daily vertigo, I become both vision and balance impaired. People abandon you assuming you are either drunk or on drugs. But I now have a full-time nurse. my Migraine Assistance Service Dog - BUBBLES - a 145-pound black female beautiful NEWFOUNDLAND dog. She is my balance and my eyes and guards me like a hawk. Now I have a better quality of life and am no longer abandoned.
I feel for all of you. God bless. Take care.     Val
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