Chronic daily migraine help

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Headhurt24/7
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   Posted 1/4/2011 11:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am kinda new to this but I have chronic daily migraines. Not in the traditional sense of a migraine where I am light sensitive but this is how it was diagnosed. I have one constant head ache and I have for 10 months now this also comes with ringing in the ears. I have the pain in the back right of my head. For me it started when I was at a base ball game no I did not suffer any head trama there was no noticeable trigger.

Treatment I have tried a wide range of things I had a CT scan of my head and a MRI. I had a sleep study done and I have been to an ENT specialist and I am currently seeing a neurologist. I have tried Topamax and other meds who's names I can't remember

I was wondering if anyone has had this problem and if there is any hope to break this head ache or even for it to be gone

Headhurt24/7
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   Posted 1/6/2011 11:31 PM (GMT -6)   
I have not but i got a blood test done and all my levels where fine I take a multi vitamin with sone magnesium right now I am only taking vitamins and no meds I am going to a head ache clinic soon I guess it is suppose to be learning pain management not really sure but I need to find something that works I am in highschool and this makes it very difficult to focus and I have ADD on top of that. But right now I would be willing to almost try anything.

EvilFluorescents
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   Posted 1/8/2011 1:25 AM (GMT -6)   
That is fantastic that you are going to a headache clinic! Hopefully they will help you to sort it out.

You can take: vitamin B2, magnesium (citrate or malate), feverfew

I've found that the magnesium helps with my tinnitus (ringing in ears). Suntheanine (i.e. pure L-theanine of the correct chiral form) and Ginko Bilboa can also help with the tinnitus.

With respect to the Ginko, be careful. It can make some peoples headaches worse and if you are taking other medications it can be dangerous. Definitely, clear it with your doctor first. Always get your doctors ok prior to starting new supplements/medications.

Best of luck!

jkoskie33
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   Posted 1/8/2011 8:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Headhurt24/7-
I've been suffering from headaches every day for over a year and a half. Actually the EXACT same kind that you describe. I have tried just about everything to make them go away. I recently started supplementing with Magnesium (not specifically for my headaches), and a few days after taking it daily, my headaches were gone! Then there were a few days where i got lazy and didn't take the magnesium, and my headaches came back! So i took it again, and they went away! AMAZING! You have no idea how huge this discovery is for me!!! I'd highly recommend you give it a try. After getting the results that i did, i thought i'd do a little research online and found a couple websites that you might find helpful:

http://www.relieve-migraine-headache.com/magnesium-migraines.html

http://www.thewayup.com/newsletters/081501.htm

I wish you the best of luck, it sounds like your headaches are worse than mine have been, but its worth a try.
Just FYI, I've been using "Lifetime" brand liquid magnesium blend (orange vanilla flavor).

painnthehead1
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   Posted 1/10/2011 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I started getting migraines in 1997. In 2003 I got a headache and it has yet to go away. I have seen all the "experts", had all the "tests" and tried all the "prophalatic meds". There is no medical reason for my headaches and none of the other meds helped at all. I have been on oxycontin for the last 3 1/2 years. I know what alot of people think about this med. For me, it has been a life saver. I take it as prescribed. No more, no less. Without it, I would not have a job or life. I would prefer not to be on it or have headaches at all. That is not an option for me. I was hoping for a little in-sight from this forum. Unfortunately...There is nothing new out there.

B26B
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   Posted 1/10/2011 9:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Headhurt24/7

With Chronic daily headache, it would be easy to take medication to stop the headache pain on more than 10 days per month, but by doing so, you run the risk of medication overuse. This doesn't mean that you are addicted, it means that you are overusing medication more often than its intended use. Unfortunately, if you are using medication to stop the headache pain (symptomatic medication) more that 10 days per month, you may be experiencing rebound headaches. These are headaches that go away when you take the symptomatic medication, only to return when the medication wears off.

Twizzler
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   Posted 1/11/2011 11:27 PM (GMT -6)   
I started getting migraines about three years ago. Now my doctor gives me Axert. I used Tramadol for a sprained ankle, but I had run out. I was out of one of my depression meds, as well. That may have been one of the reasons for the migraine today.

Today, I didn't have any Axert, so I tried Excedrin Migraine, and a little later Aleve. That did not work at all. My doctor finally called in some Axert and Tramadol, and the antidepressant to the pharmacy. I told him I had been out of the antidepressant for 3 days, and he told me to "just take it and see if it helps." That advice wasn't very helpful. I have an appointment with him tomorrow.

I just read about L-Theanine today, and I took a pill with 66 mg in it about 1-1/2 hours ago, and my headache is totally gone!! I found it in the sleep aid section. I hope it doesn't cause any dangerous interactions. I don't think so, because I am doing just fine.

Now, I'm just going to have to see if it lasts. I don't want a rebound headache.

mercyme
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   Posted 1/19/2011 8:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I am dealing with daily chronic migraines. I have tried so many migraine medications. These are just a few...imitrex, maxalt, relpax, zomig, migranal nasal spray, fioricet, zanaflex, midrin, frova, elavil, klonipan, DHE treatments at UVA....my list goes on!!!!!!! But still no relief. Has anyone ever consider migraine surgery? (Nerve decompression surgery) I have contacted a doctor in Houston Tx his name is Dr. Carlton Perry and he is going to review my medical records to see if I might be a candidate for migraine surgery. I had brain surgery several years ago (A right temporal lobectomy). Our thinking is that there is a nerve that is being compressed causing me to have these terrible mad daily migraines. It would be a miracle if this is my answer!! Can't imagine having one day that I didn't have any head pain. Best of luck to you all!

mercyme

SmurfyShadow
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   Posted 1/21/2011 3:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Did you know inflammation of muscles can cause migraines by pressing into the nerves which can give you wierd symptoms?

Off my Personal experience. One time I had a migraine and I was telling my doctor my head was on fire. I got strange looks, but I kept at it, declaring my head was on fire and I had a migraine. I told him about the buring all over especially in one spot. Thank goodness he is a DO (Chiropractor and General Practioner in one) cuz he decided to look at my head. He found that I had my neck out of align that was pressing on a muscle that was pressing on nerves. So with a quick adjustment and my regular cocktail (phenagrin and toradol) Migraine was gone and fire was too.


Im wondering if this could be part of your problem. Im not a doctor, or a chiropracter though.
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opieopie
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   Posted 1/23/2011 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi,

I am 60 yrs old & have had chronic daily migraine for 50 years.  The most important thing to do is to identify & eliminate your triggers.  For most people that is alcohol, especially red wine; any aged cheese; chocolate; nuts; yogurt; MSG; all artificial sweeteners,  etc.  For me unfortunately garlic & tomatoes also fall into the "thou shall not eat" column.  Also one whiff of men's cheap cologne will set one off as will barometric swings.  I suggest you keep a daily migraine diary.  I suffered through every kind of medication you can name to control the pain or stop the migraines.  For pain I started with Tylenol #3, moved to Fiorinal, Darvocet (which has been pulled by the FDA), Stadol NS, etc.  I even had Botox treatements 4 times but received no help.  To stop the Migraines from happening I tried Topamax, other anti-epeleptic drugs, calcium channel blockers, etc.. I went through one full year of chiropractic treamtements and accupuncture, too.

Anyway, I suggest you research on the internet and try everything until you come up with something or a combination of things that work for you.  DHE -45 shots help me, but sometimes makes me sick to my stomach.  Ice yourself first in the area that you inject to lessen the pain.  Also try laying on ice packs on the throbbing part of your head.  I have a bell that I ring to get my hubby to bring me ice packs in the morning.  How spoiled am I?

What really works for me is Medical Marijuana.  It is legal to purchase & use with a prescription in my State.  A friend with severe fibromyalgia suggested I try it for my migraines.  It knocks the pain dead but you can't drive under the influence & I can't imagine working under the influence.  (I'm retired).  But on those really bad days, or when you need to be pain free for a day, it works like a charm for me. 

Best hopes that you find your magic bullet!

 


B26B
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   Posted 1/23/2011 8:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree that finding and eliminating your headache/migraine triggers is a vital part of control, and I would like to add that meeting all of your body's needs through good nutrition, constant blood sugars, quality sleep, regular exercise, good posture, and dealing with stress positively are extremely important to preventing and controlling your migraines and headaches. While it's easy to list these things, it's not always easy to implement b/c it may mean changing the way you live your life.

opieopie
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   Posted 1/24/2011 1:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I totally agree with B26B. You must look at the whole person when determining causes. I'm diabetic & low blood sugars are a big migraine trigger. Eliminating sugar is a fine thing to try, too, though not always easy! -- I keep thinking that when I die and go to heaven, the good Lord is going to say, "It was the 'x+y+z" you fool! I tried to tell you, but you weren't listening". :-) -- I also meant to mention in the earlier post that the colder you can get your ice packs that you lay the throbbing head on, the better. It really helps me tolerate the pain. I lay there & try to concentrate on the side of my head that isn't throbbing. It helps. Does doing that help anyone else?

B26B
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   Posted 1/24/2011 2:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you opieopie!

I appreciate your input. Migraine and headaches are an important health issue that requires constant education. For anyone who is interested, I am giving information and practical advice addressing lifestyle issues on my website at www.migrainementor.com. If you get a chance to look at it, I would appreciate any feedback. If you would like something addressed, please let me know.
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