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Diamond2
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/2/2006 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all

How do you all manage to function at work or doing your normal every day activities with the migraines. I don't know how I am going to handle work taking maxalt, topomax, neurontin and sometimes ultram. I have had this migraine since Tuesday. It will not go away. Over the right eye.

Post Edited (Diamond2) : 7/2/2006 9:25:45 PM (GMT-6)


Amby
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   Posted 7/2/2006 11:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diamond2,

Wanted to welcome you.
I myself don't work, well not outside of the home. I'm a saty at home mom.
I feel that my kids suffer because of my lack of awareness sometimes, but I do my best. They are not neglected by any means, but I can't imagine how they feel when I get sick.

Wish you luck,
Amby

Annuk
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   Posted 7/3/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Diamond,

Welcome to Healingwell. I find working and migraines tough. Unfortunately I cannot function once an attack takes hold and usually get sent home from work, or if I am at home I cannot function until I have got rid of it. The pain for me is overwhelming when it takes hold so my life stands still until the attack has passed. Then there is the exhausted feeling afterwards!!

I would be interested too how others function or do not function during an attack!! Good question Diamond!! I feel for you having had the pain for so many days. Has the Maxalt had any effect at all? Have you told your doctor that the pain won't go? It may be that you need a different abortive med. There are others in the 'triptan' family besides Maxalt that may be more effective for you, it might be an idea to talk to your Doctor!

Let us know how you get on, take care Ann

Amby
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   Posted 7/3/2006 12:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Ann,

Your description is a lot like my own. I'm a drag when it comes to getting the migraines. I try, but I'm no use to anyone.

My husband sometimes is a jerk about it, but he has improved. It depends on what mood he's in. If he feels that I'm messing up plans becuase I got sick, then I don't get much support from him.

I once got very ill when my daughter had surgary, the migraine was probably stress related, but I couldn't help it. I felt so bad for getting a migriane when I was supposed to be caring for my child. My husband basicly told me to get over it, and told me I could control it if I tried. (long story)

Anyway, I was wondering how much support everyone gets from home? Or even at work?

I have had jobs with the migraines, and they were all very supportive about them.
But I was lucky, the boss' in those jobs knew how it felt to get a migraine.

Amby

Annuk
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   Posted 7/3/2006 4:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Amby,

You are right about us being similar - in more ways than you know. I have been married twice, and neither husband could cope with the headaches. My first husband said similar things like, I was bringing it on myself!! - I was determined to spoil his fun!! - I didn't know what real pain was!! The second one ignored it completely after a while - including me - he was only supportive if it suited him, which was rare!!

This resulted in me feeling guilty for every attack I had - still do sometimes even though I know it's ridiculous!!! I am a Co-Manager of a Pre-school and my business partner and my staff are very supportive, I am very blessed for having them!! I could have been the Manager outright very easily but because of the headaches I need some help!

take care Ann

Diamond2
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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 7/3/2006 8:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello All

Just want to thank you all for your responses. It's good to know that I am not acting like a big wimp. Back to the bed. The headache continues.

cybervato
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   Posted 7/4/2006 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Wednesday you are definitely an attribute to this board as well as the forum in General!
I should have paid more attention in typing class!


tysmyboo
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   Posted 7/4/2006 6:14 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome,
I just wanted to throw in my two cents. I work more than full time- I am the sole provider for myself and my four legged son. I have migraines daily and have to take lots of migraine medications both preventative and abortive/rescue (as well as medications for things other than migraines)
I do not have the option to stay home or even take a day off with the work and financial situation in which I find myself, therefore I have to (excuse the term) "suck it up" and pretend that I am fine and just work through it the best I can, and then at the end of the day I go home and just about die. It eventually catches up with me at times and I wonder how much more I can do.
Now, I don't mean that to say that mine is more or less than yours or vice versa, I just know that I have to do what is necessary to survive physically and financially. If I could stay at home or had another solution I would take it...at times felt disability might even be a possible option.
Bottom line, different strokes for different folks...and no one should feel badly about whatever they have to do to make it in life. (Provided it is legal and not hurting another person of course) We are all struggling with this and need to make things easier on ourselves. We feel so much guilt from others and society, we dont need to guilt ourselves, right?!
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