I too am new to the boards and suffer from severe debilitating migraines, cluster headaches, and tension headaches. I have suffered over the past decade with all 3 types of headaches and my doctor and I felt like we were out of options. I hope you are able to find something that fits your needs and allows you to get back to your life. I recently started taking a nutritional supplement called Cephpax and it has really helped, no migraines or headaches for 3 weeks. I am only in the first month free trial, but for me it has been great. I think like with anything in medicine, you have to find a doctor that is willing to work with your individual needs and allow you to decide what is best for you. For me, I could not take Topamax and some of the other prescription drugs because of the side effects, just make sure that you & your doctor are on the same page as far as what you feel comfortable with. Good luck!
Welcome Mommyto3 and spass2006,
I suffer from classic migraines for most of my life. I have been suffering from them almost daily for the past five years. I am not working right now as we try different medications to control them. This is my third time on disability. I have tried working while we tried medications but the side effects could be so disabling that I couldn't work. In partnership with my doctors we have decided that I'm not going back to work until we figure it out this time.
Good luck! Let us kow as you proceed.
Thanks mommyto3, I hope you find something that helps without making your life miserable as well.
HI EVERYONE, IM NEW HERE. I SUFFER FROM CHRONIC DAILY MIGRANES/HEADACHES. I HAVE
SEVER EYE PAIN,NECK, AND BACK OF HEAD PAIN. IT HURTS TO MOVE MY EYES. I CANT LIE DOWN BECAUSE IT MAKES THE HEADACHE WORSE. I'VE HAD HEADACHES FOR 15 YEARS.
I TAKE ELAVIL, NEURONTIN,MAXALT, AND VICODIN FOR PAIN. NOTHING WORKS. I READ THAT SOME PEOPLE GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. I'M SCARED TO GO BECAUSE I THINK THEY WILL THINK I'M CRAZY. EVEN MY HUSBAND DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THE PAIN I GO THRU EVERYDAY.
WHEN I LIE DOWN I CAN LITERALLY FEEL MY ENTIRE BODY PULSATING WITH PAIN. ITS 11:49 AND I CANT SLEEP BECAUSE MY HEAD HURTS. ANY ADVICE WOULD BE SO GREAT. I'M AT MY WITTS END. WELL THANKS FOR LISTENING. GOD BLESS.
Post Edited By Moderator (Annuk) : 11/23/2006 11:51:21 AM (GMT-7)
Welcome to Healing Well. I'm sorry you're having such a difficult time right now. Unfortunately there are many of us here who share your pain.
Like mommyto3 asked, have you been to see a headache specialist? a neurologist that specializes in migraines? These are the best people to help you.
If this is all knew to you, then you need to figure out what works and what doesn't, what triggers you and what helps you get over a migraine.
For example, I take an amerge at the start of a migraine, then 2 T3s, then 2 Ts, 2Toradols, 2 Gravol and an Ativan. That usually kills the migraine or at least knocks me out so I can sleep. I have cold packs for my brow and hot packs for the base of my spine - cranial sacro therapy. I have developed these plans with my doctor. I am on preventative medications in the day so I only deal with one or two migraines in a week.
I know what foods, weather and even odours trigger my headaches so I avoid those at all cost. Again in the event I do trigger one, I have my little plan.
I have never been to a hospital because of the horror stories I have heard. I am lucky my doctor is happy to prescribe all of the necessary drugs so that I can keep a headache at bay without visiting an ER.
I hope this helps and I hope you are able to find some relief.
Keep in touch. We're thinking of you.