EASY SOLUTION FOR MY AURA MIGRAINS

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Calookin2
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   Posted 1/20/2007 11:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I started having Aura migrains at 14 yrs old and I am now 45.They used to be so bad I would get sick to my stomach and could not stand ANY noise or light for sometimes up to 2 days.
I would take handfulls of 800 ml Ibuprofen(6 to 8 at a time)and sometimes it did was no help at all , (I had a bottle at all times)no wonder I got sick to my stomach.I noticed that when I would take 2 at a time every couple hours the pain was less.
Please know that these times were a very scary thing that I totally dreaded and was in constant fear of !!!My life would end till it was over.
 
about 12 yrs ago I was in a situation without any type of pain killers with me and no way to get any and somebody(ambulance driver,BLESS HER SOUL) ! ! ! !She explained that these migrains were AURA migrains and that it was my bodies way of warning me at the first signs of dehydration and it was a in my optical nerve and it will end up being a migrain so she told me to DRINK WATER at the very first sign.?.?.?.
(In my case it is the little blurry spot that turns into a wormy type of light show which takes 15 to 20 or sometimes 30 minutes then goes away and everything is good for 15 to 30 minutes and then the headache starts. It is not much at first and escalates into the dreaded migrain.)
I thought her advice was thoughtfull,...but very out of place and for all intents and purposes,STUPID.
 
 
WELL I WAS SO VERY WRONG !!!!!! It works, and works very,very,very well. Just Water has totally changed my life.
 
As soon as I can after noticing the little blurry spot I guzzle water, alot of water and it seems to speed the Aura part up, sometime instead of up to 30 minutes it is 10 minutes or so and instead of it ending in a horrible ,sickening migrain it is a little tiny headache and more than not it is not even that. THANK GOD !
For years I was in fear and kept 800 Ibu`s with me and for habits sake I do keep a bottle of Aleves with me but instead of handfulls I now only take 1 total and I think it really is for habits sake and I am not sure it even does anything to help cause I have just drank alot of water and not had even a headache.
I now know why the migrain was lessened when I only took 2 pills every couple hours instead of a handfull.....I drank a glass of water every couple hours instead of 1 glass total.
 
My best results come from drinking a major amount of water when you very first notice the Aura begins.
I am open to anybody who want to converse about this .
                  Charlie
 
 

Calookin2
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   Posted 1/20/2007 11:38 AM (GMT -6)   

sorry ,I didnt preview so I didnt fix the mistakes in my post,:)

                           Charlie


booboobum
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   Posted 1/20/2007 7:27 PM (GMT -6)   
interesting and worth a try. I was told to drink black coffee but it doesn't really help. I get the same type of migraine that you do and started when I was about 10 ( I am 42 now). I am going to try it the next time (hopefully not too soon). Sounds like a good experiment.
migraines since 1974; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/2003; MS limbo since 3/2004; dx IBS - 5/2005;dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed L4-5 and T 7-8 - 5/2006; dx RLS - 9/2006
Clonopin, hydrocodone, Butalbital, prevacid and anything else that helps!


Calookin2
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   Posted 1/21/2007 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I hope that it helps you as much as it has me ! I found that drinking a big glass of water before bed seemed to mostly prevent them and when I did get one I would drink water and after the Aura ,I did not have any discomfort what so ever.

booboobum
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   Posted 1/25/2007 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Well I got a migraine this morning and the first sign of the aura i started drinking water. it still hurt but wasn't too bad. I don't think that it's from dehydration because i drink water all day long. not sure why it helped but it did somewhat. thanks for the suggestion
migraines since 1974; septic hip - 1999 with birth of daughter ; hip replacement 9/2003; MS limbo since 3/2004; dx IBS - 5/2005;dx acid reflux - 11/2006; dx compressed L4-5 and T 7-8 - 5/2006; dx RLS - 9/2006
Clonopin, hydrocodone, Butalbital, prevacid and anything else that helps!


Calookin2
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   Posted 1/26/2007 8:34 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi

  I am glad it helped some. I know water sounds weird, BUT it really has helped me deal with it. I hope alls well

                            Charlie


CRANKY 1
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   Posted 1/29/2007 1:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Charlie,
 
Welcome to the Migraine/Headache board (FYI -Migraine ends with an e).  We love to get feedback from everyone, but sometimes what you think has worked for you, may be doing something entirely different than what you think has improved your condition.  That's why this board works so well.  Everyone gets to share their experience, which may ring true to other members.  Sharing information is the best way to pick up tips, which might work for you or for others.  Anyway, welcome.
 
I too have had migraines since I was a child (33 years worth).  Do you have a good list of things that trigger your Migraines?  Figuring this out does wonders for you, as it allows you to avoid those things.  I have a whole list of things, but unfortunately, none of my triggers can be controlled, aka no food allergies. 
 
All that Ibuprophen and Alleve was probably exacerbating whatever was triggering your headaches.  If you take too much medication of ANY kind, presciption or OTC, it can put you into a cycle called "rebound" headaches, which is also called an "overmedication headaches".  You should never take more medication than is suggested, or more frequently than listed on the instructions.  Also, you should never use any headache/migraine medication more often than two days a week.
 
I think that the "water solution" probably worked for you by diluting the contents of your stomach.  It could be that you were unknowingly consuming some kind of food trigger that was being diluted in your stomach.  Plus, practically everyone spends their lives somewhat dehydrated.  Beverages other than water do not react in the body the same way, thus not really helping dehydration.  Dehydration in itself can cause headaches, muscle cramps, etc... 
 
Migraines that begin with Auras are called "Classic Migraines", although if you say the water makes the headache much less severe, you may have some other type of condition related to the Occiptal Nerve system.  I'm definitely not implying that you don't have migraines, but have you had your eyes checked by an opthamologist?  Just curious, as a medication I took as a preventative for my migraines actually altered my eyesight.  I had perfect vision until I took this medication, which made me nearsighted and gave me astigmatism.
 
Great!  Now I have Migraines and bad eyesight!  Next time, I feel a migraine coming on, I'm going to drink some water.  After all, can't hurt.  Thanks for the imput.
 
Leigh Ann cool

"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
                                             - Jimmy Buffett


Calookin2
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   Posted 2/4/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   

Hi Leigh Ann

   Thank You for your imput. :-) To be blunt about the Ibu`s ( Aleve wasn`t invented yet, FYI ), I had thought about ending these migrains for good skull   quite a few times thru the years, SO I figured that a handfull of Ibu`s was definitely the LESSER of the 2 evils, ya think??? yeah  

 

   I did go to doctors a couple times and on all of those occations the doctors were clueless and I wasn`t going to let them PRACTICE anything on me  nono when they had NO idea about anything EXCEPT giving me chemical`s some pharmacuetical company  skull ( that is only interested in profits and blocking any and all alternative medicines that cut into those profits ) recomends regardless of adverse affect`s. nono

I am having fun with these Emo`s !

To recap the migrain /water thing;

          I get a very small bright light for a very short time,( if I am not paying attention I might not noticed it) and it will be gone as quick as it appears then after a few minutes the little blurry spot (aka. "Blot") can be noticed( in the old days ,my life would be put on hold and soon the dreaded nightmare of pain would begin ! ! ! ).

         That little blot seems to develope into a wormy type of light show (rainbow spectrum, if you will that swells untill in inhibits my vision and kind of strobes like the shadow of a ceiling fan/light(I hate those fan`s,sometimes it seems like the migraine and in reality it`s only the stupid fan that I had`nt noticed untill then confused ).

         When that whole process is over and I am back to being able to see uninhibited again ,( in the old days I would be running to a very dark and quiet place that I could spend up to the next 2 days at this point) about 30 minutes or so after the site thing goes away the pain began , the dreaded migraine pain  ! !

        I find that if I gulp water as soon as I notice the symptoms, (please understand that I will notice the little bright light more times than not,but if I do , by chance ,miss the light for what ever reason,I WILL NOT miss the blurry spot, my brain has learned to notice even the very very beginning of that symptom( I have even jumped the gun on many occations and will wash down an Aleve with mass water then find it was a smudge on my sunglasses or window !hahahaha)),I figure on those occations that taking the Aleve needlessly would help the normal everyday aches and pains and I am pretty sure that drinking water in big quantities is a very good thing in most cases.In any case I have found that drinking water as describe has made the Aura part not only speed up(most times) from up to an hour ordeal to as little as 15 minutes or so , it also helps the visual part be less intense, and it has helped to make the intollerable pain not only majorly tollerable (small headache) but in most cases no pain at all.

       It`s the better safe than sorry thing, I think scool .

      I have found that maybe chocolate seems to have a part in the cause, but not always, and I seem to have a lack of patience and easy to loose my temper the day before I get one, so I am not sure if that is a cause or a symptom confused ?!?!?

     It does seem that the migraine pain will start on the opposite side of my head from where I first notice the Blot.?!?!?!

     I Thank the powers that be, for this website because untill I found this website NOBODY I ever talked to or tried to explain these Aura thing`s to ,had a clue to what I was talking about,  and now I write to poeple that not only totally understand, but help me to know that I am not alone in this. I can not even try to describe what that does for me in my everyday life.

       Bottom line is, Water is my saviour ! Water has made a terrible, terrifying and uncontrollable thing that more than not made me want to be dead, into a small ,not dreaded, inconvienence of that day. I have not lost any work time to these Aura thing`s in over 10 years and probably closer to 15 years, I now have a life that I can count on everyday , I can count on vacation plans ,sex, relationships,hobbie time......etc, to not be effected by the dreaded Blot, well not very much anyway yeah .

I am going to start a website that is exclusive to Aura headaches, alternative remedies and solutions and see what happens and who might get some result producing results.

                                                Charles Bryan 

                                                 


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   Posted 2/4/2007 9:22 PM (GMT -6)   

Hey Charles,

Do you know the difference between a "classic" migraine and a "commom" migraine?

Just curious,

Leigh Ann cool


"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
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Calookin2
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   Posted 2/4/2007 11:02 PM (GMT -6)   

 Hi Leigh Ann

      Actually I do not. nono I have not bothered to define my migrains, I have had my hands full with just trying to describe it, not to mention deal with them. I could use that information for my site tho if you might like to share it ! Thank You

                    Charlie


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   Posted 2/5/2007 10:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey Charlie,
If you are going to start a web site and include information on migraines, you really need to do your research first. A "classic" migraine has the Aura, warning signs, usually visual abnormalities, prior to the migraine pain beginning. A "common" migraine does not have the Aura, thus no visual warning signs before the pain hits. I suffer from the common migraine, so I have to rely on other physical sensations to catch my migraines so I can use my abortive medication.

Hope this helps,
Leigh Ann
"The weather is here, I wish you were beautiful."
                                             - Jimmy Buffett


Calookin2
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   Posted 2/5/2007 7:14 PM (GMT -6)   

 Hi Leigh Ann

    Thank You and yes, of course it helps.I have no experience with the common migraine at all. I do know some people that have persistent migraines and they had no clue to what was happening to me. Doctors give me a brain scan, tell me that it looks fine and sends me on my way with Ty3 . I never took them, they make me very sick,haha.

   I guess the classic migraine people are kind of lucky, atleast we see it coming. I have learned alot about my migraine on this website ! I`m glad I found it.

  HAHA, yes you are definitely correct on the subject investigation before anything else,thing, haha. I did not want to say too much about it on here, cause I know this is not a business advertisement area,haha. I will say that it is more of a p2p nfo site. I will put the nfo online with some important links and let the people on it put what nfo and help they might like to share, or they can submit a site for another link to nfo.That`s the basic idea !

                                               Charlie

                                                  


Diane817
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   Posted 2/7/2007 7:17 AM (GMT -6)   

This something worth trying. I drink water all day long but don't guzzle it by any means. I will try it though. Thanks for the suggestion.

Diane


Calookin2
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   Posted 2/7/2007 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   

Diane

    You are very welcome ! All I can say is that it has worked many many times for me. I swear by it, and "Airborne" is the wonder cure for colds and flues and the only preventive product worth a s*^# on the market today

                                         Charlie


Calookin2
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   Posted 2/13/2007 8:36 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi

  I am very soory it took me so long to reply to your message, I am developing a few websites and it seems that the days are flying by.

 I have many goose bumps after reading your message because , first I have found that people with the Aura Migraines are way more likely to have Parents or Grandparent that had Heart Disease. Well My Grandfather had approx.25 heart attacks,5 the first time, 1 at home and 4 or so on the way to the hospital and this type of situation happened quite a few times till he stopped taking meds. and had a fatal heart attack and My father(Rest his great soul)Passed away due to misdiagnoses from the doctor and he was having situation that are very very similar to what you describe.

The doctor(practicing medicine) told him that the chest pain was because his back(spine) was out of alignment so bad that it was projecting pain through his chest so he advised a my Father that a chiropractor visit was needed. This was without any X-rays at all. My Dad went home, made a chiro appointment, layed on the couch to rest and never woke up.

Medical examiner said it was from 75% clogging in 1 artery and 90% in another so when he was tired it was from lack of circulation and when he layed down on his side he pinched the arteries so they completely stopped any circulation and passed away. He was experiencing (spells as he called it)just as you have described. My Dad was 6'1" 350lbs, did I mention that???I think that the heart should have been checked first but I dont practice medicine, I operate heavy equipment so what do I know ????

We need Doctors that are passed the practicing stage and are concidered professional health care advisors, I mean, I could read a bunch of books and pass a bunch of test`s and start practicing medicine. In my field of work a person is an Apprentise till that person is done PRACTICING and graduates to being a PROFFESSIONAL

The doctor`s name is dr.daley, he was PRACTICING medicine in the Monterey area of California, he is presently awaitin extradition from Brazil, he was convicted of almost 150 cases of CHILD MOLESTATION, he ran during trial, was tracked around the world from Nfo his wife gave authorities.Yes, if your wondering, I was arrested a few days after my dads funeral for assault and battery on him, it started when I dragged him over the counter and proceeded to knock everything down in his waiting room,behind the counter, most of his examining rooms and last but not least his office with him and I am sure that his head and business was probably never the same again. devil tongue yeah It was very well  worth it !

I am hoping that all that I wrote will help you to maybe get a full heart and circulation examination just incase anyway.

                  Charlie

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