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   Posted Today 1:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Yesterday morning I woke up having a little headache, but I had to go to work since I'm working for an insurance company this is the busiest time of the year since we are renewing the magority of our policies end of the year.  Anyway, the headache was progressing but I suck it up and when I left from work my head was hurting so much I could bearly keep my eyes open, plus I was feeling very nauseus.  So I went home and slept from 6.30 in the afternoon until 6.30 this morning!!!  Today my headache is completely gone, but my stomach is miserable....  I wonder if it's a virus because my boss also had a very bad stomach yesterday, so we both had some chicken soup for lunch. 
Now my question is when you have a migraine, what do you take?  I can only take paracetamole but it doesn't help at all....
Can you imagine working the whole day in front of the computer with a migraine?  Plus of course feeling sick to your stomach....
I wanted to do some Christmas shopping today.... I guess not!!!

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Date Joined Nov 2007
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   Posted Today 8:30 AM (GMT -7)   
For a while I was getting migraines at least once or twice a month. There was a week about a month ago where I had a migraine every other day. . it was awful! I know a lot of it - for me - comes from stress - and I was dealing with a lot at the time... luckily the main reason for my stress is no longer a worry (horrible potential step mother left my dad - this is good news!) and i've not had a migraine since (knocks on wood for now I'm probably jinxing myself)


when I would get migraines I would also stay at work because my company isn't the best and my department relies on me to be there, when I'm not it's usually a whole mess and I come back into work with lots to fix (yay help desk) they actually turned the light bulbs above my desk so that the horrible florescent lights are always off :) which helps a lot! but usually the day of and the next day after the migraines my stomach would be in complete nausea and pain! it usually would take me a day to recover and didn't feel better until two days after the initial pain. the only thing ive found to help my migranes is sleep. ive tried sinus medication, and ibu but sleep is my only cure.

i hope that you feel better soon! <3
24 yrs - female : diagnosed with Crohn's 11/29/07 : 50mg 6mp

"i believe - you can keep going long after you can't"

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   Posted Today 3:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I get migraines, esp around my period. I used to take Relpax, but I had weird neurological side effects. Now I just use ice packs and tylenol...the tylenol doesn't really work, but it feels like I'm doing something! During my last migraine, I got very naseous from the pain- I took phenargan for that, which helped the nausea, and I finally fell asleep. Hope you feel better soon!
48 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's Sept-Oct. 2007

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted Today 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Are you sure these are migraines? I'm not doubting your pain--I've had some headaches since dx that put me out of commission. When those headaches come NOTHING works--ok, nothing I've tried so far. I started out taking a couple of Tylenol, then three, then four. I called my dr. and he gave me a script for darvocet--I wasn't looking for that, just something that would get rid of the headache. Guess what--it didn't work.

Anyway, the reason I ask if the dr. has dx your headaches as migraines is because I'm curious as to if CD'ers are more likely to have them.

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted Today 10:56 PM (GMT -7)   
I get them from time to time. I take Toprol XL for high blood pressure, but they also REALLY help me with my migraines. But when I get them take a vicodin. Nothing else (especially Tylenol) will work. They ALWAYS last three days for me, and I'm more prone to getting them around my period. I don't think it's related to my Crohn's, mirgaines run in my family also.
Diagnosed with mild Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Asacol and Questran.

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   Posted 12/14/2007 12:47 AM (GMT -7)   

Hi there. I have suffered from migraine headaches most of my life. There are typically two types of migraines. One is the classical and the other the common migraine. The classical migraine is usually triggered by hormones, a sudden drop in barometric pressure, certain sensitivities to food(red wine, aged cheese etc)...the first indication that you will get this migraine is the typical aura that occurs 20 minutes or so before the headache. consists of flashing lights in front of your eyes, blurred vision, sudden nausea or vomiting ....then the pain hits over,behind and above one eye.It is quite sudden and extremely , violently painful right from the get go. The common migraine usually begins more slowly , sometimes with a tension headache that gets worse over hours or days...your entire head hurts at first,then the pain behind the eye begins.

I used to have to go to the ER twice a week for injections of Demerol and Gravol or phenergan or stemetil to handle the vomiting. I would go home to sleep it off, but the headache would usually persist for about 3 days. Then my head would feel bruised and swollen.

If you continue to have such painful headaches it would be worthwhile to mention it to your  doctor. There are many migraine meds out there....some to prevent them and some to try to stop them dead in their tracks like Imitrex.

If you think your headaches are tension related, you might try some Tylenol #1's which are sold behind the pharmacy desk so you have to ask the pharmacist, but they don't usually require a RX. They have a bit of codeine in them that can help take away some of the tension that is making your headache worse.

I sure hope this helps you a bit. I know how debilitating migraines can be....they are horrible, horrible and I don't wish them on my worst enemy. Feel better soon and don't hesitate to see your doctor about these if they continue.

Love and prayers,


50 yr.old retired RN,Crohn's D for last35 yrs..severe esophagitis, migraines,strictures,urethral stricture,depression,probable MS.

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