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Predaphin
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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/18/2008 4:14 PM (GMT -7)   
But not a newbie to migraines. I am 29 years old, 5'9 and am overwieght (i previously balloned up to 250 lbs). Been diagnosed with migraines since age 15 and have went untreated my entire life. I was also diagnosed with mild high blood pressure at the age of 23. There are only 2 things that I know would trigger my migranes....Cheese from McDonald's and sleeping on the back of my head (which I have avoided fro many years. For years I have had to sleep on my side or on my stomach to avoid waking up with a migrane.
 
2 and a half years ago I began smoking pot and that would relieve my pain, but I now regret doing that. Not only did it make me ballon up to 250 lbs, but about after a week of consitently smoking everyday, I began to suffer from chest pains that hurt about an inch to the left of the center of my chest. I have had numerous cardiac tests (Blood work, 3 resting EKG's, Chest X-Ray, Holtor Montior (24 hrs), and strss test) in which all have been normal.
 
However, I fear I may have Variant (prinzmetal) angina aka Coronary artery spasms. The chest pains come and go and every articel i've read about variant angina seems to indicate there is an association between migraines and coronary artery Spasms/heart disease. I hope this is not the case. I've seen a cardiologist and he says he doesn;t think I have any heart disease and refuses to send me for further testing.
 
My primary doctor has prescribed some anti-depressents which she says may help ease or prevent a migraine at night.
 
Some of my migraine symptoms are: the aura, sharp headache (can radiate to eye), nausea, runny nose, light sensitivity and sometimes sound sensitivity. Also, I try and avoid chocolate while or during a migraine. That has been the only thing that has made me actually throw up.
 
The meds i've taken for my migraines are Excederin (over the counter) and Sydolil (mexican prescription - while I was in Mexico). The Excederin made my heart race and I refuse to take it ever again after my first pill. 

Nichole28
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 39
   Posted 7/19/2008 9:46 AM (GMT -7)   
The best meds that have worked for me have been the Maxalt, they put me on Nortriptlyn but it made me feel like I was having a heart attack so I stopped taking it. I wouldn't take excerdrin because it contains caffine and if it is a trigger for you then it is best to stay away from it. Advil liquid gels work well too but they really only take the edge off for me they don't get rid of the whole headache.
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