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King Davi
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   Posted 5/22/2009 8:27 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry this post is a bit on the long side but I wanted to give all the details I could.


I am a 19 year old community college student, and i've been getting these really bad Migraines that nothing gets rid of. I sought out a doctor she put me on 500mg Naproxins and they do didly squat. I take them with food, lots of water, twice a day, same time, does nothing. I've tried taking them when I find my supposed trigger, does nothing. I can't pin down my trigger at all, as all my migraines are either very very random or occur in my sleep.

Most of them happen when im sleeping, wake me up and I cannot do a thing about it. I got one in the mall today which just started out of nowhere, I think I might have actually caught the trigger today but I have no clue really. I was just getting money from an ATM machine, walked to the food court to buy a drink. I noticed that my left eye began to throb a little, and started to water outta nowhere, I rubbed it away and went and sat down to wait for 2 friends. It kept getting progressively worse, it didn't hurt much at first by about a couple minutes later, I came to the realization I was going to get a bad migraine, and I was right. Lasted for about 3 hours, I had a small nap in between that 3 hours.

Most of my migraines last as long as they like too. Because of this i've been missing classes, and falling behind in school cuz I can' tmake it with a really bad headache, its a real pain in the backside. They occur on the left side of my head, and feels like someones poking the crap outta my brain or just squeezing it. I think it may be linked to sinus problems as I notice I have a stuffy nose during most of them, and it hurts to sniff, not like smell but you know when you have a runny nose, you sniff it up? I can't describe it to well I think you know what I mean, we all do it.

When i have one I basically lay down in a dark room, sometimes it hurts to much to sit still and take it, well actually thats most of hte time. I've had migraines last an entire day, but the very shortest is probably about 3 hours. I have tried a multitude of things, taking my prescribed meds, taking motrin around the clock, Tylenols, Acetaminophens, and Exedrin(which i only did once after finding out about rebound heachaches cuz of the caffein). I've changed my diet a bit, I don't drink soda or anything with caffeine anymore, I make sure to always have at least something in my stomach to avoid feeling hungry, I drink water and stay hydrated. I just can't figure it out.

I know this is a bit of a mini essay, and im sorry it is so long, but i wanted to be as detailed as possible. What do you advice I do? I was told my my doc that you gotta take the pills at the right time to catch the migraine and prevent the pain, but how do I when im asleep? I'd call her but the doctors office I went to is small and local, I wouldn't be able to get an appointment with her in months. I was considering seeing another doctor at the same office, should I? My freind suggested taking me to the hospital and get a MRI i think its called(brain scan) to try and find the source.

Any suggestions from you all? I am all outta ideas for what to take for the pain, i've been considering smoking some weed, im not normally a smoker and was trying to avoid it, but the pain can sometimes get unreal, i'll do almost anything to get rid of htis problem. Its been lasting going on 2 months. When I was a kid I used to get headaches from tiem to time, around the age of 12, but never this severe, they stopped for the rest of my teenage life until now, these make a headache feel like nothing. So any ideas?

Hara
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   Posted 5/23/2009 12:49 PM (GMT -7)   
Have you ever tried Imitrex for your migrains? That's something you might want to tell your doctor about.
 
As for the Naproxin it doesn't do anything for a migrain, neither does Motorin.
 
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King Davi
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   Posted 5/24/2009 6:41 PM (GMT -7)   
No I havn't, and they don't do anyting for migraines? *** why the ___ did she prescribe it to me then. God if thats true that was such a waste and so annoying.

thanks for your reply
 
edited to remove profanity...please revisit forum rules!

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Hara
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   Posted 5/25/2009 6:15 AM (GMT -7)   
Just trying to help.
 
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Annuk
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   Posted 5/26/2009 5:36 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi King Davi,

The symptoms you describe are not migraine but sound more like Cluster Headache!!!!

Cluster Headache typically lasts from 45 minutes to 3 hours and the onset and end of each attack is quite sudden. The pain is excruciating, and there are some accompanying 'Autonomic' symptoms such as: reddening of the eye, eye watering, drooping of the eyelid, swelling of the eyelid. Sufferers are agitated and unable to be still - lying down will make the pain worse!

If you feel you suffer with these symptoms you need to get referred to a Neurologist who is a Headache Specialist who can help you find a way forward!

If you wish to please email me about this by clicking on the envelope under my name!

take care

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stocktona
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   Posted 5/30/2009 3:31 PM (GMT -7)   
My husband used to get migraines and he started taking Magnesium and somthing called Butterbur. He no longer gets them. There's been alot of research on it. google it.
hope you get better

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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:22 PM (GMT -7)   
I think Annuk is correct. The treatments are different and you want the right one. There is help, go get it! Just take a printout of your posting with you to anyplace that treats headaches lots of times per day.

tysmyboo
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   Posted 5/30/2009 10:11 PM (GMT -7)   
King Davi...
It does sound like Cluster Headaches (which are treated a lot differently than migraines for the most part) but I wanted to mention one other thing about rebounds.

You said, "I have tried a multitude of things, taking my prescribed meds, taking motrin around the clock, Tylenols, Acetaminophens, and Exedrin(which i only did once after finding out about rebound heachaches cuz of the caffein)."

Rebound (aka medication overuse headaches) can be cause by many things...including tylenol, motrin etc not just things containing caffeine.

How have things been for you? Have you found a headache specialist to help you with a treatment plan?
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King Davi
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   Posted 6/3/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been ok, I havn't seen a doctor yet, not time but things have slowed down. I've found ways to prevent the attacks lately. Hot wet towel to breath in and clear my sinus' and a ice pack on the back of my neck. Usually gets the away before they can start. I'll see a Neuro soon, thanks for the advice on rebounds btw, I didn't take that into consideration.

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   Posted 6/3/2009 9:19 PM (GMT -7)   
See a doctor, esp a neurologist. I found a trigger of yours by reading....allergies. Ask doctor to get on allergy prevention.
 
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   Posted 6/4/2009 5:20 PM (GMT -7)   
King Davi, I agree with the others, I had cluster migraines, now I have cluster features; I no longer have the agitation and head banging, but I still get the watering eyes, runny nose and the bad ones still feel like a poker is going through my eye through to the middle of my brain. When you see your neuro, please make sure you tell him that you're having these symptoms.

Don't be fooled, you may think that you've got these things under control, but it may just be a respite from a cluster period. If you haven't done so already, start a diary and before you see the Dr., try to recreate your symptoms and events as best you can.

O2 is the best abortive for clusters or cluster features; it will break it enough for you to get to the emergency room at the very least, so if the Dr. doesn't suggest, please ask him/her about it.

Good luck, let us know how you're doing.
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   Posted 6/4/2009 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Janice,

O2 is a common abortive for clusters and from what I hear does help a lot of people!

Thanks again


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King Davi
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   Posted 6/6/2009 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Yea im going ot go i've been so busy with finals and what not but my last one is tuesday, but i'll be going asap after that. Im lucky enough to not have had anyting for a couple of weeks now.

I don't feel I have it under control ,I won't until I am 100% sure about it. I have had a few close calls but my meds stopped them, i've been ok lately though.

Thanks for the help everyoone, I'll be sure to take every single lick of advice that was given to me.

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   Posted 6/7/2009 8:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I say the same thing!! Any advice I get is taken into consideration.

Once, at a really low point, I told a Neurologist that if he told me to go outside, get naked and eat Cheerio's while standing on my head I would do it...I would do anything he said if it meant relief! ha ha ha
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