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Date Joined Jan 2010
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   Posted 1/19/2010 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am 37 years old and have been having migraines for as long as i can remember. I have been on relpax, fiorcet, norvasc, imitrex, and a host of other meds with little relief. Over the past couple of years the headaches have gotten more intense along with the symptoms to go along with it. I have been able to learn a lot of my triggers and I can usually "feel" a migraine coming on and I have meds stashed everywhere.I have meds in my purse, in my car, in my locker at work, in my desk, just everywhere. Lately though even with taken meds and just trying to be relaxed and still, my migraines seem to linger on for days. This is really starting to take its toll on me mentally and physically. I work and have a husband and two children and I feel like no one really understands what I go through on a regular basis. Thankfully I do have FMLA at work but I feel a little depressed about missing a lot of work because I know that my co workers need me.
I have not discussed my disease with my co workers because I feel that first of all it is non of their business and secondly they wouldnt understand the severity of migraine disease. I just hate to feel like a weak person and just wish the migraine monster would leave me alone. I have had ct scan, and mri and everything was clear. I am trying to find a headache specialist because I dont know how much longer I can deal with this.
This attack has been going on for about a week but I am starting to feel better. A few days ago though I prayed for to die because I was on the floor curled up and couldnt move and in so much pain that I didnt know what to do. I have been to the ER on a few occassions just to get some type of pain relief. I just wonder if that is the answer to this. The running back and forth to the doctor, the getting pain injections, the going to the different docs and not feeling that you are making progress. I know that I am rambling on and on but I am just frustrated but glad that I found a place where others can understand where i am coming from and maybe offer some suggestions... I have an appt in a little while and I am certain that they will offer me a stadol injection which I dont want since I am at the tail end of this attack. I will continue to pray and hopefully the doc will have some new suggestions... well thanks for listening and I hope everyone is coping and staying strong!!!

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   Posted 1/19/2010 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
im keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. have you had blodwork? you would be surprised at how something like a very low b12 count could be causing your headaches. i had a very very low b12 count and my migraines were daily and severe. now im on monthly b12 shots and it helps. the blood tests may show other issues that can pinpoint headache causes. . you may want to have your thyroid tested as well. can also be a headache issue
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   Posted 1/19/2010 2:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey I dont know what kind of doctor you see but i go to a headache clinic that all they see are migraine patients i was at the end of my rope about 2 and a half years ago after 10 years of battles now it is just prevenative with a mild one once in a while. Try to find a headache clinic. I have to drive 2 hours to get to mine but it has been worth it.
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