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Date Joined Jul 2010
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   Posted 7/10/2010 11:05 PM (GMT -6)   
I just found this site a couple days ago and have found some wonderful information on here. It has been great. I am just wondering if anyone has any advice for me as I go through all my issues with my migraines.
I was dx'd with migraines about 13years ago after 3 days of vomiting, severe head pain and having an IV in my arm as I worked night shift taking vitals on my patients. Since then I think I have been on about every medication thinkable for migraines and they have just gotten worse as the years go on. I am not 34 years old and get about 3-4 a week and I now have to use usually two of my Imitrex nasals 10 mgs, one right when it is starting and then another about an hour later to make it somewhat go away. I also take naproxen with it. Daily I take 200 Mg of Topamax and 120 mg of Inderal and I am still getting 3-4 migraines a week. I see a neurologist and also a neurosurgeon. I had my first MRA and MRI with contrast ever in April this year. Just by chance we found a 2mm aneurysm in my ICA in the left cavernous segment, which is kind of behind my left eye,  I was told by both the neuroogist and neurosurgeon that this has nothing to do with my migraines. Also found was deep lesions in my white matter, which was something that my neurologist was concerned with a bit so she wants my migrianes to slow down but they won't.
I am jsut wondering if anyone has any advice. I have been on all kinds of preventive meds and also abortive meds. I just don't want anymore lesions to form in my white matter becacuse that can cause stroke and what causes the lesions is migrianes.
Thanks for reading all this!
Dx'd- Migraines, Depression, GAD, Brain Aneurysm in left ICA 2mm, Asthma, Herniated Disc L5-S1, Possible Colonic Inertia/Chronic Constipation,
Meds- Topamax 200 mg q day, Effexor 75 mg q day, Wellbutrin 300 mg q day, Claritan 10 mg q day, singulair 10 mg q day, Inderal 120 mg q day, Asmanex 1 puff BID, Ambien 5 mg PRN, Miralax as much as I need!

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Date Joined Jul 2010
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 7/16/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there!  I too just found this website and the forums.  I find it very useful mainly becaues I don't feel so alone and depressed about the debiliating affect this awful, horrible pain does to me.  I am afraid I do not have any advice since I am too new at this and have not actually been diagnosed with a type of migraine, but I noticed you work in the health field and I do too.  Could working at the computer be a trigger?  Maybe the light from the monitor?  My migraines on one the left side side of my head preceeded by facial numbness, tongue numbness and hearing sensitivity.  I have had 3 attacks in the last 4 weeks.  Yesterday was the worst.  I had finished the steroid regime last Tuesday.  And before that, I had used a Medrol pack and Topomax.  But, the Topomax made me feel really sick and anxious with hyperperspiration and fast heartbeat.  I just started Lyrica and Vicodin.  Pain has lessened but the pressure is still there and the tongue numbness too.  I hope you find relief soon. 
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