I am 40 years old and have had migraines since I was about
15 years old.
I got a migraine if I dared to have an alcoholic drink, if I ate the wrong foods, if the barometric pressure was dropping, if I was stressed out, thirsty, hungry, tired, had my period, or wore the wrong color socks!! (lol)
4 years now I've been able to get rid of my headaches right away, THANK GOD, because I used to go to bed TERRIFIED that I'd wake up with my head pounding at 4:00 a.m.
Many of you might already know about
this, and if it's been discussed a lot in the past, please forgive my redundance but for those that still have to suffer please ask your doctors about
the Imitrex INJECTIONS. The shots and/or the nasal sprays are not as effective for some reason (totally unscientific remarkl) The injection is in the form of a pen which tricks you into giving yourself the shot (dont have to look at the needle) and the little "pinch" is nothing compared to the pain in your trobbing head.
I think the longest I had to wait for relief was 20 minutes. The only time it doesnt work for me is if it wasnt truly a migraine in the 1st place (tension headache, etc.)
I dont panic anymore when I'm awoken with a "killer migraine." only if there's no Imitrex in the house anyway. (they are expensive so it helps if you've got health ins. which I dont) My doctors nice enough to give me some of the samples the drug companies leave him.
Sorry for the length of post and again-sorry if this has already been covered. Have a great day ladies
(and mabye gentlemen)