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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 1
   Posted 9/21/2011 11:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Going on 4 yrs, with migraines/severe aura, since my last child.
I'm reaaly new to this website and did not realize how many people suffer like I do or even wors, finally im not alone. I thought I was the only one out there with this dibilating condition. I have 2 kids and not on any narcotics, I have seen many doctors and I given up hope, bcuz I seems like no one understands how painful migraines in combo with tension headaches really can be. I recently stop working 2wks ago due to the severity of my conditon, it sucks that you have always been an outgoing person, hard working, then some thimg like this knocks you down. I really don't grive with any one. Its not easy for me to express my emotions with any one, but at this point I really need to know how people like me cope with this condition...

Violet Rose
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Date Joined May 2011
Total Posts : 48
   Posted 9/22/2011 3:43 AM (GMT -6)   
H Vanessa :-)
Let me assure you you are not alone!  I've had migraine for 21 years now and remember when my two boys were young and how difficult it was to manage with migraines.  Being a parent is hard work enough without having to suffer intense pain while your trying to do a good job! My kids eventually became used to seeing Mummy with her head under the sofa cushion or vomiting into the loo 20 times a day (gross I know, but true!) and they learned to amuse themselves when I was completely incapacitated.
Like you I used to be very outgoing, I worked part-time and liked to be sociable.  Now I can longer work as I'm ill in bed for 3/5 days at a time on a very regular basis.  I am no longer as sociable either, not by choice but because loud crowded places are a migraine trigger for me. I have to keep my life as quiet as possible.    I have also stopped taking all preventative and over the counter painkillers as nothing makes any difference for me anyway.  However I would recommend speaking to your doctor about triptan medication to abort your migraine attacks.  These work well for me and are a godsend for times when you have a migraine and have something unavoidable to do that day or if you are in intense pain and can't stand it.  I use Zomig for those times but am careful about how often as I am worried about rebound headaches. They don't work for everyone but are worth a try.
Things that I found have helped me have been to identify my migraine triggers and avoid them.  Eat a healthy diet with as few processed foods as possible.  No artificial sweetner or caffeine. Keeping my sleep routine to 6 hours a night (any more and I have a raging headache all day the next day).  My hormones play a huge role in my migraines.  There is not much I can do about that but it helps to know WHY I have the migraine! I also take a daily magesium and iron supplement and these seemed to help a little. 
Hope this helps a bit :-)

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Date Joined Sep 2011
Total Posts : 9
   Posted 10/3/2011 1:37 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree you are not alone. I have 2 children also and I hate hearing them say shhhh mommy has a headache! Sometimes I felt like I wanted to give up cause noone could understand the pain I went through on a daily bases. and I hated those days i didnt want to get out of bed or off the couch but I did because I had to work becauseI am a single mom so I had to make myself goto work reguardless of how I felt, I had used almost all my sick and vacation time this year.
But Please dont give up I finally started seeing a Neuro Doctor and he put me on so meds and told me to stop with any intake of caffeine and now I have a very big decrease of headaches. I have posted a topic if you would like to read it but as long as I an taking my meds I feel tons better!
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