Migraines lasting longer with age

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G.laine
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   Posted 7/2/2012 5:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I am new to this forum but was very interested to read about other members comments and problems.
i have suffered with migraines since about 14 yrs - now age 57 they are getting worse and lasting for days coming and going.... my gp assured me they should be getting less at this age, but not in my case.
I take Maxalt for acute pain at the moment, with 800mg Brufen as well as other pain relief but not controlled by any means.
Have tried all the medication out there, including prevention meds, but no luck with these either, last visit to gp he suggested trying Topiramate (epilepsy med) but was panicked to hear this suggestion but am thinking now that I may have to consider this.
I am getting depressed with all this pain and lost days and work is a problem to as it is so hard to concentrate - anyone else have this type of problem?
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JJ39
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   Posted 7/7/2012 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
I have found that mine are getting worse with age too. I am currently on day 3 of a migraine

G.laine
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   Posted 7/7/2012 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
Can sympathsize with you, I also seem to have one most weeks now for at least two - three days, seeing gp on wed re: topiramate am needing to break the cycle somehow !

meshell67
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   Posted 7/9/2012 1:11 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello, I certainly understand, from my mid teens and for 28 yrs I suffered with horrible migraines to the stage of being chronic where I was getting a migraine nearly every day averaging 26 migraines a month for 18 mths. The sad truth for me, was my body over the yrs became sicker from all the drugs that I took for the migraines and it got to the stage where I could no longer take them as they made me so sick or I would awake with another almighty migraine. For me I looked into the topomax from my drs trying to advise me to take and my decision was NO WAY after reading the side effects. Have you looked into magnesium in the spray on form? This is the most thing that helped me first... I have an article on Why magnesium is so important to migraine sufferers? and it explains how this helps migraine sufferers. I was in a bad place thinking there was no way out..... However I persisted. You can heal, you can get better.... It is about re balancing the body I hope this helps

Post Edited (meshell67) : 7/9/2012 2:33:05 AM (GMT-6)


G.laine
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   Posted 7/10/2012 7:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Meshell,
 
Thanks for taking the time to reply.
I had known about the topiramate and was very wary but was feeling like did not know what else to try.
I had not heard about the Magnesium spray before - when and how do you need to take it? is it when you get a migraine or before?
I will ask gp about this also but no doubt this will not be prescribable on the NHS. But will try anything.
Glad to hear something positive for a change about migraine

meshell67
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   Posted 7/10/2012 4:44 PM (GMT -7)   
The magnesium I use is called derma mag and the website really has a lot of testimonials on how this has helped migraines sufferers. If you cannot find this on search engine I will post the web address. Also look up my article as I have tests that show how magnesium is in the body at cellular level and how my magnesium levels changed by using the spray on. Simply put the pills I tried did not work and I tried a lot of magnesium pills before finding the spray on. There is more that I learnt from this test I had, however the most thing that helped me first was raising the magnesium levels. Article "Why magnesium is so important to migraine sufferers. It took me 12 weeks of taking the magnesium and I noticed a huge improvement... :) If I can help with more info let me know.

mercyme
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   Posted 7/10/2012 7:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I will def try to get some magnesium spray or oil. I suffer daily with chronic migraines. I take Migrelief with magnesium in it but it's not helping me so far, but I've only been taking it about a week and a half. I take a lot of other supplements that are suppose to help with migraines, but don't help me. I have seen a neurologist for my migraines for over 10 years now. Have been seeing neurologist since I was just 10 years old due to having epilepsy, but since my brain surgery I've been seizure FREE! Now to just fix these migraines!


Mercyme

mikejones126
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   Posted 7/12/2012 3:33 AM (GMT -7)   
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G.laine
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   Posted 7/28/2012 2:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Have tried the Topamax without success.
Gp decided to take me off as was struggling with the side effects.
Now, taken off all meds apart from Brufen 400mg & Rizatriptan which I am only allowed one per migraine.
Need to go "cold turkey" as gp thinks too much meds was causing rebound headaches...
Now trying Amitripyline 10mg for prevention - 2 days into it so ok so far....
Watch this space
 
Anyone else been told to have an Indian head massage for headaches ?
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