My life with headaches

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/6/2005 7:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello, I just joined this forum and have found reading some of these posts very helpful.  My current problem with headaches might not seem as severe as some of the people writing on this board but I still feel the need to tell my story in the hope of feeling a bit more reassured about things, I generally try to ignore headaches but at the moment I am getting a lot and it has been on and off over a long period of time, I think to myself now, I always got a bloody headache!


I am a 29 year old male and started getting very bad migraines when I was around 14 years old, I would have an aura for about 30 mins then that would go and the pain would kick in for about 6 hours until vomiting, after that there would be a dull pain for around 3 days.  I stopped getting the auras at around 18, since then I still get migraines, the severe pain that in some cases renders me incapable of wanting to move, its not unusual for a migraine these days to drag out for 2 days then have a less intense aftermath for 3 more days, but they rarely reach the intensity they did when I was younger.


I can bear the migraines, they are horrible but you have a way of forgetting them when they are gone, call me weird but sometimes when coming to the end of one of these attacks I feel strangely energised.  At the moment my problem is the frequency of headaches I get, I seem to have one all the time, and feel I have been living this way for at least 3 years but as sometimes they go I kind of shrug it off, sorry if this makes no sense.  I seen doctors about this but they say its nothing to be concerned about, I get paranoid sometimes about brain tumours and stuff like that, I think I would feel to scared to have a scan in case my worst fears were confirmed.


I have no other symptoms, just headaches, a lot of them, sometimes dull annoying aches, other times very severe.  I recently had dizzy spells but the doctor said it was an ear infection, that was 6 or so months ago and I haven’t had dizzy spells since.  I use a lot of pills, mainly aspirin, when I say a lot I mean every day and twice a day in some cases, I tried to cut down on them for health reasons such as a hole getting burned in my stomach!  The rebound headache thing I don’t know a lot about might apply to me because of the amount of medication I take.


I wont go on anymore, sorry for rambling and thank you if you read this, any help and advice would be appreciated

Lisa D.
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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/6/2005 9:36 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to the board Ritch. I am fairly new myself. I too have suffered with migraines since my teens. There is a lot of info and support here.
I for one, if I were you..would still insist on having a scan..even if for peace of mind. I know they are scary..I had to have another one last week my headaches were so severe.
I have had a migraine now for 9 and on....with occasional vomiting and always the aura.
But, maybe you should find you a good neurologist and get on some meds to help you, a maintenance kind of thing.
Too many aspirin/tylenols/advid is NOT good for your stomach and liver.
I am gonna start taking vitamins, a B complex. Plus, I might start taking Feverfew and Ginger.
Alot of people on here say those help.
Doesn't hurt to try.
But..I still say you should see a specialist.
Just my .02.
Good luck.

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Date Joined May 2005
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   Posted 5/7/2005 1:16 AM (GMT 0)   
Hi there !
I was so touched reading all the requests for help on migraine ,so I thought I will share my experience too.I use to suffer terribly with sinus and migraine and this is what I did:First it was very unbearable so this tip from an old lady came handy which I didnt believe at first but now,with all honesty I can say I havent got them for some months ,so I thought I would share this with you all.Cut a lime and apply on the forehead.2)or use a paper bag dipped in white vinegar and last but not the least and amazing take magnesium asportate three per day.Its so unblievable and works! I know you will find this hard to believe but it is amazing and truly works try it!!Also use cold or hot towels on the neck whichever you are feeling better with but never skip the magn.asportate.
Love and peace to all

Ps.My daughter suffered from hepatisis B and was on her death bed all I can say is she recovered with the medication given to her but what was the extraordinary thing about it was the vitamin K given to her in injection form atleast twice a day.And to my shock she recovered and in the same hospital 20 people lost their lives to this dreaded disease.Also lots of sugar as much as she could stomach owing to the vomits that accompanies this problem was given to her in juices.I just thought maybe this will help someone who is reading this and someone who will find this very useful information.
love and peace

New Member

Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 5/6/2005 7:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi once again in my just sent post I by mistake said hepatisis B but I need to correct that coz it wasnt hep. B but hepatisis A.Sorry for that guys just thought I should correct that big difference.
love and peace,

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Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 921
   Posted 5/6/2005 7:59 PM (GMT -6)   

Thank You all for your posts!!!

Ritch-your use of asprin can be a big factor in your continuous headaches, Rebounds are very real...easy to get in the cycle of and hard as heck to get rid of.

Please consider cutting your usage of asprin and see a doctor for migraine precentatives/abortives.

I am the moderator here and have shared my story a number of times and hate to bore the "oldies" who have been here a while...

I have suffered from migraines for about 10 years now and over the last 3 years I lost a long term relationship, a great job, my house and my car due to the effects of migraines and the impact they have had on my life.

I definitely can feel where you are coming from...

Try to get in and see a specialist...there are hundreds of drug combinations that can either a) give you some quality of relief by reducing the number and severity of the headaches you are having 2) relieve the ones you do have.

MigraHealth is good as a "non-drug" preventative. It contains Feverfew, Magnesium and Riboflavin. I have taken it a while and found it to be some help.

GelStat is an over the counter abortive that you can take once you have a headache, it is a vial of liquid you put under your tongue...doesn't taste great but it CAN work.

Go ahead and get a scan, so you can at least stop worrying about that. Please keep in touch and let us know how things are going with you!!!!

Take Care,

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Date Joined Jan 2010
Total Posts : 3
   Posted 1/24/2010 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
I am in the same boat, chronic headaches and migraine. lost my husband over them. Still in chronic pain. Had every test. So frustrated. so hard to work or think straight and take care of my son. OUCH!!!!!
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