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Date Joined Oct 2012
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   Posted 10/16/2012 8:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I just made a doctor appointment because I finally figured out it's not going away.

Here's the deal:

My sister get's migraines, but I never considered any of my headaches, no matter how one sided, migraines. Then I amped up my work out routine big time. 90 minutes a day doing programs on an elliptical. One day it gave me a headache. It wasn't horrible. It was just pain over my right eye that made me go take some ibuprofen and take a little break. That was late August. Since then I've been getting light/sound sensitive one sided headaches often accompanied by tingling on my scalp on an almost daily basis. Most of the headaches are just annoying. At least a couple times a week they're pretty bad. Only 2 were accompanied by nausea.

My appointment is on Thursday. I'm nervous about it. I read up on migraines. I asked my doctor brother about it, but still..

It sounds like migraines, right? Are there any meds that make them come less often?

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Date Joined Apr 2012
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   Posted 10/16/2012 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
This definitely sounds like migraine have you tried Advil or Motrin

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Date Joined Oct 2012
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   Posted 10/17/2012 9:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, I take ibuprofen and sometimes bayer migraine.

Is there any RX that reduces the frequency of migraines well? I know there are a few classes of drugs that they use, but I was wondering if anyone had enough experience with them to form a personal opinion.

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   Posted 10/17/2012 3:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello-I am new here-but I have been a migraine sufferer since I was 8 years old. You're post caught my eye when I was getting off another forum. I used to also be an avid exerciser, and that sometimes brought them on just as you explained.

I have tried several medications. Imitrex and Relpax are non-narcotics that have helped me tremendously. These have to be taken once you feel the migraine coming on or after its started. They aren't for preventing migraine, unfortunately.

Ofcourse narcotic prescriptions can help-fiorcet, hydrocodone, percocet, etc. But I say that with caution-because if used on a regular basis they can cause rebound headache, not to mention they can be addictive and habit-forming. But they are extremely relieving if the imitrex, etc, does not work. I always always try a non-narcotic option first.

Another drug I have heard about is an old drug called "Topamax" (sp?) I personally have not tried this-I have an aunt who takes this every day as a preventative. She says it works for her.

Excedrin migraine used to help me a lot, but I think they took that off the shelves recently. I'm not positive, but I've been meaning to google that.

Other than that I have actually had an anti-depressant prescribed to reduce migraines-apparently low seratonin levels can cause them. Also muscle relaxers-as my headaches sometimes start from muscle ache in shoulder that goes to head.

Not sure if any of this info has helped. Migraines are horrible. I actually have an appointment with a "Headache Center" next month that specializes only in migraine. I too would like more preventative alternatives than just treatment med. Hopefully I will learn more then.

Good luck.
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