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Date Joined Jul 2013
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   Posted 7/16/2013 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi forums, i am a 28 year old male i have been suffering from migraines for several years now. For the longest time i chalked it up to allergies as it would only happen when pollen fell, however this year they have been coming on 3 and 4 times a week well after pollen started. Now they have come to a point where randomly during the day i get a sudden pressure in my right temple, the first sign of an impending migraine is 10 - 30 minutes before i get one single burst of pressure in my temple and it feels like an outward pressure. Then the pain begins the initial phase of the migraine starts with a stabbing pain right in the temple then progresses to a constant sharp pain, then the worst happens within minutes of the pain i am rolling around on the ground grabbing my head in writhing pain. Lately this has been happening at work i build decks for a living and i just can not be rolling around in a clients yard for two hours in serious pain, i can not open my eyes, i can not speak, i breath very very rapidly. The ONLY form of relief i can acquire is by pressing in on my right temple with my right thumb then closing my right nasal passage with with my middle finger, keeping my eyes closed and breathing heavily and the relief is merely temporary. I find that when i do not inhale through my right nasal cavity the pain is much more bearable, if i only breath in through my mouth while closing my right nasal cavity the pain dulls, if i pinch my nose and breath only through my mouth the pain cuts down to half of what is normally is, is i breath through my right nostril or let go of my temple the pain is truly unbearable. So far i have not found a trigger as to what causes it however today after all this time i was able to delay the onset of my migraine by wearing very very dark sun glasses ALL day on the job sight and anytime i took them off immediately following my migraine would begin almost immediately. I have taken several things in the attempt to thwart my migraine to NO avail, in fact as a test i ingested 5, 200 mg ibuprofen yesterday at the first sign of a migraine, 15 minutes after the initial phase i ingested 5 more i continued to do this in 15 minute intervals until i had ingested 25 pills to no avail i only got sick to my stomach. I have tried tylenol, aspirin, motrin, ibuprofen, i have tried cold and hot compresses, running cold and hot water over my head, nothing even stunts my migraines does anyone at all have any opinions as to what this might be or if maybe you have any questions that may lead to an opinion or assumption i will gladly answer anything!

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Date Joined Jul 2013
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   Posted 7/28/2013 11:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi there!
First, let me say I feel your pain!
I don't know exactly what kind of headache you're experiencing, unfortunately there are many types. I it is indeed migraines, normal OTC pain meds rarely are effective. Have you seen your doc? There's several preventative and rescue drugs better suited to assist with migraines. I can't advise which would be appropriate, but id avoid taking huge doses of OTC drugs as you're likely doing more harm than good.
Heat, bright light are both migraine triggers and light sensitivity once a migraine has set in is very common.
Hopefully you can find a balance of preventative actions (like dark sunglasses, stay wellllll hydrated) and if needed, preventative meds that will keep you from ever getting to the migraine.
I wish you luck!

Daily Pain Sucks
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Date Joined Jun 2013
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   Posted 7/28/2013 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
it's good that you got sick actually, that much can do a lot of damage your liver. your body was trying to save itself which made you sick. I know because I've done the same thing, only a lot more actually.

chronic migraines are a ***** and a half, I know. but my only suggestion to help, is keep the glasses on, I wear them all the time too. have you tried breathing exercises? it helps me get through my work days.

your trigger could be saw dust if it happens at work? or perhaps any fumes if you do sealer as well? I dont know if it only happens at work or not...
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