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   Posted 5/10/2014 2:47 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had a migraine since Monday. I have gone to the Dr. He said it was in fact a migraine and put some needle thing up my nose and shot lidocaine up it. Then he gave me a pill, then a shot. ( I don't remember the names of either) It started to go away. He said to take the second pill in 2 hours. and it would be totally gone. I did and the migraine did not go away. It got stronger. I went to the ER and got an MRI. They said everything was normal. I have taken so much medicine that I am now getting really sick to my stomach. This morning I felt much better, but after moving around, it came back again. I am a teacher and missed all of this past week and do not want to miss any more work. I have also tried caffeine, cold rag on my head and neck, a warm bath, resting, sleeping, and being in total darkness. Nothing has relieved the ache. An advice? How long can these things last?

I am 28 and have never had migraines before.

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   Posted 5/11/2014 12:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Sorry you are suffering! Migraines suck!

What kind of medication have you been taking?

Can you get in to see either your doc or another doc soon?

You also need to know what your regular doctor gave you. For a couple reasons: you probably don't want to take that med again, since it made your migraine worse. and other docs may be able to have a better idea of what meds might work, and you don't want to be given one med and possibly have some kind of negative interaction when you take something else.

When my migraines get really bad, if i end up going to the ER, i usually am given a combination of lots of fluids and some strong pain meds , all thru an IV. Generally that cuts it down enough to where i can go home, continue hydrating and eat something lite (easy on the tummy), and rest some more. That seems to do the trick. Just don't rush it, if you've had a bad migraine for a while, don't jump up the second it feels better and rush around trying to get things done or whatever. I try to keep taking it easy until I'm sure it's gone, and then ease back into things.

Wish i could help more. Good luck and keep us posted.

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   Posted 5/13/2014 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   

I have daily migraines and see a neurologist. I take imitrex for break through pain. I have 3 different maint. meds.

However, occassional migraines can be caused by the following.

Menstration cycles
Food, this can happen anytime as changes in body happen
thyroid changes, can be confirmed through blood test
Caffaine and sugar cut them out and drink lots of water
Constipation increase fiber in diet
Smells stop using perfumes

Theses are the most common. If you get migraines on a regular basis, keep a headache diary and find a neurologist and go! do not waste your time with a MD.

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   Posted 5/13/2014 6:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I have never had migraines before but this one will not go away. It started last Monday and has not gone away. I went to the Dr on Thursday and he gave me a Frova sample and a shot and stuck this thing up my nose with lidocaine, (I can't remember what the shot was) He prescribed me Sumatriptan and sent me home with a nasal spray that has lidocaine in it. I had an MRI on Friday that and it came back normal. I went to the chiropractor yesterday and got adjusted. I went back to my Dr today and he did a trigger point injection in my neck. I am still sore today and my neck is killing me now. The migraine is causing dizziness and nausea and all of the medicine is making me real sick to my stomach. My Dr. said that if it did not work, then he was sending me to a neurologist. I just need some relief. With it being the end of the school year, I can not take off of work anymore. I am desperate for this to go away.

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   Posted 5/14/2014 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello cez0219,

Since, you said your MRI came back normal you should do an evaluation of yourself. First, start a Migraine journal; this will help track your migraine patterns. Next, you should also have a daily journal of what you eat and do. It can be short and concise so you don't get tired of writing. It can seem tedious but think of it as an investment to improving your health. something is triggering these migraines and you can find out what it is by keeping track of your daily activities and your migraines.
I started one in November of 2013. Once, I saw a pattern I adjusted my food intake to include things such as coffee once a day or every other day. See I was addicted to coffee for many, many years until 2 years ago when I threw the coffee machine away. I know it was funny I was so drastic. However, my migraines got worse so I bought instant coffee and my oldest son kept tabs on how much I drank. It helped me a lot.
Also, I could go hours and even days with just eating once a day or not even. My oldest son started noticing and last year 2013 started making me dish out a plate of food for me first so I wouldn't forget to eat. See I have 5 kids and I was in college and worked during that time so I would forget to eat but always drank tons of water. Let me tell you that I am so grateful to have had my son look out for me because the migraines decreased immensely. I used to have migraines every monthand they would last from 3-13 days. It's horrible because I couldn't focus at all. Our bodies can get used to medication, but if we start with this first then when we do get migraines the medications will actually work and the migrai es will cease for a good period. I now only get migraines every three months and usually they dont last as long as they used too unless I don't take care of them right away. since, our bodies react differently sometimes what helps one person may not be good for another specially since you may be allergic to stuff someone else is not or other health issues are present.
I have chronic migraines since I was a child. it is genetic problem for me. Also, I had a lot of injuries. When we have an injury it can also trigger other pains such as migraines. I also have Sciatica, IBS and gastritis. That being said Fioricet, Naproxen, and Imitrex have been my go to for the migraines I've had. for a month now I have not been taking Naproxen and Imitrex because of the Gatritis which has made my migraines worse than ever. They are waiting for MRI results of my spine to see what they can put me on for the migraines which will be tomorrow.

Fioricet, Naproxen, and Imitrex helped me so maybe see if your doctor can put you on a trial basis to see if that helps you. Just make sure your doctor knows all healthe issues and other meds you may be on so it would not contradict each other. Trust me you do not want to mix any wrong medication. if you take Imitrex you cannot take Naproxen with it or within that same day. they are both NSAIDs so you would be double dosing. I am sure your pharmacist will warn you, but I wanted to let you know just in case. I wish you the best of luck.

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   Posted 5/14/2014 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you for your replies. I wish I could notice a pattern. The darn thing wont go away though. I went back to my Dr and got a trigger point injection (in the back of my head (OUCH!) it got a lot better, but did not completely go away. I came to work today and it gradually started to get worse and worse. My Dr. is going to send me to a neurologist.

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   Posted 5/16/2014 5:20 AM (GMT -6)   
hi guys!i am new member and sadly i am also suffering from migraine 4years now.my last activity was examined under EEG process, it was a record of brain's activity and when i got the result it was normal. 2years ago i was examined under ct scan and it was normal. weeks ago my neurologist prescribed me a methycobal and pizotifen and it helps a little. i have plan to go to my dr next week. i doubt if he will require me another test and it is resulted normal again. do i still go through these different examinations? please i need an advice.

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   Posted 5/17/2014 6:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Migraines are the worst. Oddly enough the solution is in your hip. I used to get migraines and when I fixed some core muscle imbalances and improved my posture it went away. Now IF I feel a migraine coming on I just reset my hip and all better. There's a book that explains how to fix your hip, on top of many other things. Google "Eliminating Pain Your Guide to a Better Lifestyle". It explains everything.

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   Posted 5/22/2014 3:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone know a competent,caring Dr. in the orlando area who is not afraid to explore all possibile causes of chronic migraine,including but not limited to CMV,Cervical stenosis,allergy,sleep apenia,TMJ.I just can't bear to see another pompous kno nothing who'll charge me hundreds of $$.It should be someone who can order a cmv dna test without blinking and is willing to look something up if he doesn't know it,instead of referring me to his brother-in-law.I am also interested in alternative chronic pain treatment like accupuncture or pressure.Not chriopacture,tho.Thanks for any info.Bless you all
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