Do you work through your migraines?

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   Posted 6/18/2014 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I've been getting migraine headaches for the past year now and when I first got them I found that taking time off work for my migraines didn't make them go away and at the time they were too frequent for me to take time off work for them, so I went back to work. Now it's been a year and they seam to be coming back. I have a doctors appointment scheduled to talk about medication but from what I've heard there is no cure so I'm curious as to whether anyone has any tips for getting trough migraines. I guess even if my migraines are coming back if I only get them once or twice a month I'm doing pretty good but they are really good at ruining my day, and now every time I get a tension headache I worry it will turn into a migraine. I'm not sure what to do to get past this. I really want to find a way to put this whole thing behind me but whenever I get symptoms again I get flashbacks to when I was getting migraines and stomach problems every day.

Any advice would be appreciated

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   Posted 6/18/2014 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm starting to think that maybe my migraines were caused by a silent stroke or something, but if it was it wasn't all that silent since I started having migraines GI issues, and spaciness episodes when it happened. Is that just me being paranoid?

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   Posted 6/18/2014 10:15 PM (GMT -6)   
it's very difficult for me to work with a migraine. I usually try zomig, if that doesn't help, I will try an NSAID but often none of it helps and i need to lie still in a dark room.
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   Posted 6/30/2014 10:54 AM (GMT -6)   
Unfortunately I have a high tolerance for pain, and I'm hard-headed, so I typically work through the pain. I have an office in the back where I can close the door, turn the fan on full-blast, and just get by. I can count on one had the number of times I've actually left work in seven years to sleep off a migraine.

I try to drink 3 to 4 quarts of water daily, which helps a lot. And a brief walk and stretching does wonders for me.

I hope you find a solution. Are you eating differently? Getting all your vitamins and minerals?

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   Posted 7/3/2014 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Imitrex works well for me to counter act break through pain.

My daily maintaince meds work well, to keep the daily pain level down to a 3 - 4 which is manageable.

Esot. it sounds like you have some questions regarding your diagnosis and could use a clear second opinion on what type of pain you have and the causitive factors. I suggest getting a 2nd opinon.

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