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Ally B.
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   Posted 12/16/2005 7:15 PM (GMT -6)   
can anyone help?  i've been suffering from migraines for the last 10 years, and nothing seems to work, and i've tried a lot of different drugs.  at this point i just feel like being doped up on dolatid, (10x stronger than morphine), all the time is the only way to go for me.  i am not living but hardly surviving, can't hold a job, can't have a family, neglect my husband, my migraines are here all the darn time.  how do i live?

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   Posted 12/16/2005 7:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I know this may sound SIMPLE but I've had migranes for Years and the Only thing I can take;and it works for me is Excederine Migrane. It usually knocks it within a half hour.
Hope u haven't tried it yet;cause if u have then it didn't help u and I'm hoping I can help!!!!!!!!
love, turtldov

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 12/17/2005 1:07 AM (GMT -6)   

Hello and welcome,

Tutrldov, Im happy Ecedrin Migraine works for you. It only makes my headaches worse. It is well known to cause rebound headaches because it contains caffeine.

Ally B. are you seeing a neurologist? Are you taking preventative medications? Have you tried any triptans?

There are things out there that can help, the first step is findinding a doctor to partner with.

Good luck.

Fall seven times, stand up eight.
                 --Japanese proverb

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   Posted 12/17/2005 10:29 AM (GMT -6)   

The best advice I can give you is:

Get a correct diagnosis/Find a good headache specialist

Educate yourself, even doctors will not tell you everything you need to know

Get on a good preventative regimine

***I was in your situation, I have had migraines for more than 10 years, they have been dibilitating, I got to the point where I lost EVERYTHING, house, car, relationships etc. I was even facing bankruptcy from medical bills etc. I am now on a good preventative regimine and am working two jobs to dig myself out of the financial black hole I am in- things are looking up and I am feeling better. Granted, I still have bad days, but they are fewer and farther between.

I know you probably want to roll your eyes and say "good for you" but honestly, the three things above are exactly what I did. (and prayed really hard too)

Please let us know if there are any questions you need answered or any info you need. We are here to help.

Keep us posted.


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