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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 11
   Posted 6/26/2006 1:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Everyone!
I am new to this message board, and I was so relieved to find people to understand what I'm going through. I am 29 years old, and have been getting migraines since puberty.  I am a diabetic, and the only common variable I have found is that I get them when I get hunger pains. If I get hungry, I get a miagraine. I take blood pressure medicine (Lopresser) as a preventative measure, and Relpax with the onset, but often times its just not enough! Sure, it helps the vomiting, but the pain of a migraine is so intese that I just lay in the dark, crying because it feels like a red hot rod is being driven through my eye and temple area!! No one around me understands, because to them I'm just  a wimp who can't take a headache! I also have PCOS, and when I don't get a regular period, I seem to get them more severe and more often. I am about to start another cycle of fertility drugs, and it scares me to think that they could come from hormones. When I start to get a migraine, I get the occular auras, vision that is like looking at camera flash, or sometimes like looking through broken glass, and I lose perifial vision, I can always tell the onset, because I look at people and thier eyes are gone, or part of thier face is just GONE! I also get the numbness in my hands, and panic! I know everyone is different, but can anyone take anything and continue to function through thier day? I'm afraid I'm going to lose my job, and I'm just at my wits end with these!! It makes me long for my pot smoking teenage years when they went away.....but I can't very well do that when I'm spending  $$$  to try to get pregnant!! Any advice is appreciated!!! Thanks, Shannon

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Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 6/28/2006 4:07 PM (GMT -6)   
i understand your pain! i too am 29-had headaches since i was in high school. as i got older-they got worse, everyday-tension or migraine.
sometimes i have to just grin and bear it-i try to keep my mouth shut when i am in pain being that everyone is probably sick of hearing it. i have to cancel a lot of plans and miss work due to them.
i am not trying to get pregnant but have noticed my headaches are stronger and harder to get rid of the week before and during menstration.
everyone reacts to meds different but i do notice if i take too much of something i get rebound headaches that will not go away. it is a game! i try to mix aleve, butabital and relpax to get me through the days.
good luck with getting pregnant-you never know, some people say their headaches went away during pregnancy!

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 24
   Posted 6/28/2006 9:23 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know much about your type of migraine, I am just determining if I have them or not, but it sounds like you have so much going on hormonally with trying to conceive and since they started at puberty, it seems that you need to find someone really skilled in hormonal balance. Having a baby will add more hormone complications, so I really hope you find something baby-safe that will work!

God bless,


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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1308
   Posted 6/29/2006 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shannon,

Welcome to Healingwell. Sorry you are having such a hard time at the moment. Have you seen a Neurologist about your headaches? You have a family here now to support you who knows how bad the pain can get. Keep posting and keep us in touch as to how you are getting on.

Take care Ann

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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 7/1/2006 4:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Shannon,

I ended up starting the migraines with my first pregnancy, they went away in about my 5th month and they stayed gone untill (the baby) she was about 1.5years. Then they started again. Then they got worse when I got pregnant again. I've been in a fog ever since. They have checked everything, hormone ballance, allergies, CT scans, MRI's, trigger diary's.

No answers....when they think they have an answer, my body starts something different.

Best of wishes,
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