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Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 7/3/2006 3:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all
I am 21 and i've had migraines since i was 12.  My migraines are currently at the worst they've ever been (somewhere between 1 and 5 a week).  I've tried every type of drug out there and theres nothing that helps besides tylenol 3 but im not too keen on taking tylenol 3 all the time because of the resultant drug induced headaches.  I also seem to have a headache whenever i dont have a migraine and ive come here as a last resort.  any advice?

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Date Joined Jan 2006
Total Posts : 1308
   Posted 7/3/2006 5:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Ashley,

Welcome to Healingwell. Sorry you are having such a rough time. Have you seen a Neurologist, and if so what have they said? Sounds to me as though your case needs to be reviewed by a Doctor/Neurologist!

Let us know how you get on, take care Ann

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Date Joined Dec 2004
Total Posts : 921
   Posted 7/4/2006 7:21 AM (GMT -6)   
In addition to Ann's question....Are you taking preventatives?
If you are not...and you just continue to take Tylenol 3, you are in need to STOP taking the Tylenol 3 as you mentioned and see a DR.
They can begin you on a preventative to control the number of headaches you have!
Basically without doing so you are like a hampster on the wheel...just running the cycle!
Let us know if you have any questions!
Take care,
Sara-Migraine/Headache Forum Moderator
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New Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 5
   Posted 7/4/2006 7:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there
I've tried perventatives, am currently seeing a DR, and I will be seeing a Neurologist... Unfortunately any preventatives I've tried have not done their job (I was on one for a year with no change so i did give it some time to start working and another for another year). I'm also very careful with the amount of tylenol i take because i know the risks of rebound headaches. Thanks for the support so far though!


Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 26
   Posted 7/5/2006 3:28 PM (GMT -6)   
i hear you!!!
just keep trying preventatives-there are a million out there and worth a shot. (i am kind of pro-medication-sorry) maybe don't stay on them for a year if you can tell they aren't working-try something else.
i have tried pt, acupuncture, chiro, none of it really worked for me but you never know, everyone is different.
i am now on cymbalta as my preventative and have seen some result. i still have a headache when i don't have a migraine but it is less severe and can be delt with for a few hours. i mix up what i take-aleve, percocet, butabital and relpax so i don't get the rebound.
hope that helps!!!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 53
   Posted 7/7/2006 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi and Welcome,

I have had them that bad too....they change on me all the time though, so don't know what has worked, and what was a fluke.

I took Topral XL for my heartrate, and it helped prevent the migraines.

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