Everything irritates when I have Migraine

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Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 8/31/2006 5:21 PM (GMT -6)   
confused  Everything irritates me while in the migraine mode.  Have suffered for over 25 years and at times "eaten" pills to just get rid of the horrid pain.
I lived out in Western Canada for a few years, and it darn' near killed me.  They had what was called "Chinook Winds", where the temp in winter would sometimes drop 15 degrees from afternoon til eve.  Seemed I was always in the emerg. waiting for 5 hours for a shot of Stemitil (sp) or Torodol (sp).  It was relief, but they migraines would return in another few days.  I think I spent most of my life out there exchanging cold packs and laying on either painful side.
Luckily, I returned East and found this family doc who tried me on several meds, and hit the jackpot with a med called Verapamil.  I have been on for about 8-9 years, and although I still get migraines, they are few and far between.  But when I do become (un)lucky enough to
receive another (blow) to the head, and the pain is unbearable I am unfortunate now to NOT be able to ingest Tylenol #3 due to the codeine content.  So, I am left with over-the-counter stuff that barely touches the indescribable pain such as a migraine.
Irritations for me are:  cigarette smoke (I am an non-smoker), perfume, cleaning liquids etc, as well as, tv noise and most of all loud music.
Hope this helps all of you.  :-) Deb

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Date Joined Jul 2006
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   Posted 8/31/2006 7:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Linden, I agree with you on the irritation issue.  I thought I was being a jerk to my family, but there are so many things I just can't take...loud noises (the ice maker), loud noise, strong smells etc.  My neurologist told me this is very common for migrainuers.  Even motion sickness which I really suffer from.  My family is kind and always warn me before they get a glass of ice now. How sad for us!  Take care.
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