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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted Today 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
 It is somewhat of a relief that there are other people out there with the same conditions. Sometimes these conditions get the best of you and make you feel like you are the only one on this earth that feels this way! I have been suffering from this for years and years now. My sister suffers from migraines as well. I have lived with this head pressure everyday now, not a minute goes by that I dont feel pain. It is starting to consume my whole life. I have read alot of others comments and such and I was just blown away by the descriptions. You guys couldn't have put it into better perspective. I can't do half the things I use to and I am only 22. I am an up and down rollercoaster ride. Just yesterday I looked at myself in the mirror with tears in my eyes and I was a mess after slamming my head against the bathroom door I realized how much more am I going to let this take over me it's done enough. And trust me I was suicidal when i was 13 and did try to commit. Life has so many wonderful discoveries and I dont want to take my life. I just want it to be free of this pressure in my head. As I am sitting here typing it's greeted me this morning. All of you have such great recommendations. I dislike pills so I might have to try something else. I was in a tubing accident years ago and it messed me up really bad. No visible scars on the outside just the inside. I have been told that could be the case as well. Although on my dad's side of the family they suffer badly from depression and migraines. Does anyone have any suggestions to go about this without pills for now??? Please contact me. And please to all of you who are in pain try to rise above this with all that you have and don't take your life. It is a very selfish act. I still laugh and yes I cry and I dance all the time and sing. That is my medicine for the most part. It is obviously not enough cause I cant sing and laugh and cry and dance every minute. ;)

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted Today 4:00 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi passiongrl,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry you have been suffering so much. Have you talked to a Doctor about what you have been going through? I would rather not have any meds at all ever, but the reality is that sometimes it cannot work that way!! Sadly I have not come across an effective natural remedy for my migraines.

All of us have different experiences with the actual attacks, what happens with you? Is your head pain continuous? Where do you feel the pressure in your head? I am not a Doctor so cannot give you medical advice, but I can speak from my own experiences.

Please let us know how you get on, take care


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Date Joined Jun 2006
Total Posts : 53
   Posted Today 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi there,

I don't like taking meds either. Though if in my control I will try and treat a migraine without pills first.

Ice packs can sometimes help, along with a good rub. (If touch doesn't bother you) I try to lay down and take a nap if I can.
Sometimes food, and soda w/ caffeine will do the trick.

Good luck, think about seeing a doctor about these migraines. Maybe you will be one of the lucky ones and you can find the trigger for yours?
Take care
Living with IBS,
Migraines & Tachycardia

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted Today 11:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Aww thank you amber! I am going to try to win this battle with everything i have. Plus I am blessed to have a great partner by my side. ;) Gool luck to you!

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 9/25/2006 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   


  Make sure that this " pressure " you have all the time is migraine...Have you had a MRI or a MRA...I'm not a Doc, was a nurse, before my illness and disability, And I don't have migraines. But I have had horrible pressure in my brain for over 5 years and other pains...But the pressure is constant and non-stop..Why I write with my concerns...I have a inoperable brain aneurysm, that is putting pressure  and pulsating on my 5th cranial nerve with every heart beat. I have this THING checked by the best team there is in OHIO. But the pain never goes away..But most peeps , That have a aneurysm (thank Goodness ) Can have it fixed, But alot of peeps do not know it is there before it blows..Then 50% of those peeps will die and those 50% peeps that live 25% will have severe disability...I'm not trying to scare you, Just If you haven't had this "pressure " checked into, you should..Especially if you have ANYONE in your family that has had a aneurysm in the past, Grandparents, great-grandparents, aunts...ect....They are finding out that they run in the family...As they use to beleive they did not...But if you have had a MRI and a MRA, Please just disregard what I just said, Hugs and I hope your pain gets better, Cindy

Nicky (coquitlam55)
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 9/26/2006 12:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi passiongirl,

Welcome and thanks for your message. Unfortunately I know your pain. I'm 35 and my migraines started badly 10 years ago. I had them as a child but didn't know I could have them this bad. I'm on my third round of disability and have now been declared "disabled" by the government. I don't know if I will ever go back to work.

I tried for years to battle my migraines without medications or with natural remedies, unfortunately I realized the depression I was sufferering and the people around me were suffering and I needed some sort of control. The medication I count on the most is the anti-depressant. I am now on morphine for pain management and it works periodically. The last three weeks it hasn't been working and I have been battling my migraines 24 hours a day.

I see a naturopath / chiropractor and he has many remedies that relieve some of my pain. Because he is a chiropractor he is able to do crano sacrial work and keep the fluid flowing and that usually does wonders for me. He doesn't cure me completely but he definitely lessens my pain.

I have come to realize that suffering constant pain moved me from being a migraine sufferer to also being a chronic pain sufferer. Along with chronic pain often comes depression. When I am committed to many activities I often get overwhelmed that I won't be able to live up to my commitments, which adds to my stress and then makes my headaches and depression worse. We find that if we can control the depression, the headaches are much more manageable.

I hope some of this helps, or at least makes you feel better knowing you're not alone out there.

Good luck.

I cannot always control what goes on outside. But I can always control what goes on inside. 
                 --Wayne Dyer

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New Member

Date Joined Aug 2006
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   Posted 9/29/2006 4:56 PM (GMT -6)   
   Hi pasiongrl,
     Have you considered finding out the underlying cause of you headaches, instead of always just reacting to the pain.  I have had headaches for 20 some years now.  I discovered that I was reacting to MSG.  I tried staying away from it, but you can't really.  It is in everything from salad dressings, chips, crackers, breading on chicken ect.  My husband, who is a real sweetie, was looking on the internet for help and found a product called MSG Buster.  He purchased a bottle for me.  I was very sceptical, but it is all natural, so I gave it a shot.  It worked!!!!  I feel like a new woman.  I for the first time in years can live my life without the constant pain. I just take a pill 15 minutes before eating and it binds with the MSG to stop the reaction. I don't like always having to rely on drugs to get through life, and now I don't have too.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 10/1/2006 2:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey SweetGirl,
I am 21, so I understand what your going through. I feel like I'm living the life of an 80 year old. I wonder all the time if my dreams of being a nurse, being a wife, being a mom, will ever come true because the way things are going now, I just can't seem them coming true. Its hard being young and being sick. I'm listening to a song right now, and it says " you'll get through this, as long as your heart is turned to me, when your lost within your weakness, hope is waiting to be found, youll get through this, no matter what it takes, You'll get through this."

New Member

Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 8
   Posted 10/1/2006 3:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't take pills either. Whenever my headaches are really bad I rest. I started to see a herbalist and that helped a lot. Acupuncture also helped. Be careful of your diet and try to make it as pure as possible. An impure diet or improper digestion can cause headaches and migrains.
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