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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/5/2006 9:29 AM (GMT -6)   

I had brain surgery in 2000 for cavernous angioma.  I had migraine attacks for years prior to that, and once I had the surgery, they did improve.  However, the past three years they have been getting worse.  All of my test results always come back normal with sometimes having mild irritation in my ‘surgery-bed’.  I am curious to know what your surgery for scar tissue was for.  I have addressed this with my doctors a few times, and they will never give me any answers about it.  I am wondering if some of my 3x’s per week headaches could be related to scar tissue.  Any information you could give would help greatly.

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Date Joined Apr 2006
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   Posted 10/6/2006 1:39 AM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say,
My sister(a teacher) has a little boy in her class that had brain surgery and he now suffers terrible migraines with constant vomitting. they have tested him, and they simply say that its a sad side effect of the surgery and there is nothing they can do but treat the symptoms. prevents don't help b/c its actually a problem of the brain undergoing trauma and no surgery would do anything but possibly make things worse.

i hope things get better for you. I too have migraines several times a week and I know the terrible effect they have on your life. I hope you somehow can find relief from your pain.

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Date Joined Feb 2005
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   Posted 10/12/2006 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
     Sorry I am just now getting back to you, my scar tissue had nothing to do with  my migraines.  I think maybe since the brain surgery that it's possible the way the skull healed that it could be pressing on a nerve.  Just my thoughts and my neurologist agreeded and said the only think I could do is chronic pain management.
     I go through spells where I don't have many migraines, then bam! it hits me and I am having 2-3 a week for no reason so I don't know what the answer is.  I do hope you can find some relief, right now I'm just taking topamax and execdrin migraine helps a little.   do your migraines get into your neck and shoulders?   take care

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   Posted 10/17/2006 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I waswondering if anyone out there has ever had an aura that is like looking at a 3D image before the glasses are on. I have had some bad ones but this is a new one to me it happen 2 days ago, and i was driving at the time, and every car had bright orange stripes on the top ot the hood and top of the car, and power lines where blurred out with blue above them and it's just reminds me of a 3 D effect. I haven't had migraines in years now all of a sudden they are back and differnt . I get very sharp pains that stop me in my tracks on my left side just above my temple, and then it's goes away but then out of the blue it hits me again, now the weird aura 2 days ago. should i call my doc. cuz this time it's really please.....

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   Posted 10/17/2006 1:22 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi roknjewl,

Welcome to Healing Well. Sorry you are experiencing this aura sounds horrid! I think the best thing to do would be to get this checked out with your Doctor. I have found the headaches have 'developed' over the years and things are different now to what they used to be. But is is always worth getting this checked out.

Please let us know how you get on. Take care


Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 10/19/2006 3:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was driving down a four lane road in the rain a few months ago when a migraine started. I was in the middle lane when shooting pain started above my left eye. The lines in the road started weaving and became thick, the lights on the cars became distorted, and my vision became very distorted. I took a triptan (Zomig sublingual) and it went away quickly.
As Ann recommended, I went to the doctor because it was a new headache I hadn't experienced before. He confirmed it was just an aura and a migraine.
My neurologist and doctor have always recommended that if my headaches change that I should check in with them. They have always confirmed it's just a different form of a migraine, but it puts my mind at ease because some of the symptoms are rather disconcerting.
"Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why its called the present."
I'm working everyday to overcome the pain and depression that comes from my chronic migraines.

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