Posted 11/4/2006 9:21 PM (GMT -8)
Hey all. I'm 23 years old and have suffered from migraines since FOURTH GRADE..yes..since i was like 9 years old. Way to spend over half my life suffering right?
Well..we've tried many different things. I've taken blood pressure medication as a preventative (worked for two weeks.then didn't work anymore), tried Relpax, Imitrex, etc. I had an MRI a few years ago, and I had sinusitis, but nothing came up on the MRI.
Recently, I graduated college, and i'm currently a third grade teacher! This is my first year and I've already had to use a sick day to stay home with a migraine, and almost had to take another one last week. I have a job where it is really hard to just up and leave, 'cause i have to prepare plans, get a sub, etc..and it's not only hard on me..but also on my students!
I need to find something help. Well, recently, within the last couple months I have been getting the migraines at least 3 times per week. Way worse than before. I also got a migraine last night, took imitrex..it did nothing. I woke up this morning with teh migraine, immediately took Aleve Sinus Headache (the only thing that relieved my pain last week), and went back to bed. That didn't work..so then i got up and took Vicodin. NOTHING...didn't work. Took Imitrex. Nothing. later later later: Vicodin again. NOTHING!!!
Spent the entire day on teh couch. Waht do you do when NOTHING works? How do you temporarily relieve your pain? I tried ice cold cloths on my forehead, took a shower and a hot bath, just laid on the couch all day. It's been really hard to accept that this is soemthing i have to "deal with" forever.
I used to take like 3 excedrine's a day..and recently decided this is not good and I need to be more cautious and try to get myself off them. I just went and bought a multivitamin i'm gonna take every day, and I bought magnesium tablets..hoping this could help.
I've thrown out the idea of drinking pop every day..and it's hard for me to accept the fact that i need to avoid cheese and chocolate (my two favorite foods!! lol), but i'm willing to do it for relief.
I need your ideas and support guys! I don't know what to do..but i have a classroom of kids who are depending on me too!
Thanks in advance!