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Date Joined Nov 2006
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   Posted 11/8/2006 7:34 AM (GMT -6)   
OKAY i about CRIED of joy yesterday morning. When I got to my school (I teach third grade) , i had a POUNDING headache and i was like..omg..this can't be happening today. I need a good day. So i took some imitrex...and by the time my students came in..i was migraine FREE!!! I was like..."Wow..this is the first time imitrex actually WORKED WELL for me".

Unfortunately, under my insurance, I can only get one prescription of imitrex each month..so when i'm out..i'm out. I've already gone through six of mine..and just got them on November 1st. It's been really bad lately. So i'm not sure how i'm gonna make these go away.

BUT i have to say the new symptom i've noticed:

I'm suddenly WAKING UP every morning with the migraines! I woke up today..just took another imitrex and i'm hoping it will do what it did yesterday. *crossing fingers* I've been taking sinus medication..but it doesn't seem to be helping any more. I've been getting myself OFF OF excedrine migraine..so i haven't had any since SAturday. (Today is Wednesday...this is extremely crazy for me!)

I have a really really sore "tight" spot on the back of my lower neck..and then it trails all the way up above my left eye for the actual migraine. It's just a dull pain..not POUNDING right now..but the thought of a full blown migraine makes it feel even worse. So PLEASE if you have any ideas..let me know! I've been trying to cut down on the main triggers like cheese and chocolate..and i've had one FULL DAY of relief. Yesterday..the headache stayed away until i went to bed. (THIS NEVER HAPPENS>>i usually get one by the late afternoon)

Thanks for all your responses! (ahead of time..lol)


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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 60
   Posted 11/8/2006 1:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Miranda:  I have gone been awakened by them many time.  I always get pain and soreness in the neck into my eye.  Chiropractic has helped me tremendously, he always pintpoint and presses directly on the site where the pain is and adjusts my neck accordingly.  Something to consider.

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Date Joined Jan 2006
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   Posted 11/8/2006 3:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Miranda,

I am sorry you are going through it. Well done for cutting down the cheese and chocolate - they would be better cut right out of your diet at the moment though along with anything citrus - oranges, lemons, grapefruit etc. - and MSG. One thing I thought of for you is, how much water do you drink in a day?

At Pre-School when I get involved with the children I can often find it difficult to keep my fluid intake up, so could understand why you may have a similar problem teaching. Dehydration is a big trigger for me as is low blood sugar i.e late meal! Having around a pint of water to drink at the start of an attack can sometimes stop the attack in it's tracks!!! Anyway, it's just a thought!!

take care


Nicky (coquitlam55)
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Date Joined Jul 2005
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   Posted 11/9/2006 11:39 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Miranda,

Waking up with a migraine, especially everyday can be a sign that one is suffering from a migraine headache. Triptan medications and Excedrin are known to cause rebound headaches. You may find if you can wean off of these medications that you will stop getting headaches in the morning.

On a separate note, in some cases doctors have been able to write letters indicating medications are medically necessary and insurance will then cover the medications. I have had this occur myself on two occassions.

Good luck. Let us know how you do.

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I'm working everyday to overcome the pain and depression that comes from my chronic resistant migraines.

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