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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/8/2006 10:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought my migraines/headaches were under control. Well they're not. It sucks. I've taken my relpax, esgic plus and xanax to help and nothing has touched it. I'm really disappointed. I have so many other things I'm dealing with, I thought yeah, one less thing! I was in the hospital for a week right after Thanksgiving for anxiety and depression etc. and had three horrible migraines all three nights. I was up at 2:30 and crying because of the pain, which of course makes it worse. All they could give me the first night was motrin and the second and third nights they gave me maxalt, which doesn't work well for me. But they don't stock relpax. I'm on inderal LA for migraines and it seemed to be working. My blood pressure was 173/95. I've tried topamax, zonegran, imiprimine, imatrex, midodrin and several others that I can't remember. Then I've had two since I've been home in the last couple of days. I can't get my mind to shut off. That may be part of it. I'm a worrier. I've tried my relaxation DVD, I've tried lavendar, soothing music, cold compress, aspirin and I don't know what else. If anyone has some suggestions I'd love it. I'm open to just about anything at this point. 
Take Care,
    "God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
  DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, bi-polar, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, sleep apnea
  RX: synthroid, estradiol, cymbalta, prozac, geodon, lamictal, inderal la, klonopin, seroquel, imiprimine, aspirin, (relpax, phenergan, esgic plus, xanax, PRN for migraine)
  Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006

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   Posted 12/9/2006 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi seechell.

I am sorry to hear that you have been having such a hard time. Unfortunately anxiety can perpetuate a headache and increase frequency and intensity as you well know, so we need to find something to distract you to enable you to relax.

What do you enjoy doing most? I like puzzles - sad I know - but they are absorbing, what sort of interests do you have? The best thing to find is something that you enjoy that requires a lot of concentration! Let me know what you come up with!

take care


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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/9/2006 9:49 PM (GMT -6)   
I found that I have an anxiety issue. I'm not to the point where I believe it needs to be under wraps. Like Annuk said, I try and find something that I enjoy that takes a lot of concentration. I personally like to do art projects. Whether it be drawing/sculpting or even messing around on paint on the computer (I'm a graphic design major) can make me seriously relax! I also LOVE going to a local girly store and making bracelets!!! I like puzzles too :):):) Maybe a book, talking with your best friend on the phone, renting movies, playing with your pet... Yahoo even has a game where you can chat with people while playing pictionary (its called Yahoo Graffiti) that makes the time pass in such a good way! I will do ANYTHING to get my mind off of the current problems that plague me! ESPECIALLY migraines. I know the computer isn't the best place to be with a migraine but if anxiety seems to be your main trigger at the moment, anything tends to help. I'm sorry you're going through all this! Just remember, you are not alone here!


Nicky (coquitlam55)
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   Posted 12/10/2006 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Seechell,

Welcome back to the migraine forum. I'm sorry you're suffering right now.

Have you tried a warm bath? I find warm baths really help me relax. Be sure not to make it too hot or it can make you're headache worse. The other one is lying in bed with a cold cloth on your forehead.

I hope you feel better soon.
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