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   Posted 5/25/2008 6:41 AM (GMT -6)   
oh dear - me again.
Since taking 2 Prozac a day my panic attacks have pretty much stopped and i am not agrophobic anymore - infact i work crazy long hours and have a jam packed social life and am soon to move to the capital.
BUT. I get intense migrains all the time, feel nausious most of the time, feel tired and run down but can't sleep. I feel hyperactive, have had a few sexual partners with no strings attached which is very unlike me, and i feel so down. Also tummy pain, lots of it. The main thing that gets me down is the migrains and nausea, they are every day now and they are intense, they run me right down to the point where i can't do anything really. They have just taken blood to see if there is anything wrong with my thyroid but i don;t have those results back yet. This can;t just be anxiety and depression can it?
HELP i am all sad again.

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   Posted 5/25/2008 9:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Boxcastle,

Have you talked to your doctor about topomax? It is helpful with migraine headaches as well as atenolol. Though topomax also is good for losing weight, though I don't know if that is an issue with you or not. But I thought I would mention it.

I am sure that by talking to your doctor, they will be able to come up with something to help you. Good luck with this.

Oh yes, are you doing anything that could be straining your eyes? Also caffiene, chocolate and cheese can cause migraines. My three favorite things...LOL...

Hugs, Karen
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   Posted 5/25/2008 10:13 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi boxcastle,

Some good suggestions from Karen.  Also I see we have an ad running right here on the right re migraines you may want to click on and check it out as well as our resource center.

A variety of drugs have been specifically designed to treat migraines. In addition, some drugs commonly used to treat other conditions also may help relieve or prevent migraines. Medications used to combat migraines fall into two broad categories:

  • Pain-relieving medications. Also known as acute or abortive treatment, these types of drugs are taken during migraine attacks and are designed to stop symptoms that have already begun.
  • Preventive medications. These types of drugs are taken regularly, often on a daily basis, to reduce the severity or frequency of migraines.
Imitrex was the first drug specifically developed to treat migraines.
Please let us know what your physician thinks............
I wish you peace,
Kitt, Moderator: Anxiety ~ Panic 
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   Posted 5/25/2008 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry you are going through this, migraines are horrible to deal with.  I know because I used to get them quite frequently - 2-3 times a week and sometimes they would last for days and days at a time.  I remember having one for 2 weeks, after the first week I went to the ER - they gave demerol which helped to dull it, but didn't take it away.  I suffered with it for another week before it went away.  After talking to my doc about it I was given Imitrex, at that time it was fairly new and it was self-injectable.  Although I hated doing it, it worked wonders for me. 
Through a process of elimination of trying to figure out what was triggering them, as well as doing some research online, I found one article on the net that mentioned second-hand cigarette smoke.  My husband smokes and I mentioned this to him that this may be what was causing them.  Since then he only smokes in our basement or outside.  I rarely go into the basement and that's just to do laundry and I almost never have migraines now.  I am so glad that I found that article - it was the only one I found that mentioned the cigarette smoke.
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   Posted 5/26/2008 1:08 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi Boxcastle, I'm really glad that the panic attacks and agrophobia have pretty much stopped for you.  That is wonderful news, It's so nice to get back into a "normal" social life isn't it?

The migraines could be caused by many things, as Karen mentioned, those three wonderful foods can wreak havoc on your system! I get migraines when I am over-stressed, over-tired, over-worked..anything starting with "over".  Maybe your new found social life and really long work hours are taking a toll? I would try taking a week off from going out and see if you can get lots of sleep.  If they continue, then a doc and meds might be another option.  I hope you are feeling happy again soon.

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   Posted 5/26/2008 6:28 AM (GMT -6)   

Hi boxcastle

Hate to say it but it may be time to go back to your doc. - I'm thinking a little fine tuning to your meds might be need to be down about it all, coz it sounds like you have made fantastic progress - which is Excellent :-)

Sista J.

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   Posted 5/26/2008 6:34 AM (GMT -6)   
I am so sorry
You have been doing great and now these bleeding migraines and nausea
Lots of great input here from all
I think that Sista J may be right here with talking to your doc about amount of med it could or may be dropped down just a TAD from him still giving you the great feelings an ability to carry on each day

I DO wish you all the best and truly sory for your latest setbacks

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