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 Post subject: Prayers Please
PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:28 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Prayers Please
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Emma, as a fellow migraine sufferer I feel your pain all too well! It really sucks when you are in pain and there's nothing anyone can do. I'll say a prayer that the doctors can get an answer for you and that the pain goes away. *hugs*

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I'm so sorry that both of you suffer from migraines. My mom used to get them. I don't know how old either of you are, but my mom's migraines stopped when she had her hysterectomy. Maybe there is some hormonal issue that might be causing them. I pray they will find the answer and a cure.

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Emma I too have had migaines all My life. I understand. They were never able to figure it out but as I have gotten older what I eat makes a big difference. I have to limit chocolate( ugh!) Caffiene and foods with nitrates like in lunchmeats. I hope they can figure it out quickley. Prayer
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 Post subject: Re: Prayers Please
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Hi Emma,

Sorry that you are having migraines! :hp I suffered from migraines from my teens until my thirties. Then I went to a Neurologist and was diagnosed with "vascular migraines". This was explained to me as the veins are constricting. I was prescribed Inderal and have been taking two pills a day from that time forward. NO more migraines! I do get headaches occasionally, but all I have to do is take one Excedrin and lay down for about a half hour.

Best wishes and my prayers that you can get to the bottom of this. I surely can relate, even though I have been migraine free for many, many, many years. :happy I do remember the pain and frustration! Please mention this medication to your Doctor's. The pills expand your veins and are also used for heart trouble or high blood pressure.

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Here is a link for you. I just googled Inderal and migraines came up as well. http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sclient=ps ... .8.0...0.0

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers Please
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Emma caffiene helps when I have a migraine but I need to limit it otherwise.when I was a little kid I always said hotdogs gave me a headache. Preservatives in food bother me and hormones at certain times too but sometimes no known trigger either. I would suggest a food journal. I have tried several migraine medicines with no success. I take fioricet(spelling) for pain and take a nap and that usually works. Recently I have had visual disturbance during a bad migraine for the first time. Sand I hear you on the noise issue too. I am always turning the volume and lights down at home.

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Emma,
I am sooo sorry to hear of your plight. I used to be a chronic migraine sufferer too. I made many a trip to the emergency room over the years when the pain was just too unbearable. Mine started as a teen and I have tried every medication that there is; food control, exercise, meditation, hormone control, etc. I had a deviated septum repaired two years ago and haven't had a migraine since. I told every Dr, neurologist, etc., that my headaches always started by right sinus and no one ever thought to refer me to an ENT. All those years of suffering....maybe, just maybe, someone can check your nose to see if there is a problem :dk ! It sounds like your Dr.'s are well aware of your problem but you just never know. Best of luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers Please
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I have recently read that Botox can help with migraines. Here's an article where the FDA approved it for that use:

http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headache ... -migraines

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You are in my prayers that this is figured out soon, and a quick easy fix. Headaches are no fun. I get them too, and sometimes they are so bad I don't even realize my surroundings. They are no fun!!!

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Vascular headaches make you miserable. Light from any source is excrutiating! Please take care, retreat to a dark room with a sympathetic cocker or three. A cool cloth over your eyes is soothing too. God bless you. Lifting you and the family in prayer for His healing grace.

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 Post subject: Re: Prayers Please
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Emma
I totally get it . . . also a long time migraine sufferer.

Besides the migraines are you under alot of (excessive) stress . . .?
Also MSG (mono sodium glutamate/ Accent) triggers migraines immediate for me so keep an eye on that!
sending those prayers to lift and relieve the pain . . .
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I started getting my migraines at 13 (so close to 15 years now). I get the visual distrubance so it freaked me out the first time. I've had them ever since, we've tried different meds, changing pills to see if it's hormone related and everything. I will admit that after loosing my dad 3 years ago they seemed to get worse. I was put on an anti-depressant to help cope with his death and that has had a profound effect on making the migraines go from almost once a week to maybe once a month. Of course that also means I can't take many of the pain relievers so I just take some Advil and go back to bed with a pillow over my face and sleep it off. Of course the dogs love that because it means they get to come cuddle with me.

DebbieRG, I've noticed that if I eat a lot of Chinese foods (that contian the MSG) it'll trigger one for me. But otherwise they strike completely out of the blue.

Tina, I read that article when it was first released and it's something I plan to talk to my doctor about. Who knows getting botox might help wrinkles and headaches. :tg

Thanks for the concern Terri.

Emma, take it easy and hopefully you'll feel better soon!

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Hi Emma,
I have had migraines since middle school. I could echo much of what's said. Something that helps me when I'm trying to rest (in a quiet, dark room) is an ice pack on the back of my neck as well as one on my forehead. 20 min on and 20 min off. Since everyone is different maybe heat may work for you.
Caffiene also helps me as I avoid it otherwise. Thankfully chocolate and chinese are not my enemies but everyones triggers are different. For me, bright sunshine, strong smells like purfumes or lilacs, messing with my sleep (too much or too little), skipping meals too often, exercise where you really exert yourself like aerobics, changes in weather are just some of my stronger triggers. Learning about what yours are is your best defense.
Many prayers to all those who suffer from migraines, you have my empathy!!

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Prayers going out to you! I also know how it feels to suffer with migraines. Fortunately, Imitrex works great for me. My husband gets them, too, much worse and more frequent than mine. My husband is currently seeing a neurologist to try and get the botox injections for his. I don't know whether it's just his insurance, but before he can get the injections approved, he basically has to try 3-4 other types of migraine treatments to see if they'll work, first. He's already tried topamax, amitryptilene, and depacote, without success. So hopefully he'll get approved for the botox soon. It's a series of 31 injections in his head, face, and neck. I tell him that he'll be so wrinkle free he'll look like a 30 year old again :wnk but I sure hope they help.

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Prayers that they can get a handle on what's happening and give you some relief. It's very hard to go through days feeling lousy.

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