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Beach_Blonde
January 5th, 2016, 06:13 PM
Does anyone here get really bad migraines? If so what do you do and do you ake any medications for it?

Recently been diagnosed with chronic migraines. My doctors think that the migraines and seizures are a result of head trama. Any help would be appreciated.

Abbeys
January 6th, 2016, 10:12 AM
I used to get migraines a while ago.

It started with a flashing neon blue light in my field of vision and then after a few hours the pain would start and last about three days,I would lay down in a darkened room and take over the counter painkillers,paracetamol,codeine,stuff like that,I don't think they done much good in fact my doc said they were probably causing (rebound headaches).

I eventually discovered the trigger was chocolate and since I stopped eating it no more migraines.

Yours though,sound a lot more serious and in your position I would ask the doctor for appropriate (stronger) pain medication.

Abbey

Bubbawhack
January 6th, 2016, 11:01 AM
My trigger is when I suffer a neck injury or something like whiplash. I first start to feel dizzy, then I have vision issues, then start to feel numb in my fingers and hands, then the full blown migraine starts. If I can catch it early enough I can do a certain neck stretch to help prevent it, but if it is too late and it starts, then I take some meds which do not help at much, but it is something. If I get a full blown one, I usually also have a residual headache for a day or two. Yeah, migraines suck.

phuckphace
January 6th, 2016, 01:33 PM
avoid opiates like codeine because headaches are a known side-effect and will make migraines worse, especially if you take them regularly and then stop.

northy
January 7th, 2016, 04:22 PM
avoid opiates like codeine because headaches are a known side-effect and will make migraines worse, especially if you take them regularly and then stop.

I completely disagree with this.

I get migraines and I find that co-codamol is the best thing for them. Then go in a dark room, fresh air, quiet and no computer screens for the rest of the day.

If that doesn't help, ask your GP for Triptans.
Triptan medicines are not the same as painkillers. They are thought to work by reversing the changes in the brain that may cause migraines.

They cause the blood vessels around the brain to contract (narrow). This reverses the dilating (widening) of blood vessels that is believed to be part of the migraine process. They need to be taken at the first sign of a migraine in order to be effective. NB: They are very effective for chronic migraines.

tovaris
January 8th, 2016, 01:49 PM
Whell your doc needs to find out what that head trauma caused to cause migranes. Is it neurological or is it cardiological? Usethe prescription you get and dont mix it with anything, specaly not alcohol.

Melodic
January 8th, 2016, 02:49 PM
Both of my parents get horrible migraines and typically take Ibuprofen or Excedrin.

tulolita2015
January 8th, 2016, 02:52 PM
I had migraines before because I had lot of stress. Now they are gone, but I still have them some times not that strong.

Deleted User
January 9th, 2016, 02:22 PM
If that doesn't help, ask your GP for Triptans.
Triptan medicines are not the same as painkillers. They are thought to work by reversing the changes in the brain that may cause migraines.

They cause the blood vessels around the brain to contract (narrow). This reverses the dilating (widening) of blood vessels that is believed to be part of the migraine process. They need to be taken at the first sign of a migraine in order to be effective. NB: They are very effective for chronic migraines.

Triptans are only effective if you have an aura with your migraines unfortunately. I have chronic, non-aura migraines and I cannot for the life of me catch them at the first sign because I basically just get pain and that's it.

But it is a good suggestion if you do get the aura heads up on a migraine because they can be very effective and are better than over the counter painkillers which can cause rebound headaches and ultimately are not meant as a solution to a chronic problem.

If it's a neurological problem (since you have seizures as well), I'd assume foods and drinks wouldn't be a trigger like they can be for some people (e.g. I can't drink red wine because of something in it that triggers migraines) but if you notice yourself developing new food sensitivities, try staying away from those for awhile to see if it helps. There are many lists online of the most common migraine triggers.

Beach_Blonde
January 14th, 2016, 03:06 PM
So far my go, neurologist and pain specialist are still figuring it out. They thing its ue to pinched nerves in my neck. So far they have given me a muscle relaxer, I do use a triptan which really does help. And a prescribed pain med. Which can cause rebound headaches if abused.