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jrc1963 posted 10/10/2013 20:33 PM

Suck!!!

That is all...

travels posted 10/10/2013 20:37 PM

I buy a giant bottle of Excedrin at the beginning of every school year. It's the only thing that helps.

jo2love posted 10/10/2013 20:47 PM

(((jrc)))

I hate them. Sending you feel better mojo.

weeping willow posted 10/10/2013 22:26 PM

DD gets them. They're horrible.

(((jrc)))

tushnurse posted 10/11/2013 07:45 AM

I concur.

Feel better.

jrc1963 posted 10/11/2013 14:11 PM

I made it to work today

Faithful w/Love posted 10/11/2013 14:33 PM

I have A typical migraines and they suck ASS! And there is nothing that really works when I get them.

sportsfan posted 10/11/2013 17:13 PM

Do you get a visual aura before the migraine?

UnexpectedSong posted 10/11/2013 19:15 PM

Are you anemic?

I have suffered migraines since my teenage years. They got to be every other day a couple of months ago. I was terrified of OD-ing, so I never took enough meds to control them, just lessen slightly.

Until I started taking super duper iron pills (prescription). I've had only one in two months.

Not having migraines after having them most of my life is heaven on earth.

jrc1963 posted 10/11/2013 21:34 PM

I was not anemic at my last check up in March.

I've never had a problem with anemia.

Phoenix1 posted 10/13/2013 00:30 AM

My DD22 gets migraines and they incapacitate her and have since high school when she started getting them. After numerous visits to neurologists we discovered two definite migraine triggers - dehydration or lack of sleep (known triggers by neurologists). She now watches to make sure she is drinking enough fluids and does her best with the sleep part. That has reduced them dramatically. When she does get one now she takes a prescription version of Excedrin and has to sleep it off (the meds make her sleepy).

[This message edited by Phoenix1 at 12:33 AM, October 13th (Sunday)]

silverhopes posted 10/13/2013 03:15 AM

Suck!!!
That is all...

Yes they do.

Amazonia posted 10/13/2013 06:45 AM

Do you get a visual aura before the migraine?

I do! Then they get way scarier (loss of sensation, slurred words, loss of muscle control). I'm honestly envious of those who can "make it work" through a migraine. I'm literally incapacitated when I get them ... I don't even have the muscle control to stay standing (have fallen down and had to crawl to a safe place on a few occasions when I started getting them).

Fortunately I don't get them as often as I used to, and my doctor was able to work with me on a lot of dietary and lifestyle preventative measures, as well as helping me to identify when they're coming on so I can get to a safe place where I can lay down until they pass.

jrc1963 posted 10/13/2013 09:21 AM

Ama!

When I said I'd made it to work... it was because the migraine had eased into just another garden variety dull headache...

The kind I have every single day of the week, all year long!

click4it posted 10/13/2013 14:58 PM

they do suck jrc. sorry you suffer from them as well.

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