Monona, IA USA -
have had migraine headaches. I take Imitrex. Also Fiorcet, which is a painkiller. Sometimes I rub VicksVapor on my forehead and use a hot cloth. This helps.
columbus, ga USA -
I have had migraines for over 20 yrs. and several doctors have had me on all sorts of preventatives (nothing did), medications, etc. I have finally decided I am NOT going through any more "let's see if THIS works!" stuff. I mainly take Midrin and Vicodin when the pain hits. I have accepted the fact that I am a migraineur...much like someone with diabetes is a diabetic. Trouble is, when you tell people you have a headache, you know how they respond: "So go take an aspirin!" Right now the only thing that really bugs me is practically having to beg my doctor to renew my migraine meds. He acts as if the migraines are just going to go away after all these years!
---Sandi Westley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Wellsboro, PA USA -
I have headaches all my life. The doctor has prescribed Imitrex .25 mg. This helps if I take it at the first sign of a headache. I also take Fiorcet tablets. I have found that applying Vicks VaporRub to my forehead and a hot pad helps some too.. Any other suggestions???
columbus, ga USA -
I have had migrains since the birth of my son 18 years ago
I have at least 3 a week. I have tried every drug and every
doctor I can. I have had CAT scans so many times I could
probably run one. I have had lower lumbar punctures, doctor
for tmj I have had bite guards made I have been to eye
specialist you name it I have tried it. I go to my sons ballgames and end up in the restroom sick or in the car
you always fill guilty I know my kids memory of me will
be that I was always in a dark quite room in bed It breaks
my heart Doctors don"t want to give pain medication what
they don't realize thats the only way I can go and be a
part of my families life.
kentucky USA -
I use internet at public library. Havin' fun, but computer screen makes daily headaches worse. Have had them for 32 years. Not daily til past few yrs. Headache Prevention Institute is all over the internet. Surely someone has been there (Detroit), tried that? It's guaranteed to work, or you don't pay. Headaches are from different causes, though I believe I fit their criterion for treatment. Please write to me! Thanks, Dianne
Spokane, WA USA -
I am 31 years old. i have every where to get help no one seems to want to help.I want something besides medication. Sometimes I think they misdiogoused me. but they seem to think it is migraines. All I want is some one to give the true facts. Or tell me that I am not going crazy. Iam very DEPRESSED 90 percent of the time. So please can some help me and give me the true facts.THANK YOUTHERESA,
---Theresa Bancroft <Ffenes >
San DIEGO , CCA USA -
I get a migraine headache 1 or 2 days before my period
with that comes along vomiting,fever..I will like to know what is going on cause I'm 29 yrs old and have 3 kids
my smallest child is 5 months old, and i hurt me not to be able to play with him or the others as well, my husband just HATES to see me in that pain..Please if any one know any thing PLEASE let me know..I just tured 29 but in those days i fell like i am 100 yrs old...thanks bye
---christina innocente <email@example.com>
chicago, ill USA -
I have some possitive news for all you fellow sufferers. I found some very interesting reading regarding cures, and wanted to share them with you. Some of you may already be aware of them, but I wasn't until about an hour ago. It sounds real good to me. Try these sites! www.migraine.ca/hpylori.htm then see www.helico.com/hypernews/get/diagnosis/102.html then
I printed them out to take to my doctor. Perhaps there is hope for at least some of us. Please let us know if any of you have found this cure to work for you, and post it here. Thank you! Feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco, CA USA -
Hi, I have been through the gamet of medical treatment for my cluster headaches with very little success. I have been
getting cluster headaches almost every day sometimes more than once a day for about 6 years. I have found releif and would like to have others try my cure and let me know if it works for them. When I start to feel the pain which starts in my left temple and spreads to my upper gums I exercise.
By getting my heart rate up for only a very short time my headaches stop in their tracks. I discovered this when I was out on a bike ride and started to get a headache and race to get home before it became full blown. Before I made it home the headache was gone. To make a long story short today
I keep a jump rope near by and when I feel the pain coming on I jump only about 250 reps and then sit down, within 5 min. my headache is gone. Try counting, it seems to help.
---greg iverson <email@example.com>
san jose, ca USA -
Hi, my name is Bruce and I have been suffering from migraines
and cluster migraines since I was about 10 years old. I have
been on a ton of medication since my official diagnosis. I
have taken amitriptyline, procardia XL, fioranol, tylenol #3
with coedine,vicodin, pereactin, midrin (which is totally ineffective),
and darveocet. The neurologist I see has me on one prevetative
drug and one painkiller to combat the pain when I get an attack.
In response to Ryan Kamholtz's inquiry as to whether or not
constant narcotic use has been prescribed to deal with the pain
I can tell you that it has. I have been taking one form of narcotic
or another since the day I was diagnosed. I was taking darveocet
for over four years and recently switched to another painkiller
(I'll post the name of it when I find out). The new drug works
pretty well. But I sympathize with you Ryan in that I just want
my life back. I am a 22 year old audio engineering student and
the chief engineer at Webster University in St. Louis which means
that I rarely get any sufficient sleep. Steady sleep schedules
are one of the keys to controlling migraines. I can't ever get
sufficient sleep much less a constant sleep schedule. It's like
this big vicious circle with migraines around every corner and
pain everyday of my life. By taking narcotics I run the risk
of addiction. But I can tell you this. I would much rather
live with an addiction to a prescription drug than the pain that
those "monsters" torment me with. I don't think anyone really
understands the amount of, and intesity of pain that we suffer
unless they have experienced it themselves. There are times
when it is paralyzing. I can't speak, can't think, sometimes
I can't even walk or stand. I'm sick of running to a bottle of
pills in fear everytime I see spots blotting my vision. It's
to the point where the pain is running my life. My mother is
the one that is most worried about me, but she is also the most
skeptical. I know that she thinks that "oh, he has migraines"
but she has no idea of what I go through and how the pain incapacitates
me. I wasn't this way before either Ryan. I just want my life
back. Thanks for listening and hopefully understading. Try
to be like Rambo and "ignore the pain"
---Bruce Buechner <firstname.lastname@example.org>
St. Louis, MO USA -