Journal of Migraine Sufferers

Dear "tired of scam artists"--I apologize. I thought you meant that you had been asked by people hurting that wrote in this journal for money and had been given false hope from those that were sharing some thing that had helped them.That is why I was upset because the people writing in this journal are looking for help. It is true that there are many scam artists out there and anyone who is in pain can fall prey to them and along with them are many quack doctors as well. We all need to be careful of them and their "treatments". Sorry I mis- understood what you wrote.
Midland, Tx USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 04:39:43 PM
Denise: Sorry if I offended you or anyone else in the journal. I write in this journal quite often and I just needed to voice my opinion, ok? It was NOT my intention to offend you or anyone else. It really was not. I hope you and others accept my apology, but I really felt the need to state how I feel. Yes, they have asked me to send it money for "cure alls" and that is why I addressed it in the journal. I was basically forwarning you and others of the gimmicks that are out there. I know I would welcome anyone warning me about gimmicks and for me not to fall for them and maybe lose my money to something that I had high hopes for helping me. That is all I was doing Denise. The reason for me posting it in the journal is because I was hoping to get the attention of scam artists that were thinking about fooling us. In other words, we are way too smart for those people who want to mislead us. I am not saying ALL products are necessarily bad, but I personally have fallen for many products that have been advertised in this journal in particular. I have also received personal email from what I call "scam artists" after reading my post in this journal promising to fix my migraines. I am truly sorry if I upset you, but I was just trying to help others from getting taken by these individuals.
tired of scam artists
USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 03:54:34 PM
Dear"TRIED OF SCAM ARTISTS"----How dare you say that the people on this journal are trying to make a "quick buck". How in the world would they do that? Did anyone ask you to send in any money for anything? These people have found something that works for them and they want to share their information in case it could help someone else. And they are not quilty of giving "false hope" as you stated,in fact the opposite is true. They are trying to give hope! I realize that not all migraines are created equal and that pain is subjective. What helps one person may seem like a joke to someone else but there may be someone else out there that it may help. And this is what this journal is for. To share things that have helped and maybe what hasn't but it's also a support group to others.
Denise <>
Midland, Tx USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 03:39:53 PM
Dear "TRIED OF SCAM ARTISTS". I am sure that you mean well but these people on this journal are very excited about something they have found to ease their pain. They want to share it with others in case it could help someone else. How dare you say that they are trying to make a "quick buck". How in the world would they do that? Have they asked you to send in any money? And as for "false hope" these people are trying to give hope to others like them. You have to remember that not all migraines are created equal and that some do not have them as severe as others and maybe some like ole thing helped them but may not help you. You must remember that pain is subjective. Some of the people on this journal are able to have jobs and may only have migraines once or twice a month. Then there are those who live in intractable chronic pain daily and what one needs will be way too much medication for the other and it works the other way around also. So don't be so quick to judge the good intentions of the people who write in this journal.
Denise <>
Midland, Tx USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 03:25:38 PM
CHARISSE---Yes! I live in Midland and have found the greatest doctor here. I have had intractable migraines for 35 yrs. and he is the one doctor who has helped me. Please email me and give me your phone number and I will call you as soon as I get it. I will be looking forward to hearing from you. There is help here! Denise
Denise <>
Midland, Tx. USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 03:12:07 PM
Is there a natural way to cure or relieve these headaches? How about chiropractic manipulation. Have most migrane sufferers been involved in at least one car accident? Could they possibly be confused with Cervicogenical headaches that stem from the neck? Isnt' there a one time cure for that (a shot in the back of the neck) which could also be used for migrane sufferers? Are migranes brought on by stress? Sorry for being such a novice but I just turned 30 and I am now experiencing migranes for the first time in my life. I thought I had a tumor or some kind of brain damage so I went for a CT scan and MRI and they found nothing. I was involved in an auto accident about 5 months ago and my attorney said it may be post accident trauma which is a common occurence. Any comments or suggestions on natural remedies would be appreciated. I've tried Duradrin and Motrin and I don't like the zombie feeling that they give me. I know they say that misery loves company but I sure am glad that these headaches arent' as abnormal as I though and that I am still sane. Thanks for the support.
Donna <>
Washington, DC USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 11:18:51 AM
Good morning, everyone! I really appreciate everyone who has contacted me with suggestions. It is such a blessing to be able to communicate with others who understand. I had a MRI Monday which came back normal. Although I have been off the birth control pill that caused my migraines to go from one a month to almost everyday, I still have not gotten relief. I am praying that my hormones will hurry up and level out! I have noticed several people mention that maybe it is hereditary. They can be. In my case, my grandma, an aunt, my sister, and I all have them. My grandma had a severe case and was in bed often. I have a question for anyone who can answer. I have recently started using Fioricet for the migraines that the Midrin does not stop. However, I am having rebound headaches when I use it. Is anyone using a pain med that works well without the terrible rebound headaches? I hope everyone is having a pain free Friday.
Heather Burgess <>
Plano, TX USA - Date: 10/09/98 (Fri) Time: 10:25:09 AM