Journal of Migraine Sufferers

I am 45 years old and have been having migraines since I was 14. I am now on sick leave for one that lasted 10 days and affected my ability to read and write, and walk and talk. It was a complex migraine that caused neurologic changes on the right side of my body. I am now taking Wellbutrin to help in the prevention of the headaches, and depression. So far, it's only been a week, there is no change. Although, I don't have a headache today. (knock on wood) I am in a training program at work, and I have been dropped out of school for the rest of this quarter. Hopefully not for good. But if I can't get these things under control, I will be out of the program. Has anyone had any success from Wellbutrin? I do seem to be coming out of my depression a little bit, but it's too soon to tell. And these are caused by depression and stress, at least in me.
Carol <>
West Carrollton, OH USA - Date: 10/28/98 (Wed) Time: 10:09:10 AM
Hi! Three weeks no migraine! Stopped drinking coffee, have physical therapy and have a less hectic schedule, do relaxation exercises and try to avoid people that put me down, and I do not take medications. Anyway, I always think that NOW I finally have the migraines under control, and then out of the blue they will reappear! The latest thing I heard that will stop a migraine is to sneeze: one man in a book on migraines of Oliver Sacks, used sneezing powder to stop his migaines, no kidding! Unfortunately (haha) I have not had another migraine to try this, has somebody else out there tried this? After three months having an attack or recovering from one, my head feels so clear, I dare to be optimistic again!
utrecht, Netherlands - Date: 10/28/98 (Wed) Time: 05:12:15 AM
I just want to say thank you to everyone that has wrote me with info on perfume triggers. My company said they wanted proof that perfume and other chemicals can cause a mirgraine well thanks to all of you WONDERFUL people out there they won't know what hit them. (smile) Here's to pain free days at work!!!!
Betty Bissonnette <>
Prescott, on Canada - Date: 10/28/98 (Wed) Time: 04:46:44 AM
I just stumbled across this site in my search for more migraine info. I've had migraines for about 3 years now. I've been taking Ercaf to head migraines off before they start, but I get a really nasty one every other month or so. Immetrix has not worked for me, incl. the emergency room injection. However, I recently tried Zomig (similiar to Immetrix--new pill) and it worked very well! I had almost no pain within an hour of taking one 2.5 mg pill. They're expensive, of course, but worth it! Anyone who had tried Immetrix and found that it doesn't work should still try Zomig. My doctor noted the same thing--Immetrix & Zomig are similar drugs but often give different results depending on the individual person. Just wanted to pass this along...hope it helps someone! Lori
Lori <>
Hilo, HI USA - Date: 10/28/98 (Wed) Time: 01:20:20 AM
I am searching for information to present to my employer requesting to eliminate all the different air fresheners, potpourri and perfumes that the other employees frequently use. Has anyone had luck with this kind of request in the past? Thanks, Mary
Mary <>
NE USA - Date: 10/27/98 (Tue) Time: 09:59:19 PM
Thank you so much MARY JO for letting us know about Dr. Blume. I was a patient of his and so were several of my friends. It is so hard to believe what they had said against him considering that I was documented to death! He would send me more documents than I could file. It is just such a shame that this has happened to another one of the doctors that truly understands our problems and is willing to treat them.
Midland, Tx USA - Date: 10/27/98 (Tue) Time: 09:31:48 PM
Hi- I have chronic refractory daily migraine headaches which range from severe to incapacitating in nature. I was a Captain in the Canadian Air FOrce, suffered a concussion on duty in 1986 and developed migraines as a result. For the last 6 years they have been a chronic daily problem, and I have seen 9 neurologists, 3 migraine clinics, trialed over 50 different medications and am being followed by the Montreal General Hospital Pain Management Clinic. As of Jan '96, I was medically retired and am on disability and have been told by several experts that I will never be able to work again- so far they have been right. Have any of you developed migraines as a result of an accident? What do you daily migraine sufferers do to survive? I am having severe difficulty getting Veterans Affairs to recognise that migraine can be completely disabling in my attempts to secure a reasonable disability pension from them. Any advice on what I can do to improve my case with them? Your comments and advice would be appreciated. Annette Zamoyski, Capt (retired)
annette zamoyski <>
lachute, quebec Canada - Date: 10/27/98 (Tue) Time: 09:15:30 PM