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Old 26.03.2010, 12:29
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

As a teenager I as suffering from strong migraines clearly linked to a hormonal imabalance: the first day of my periods was systematically linked to a migraine.

I then statred a combined pill and they gradually stopped. I now have migraines about 2-3 times a year. However, they came back when I stopped the pill to have my son, and I experienced a strong bout of them when I stopped breastfeeding, again because of the hormonal imbalance.

Personnally, I think the auras are even worse than the pain. I experience smell-hallucinations, visual problems as well as difficulties to find my words. It is scary as well as incapacitating.

Due to a very fragile stomach and antecedents of ulcers, I can't take triptan, and I'm quite powerless to deal with the pain.
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Old 26.03.2010, 12:29
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

I had been a Migraine sufferer since early childhood - usually 1-2 times a month, so bad that I had to lie down in a darkened room in order to bear it. I have also used Immigran with mixed results. Sometimes it helped a bit, sometimes it didn't at all.

A couple of years ago, I went to the doctor for chronic arm pain, caused by repetitive strain (which led to tendinitis in my elbows) that I had ignored for too long. After normal treatment with voltaren got rid of the inflammation, some of the pain still remained. He then put me on a very low dose of Amytriptilin (works as an anti-depressant if used in larger doses but works against chronic pain at 5-10mg). I took that for about 2 months and the arm pain was gone. The positive side effect was that my migraine had also disappeared. That was 4 years ago and I have been pain- and migraine-free ever since. So if you're one of those sufferers that have tried everything else, you might want to ask your doctor about it. Amytriptilin has very few side-effects if used at the low dose required for chronic-pain treatment. It also doesn't kill your stomach like most aspirin-derived medications do.

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Old 26.03.2010, 12:32
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I used to have killer migranes up to 4 times a week. I don't even know when they stoped. they just kind of tappered off probably 5 or 6 months ago. I still get pressure headaches that can lead to extreme light and sound sensitivity but nothing like the migraines I used to have. I don't even know what happened, how I was cured. its a miracle! posibly it can have to do with less anxiety in my life, more sport, and drinking more herbal teas!
would a migraine 4 days a week not just be one migraine? I get migraines that last 3 days (sometimes 4) I always thought they were a several day event?
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Old 26.03.2010, 12:40
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would a migraine 4 days a week not just be one migraine? I get migraines that last 3 days (sometimes 4) I always thought they were a several day event?
mine usually lasted 3-4 days. One day of agony, followed by 3 days of light headache and dizziness.
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

There it goes again.

Another day to go through one of those migraines.
Since about a year I get them now once a month again.

Should anyone know of a miracle cure I'm all ear.
My downstairs neighbor gave me an address of someone who is a Naturopathe/Homeopathe doing "Analyse et Reinformation Cellulaire".

If this will do me any good I'll let you, my very dear fellow sufferers!


And yes, may they be bloody cursed forever!!!
yuk yuk yuk!!!
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Old 29.10.2010, 10:26
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There it goes again.

Another day to go through one of those migraines.
Since about a year I get them now once a month again.

Should anyone know of a miracle cure I'm all ear.
My downstairs neighbor gave me an address of someone who is a Naturopathe/Homeopathe doing "Analyse et Reinformation Cellulaire".

If this will do me any good I'll let you, my very dear fellow sufferers!


And yes, may they be bloody cursed forever!!!
yuk yuk yuk!!!

Sada I used to suffer 3 day migraines 2 or 3 times a month until my doctor here put me on a 6 months course of Beta blockers first half of last year, I think I have since had about 3 attacks since coming off the beta blockers, I can highly recommend trying this out.

I am sure I have probably mentioned the above previously in this thread but its worth re iterating again

When I do have an attack i take Immigran which are very effective, unfortunately at the moment i am unable to take these whilst pregnant so at the moment I am just hoping my headaches don't turn to migraines and so far so good

Hope you feel better soon
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:34
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There it goes again.

Another day to go through one of those migraines.
Since about a year I get them now once a month again.

Should anyone know of a miracle cure I'm all ear.
My downstairs neighbor gave me an address of someone who is a Naturopathe/Homeopathe doing "Analyse et Reinformation Cellulaire".

If this will do me any good I'll let you, my very dear fellow sufferers!


And yes, may they be bloody cursed forever!!!
yuk yuk yuk!!!
If they seem to be coming once a month it could be linked to your cycle ? Perhaps you should get your levels checked?
I always make sure I drink lots of water when I get one and have accupuncture once a month - seems to help..
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Old 29.10.2010, 13:41
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

yes mine are hormonal..I was so happy when I moved to Swinzterland because I didn't have one in a year.. an absolut record for me..but of course since i've had a few again. I don;t go a doc here because I don't want it to be put down as pre conditioned illness. Last summer I bought something at the counter in Germany which worked ok but here in Swizterland ,they sell it against a doc prescription only.
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If they seem to be coming once a month it could be linked to your cycle ? Perhaps you should get your levels checked?
I always make sure I drink lots of water when I get one and have accupuncture once a month - seems to help..
Ahh no, I can't use that once a month excuse anymore that's been taken care of a long time ago.
That is what I'm going to try, something similar to accupuncture, can't remember the name though.
And for the drinking water, I can't eat nor drink for at least 24 hours when I have an attack. I sleep, wake up, hit the toilet, drop un mot on EF ... go back to bed ...
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Old 29.10.2010, 15:31
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Try neurofeedback. What have you got to loose. Contact me by private mail
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Old 29.10.2010, 16:10
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Are you a neurofeedback practitioner?
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Yes, I am a neurofeedback practitioner/trainer
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Old 29.10.2010, 17:20
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

I had migraines since I was in my early 20's. They got more frequent aftzer 30 and were often debilitating. I don't get them any more.

This miracle came about when I went for a medical (yep, that age) and discovered I had pretty serious hypertension - sent straight round to the cardio and after all sorts of tests and a few days wearing an amusing bp monitor I was put on a daily pill whcih has had two beneficial side effects.

1. no more migraines - haven't had one since Dec 09
2. I can get as pissed as I like - no hangover

It also keeps my bp low - actually a bit too low and sometimes I get faint and wobbly, no wait, that would be side effect 2 again.

So nevermind this neurofeedback shite . get yourself hypertension .
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Old 29.10.2010, 20:34
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

Sada, I used to suffer terribly when I was working in a busy job.
I find that broken light sets me off-particularly bright light coming through blinds.

I once read in a scientific publication that for some reason doing mental arithmetic in your head helps.

Basically, when you see/feel it coming on-stop what you are doing close your eyes. Then do maths in your head.

It's never failed me.

Seriously try it.
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Re: Migraines - may they be cursed forever ! ! !

Wow that is truly something new - thanks. But I wonder what the effects will be for someone like me who is c**p at maths. I'll try it and report back.
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Old 30.10.2010, 09:53
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Sada, I used to suffer terribly when I was working in a busy job.
I find that broken light sets me off-particularly bright light coming through blinds.

I once read in a scientific publication that for some reason doing mental arithmetic in your head helps.

Basically, when you see/feel it coming on-stop what you are doing close your eyes. Then do maths in your head.

It's never failed me.

Seriously try it.
I'd be pretty worried about that. Sounds more like you are managing to control light induced epilepsy than migraines.
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would a migraine 4 days a week not just be one migraine? I get migraines that last 3 days (sometimes 4) I always thought they were a several day event?
Absolutely - at least a 24 hour experience. Bad headache <> migraines. If people get the headache but no other symptoms then it isn't likely to be migraines.
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Old 30.10.2010, 09:58
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I've always suffered from about three or four migraines a year. The weird thing about mine is that it doesn't come with a headache. I suffer from extreme light sensitivity, auditory and taste hallucinations, and some other whacky stuff. No medication works, just sleep - 12 hours or so in a dark and silent room and I'm all good.
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Old 30.10.2010, 10:23
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Absolutely - at least a 24 hour experience. Bad headache <> migraines. If people get the headache but no other symptoms then it isn't likely to be migraines.
yes. most migraines come with aura symptoms like mine. One day I had a symptomwhich worried the hell out of me. We did n't know what it was and it is only after ringing the ambulance that the doc told me what it was.. I thought I was having an CVA. I started to lose my sight, became paralysed on one side of my body. I collapsed as my legs would not carry me, and then everything started to turn around and I vomited all I could.. Thank God I was at home..
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Old 30.10.2010, 10:25
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Ahh no, I can't use that once a month excuse anymore that's been taken care of a long time ago.
That is what I'm going to try, something similar to accupuncture, can't remember the name though.
And for the drinking water, I can't eat nor drink for at least 24 hours when I have an attack. I sleep, wake up, hit the toilet, drop un mot on EF ... go back to bed ...
Nope.. unless you are naturally past the age, even if the subject has been taken care of, the body doesn't know that and it still secretes hormones regardless of whether there is a result or not.

So yes, you do have that excuse.
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