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Migrane Question

Posted by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 12:52 PM
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I get awful migranes and have since I was a kid.  My Dr. knows this - I get perscriptions for it, but I usually stick with excedrin because it dulls the pain enough for me to function without costing me $90 AFTER insurance, lol.

I only get them a few times a month, but they are debilitating.  Like sweating, nauseated, awful.

Lately they've been happening in the middle of the night and waking me up from my sleep.  It's awful.  Last night it happened again so I'm just wondering if anyone else goes through this?

Usually mine are diet related (like when I cleaned up my diet and lost weight I get them less and less, and if I eat bad I am pretty prone to getting one) but can also be allergy related (like this week they have been harvesting the farms around my house and all of our noses are dry and painful and awful, fun lol)

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LuvMyBoy08
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM
I have horrible migraines. I also suffer with pain, nausea, sweating, and vision changes. I'm also on prescription meds for mine, but I've started using essential oils as well and it's helped my pain a lot. Lavender, Peppermint, and a blend called Past Tense I recommend using. I have more info if your interested
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ripemango
by Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 12:55 PM

yeah, i get them...maybe once a month plus right before I start. they are debilitating. they make me nauseous and all i wanna do is be in a dark quiet room.

I too feel like when my diet is more clean, they are better but I wonder if I just want to think that. For the one i get before my period, I take st john's wort a week before my period and everyday when I have it. It has reduced my migraines to only being about 4-6 hrs long vs a day to a day and a half.


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AJ_Parks
by Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 1:03 PM
My husband had horrible migraines. He was on a preventative medicine. He has now found that if he avoids gluten and MSG he is migraine free. He is off all medicine now. His IBS also went away.
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michiganmom116
by Rhonda on Oct. 28, 2012 at 1:53 PM
Diet has a LOT to do with mine. Once I cut out processed foods, including processed grain foods, and eat only whole foods, I don't get them anymore. Not a one.
nlonnon
by on Oct. 28, 2012 at 7:49 PM
Hugs! I don't have them so I have no advice.
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Stefanie83
by Ruby Member on Oct. 28, 2012 at 8:17 PM
:( I'm so sorry. I had a friend in high school with migraines like that. Have you seen a chiropractor?
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musicpisces
by Suzanne on Oct. 28, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Hylands makes an herbal remedy that I use and I usually take that with some Tylenol and it helps if I can catch it early. I get them related to my food choices and stress. My mom gets them horribly, and she uses other "herbal relief measures" to manage them, and that really helps her. Hers are debilitating (mine aren't there yet), where she's vomiting every few minutes and ends up in the ER needing Demerol. Do you know what foods trigger yours? You ought to log your symptoms in addition to your food log (since I know you already keep one) so you can ID triggers if you don't already know them.
I know we're going through harvest here, so lots of grape and apple stuff in the air. You can really smell the wineries- it doesn't smell as good as one might think! LOL But I do love watching it all happening on my runs. The apples smell really good!!
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MamaKarrot
by on Oct. 29, 2012 at 12:46 AM

that's actually a good idea.  Maybe at the notes part of my food log I'll log when I get one so I can see a pattern. :)

Quoting musicpisces:

Hylands makes an herbal remedy that I use and I usually take that with some Tylenol and it helps if I can catch it early. I get them related to my food choices and stress. My mom gets them horribly, and she uses other "herbal relief measures" to manage them, and that really helps her. Hers are debilitating (mine aren't there yet), where she's vomiting every few minutes and ends up in the ER needing Demerol. Do you know what foods trigger yours? You ought to log your symptoms in addition to your food log (since I know you already keep one) so you can ID triggers if you don't already know them.
I know we're going through harvest here, so lots of grape and apple stuff in the air. You can really smell the wineries- it doesn't smell as good as one might think! LOL But I do love watching it all happening on my runs. The apples smell really good!!


dcdmattison03
by on Oct. 29, 2012 at 12:53 AM
I am on a prescription for mine. I have also did warm rice pack on the back of my neck. My dad gets acupuncture. Have u had an allergy test to see if they can narrow down your triggers?
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MamaKarrot
by on Oct. 29, 2012 at 1:04 AM

DH and I figured it out.  It's almost always MSG that causes them (which is why once I stopped eating junk food it got better), and I tried a piece of some jerky he brought home last night and he told me it had MSG in it.  Doy.  LOL live and learn I guess.  I'll have to be more careful.

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