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Migraines/cervical migraines

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:45 AM
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I suffer from 2 different types of migraines my treatment has been imitrex but it's starting to not work for me anymore.. Anyone who sufferers from these what treatment works for you?
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theosgirl45
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:46 AM

I was using imitrex for my migraines but when I got diagnosed  with sleep apnea and started my cpap therapy the migraines went away. I also could use the excedrin if I caught the migraine early enough.  I hope you find something else to help you because Migraines suck.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:49 AM

wtf is a cervical migraine?

ForeverInLove
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:51 AM
Do you see a good chiropractor?
have you tried to do a food journal to see if something you are eating could be causing them too? Things like aspartame,.sucralose,.and msg can all trigger migraines.
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tinakinakins
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:52 AM
This

Quoting Anonymous:

wtf is a cervical migraine?

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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:53 AM

 

 

Quoting theosgirl45:

I was using imitrex for my migraines but when I got diagnosed  with sleep apnea and started my cpap therapy the migraines went away. I also could use the excedrin if I caught the migraine early enough.  I hope you find something else to help you because Migraines suck.

 

 This happened to me and she's right. Also I have sinusitis really bad and allergies, So on the days where I dont get relief I dose up on decongestants and antihistaminesand of course Excedrin and im fine. Imitrex didnt work for me it just made me get a caffeine rush but then when I came down from that the migraine was still there. My doctor tried to give me the shots but I hate shots so I went to an allergist and she suggested I get a sleep study and I have the same thing as the PP. (sleep apnea)on top of that I went to see a neurologist and they suggested surgery for my nose or just take a decongestant everyday with allergy meds which I do and its working for now. You may have to try many different types of therapies to help . My main thing was to find the trigger and stay far away from it. Take care and good luck.

Jubileee
by Gold Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:54 AM
I'm on Topamax
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JP-StrongForTwo
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:54 AM

maxalt works awesome. they have a long term (you take daily) and a fast acting melt away that LITERALLY stops the migraine in 20 minutes (i timed it!) 

BobbieJo286
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 12:59 AM
Cervical migraine is in the neck which runs up the back if your head. I had surgery in my neck 2 levels of disc removed 2 diner disc put in and a titanium plate holding them in place tooooo try to fix by neck ordeal. I don't have sleep apnea been tested 4 times, I don't start gettin them til end if my pregnancy 2 years ago and also have blood pressure problems since prey I have done food diary and migraine diary. I have tried many different medications and just when I think I'm in luck it seems to fail
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BobbieJo286
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:01 AM
Tried em :) didn't work... :(


Quoting JP-StrongForTwo:

maxalt works awesome. they have a long term (you take daily) and a fast acting melt away that LITERALLY stops the migraine in 20 minutes (i timed it!) 


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graciesnycmama
by Platinum Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 1:04 AM
Maxalt, imitrex, celebrex and the rest have never worked for me either. I get cluster headaches, cervical and regular migraines. I've been on Neurontin aka Gabapentin for years for migraine prevention. I used to get migraines 12 or more times a year and now it's about 4 times a year.
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