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Chronic headaches/migraines

Aug 16, 2015 7:06 AM

Hi this is about my friend. She is 14 and gets chronic headaches and sometimes migraines. They happen randomly during the day and continue for a few hours.

She has five to the doctors and they have said that's there's nothing to do and she has to deal with it. She sometimes takes pain relieve but it doesn't do much.

I was wondering if anyone has any thoughts and auggestions?

Thanks xx

Aug 16, 2015 8:17 AM

I remember this happening to me. I am old so back when I was that age there was only aspirin and I ate them like candy. The doctors could never figure out why. The basic dark and bed rest. Sometimes a cold pack would help. Sometimes hormones can be the cause and the birth control pill can help or make worse. I found my birth control was causing some of it and by changing my pill it helped relieve some of the problems. I think a headache diary is the best way to figure it out. There can be so many triggers: food, caffeine, not enough water, sleep, hormones, weather and so on. Most import is don't give up.

Aug 16, 2015 12:24 PM

Hi, I have a similar problem with migraines. I'm 15, but my teeth came in late so I always thought the headaches were from that. Turns out, they run in the family. For me, DMSO swished around my mouth like mouth rinse heels a lot. Kava kava root, and Magnolia also help. I use to take ibuprofen all the time, until I became sensitive to it. I can't take Tylenol, and my dad has suggested aspirin because it's what other NSAIDS are based off of.

I also have sinus issues, from allergies. My nose is always plugged, and my doctor decided to cut off one of the few drugs that helped so I'm taking half a dose until I can travel. Salt water can sometimes help if the sinuses are clogged. Iodine (or betadine) might also be an option. You can inhale vapors, or rub it on, or soak in a bath. I also find my asthma inhalers help with full body pain.

One other option that is available depending on where you live is kratom. People argue about it a lot because it is an opiate, but I drank it as a tea last year when I got migraines bad enough I was sobbing and couldn't see. I would not have been in school without it. That said, it can have side effects like making you spacey. I was less spacey on it.

Does your friend have a lot of caffeine? Coffee, tea, energy drinks, chocolate, or pills can all have it and withdrawal symptoms can be very short term. I have a caffeine pill each morning to help my wake up, plus it's cheaper than coffee.

Aug 16, 2015 5:16 PM

Hello, my 12 year old daughter and I both have chronic migraines and it's a royal pain as your friend has found out. If her parent's have not taken her to a neurologist yet they need to because migraines can be inherited but their could also be more sever underlying causes that they are not aware of yet and your friend may need to get an MRI done. But until they get her into one a dark room cold rag or I found a gel mask you put in freezer for 2 hours and then you put it over your eyes. And a room with no sound! Make sure the room is nice and cool and laydown and try and sleep it off if possible. Sometimes I take Advil Migraine for the pain and do as I stated above.( that was before I saw my pain doctor) if her regular doctor is not doing anything she needs to get another doctors opinion until they get something done.

Aug 21, 2015 12:30 PM

MIGRAINE

To be honest...I'd rather want to be beaten up hard or to get a multiple punch in my face instead of having my MIGRAINE.

I am dealing with my migraine for 20 years now...and still am. Sometimes I even wish to die instead of having it.to me it's not just a headache. POISON....that's how I call it.

Aug 21, 2015 2:36 PM

Zam133, how are things going with your friend? Have her parents done anything else's? Prayers to her!

Aug 23, 2015 9:58 PM

I truly wish (while in the midst of some migraine pain) that I be dead...as a completely non-emotional response to the physical lashing my body gives itself...especially right before vomiting each time cyclically. I know this is a terrible thing to say but I truly wish deep down that I had cancer so maybe a doctor would believe my pain to be as severe as I feel it. I'd gladly give a decade of my life to be in less pain. All I can do is pray that there will be a way for doctors to measure our physical pain before I die.

Aug 29, 2015 6:20 PM

Where do you get the herb that you mentioned for migraine relief??

Aug 29, 2015 6:24 PM

Kratom - that's it!!! Where can I get it ???

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