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Ideas for helping treat Migraines.

Mar 09, 2016 5:19 PM

I would love to hear how others manage migraines.

I have problems with migraines tried lots of treatments in past. Lately have had them off and on but this time it's been a month of migraines. Not sure if it is a side effect of medication or physical/mental stress? Sumatriptan has worked in past, but not for the past month. I am being told to wait another couple weeks to see if it is side effect of Lupron or Tylenol #3. Second dose Lupron tomorrow, Tylenol # 3 being decreased. I have had Tylenol headache/migraines before after taking on a regular basis to get rid of headaches. Lupron now seems to be decreasing pelvis pain, but the migraines are nasty. I am having female pelvic surgery at the end of May. Narcotics have not helped the pelvic pain that is why I am now trying Lupron :(

Is there something that has helped you with your migraines?

Thank you for sharing.
Beets

Mar 09, 2016 6:04 PM

Beets, I also have migraines but only in relation to my cycle but when I do get them, they are nasty little buggers. I just recently discovered that well placed tens unit pads on the back of my neck, up to my hairline have really helped to drop it down. I've also been on Maxalt but it wasn't really touching them any longer. Waiting on follow-up with neuro in May to see what he wants to do.

Mar 09, 2016 6:17 PM

Hi Beets! I suffer from chronic migraines. I am in a study where I take a caffeine pill, an aspirin and a Tylenol. It helps a lot. It brings my pain from 8-9 to 2-3.

Mar 09, 2016 6:42 PM

You could try peppermint oil topically around your hairline and on random spots on your scalp. I use it for severe tension headaches that cause dizziness (only ever on one side). The roll on applicator I use (peppermint halo from sage wellness) says it's for migraines.

Mar 09, 2016 6:44 PM

I'm on a low does of Amitriptyline daily. I used to get migraines several times a month. And, they'd last for days. Now I only get maybe three or four a season, and those are keep at a minimum with Maxalt. They no longer run my life!

Mar 09, 2016 7:17 PM

I've had chronic migraines for over ten years and the only thing that has changed my migraines is getting Botox injections every 7-8 weeks. I've done 3 sessions of around 30-36 injections to the eye brow, forehead, top of head, side of head, back of head, neck & shoulders. I've gone from having 21-30 migraines a month to 20 and more bunched up together rather than spread out. Good luck to everyone dealing with migraines! Mine might be from my Lyme disease so hopefully after treating that with antibiotics the migraines will go down even more for me!

Mar 09, 2016 8:14 PM

I take amitriptyline as well for prevention. I still get them daily but I've only been on it for 3ish weeks.

Mar 09, 2016 10:38 PM

I have had them for close to 50 years and would get the cluster ones. The best drug was naproxen 550 with sodium, then add a hand massage . When taking the naproxen w sodium get lots of caffine at first dose. This is not Aleve. The trick is to know the triggers and your body's warning sign which could be anything from a weird taste, smell or just a little nervousness. Now the hand massage you can do yourself but you have to do it so as not to make yourself throw up. If you want to know more about the hand massage just ask and I will do a separate threaf.

Mar 09, 2016 10:54 PM

I would like to know more about the hand massage

Mar 10, 2016 1:13 PM

I take Midrin, which is a mixture of aspirin, caffeine, & Tylenol. So far so good, since 1995.

Mar 12, 2016 10:10 AM

My and myself both get Chronic Migraines, We are both on Amitriptyline and toprimate, we are both allergic to triptains so we can't take what most are prescribed for breakthrough pain, my daughter is on Midrin and I am left to find what ever and I've found that BC power works best but it spikes up my bp so I had to stop talking it.

Mar 14, 2016 9:29 AM

Hi beets! I too suffer from severe migraines. Have you tried botox? Also my doctor has been doing a newer treatment for me called sphenocath. Maybe ask your doctor if he performs it or knows someone who does. It seems to have helped. I have done 2 of them and am going to continue with them until they rid of the migraines.

Mar 14, 2016 9:58 AM

I had migraines for two years! Was on 8 pills a night. Just recently got my "daith" pierced in hopes that it would help after seeing it on Facebook. I was crying with a migraine and called the tattoo shop and said "do y'all do the ear piercing that's supposed to help migraines." I went and got it and bam, before the jewelry was even inserted my migraine was gone! I've had maybe two headaches since then, headaches not Migraines!! IT HELPED! It has been helping for almost two months! I strongly recommend it! I hope you all get relief soon!

Mar 17, 2016 11:13 AM

I suffer from vestibular migraines. I'm on a bunch of supplements for the 24/7 tinnitus as well as daily amitriptyline and occasional Imitrex. I was told by a Dr to start taking butterburr Petadolex brand 75mg twice a day with food. He was very particular with the brand. Supposed to be helpful for people that get migraines for barometric pressure changes.

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