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Sep 29, 2016 6:51 PM

Does anyone suffer from chronic migraines along with Fibro. I can't stand the constant pain all over from head to toe. I use ice packs. It works well sometimes. Any suggestions?

Sep 29, 2016 7:11 PM

I can sure empathize.. Wish I had suggestions. I deal with them too.

Sep 30, 2016 11:57 AM

Painfree32, I have both fibro & migraines, as well as cervicogenic headaches from disc issues. When I first feel a migraine coming on I immediately take Midrin (migraine med). If not available then I take Tylenol or Excedrin. Then I get quiet and still, without any bright lights (curtains closed), just relaxing my mind & body. Relaxation techniques and gentle soothing music or sounds of nature generally prevent full blown headaches. Muscle relaxers help with the cervicogenic headaches. Hugs love & prayers you find coping techniques that work for you! 😁💕🙏🌸

Oct 03, 2016 12:36 AM

Hi @painfree32, I also suffer from chronic migraines and Fibro. I often find that my migraines are related to my stress levels (both mental and emotional stress factors contribute)

The best thing is rest! Muscle relaxants, anti-inflammatory and a hot bath. Make sure you are not over stimulated with light or sound or smells.

I also find using a bean bag in the microwave and placing it on your neck/shoulder area helps.

I hope you feel better soon and take it easy🌸

Oct 03, 2016 2:31 AM

I have chronic migraines 15-19 a month. And wonderful fibro! Try putting your feet in the hottest water you can handle. Put the ice pack on your neck. The way it works is your body will naturally want all the blood to run to your feet. Therefore the cold head area thins out. Causing your veins to shrink to normal size. It only helps me if it's a mild migraine. But sometimes it helps!

Oct 03, 2016 2:35 AM

I also do sumatriptan injections. If you've got good prescription coverage or VA benefits it's worth trying. My next step is possible Botox.

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