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Nov 03, 2015 12:20 PM

Recently, I have been getting really severe migraines for ages behind my right eye with aura or scotomas, nausea and sickness but they also take ages to go away also I can't seem to find what triggers my migraines. What do you all suggest I should do for my migraines?

Nov 03, 2015 12:45 PM

Weesteffers, I also suffer from migraines. Mine come from my neck because I have DDD/DJD, cervical spondalytic myelopathy and about a dozen other issues causing me pain. Things you can try are to put heat (moist or dry) on your neck, try a dark room with no noise and closing your eyes. Try to avoid caffeine as it is a trigger for migraines. Also anxiety, stress, etc. I'm sure that there are others here who will have more and perhaps better suggestions to help ease your migraine pain. I hope I've been somewhat helpful. Welcome to our community family and I hope that you find all the support and advice that you are looking for. You'll find that we are a helpful, zany and compassionate bunch who are always there for each other to pull each other through the hard times and celebrate with us during the good times. You'll settle in and see you'll never be alone. Best wishes and I'll keep you in my prayers.🙏🏻🌻

Nov 03, 2015 12:58 PM

Thank you for the help, I'll try these and see if these help.

Nov 03, 2015 6:50 PM

Weesteffers, welcome to our community family! I've had migraines since my second neck fusions in 1995. Like AlwayZ, I have DDD & TMJD with cervical spondylosis. Two years ago I was having so many I went to a pain specialist who have me epidural steroid injections. I've only had 4 migraines in 2 years. When I do get them I do the same method mentioned by AlwayZ. Sometimes I will listen to very relaxing music on a low level. I can sometimes feel my cervicogenic headaches trying to trigger a migraine. When it happens I try to get my neck and shoulder muscles to relax and use heat. My sister, who has worse migraines (8 days straight recently) gets botox injections. I wish you the best in finding what works for you. Hugs & prayer you'll soon have much less migraine pain. 🙏🌼

Nov 07, 2015 10:06 PM

I have had very good results with the daily med Topamax. Miracle drug for me and my step mom!

Nov 08, 2015 9:25 AM

Welcome to the forum weestffers! I also get sever migraines and had one last for 12 day's! Mine come behind my left eye and I get very nauseated from them. I also do a dark room no noise and I have a gel eye mask you can get at Walmart for like $3 and you put it in the freezer and I put that on and lay down in the dark quiet room and some Excedrin for Migraines if you don't have anything prescribed to you for it. I hope this helps!

Nov 08, 2015 9:29 AM

Oh! One more thing, not all caffeine causes migraines, my daughter's neurologist said that some migraines can be relieved with caffeinated coffee, with her low blood sugar snacks help and coffee to help, my daughters migraines are low blood sugar relate and not having caffeine. It's strange but it works for her and it works for me as well.

Nov 09, 2015 7:53 AM

I drink decaf Starbucks Arias coffee. There's still some caffeine in decaf. Otherwise I wouldn't be popeyed after 2 (large) cups! Lol 🙏🌼

Nov 09, 2015 7:59 AM

Popeyed... LOL!! I haven't had a cup of coffee in a year. It bothers my stomach

Nov 09, 2015 6:15 PM

Oooh, poor you! Ilk stink your share, but only before 10:30 am. 😉 If I get too much my mouth gets hyper! 🙏🌼

Nov 10, 2015 5:57 PM

Alwayz, I'll drink your share. I need at least 2 cups to get me going in the morning. Just 1 makes for a caffeine headache.

Nov 11, 2015 11:17 AM

I will trade anyone.. I get migraine seisures.. it had stopped me from working and driving. Never know when one will happen. So tired of doctors not being able to help me. Tried the drug Topamax.. didn't like the way it made me feel. If I could go 1 full day without a headache or pa in in my neck it would be heaven.

Nov 11, 2015 4:17 PM

I have a tiered system for headaches and migraines. Often it's pain in my neck and shoulders that cause a migraine. If I have this I take 800mg of ibuprofen. II also try and relax those muscles using heat it alternating with ice sometimes.

If it persists I take two midrin, it is basically Excedrin's migraine formula with a very mild sedative as well. Again I try to relax and try and minimize noise and stress.

If auras begin then I take imitrex with a mountain dew and typically it calms back down to just a basic headache within 20 mins.

I also take propranalol daily (2 20mg tabs in am and 1 at bed.) This for me helps to prevent done headaches. They have decreased by 40% I would say since starting this plan. And i haven't had one that lasted more than 8 hours since I was pregnant in 09 and had to discontinue these meds.

I have taken topamax as a preventative medication before and didn't like the way it made me feel either. I guess what I am saying is that the best option is to keep trying to find something that works for u. Mine are almost completely stress triggered so it was hard to figure out my triggered at first too. A while day or in the sun and cashews also trigger them for me.

Keep at it until u find something that works for u. And good luck!

Nov 11, 2015 4:29 PM

Used to get migraines alot. Then they stopped. Then alI of a sudden I started getting the seisure instead. I have gone to a few different Nuerologists.. keep getting told the same thing. Just migraine suisures. Like its nothing. One doctor thought I had a form of epilepsy. That was ruled out. I had an episode this morning. Day was over for me leaves me with a horrible headache and blury vision. And when I take something for the headache all I want to do is sleep. I know one trigger is stress. I have a pretty stress free life. My husband is very understanding and stands by me faithfully. So happy I have him

Nov 11, 2015 5:20 PM

Sometimes pain meds can trigger migraines too. I have chronic migraines and take but-al-caff-acet prescription only when they are severe enough to put me in a dark room, no noise, no TV, no motion at all...they start behind my eyes & continue. I've also tried amitriptyline which I was allergic to, enberol didn't work. I was on daily MIGRAINE med topomax & it worked but they took me off BC of my history with kidney stones. Good luck & hugs

Nov 11, 2015 8:00 PM

I also used to get migraines frequently, but have discovered that mine are cycle related. Nothing else triggers them but that. Also on Inderal as a preventative(10 mg each, morning and night). Also figured that my body hates OCP, but does okay with progesterone only(I know it's weird, lol). I also find that if I notice the aura in time, then I can take an Excedrin migraine as well as a phenergan and be good to go. Used to be on Maxalt-MLT but no longer effective. Hope that helps somewhat.

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