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Ode to a Migraine

Mar 16, 2018 11:03 AM

Ode to a Migraine

Ode to the after appointment migraine.
Why do you always come?
Doctors poke me and prod me,
they anger my body.
Leaving me to deal with the next day fun.
A migraine and body pain,
Nausea, sensitivity, and fatigue,
All because I tried to find a healthier me.
Today I will try to sleep,
Through construction sounds and equipment beeps.
All in hopes of finding some type of relief.

By: Cassandra Kingman

Mar 16, 2018 11:24 AM

I hate migraines too. I've had migraines since I was 8, I'm 19 now. Have you tried any medication for your migraines?

Mar 16, 2018 11:30 AM

I haven't had any migraine specific meds I'm on a pretty aggressive combo of meds for my other pain and they wouldn't mix with most migraine meds. I currently take duloxetien 60 mg, celecoxib 200 mg 2x daily, tizanadine 4 mg 3x daily, hydrocodone 10 mg 3x daily just for my body pain. For some reason none of it touches migraines so I just sleep through them. It wouldn't be so bad except for they are doing a ton of construction behind my house at the moment and it is extreamly loud.

Mar 16, 2018 7:04 PM

Wow, that is a difficult medication combination to find migraine medication that won't interact with it. I've tried Amitryptiline 40 mg, Topiramate 100 mg, Gabapentin (1,800 mg), and Naproxen (500 mg) unsuccessfully. I now take Tylenol #2 with Codeine when I get a migraine.

I've found that tapping on the area where the pain is, seems to reduce the severity of the pain. I asked my neurologist why it reduces the pain and she said that the tapping causes vibrations that confuses the nerve signals, so the signals can't reach the pain receptors in the brain.

Mar 16, 2018 7:43 PM

I have been on gabapentin and lyrica but had sever reactions to both. I am very med sensitive. The hydrocodone helps a little bit.

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