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  • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post
    These things still suck so bad. The dosage to my imitrex was increased a while back and I was given something for the nausea which helps quite a bit. They were getting better for a long time, but the last 3 months have been rough because they keep returning. Not sure if it's stress or a food trigger or both.

    Went to bed early last night to be prepared for today - because I wanted to be alert and focused and instead was up from midnight to about 4 am, alternating between heat and ice. It's eased enough that I'm good to go now, so guess the medicine helps. But migraines suck so bad.

    What I've noticed recently is I get one every time I eat something with Peanut Butter. I did not have any Peanut Butter yesterday, but I'm just figuring out that appears to be a trigger - I live off peanut butter, now like pop tarts and red wine - looks like I have to give it up.
    I'm sorry you're still going through this. Glad the meds are helping.

    Peanut butter has been my "comfort" food the last couple of months. I just found out that it's the same for hubby. We were wondering why the peanut butter was disappearing. Do you think a different nut butter would be okay for you?
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    • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
      I'm sorry you're still going through this. Glad the meds are helping.

      Peanut butter has been my "comfort" food the last couple of months. I just found out that it's the same for hubby. We were wondering why the peanut butter was disappearing. Do you think a different nut butter would be okay for you?
      Did you reply because she was eating your delicious cousins, aunts and uncles?

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      • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post
        These things still suck so bad. The dosage to my imitrex was increased a while back and I was given something for the nausea which helps quite a bit. They were getting better for a long time, but the last 3 months have been rough because they keep returning. Not sure if it's stress or a food trigger or both.

        Went to bed early last night to be prepared for today - because I wanted to be alert and focused and instead was up from midnight to about 4 am, alternating between heat and ice. It's eased enough that I'm good to go now, so guess the medicine helps. But migraines suck so bad.

        What I've noticed recently is I get one every time I eat something with Peanut Butter. I did not have any Peanut Butter yesterday, but I'm just figuring out that appears to be a trigger - I live off peanut butter, now like pop tarts and red wine - looks like I have to give it up.
        Sucks that you're going through that. Almonds and salmon were two of my triggers. Two things I ate religiously. It didn't happen all the time though, but the fact that I couldn't predict when the food would trigger a migraine was frustrating.

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        • Originally posted by Peanut View Post
          I'm sorry you're still going through this. Glad the meds are helping.

          Peanut butter has been my "comfort" food the last couple of months. I just found out that it's the same for hubby. We were wondering why the peanut butter was disappearing. Do you think a different nut butter would be okay for you?
          Me too! Has always been a comfort food! Thank you for asking that question. I had not thought about trying something else, like maybe Almond Butter. Not sure how similar the two are, but it might help ease the pain of having to give up peanut butter a little.

          Originally posted by DevilSpawn View Post
          Did you reply because she was eating your delicious cousins, aunts and uncles?
          Peanut knows how delicious they are

          Originally posted by DevilSpawn View Post
          Sucks that you're going through that. Almonds and salmon were two of my triggers. Two things I ate religiously. It didn't happen all the time though, but the fact that I couldn't predict when the food would trigger a migraine was frustrating.
          Seems like for a food to be a trigger, it's always something we love to eat often. I would have never thought peanut butter was an issue until I tested going without it. With me, seems like once something's a trigger it is always a trigger. It kicks in pretty quick with the few foods I've found to be triggers. Even if it didn't happen every time though, no food is worth it...
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          • Originally posted by DevilSpawn View Post
            Did you reply because she was eating your delicious cousins, aunts and uncles?


            Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post
            Me too! Has always been a comfort food! Thank you for asking that question. I had not thought about trying something else, like maybe Almond Butter. Not sure how similar the two are, but it might help ease the pain of having to give up peanut butter a little.



            Peanut knows how delicious they are



            Seems like for a food to be a trigger, it's always something we love to eat often. I would have never thought peanut butter was an issue until I tested going without it. With me, seems like once something's a trigger it is always a trigger. It kicks in pretty quick with the few foods I've found to be triggers. Even if it didn't happen every time though, no food is worth it...
            Lots of nut butters to choose from. Sunflower, walnut, pecan, cashew, macadamia and, of course, hazelnut (with chocolate). I've had hazelnut and almond. Not too bad. Hope you find one you like that doesn't trigger migraines.
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            • Originally posted by Peanut View Post




              Lots of nut butters to choose from. Sunflower, walnut, pecan, cashew, macadamia and, of course, hazelnut (with chocolate). I've had hazelnut and almond. Not too bad. Hope you find one you like that doesn't trigger migraines.
              Thank you, Peanut! I'll be honest I had no idea there was such a variety, but intend to try a couple and see how it goes.
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              • I don't know why I always feel like bumping this thread when my preventive treatment changes, but it's that time again. I hate taking medications. Seems like a lot of medications have worse side effects than what they help. I took Amitriptyline for a couple years, had issues with swallowing and breathing for sometime during the last year. Found when I skipped a dose or two, it would go away. I take about 8 or 9 sumatriptan a month though at the onset of migraines, so still on issue. Refused to take a higher dose with the breathing issues it caused, so now I'm off it and about to begin a new treatment.

                In the last couple weeks, I decreased the dose of Amatriptyline down to nothing, I feel great, better than I felt in two years, lost like 6lbs in a couple weeks with nothing changing other than the meds.

                Seems like all I have tried this far, including vitamins, changes them in someway. The preventive treatments all seem to make them less severe than they were, so it's more headache than the solid eye pain I had for years.

                When I get up the nerve to give myself a shot, and begin the next treatment. I'll be taking Aimovig. Have read a lot of reviews from people who said nothing else worked and this was the one. Read a lot of reviews of horror stories on side effects, so still haven't gotten the nerve to take this crap that has been in my fridge for 3 weeks. We'll see.
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                • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post
                  I don't know why I always feel like bumping this thread when my preventive treatment changes, but it's that time again. I hate taking medications. Seems like a lot of medications have worse side effects than what they help. I took Amitriptyline for a couple years, had issues with swallowing and breathing for sometime during the last year. Found when I skipped a dose or two, it would go away. I take about 8 or 9 sumatriptan a month though at the onset of migraines, so still on issue. Refused to take a higher dose with the breathing issues it caused, so now I'm off it and about to begin a new treatment.

                  In the last couple weeks, I decreased the dose of Amatriptyline down to nothing, I feel great, better than I felt in two years, lost like 6lbs in a couple weeks with nothing changing other than the meds.

                  Seems like all I have tried this far, including vitamins, changes them in someway. The preventive treatments all seem to make them less severe than they were, so it's more headache than the solid eye pain I had for years.

                  When I get up the nerve to give myself a shot, and begin the next treatment. I'll be taking Aimovig. Have read a lot of reviews from people who said nothing else worked and this was the one. Read a lot of reviews of horror stories on side effects, so still haven't gotten the nerve to take this crap that has been in my fridge for 3 weeks. We'll see.
                  Well good luck. I hate taking meds also, I seem to get all the side effects sometimes and feel worse sometimes. different people do react differently. Good luck to you.
                  Last edited by 2 Minute Warning; 12-19-2021, 08:27 AM.

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                  • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post
                    I don't know why I always feel like bumping this thread when my preventive treatment changes, but it's that time again. I hate taking medications. Seems like a lot of medications have worse side effects than what they help. I took Amitriptyline for a couple years, had issues with swallowing and breathing for sometime during the last year. Found when I skipped a dose or two, it would go away. I take about 8 or 9 sumatriptan a month though at the onset of migraines, so still on issue. Refused to take a higher dose with the breathing issues it caused, so now I'm off it and about to begin a new treatment.

                    In the last couple weeks, I decreased the dose of Amatriptyline down to nothing, I feel great, better than I felt in two years, lost like 6lbs in a couple weeks with nothing changing other than the meds.

                    Seems like all I have tried this far, including vitamins, changes them in someway. The preventive treatments all seem to make them less severe than they were, so it's more headache than the solid eye pain I had for years.

                    When I get up the nerve to give myself a shot, and begin the next treatment. I'll be taking Aimovig. Have read a lot of reviews from people who said nothing else worked and this was the one. Read a lot of reviews of horror stories on side effects, so still haven't gotten the nerve to take this crap that has been in my fridge for 3 weeks. We'll see.
                    Originally posted by 2 Minute Warning View Post

                    Well good luck. I hate taking meds also, I seem to get all the side effects sometimes and feel worse sometimes. different people do react differently. Good luck to you.
                    I dislike taking too many meds, and I hate some forms of headaches!!! New versions of them as a result of arthritic neck/upper back area. So far not too bad, but. Have to stretch more, which is becoming my MO these days. I get lots of practice reaching for snacks in the cupboards!!

                    Stay strong.
                    Last edited by CanDB; 12-19-2021, 12:28 PM.

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                    • Originally posted by 2 Minute Warning View Post

                      Well good luck. I hate taking meds also, I seem to get all the side effects sometimes and feel worse sometimes. different people do react differently. Good luck to you.
                      thank you.


                      Originally posted by CanDB View Post


                      I dislike taking too many meds, and I hate some forms of headaches!!! New versions of them as a result of arthritic neck/upper back area. So far not too bad, but. Have to stretch more, which is becoming my MO these days. I get lots of practice reaching for snacks in the cupboards!!

                      Stay strong.
                      I hate all forms of headaches. lol. I've learned a lot over the years. Wish I knew early on how many headache medicines cause rebound headaches.... the more you know. I typically try to just let them pass on their own or with a natural remedy, if they're not migraine related. Not always an option. That sounds painful. Hope you have a treatment that works well for you. Amazing what stretching can do for pain relief and just general wellness. I know I sleep better when I stretch more, at least when it's the last hour before bed.
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                      • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post

                        thank you.




                        I hate all forms of headaches. lol. I've learned a lot over the years. Wish I knew early on how many headache medicines cause rebound headaches.... the more you know. I typically try to just let them pass on their own or with a natural remedy, if they're not migraine related. Not always an option. That sounds painful. Hope you have a treatment that works well for you. Amazing what stretching can do for pain relief and just general wellness. I know I sleep better when I stretch more, at least when it's the last hour before bed.
                        I think my headaches are pretty painful at times, but I know others have it much worse than I do. As long as they do not get too much worse. One day at a time.

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                        • Originally posted by CanDB View Post

                          I think my headaches are pretty painful at times, but I know others have it much worse than I do. As long as they do not get too much worse. One day at a time.
                          I'm sure they are painful. I don't know that mine are worse or easier to handle than anyone else. I've just learned through the years what my pain tolerance is. For me, I figure I do enough damage to my body with what I've taken to relieve the pain through the years, I try to tolerate more than I used to. That's all you can take it, one day at a time.
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                          • Originally posted by Sophia23 View Post

                            I'm sure they are painful. I don't know that mine are worse or easier to handle than anyone else. I've just learned through the years what my pain tolerance is. For me, I figure I do enough damage to my body with what I've taken to relieve the pain through the years, I try to tolerate more than I used to. That's all you can take it, one day at a time.
                            Hey pal....my gut tells me you are dealing with a tougher situation than I. I am quite sure of it. And I do hope you can manage the situation without having to take too many meds. Somedays there's little choice, but as we've discussed before, some things work well for some of us. Exercising often helps still, as do stretches when my neck area cause the headache. Sometimes they subside without need for a pill. Sometimes a drink would help, but sometimes it made it worse.

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