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  1. #16
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    I can't use the Botox. My head is the only thing that I feel + I can't fit into my doctor's office, wheelchair & everything. I can't stand light or sound with my head
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    https://yeutienganh.com/music/song/headaches-592179

    1st one of the month ... went back to name brand fioricet ... so day two not nearly as bad as with the other. Referred to a specialist, once I quit being so lazy and schedule the appointment, we'll see if the figure out a way to avoid them all together ... who knows maybe the can give me some stuff to avoid to avoid these. I will admit the coffee has made a huge difference since I woke up this morning for easing it. Not sure if it's the fioricet or what that made this old Dr. Demento song pop in my head.....

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    @Sophia23

    I completely forgot to answer you before. My friend wrote back after I asked him about how long he's been getting Botox treatment. His reply:

    Around 3 years? Injections every 90 days. Side effects are minimal, sometimes I get headaches from the injections but not migraines. Just soreness. Not bad at all. They last about the 90 days, then I can tell the tank is empty. It took some time, maybe a year before the attacks stopped. I still get headaches, but not nearly as bad and no attacks. I was hoping the treatment would cure them but that isn't happening. I would say they work well with little downside. There is, however, a new drug that is just coming that is supposed to be the next big thing in migraine therapy. Here's the local article. The neurologist interviewed, Jack Shim, is my doctor. He is a leading migraine specialist. Dr Rosenfeld is part of the neurology center I go to.

    http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/...525-story.html
    The article he mentions is pretty interesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rastic View Post
    @Sophia23

    I completely forgot to answer you before. My friend wrote back after I asked him about how long he's been getting Botox treatment. His reply:



    The article he mentions is pretty interesting.
    Thank you for responding on that Rastic. I appreciate knowing how much it helped your friend and will mention this to the specialist when I visit them. My dr. said it's to the point I need to be a daily regimen. I was reading in the article you mentioned how all the drugs to help avoid migraines have some side effects. Yeah, don't need something that causes weight gain, already have to work out quite a bit to avoid further weight gain that comes as a side effect from the OCD medicine I take. Would love to be away from pills altogether, so will talk about options such as botox with them.

    That's a pretty expensive drug in the article, but understand those who would pay the price to live a normal life without the pain of a regular migraines. I do hope if it works that good, insurance companies will soon work something out to make it available to those who need it.

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    Sadly, I get them too. I can usually muscle through the weaker ones with two Excedrin Migraine and a bottle of Tejava iced tea(the big bottle).

    But, if they last to a second or third day I have to get to the chiropractor right away since I have neck alignment issues from multiple sports injuries when younger. That's part of why I get to the chiropractor regularly, to try to be preventive.
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    Has anyone here had their blood pressure checked? If not, I strongly suggest you do. Not just for migraines but also for your overall health.

    I mentioned before that I used to get chronic headaches with an occasional migraine. My chronic headaches started in 1996, but I don't think my blood pressure was high at that time. My Burger King and McDonalds diet wasn't helping. I barely ate home cooked meals from 1996-2002 due to the ease of just buying fast food. It's amazing I never got fat with all the junk I ate.

    By 1999, I was taking days off or leaving work early because of migraines. It would happen frequently to the point where I feared losing my job. Luckily my department and upper management all understood my situation. This was a period from 1999 to around 2016. This happened about 40 times a year.

    But now, after having my blood pressure in check, and limiting my fast food intake (haven't had McDonalds or Burger King since October 2001) my migraines are virtually non-existent and occur mainly when I listen to music or podcasts through headphones for a long period of time or at a high volume. I still get headaches weekly, but they are so minor and so short. By short I mean no longer than 30 minutes.

    Today though, I felt a severe headache coming on. I took a Tylenol just to be on the safe side because I had an intense workout I had to do tonight and I didn't want to go off schedule. Thankfully it worked.

    So I say that for those who have not had their blood pressure checked, please do so. It could go a long way in lessening the severity or frequency of your headaches and/or migraines. And if your diet is not the healthiest, eliminating fast foods could also help since it contributes to high blood pressure.

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    My brother used to suffer from them horribly growing up and up until a couple years ago. It was once a week, at least. I've never seen someone suffer from them so badly. He would throw up constantly and was so sensitive to light that we had to cover his windows and make it totally pitch black in his room. It would last 1-3 days.

    The doctors couldn't figure anything out, but a family friend suggested it could possibly be food related. So, we started eliminating foods to see if it was potentially some kind of allergy. Incredibly enough, we figured out that Bananas and Mozzarella cheese were the culprits. He cut those things out and hasn't had a migraine in a decade.

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    It's interesting the way food can bring on migraines. I know when I was getting far more often about 4 years ago, I was eating pop tarts every morning for breakfast. Then it was mentioned to me by someone that cutting sugar out of my diet and eating protein in the morning would help lose an inch or two around the belly. So I quit with the pop tarts every morning, and saw my migraines cut in half or better. Not sure with me if it was pop tarts, which I love, or just the sugar in them, but haven't had one in about 3 years.

    I know I loved the mixed nut blend, but the last few times I've eaten it I've had a migraine that day or the next, so haven't touched those in a couple months. Cannot eat smores goldfish, not sure what it is in those, but I can actually feel it starting when I snack on those ... haven't touched those in a while. I've heard cheese from others as well can be a trigger ... food certainly seems to play it's part. I like how they're gone for your brother just cutting out 2 items @ joshua2585. That's awesome, I get that type off and on, but for me it's more likely that I'm suffering from excruciating eye pain than vomiting, I'm usually just nauseous, but I know on those if I'm in the light that's what will make it worse, or have me with dry heaves or vomiting if the room is not dark and I can not go outside on those days.

    DS mentioned the high blood pressure as well and I know Sam had mentioned that earlier, so that seems to have an effect as well for people. I know I don't have high blood pressure. I know the longest one I've ever had though started the day I did the manitou incline, didn't even make it to the top, just the bailout spot .... had one for about 2 weeks at that time, it was only severe the first few days, but was a dull constant pain for the week that followed and that's when they started treating me for migraines with prescription medicine.

    Back early on when they were really bad, had a boss that was coding me out on days without giving me an occurrence, just because he knew I was in severe pain the way I was struggling to get through things in my job. He pushed me to get on FMLA, said even if your not calling out and choosing to work like this, upper management needs to know their is a condition so they don't question the time it's taking you to do stuff on those days. Went on it - still often push myself to work with them, often regret it and can't always make it through the day and always pay for pushing myself instead of just taking care of it from the start. Did that last friday, paid for it friday night, thought it was better Saturday morning, pushed myself that entire day to get everything done that needed to be done ... paid huge saturday night for that one... got lucky that it was gone on Sunday.

    ebsoria mentioned the chiropractor works for him ... so many different causes out there ... hope this thread is helpful to people with different ideas of what may be causing their migraines or ideas to heal and get past them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilSpawn View Post
    Has anyone here had their blood pressure checked? If not, I strongly suggest you do. Not just for migraines but also for your overall health.

    I mentioned before that I used to get chronic headaches with an occasional migraine. My chronic headaches started in 1996, but I don't think my blood pressure was high at that time. My Burger King and McDonalds diet wasn't helping. I barely ate home cooked meals from 1996-2002 due to the ease of just buying fast food. It's amazing I never got fat with all the junk I ate.

    By 1999, I was taking days off or leaving work early because of migraines. It would happen frequently to the point where I feared losing my job. Luckily my department and upper management all understood my situation. This was a period from 1999 to around 2016. This happened about 40 times a year.

    But now, after having my blood pressure in check, and limiting my fast food intake (haven't had McDonalds or Burger King since October 2001) my migraines are virtually non-existent and occur mainly when I listen to music or podcasts through headphones for a long period of time or at a high volume. I still get headaches weekly, but they are so minor and so short. By short I mean no longer than 30 minutes.

    Today though, I felt a severe headache coming on. I took a Tylenol just to be on the safe side because I had an intense workout I had to do tonight and I didn't want to go off schedule. Thankfully it worked.

    So I say that for those who have not had their blood pressure checked, please do so. It could go a long way in lessening the severity or frequency of your headaches and/or migraines. And if your diet is not the healthiest, eliminating fast foods could also help since it contributes to high blood pressure.
    Now that I think about it, there was a period where they were more prevalent and it happened to be when my blood pressure was the highest. I didn't realize I was growing a problem until I went in for a routine platelet donation and was turned away because my pressure was high. I purchased one of the little home machines and started monitoring it. Purposefully changing my eating habits to more blood pressure friendly foods and drinks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ebsoria View Post
    Now that I think about it, there was a period where they were more prevalent and it happened to be when my blood pressure was the highest. I didn't realize I was growing a problem until I went in for a routine platelet donation and was turned away because my pressure was high. I purchased one of the little home machines and started monitoring it. Purposefully changing my eating habits to more blood pressure friendly foods and drinks.
    It's a silent problem that is responsible for a lot of ailments and I didn't take it seriously at first because my overall health was so good that my doc said that he wished he could give a report like mine to others more often. But what got me alarmed about my blood pressure was when I went to the dentist of all places, just for a routine cleaning, and they didn't touch me because my pressure was too high. I shrugged it off because I felt good and thought it was their machine giving off incorrect readings but after the 10th reading lol they suggested that I go to the hospital because it was really high at that point. They had a patient whose blood pressure was something like +200 over +110 and they saved his life by forcing him to go to the hospital.

    I take my pressure every day and I know when it will be high and when it will be low, which is usually 48 hours after eating foods high in sodium. The only fast food I eat is pizza but now that's limited to game day hangout with friends or hangouts in general. I know how to cook so I prepare my own foods. Now I do still have to get outside food but I opt for the healthy choices even if they have some sodium in them. This thread has made me realize that controlling my blood pressure has greatly reduced my migraines and headaches. It was slow, it took about a year or two for it to finally come together.

    Oh I forgot to mention that I stopped drinking soda 8 years ago. Now it's 100% water or coffee. That may help.

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    I've had horrible ones consistently for weeks now, including a 16-hour one on my birthday. It's not food or blood-pressure related, as mine is checked regularly. Extra oxygen and pills don't work. Mine are weather and lack of sleep related. Nothing helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by HUMCALC View Post
    I've had horrible ones consistently for weeks now, including a 16-hour one on my birthday. It's not food or blood-pressure related, as mine is checked regularly. Extra oxygen and pills don't work. Mine are weather and lack of sleep related. Nothing helps
    I'm sorry Humcalc. I know for me I can be more apt to get them when I'm not sleeping as well.

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    I've had many concussions dating back to my playing days and still suffer from onset migraines. I had one the other day that absolutely put me down. I hadn't experienced one like that in a long time, immediate nausea and severe pain. One thing that I have always used which takes a little bit of time to kick in is a warm rag for 10 minutes, and a cold rag for 20 minutes. I need to find a better solution that aims to be more preventive than band-aided.
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    I've had them since I was 11. For me they start in the eyes then work around the temple and settle pretty much in temples to the top of my head. I could tell by seeing wavy lines, white spots and a few times I've completely lost vision with everything going white. From there the pain would start in and behind my eyes then moving across like I noted before.

    I know for me really spicy food is a trigger, along with certain smells. I wont go into a bed bath or beyond unless I really have too.

    At the apex I would get them 4 or 5 times a month. At least once a week and I would be down for the afternoon usually and my head would be really sore the next day.

    So what helped me so far is exercising which I think goes with BP notes from before. I changed my diet to lose weight and I'm making sure I'm sleeping at least 6 hours. Losing the weight along with increased activity I think helped me withstand the migraines much better. I still see the vision issues from time to time, but it seems like the pain itself is not as intense. At least to the point that it's not knocking me down for hours.




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    Quote Originally Posted by elecshoc View Post
    I've had them since I was 11. For me they start in the eyes then work around the temple and settle pretty much in temples to the top of my head. I could tell by seeing wavy lines, white spots and a few times I've completely lost vision with everything going white. From there the pain would start in and behind my eyes then moving across like I noted before.

    I know for me really spicy food is a trigger, along with certain smells. I wont go into a bed bath or beyond unless I really have too.

    At the apex I would get them 4 or 5 times a month. At least once a week and I would be down for the afternoon usually and my head would be really sore the next day.

    So what helped me so far is exercising which I think goes with BP notes from before. I changed my diet to lose weight and I'm making sure I'm sleeping at least 6 hours. Losing the weight along with increased activity I think helped me withstand the migraines much better. I still see the vision issues from time to time, but it seems like the pain itself is not as intense. At least to the point that it's not knocking me down for hours.
    I think the most valuable sleep time is a minimum of 7 hours. If you can allow yourself an extra hour or two of sleep, it may be worth it.

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