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Migraines - August 17th 2016, 02:47 PM

I am someone who suffers from migraines and it horrible.Its a horrible feeling to wake up and feel like your head has knife getting shoved in while your head want to pop but on top all that your light turns to bright and your stomach is turning and you can barely stand out of bed with out feeling light headed and that is only the start. Ive been admitted to the hospital multiple times for it now. I was just wondering who else gets them and if you have any tips or tricks.
   
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Re: Migraines - August 17th 2016, 03:07 PM

I've been getting a few migraines lately so I feel you, my boyfriend put a towel up on his blinds coz they don't close properly because the light kills me. I take a couple nurofen or panadol, put a damp cloth over my eyes and nap for a couple hours, takes the bite off it so I can still work or go to uni without feeling like death.
   
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Re: Migraines - August 18th 2016, 12:28 PM

One of the best ways to prevent a migraine is naturally. There are many ways to do this and one of the best is changing your lifestyle. Check out the list below to see what sort of things you can do so you know how to prevent migraines:

Sleep
Sleep is very important to the body and more so for Migraineurs. By not getting enough sleep a migraineur is making themselves vulnerable to migraines as they will become tired. NVER try to sleep overtime on the weekends just so you can get more time on the weekdays.
Exercise
Exercise is actually a trigger for migraines but do not worry. The only type of exercise that will trigger your migraines is strenuous, what you need is something light like yoga. Light activities that are done regularly will keep your stress levels down (bi migraine contributor).
Eating
Eat regular meals; do not miss any out unless it is a big emergency. Eating a healthy diet does help but some foods can be triggers so make sure you make a list of foods that set off your migraines.
   
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Re: Migraines - August 30th 2016, 11:56 PM

Finding out what triggers your migraines is a good start. For me, stress is my #1 migraine trigger. I have food triggers as well (red wine, sucrolose, large amounts of soy) but even my food triggers are related to stress. I can have small amounts of them in an unstressed environments and not cope with migraines. Extreme weather triggers some people, such as longterm sun or heat exposure.

Once I get I migraine, my tip would be get in a dark room, take ibuprofen, and go to sleep if you can. If not, put on a show on a dim computer screen or a podcast/radio show on low volume and let yourself rest. If you have to go to class or work, take an ibuprofen, and try to leave early if you can. Mine can last days if I don't take the time early to rest.

Last, see a doctor if you can afford it! I see you've been hospitalized before, did the doctor give you nay medication that works preventatively? Any other comments from them on health issues related? Good luck!


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Re: Migraines - September 3rd 2016, 10:30 PM

I have struggled with major migraines because I have begin intracranial hypertension (fluid on the brain) which I was hospitalised for, had CT scans for and lumbar punctures for and now I am on medication for but because the migraines are so bad that it got to the point where paracetamol, dark rooms, bed, cold flanneled, head soothers, etc did nothing so I was put on something called Topiramate which settles them down but its good to know your triggers and if anything is medically causing these. You say you have been in hospital for them before. What came out of this?

If you continue to struggle with them badly, it might be worth seeing your doctor about it

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Re: Migraines - September 16th 2016, 11:30 AM

Hey there, even I have the same issue, and have been looking for solutions as well.
   
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Re: Migraines - September 16th 2016, 12:45 PM

I've had them for years. It runs through my family. I gt them either when I'm really stressed or haven't been sleeping enough. Eating fatty foods and caffeine is a big cause of them. Try a healthy balanced diet and some exercise.

Ivw learnt that if I get a aura in my vision, this is a sign that I'm getting a migraine. The only way I can deal with this is taking some migraine relief paracetamol and sleep, even if it's only an hour or so. It seems to do the trick. If my headaches really bad, the only way I can sleep is by forcing myself to vomit. Then the pressure is released and I can sleep.

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Re: Migraines - September 18th 2016, 02:31 AM

Migraines are horrific. Mine are triggered by an irregular meal pattern (did I sleep past normal "lunch" time and ate dinner at 11pm?), stress/anxiety, bright lights and not getting enough sleep. I find a dark room with no noise helps, as do various painkillers. Tip for anyone who can't sleep/gets bored when they have a migraine: you can download dimmers for most electronic devices so they don't glow. I always wake the morning after a migraine and get really confused because I think my phones turned off I've dimmed it so much haha.



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Re: Migraines - September 19th 2016, 12:53 PM

hi there! i get migraines if i don't get enough decent sleep or don't enough healthy enough.

what may be interesting is that my mum used to get migraines that lasted for days and nothing would make them go away, she just had to be patient and wait until they passed. she read every book and article and tried EVERYTHING. then we moved house and got a new doctor who sent her for an appointment with an optician. idk all the sciencey and technical bits but she got glasses, even though she can see fine without them, and has never had a migraine since!

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Re: Migraines - September 19th 2016, 01:26 PM

There's some really good tips here. I'd just like to also point out that sometimes at home tips aren't enough. Sometimes you NEED medical intervention. I would suggest seeing a doctor outside of a hospital, possibly a neurologist. The purpose of a hospital is basically to make sure you aren't going to die and to treat whatever is going on right now. The best place to figure out the cause would probably be a specialist, outside of a hospital. I used to have to take a medicine every day to prevent migraines, rather than treating them once they started and it really helped.



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Re: Migraines - September 20th 2016, 08:12 AM

Hi, I have the same problem and I used to drink more water as soon as I get up and that helped a lot in reducing the morning time difficulties
   
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