I am in desperate need of relief!!! flags
A little background info:
I have at least one migraine (if not several) almost daily, and medications don't seem to really help.
My migraines can range from just a bad headache, to headache with nauseousness (sometimes they can actually make me physically ill) and sensitivity to light and sound, to blurred vision. Sometimes, I get the headache first, and then get all the other stuff (nauseousness, etc.), sometimes the other symptoms come before the headache and get progressively worse as my headache builds... and sometimes I can even get the other symptoms without my head even hurting... like right now, I only have a very slight headache (maybe a 1 on the pain scale... although I can feel it getting progressively worse)... but my vision is blurry as hell.

Any suggestions?
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replied April 27th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Go see a neurologist. Anyone who suffers from migraines should have at least one CT scan of the head to rule out causes for the headaches. There are many medications that you can take. Magnesium 250-500 mg per day is used for migraine headaches. I hope this helps.
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replied April 27th, 2008
Well I do have a shunt, so I get routine CT scans, because sometimes headaches can be caused by a clogged shunt - I've had 12 revisions in my lifetime.

But my migraines are different than "shunt" headaches.
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replied April 28th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Have you seen your neurosurgeon lately? Is the shunt functioning properly. Have you had the pressure checked lately?

Your symptoms do sound like migraine headaches. Nausea and vomiting are, also, common with shunt malfunction, as you probably know. Speak with a neurologist about your headaches. You can try the magnesium. It will not hurt and may help. There is current research indicating magnesium deficiency as a cause for migraine headaches. Vitamin B2 has been efficacious to treat migraines in some people. B vitamins are water soluble and are not stored in the body so they are safe to take as well.
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replied May 1st, 2008
antigone wrote:
Have you seen your neurosurgeon lately? Is the shunt functioning properly. Have you had the pressure checked lately?
Had it checked in January... everything is good.
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replied May 1st, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
Hmm. Sounds like classic migraines. Has you neurologist offered any suggestions for treating the pain? A pain specialist may offer you some suggestions for relief as well. I hope you can find something to help you. Nobody should live with that type of pain.
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replied January 4th, 2009
im 17 and ive had daily migranes for a year, doctores just give me meds that dont help the pain, now my eating habits have changed and i get sick sometimes. i passed out the other day in the mall, i was taken to the hospital they did the ekg and ct scan but didnt find anything i still have to get blood work an mri then prolly see a neurologist. it really sucks i wish i didnt have to go through this pain so i know how you feel.
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replied January 4th, 2009
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i agree with the others defiantly get it seen to there is nothing worse than a migraine Jenny
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replied January 19th, 2009
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I'm also suffering from daily suffering from daily migraines. I am a twenty year old female. I have tried several medications which have not helped at all though I am still working with my neurologist to find a med which might work. The only treatment that has given me any relief at all is actually acupuncture. I was afraid to try it at first, fearing being poked with needles, but it is not painful at all and is very relaxing. I am seeing an acupuncturist twice a week and I saw a reduction in the intensity and frequency of my headaches though i am certainly still getting them. But its a good very relaxing non pharmaceutical treatment to get some relief. Plus many other people I have talked to report even more relief than I did. Of course I am still pretty desperate to find a treatment that can help me to be migraine free, but it is the most helpful thing I have found so far.
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replied January 19th, 2009
Do you eat a balanced diet migraines can be a way for you body to tell you, you are missing something in your diet
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replied January 19th, 2009
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I used to suffer from frequent severe migraines.
There are quite a lot of factors that can trigger migraines, including some sorts of food. It could be something in your diet, or maybe something you are not eating enough of.
Until you can next speak to your doctor, try cutting down on chocolate, caffeine, alcohol and citrus fruits, as these are known to trigger migraines in some people. You don't have to cut them out completely but try to cut down a bit until you can find out what might be triggering them.
And yes keep speaking to your doctor. No one should have to suffer on a daily basis.
Good luck and hope you manage to get this sorted!
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replied September 17th, 2011
Get ample sleep. Get rid of common migraine triggers.

Prevent the rebound headaches through not having many aspirin or ibuprofen, and choosing the triptans made to remedy headaches everyday. Visit your doctor getting a prescription for Topamax and for Depakote. These are prophylactic medications, which will decrease the quantity of attacks and severity.
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