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ThisIs_ATruthThang
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"Any Okps suffer from migraines?? "


  

          

And I say suffer because the pain is pure torture.

I've been getting headaches/migraines since I was about 6yrs old. I've had all sorts of testing and medications. I've altered my diet, though back when I was younger I ate better than I do now! Lol

I've always had them and have been really good at "pushing" through but as I get older, I'm starting to get fed-up. They're a lot harder to work through and the pain lasts longer. Sleep always helps but now more frequently I wake up with the same one. I saw a neurologist a few weeks ago because I hadnt been to one in a while and left feeling pretty hopeless. She prescribed me three new medicines and pretty much said that they probably won't work immediately and there's a chance they won't work at all. ;-( She said hopefully they'll just stop on their own the closer I get to metapause. Gee, thanks lady!

I recently think I've found one of my new "triggers". So I think my drinking days are over. No matter how much or how I little I drink, the next day a migraine is sure to follow.

I hear my coworkers say they've never even had a headache before?!?! I guess I thought everyone got them. I wonder how life would be like without them. It really effects me. At least three times a week I'm fully functioning with a headache. It makes me short tempered, not as focused, and rushy. It's so bad I do tell dates right away that I get them so they don't think I'm a hot head or crazy.

Anything work for anybody? I do feel a little alone in this shit.




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have they been diagnosed as migraines
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They have but not all migraines have those symptoms.
Dec 09th 2014
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      yeah for me they have diminished in frequency with age
Dec 09th 2014
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damn... I know a woman who gets them.
Dec 09th 2014
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Not since I was a teen
Dec 09th 2014
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Same. I have a neurologist tho, who has me on a migraine cocktail
Dec 09th 2014
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Ive been on the "cocktails" before. They make me loopy and depressed tho
Dec 09th 2014
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      Let me describe the glories of modern medicine.
Dec 09th 2014
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i get em but not as severe or often as i used to when i was lil
Dec 09th 2014
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Thanks... I wonder why mine arent fading with time
Dec 09th 2014
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use to
Dec 09th 2014
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Damn you bad! Lol
Dec 09th 2014
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      yeah, running is good because it gets the blood circulating
Dec 09th 2014
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i had em for years before i finally got the MRI that diagnosed my brain
Dec 09th 2014
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Sorry to hear about your tumor. When I was younger that was their fear
Dec 09th 2014
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damn... sorry to hear that
Dec 09th 2014
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I was never officially diagnosed but yes
Dec 09th 2014
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I get maybe 1 or 2 a year, depending.
Dec 09th 2014
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There are many possibilities.
Dec 09th 2014
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i have stages of remedies
Dec 09th 2014
17
Damn. It's not my eyes tho
Dec 09th 2014
18
*this post is PERFECT for the Organix forum*
Dec 09th 2014
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Huh? Didn't EVEN know ya'll had one... Lol
Dec 09th 2014
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      no worries, its a new forum...
Dec 09th 2014
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I self diagnosed
Dec 09th 2014
21
3-4 in a light month up to 10+ in a bad month..
Dec 09th 2014
23
hydrate like crazy
Dec 09th 2014
25
I was getting them monthly, and they seem to have subsided.
Dec 09th 2014
26
Baking soda + water, cayenne pepper + water
Dec 09th 2014
28
take magnesium everyday
Dec 09th 2014
29
I get them usually if I work out
Dec 09th 2014
30
i have variant migraines, since i was about 15
Dec 09th 2014
32
I think I've only had two this year.
Dec 09th 2014
33
god bless yal.
Dec 09th 2014
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get a bottle of trace minerals liquid
Dec 09th 2014
35
Mine were directly connected to my menstrual cycle. #hooraywomanhood
Dec 09th 2014
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I've started to get sick again
Dec 10th 2014
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Aww you guys don't know happy I am that somebody shares my pain!! Lol
Dec 09th 2014
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RE: Any Okps suffer from migraines??
Dec 10th 2014
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I used to get them a lot when I was younger.
Dec 10th 2014
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I can't take topamax or triptan. Makes me sick.
Dec 10th 2014
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1. "have they been diagnosed as migraines"
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like with nausea, visual aura the whole 9

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ThisIs_ATruthThang
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7. "They have but not all migraines have those symptoms. "
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I never got those other symptoms. Recently, I've gotten nausea and I have always had light sensitivity but never that flash of light or auras.




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20. "yeah for me they have diminished in frequency with age"
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in fact i don't even really remember the last time i got one

two years ago maybe

for me, nothing helps. No meds, no "dark room, no lights," the pain is on regardless. my only strategy is to try to sleep through it, which i've been able to do to varying degrees of success. the pain is severely intense


the only thing that ever had an impact was IF i was able to smoke weed during the 15-minute or so pre-pain aura, i could mostly abort the headache. true story. shit worked for real. i was as surprised as anybody, seemed like too cute a solution. Tricky though, because the window really is that tight. if the pain hits, it's too late

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2. "damn... I know a woman who gets them. "
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she drinks A LOT and has a short temper.

We keep trying to tell her to smoke trees to see if it helps but she won't do it.



  

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3. "Not since I was a teen"
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I use to get them pretty frequently back then. I remember having to bury my head between two pillows to help alleviate the throbbing. Glad them shits stopped.

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4. "Same. I have a neurologist tho, who has me on a migraine cocktail"
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ThisIs_ATruthThang
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10. "Ive been on the "cocktails" before. They make me loopy and depressed tho"
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I know there's different mixes but some of them make me have panic attacks or other shit that's just not worth it.

My neurologist gave me three new meds but I haven't filled them yet. This new regime she said could make me very tired and lower my heart rate. O_o




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22. "Let me describe the glories of modern medicine. "
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I take amitryptoline and propranolol prophylactically, meaning they supposedly mitigate the frequency and intensity of migraines.

Google them.

Amitryptoline is an antidepressant used specifically for migraine pain management.

Propranolol is a beta blocker used for blood pressure... and migraines.

I can't abruptly just STOP taking them because I go through withdrawal symptoms for amitryptoline (has happened and it is brutal). I apparently risk heart attack if I suddenly stop taking the propranolol.

Meanwhile, when I first started taking them, I was like a fucking narcoleptic -- I'd nod off mid-sentence and shit. It was HORRIBLE.

My body is used to it now, I suppose, but I feel like a fucking dope fiend every time I get that surge of panic when the pills get low.

In addition, look up treximet. It's what I take when the headaches come down hard. It basically feels like you've got fire in your blood. It does work, though. Most of the time.

  

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5. "i get em but not as severe or often as i used to when i was lil"
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i never been on any medication or nothing for em

i feel for u

nice avy btw

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11. "Thanks... I wonder why mine arent fading with time"
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6. "use to"
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now, every time i get one, i go for a 5 mile run... clears it right up...

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16. "Damn you bad! Lol "
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When I was younger I ran track, I don't remember how frequent they were back then but I've never not gotten them. Body changes, maybe I could start to run again.




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31. "yeah, running is good because it gets the blood circulating"
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8. "i had em for years before i finally got the MRI that diagnosed my brain "
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tumor.

  

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12. "Sorry to hear about your tumor. When I was younger that was their fear "
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But I had my last MRI a few years ago and they ruled that out.




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14. "damn... sorry to hear that"
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9. "I was never officially diagnosed but yes"
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I didn't get my first one until I was about 20
they're always triggered by stress

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13. "I get maybe 1 or 2 a year, depending."
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I've never been officially diagnosed, but most of the symptoms are there and I feel comfortable self-diagnosing.

I never try to push through anymore. It's just not worth it. My old man gets the same ones as me, and I've learned from both his and our experience that any "pushing through" is just going to prolong the misery and make it much worse.

I just find the darkest quietest room I can find and completely shut it down. Maybe even cover my face.

If I remove sound and light from the equation, the pain is alleviated relatively quickly, and it's usually just a matter of time and maybe a nap before it passes.

That's not a very good treatment plan for more frequent occurrences though, because I am admittedly completely useless during this time.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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15. "There are many possibilities."
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Eliminate the most obvious problem which would be dehydration.

Go for an eye exam, you may have a damaged or problematic nerve that is causing the pain.

Simplify your diet. Generally headaches are notable when the body is cleaning itself. You may have an allergy you are not aware of.

Try Excedrin, it worked quite well for one of my friends.

Have you tried to treat the problem with medical marijuana?

  

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17. "i have stages of remedies"
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preventative: daily magnesium supplements

mild migraine: working out at the onset. getting the blood moving through the constricted veins helps me

average migraine: prescription pills & sleep

super duper, pass out/throw up migraine: trigger point injections. INSTANT relief, but hard to get when you need them for obvious reasons. helps that one of our clients is a doc who gives 'em and i can call him crying and he'll give me one lol

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18. "Damn. It's not my eyes tho "
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Yea I have stages too. Most times eating helps, and coffee sometimes too.

Tougher headaches I rotate pain relievers. I ALWAYS have something on me! Excedrin, Aleeve, or Extra Strength something. I massage or sit covering my eyes.

Saturday tho I couldn't do anything but lay down with my head on my left side only! I spent the entire day like that.




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19. "*this post is PERFECT for the Organix forum*"
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*skatin' the rings of saturn*


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24. "Huh? Didn't EVEN know ya'll had one... Lol "
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27. "no worries, its a new forum..."
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..no harm, no foul.

i've seen this question posted more than once on the boards. figured it would be a nice addition to the Organix forum.


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21. "I self diagnosed"
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but I get them sometimes they last for days. I had to stop taking birth control because the extra hormones were making them worse.

I only get them on the last day of my cycle...they don't come as frequently as they did when I was a teenager; I probably get them 2-3 times a quarter as opposed to every month. The pain has intensified though so I guess that was the trade off-- more pain less frequency

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23. "3-4 in a light month up to 10+ in a bad month.."
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I have a medical marijuana card.. It helps some. Imitrex is the only prescription that works for me.

Mine tend to start in my neck and are often tension-related. About 15-20% of the time I have an auric predome. Moderate ones I can work through but if I let it slide too long I'm inevitably puking and wanting to shot myself.

Had em for almost 20 years..

They fucking SUCK.
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25. "hydrate like crazy"
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especially if you get them when drinking. the alcohol is dehydrating you. water helps, but so do the electrolytes in Gatorade. if you don't like that....try Pedialite. but on heavy drinking nights, i try and drink one right before i go to bed, and then another as soon as i wake up. that helps me.
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26. "I was getting them monthly, and they seem to have subsided."
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Usually, I wake up with one. Like the second I open my eyes, BAM. If I can take excedrin fast enough, I can nip it in the bud, but if I wait too long, I get nauseous, and can't keep the pills down. Then I just have to lie down in the dark and puke until it goes away. Haven't had one in awhile, hope I'm not due.

  

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28. "Baking soda + water, cayenne pepper + water"
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Those worked for me just fine.

I'm amazed at how much people are willing to put up with the scam of modern medicine's expensive toxic drugs. Simple home remedies often work as good or better for a fraction of the cost. If people would do the slightest bit of research and give them a shot instead of thinking it's quackery just because it doesn't come from a pharmaceutical company, a lot of people would suffer a lot less.

  

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29. "take magnesium everyday"
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30. "I get them usually if I work out"
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or play ball too much. mine aren't bad tho. I never even realized they were considered migraines until last year or so.

basically, I'll feel it coming and it affects my vision just before the headache. soon after, I'll get the headache and my vision will go back to normal. no nausea, don't have to stop doing anything. it just passes. I usually don't take anything for it either.

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32. "i have variant migraines, since i was about 15"
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i find that avoiding triggers in any large number is important (for me red wine, peanuts, coffee, etc), that sleep is extremely importantant, lighting in your house should be soft and adequate but not too ample, etc.

limiting stress and exposure to crappy air is important, too. if you smoke herb, smoke some sativa at the onset. products like butterbur, feverfew and excederin migraine work at various stages (first for prevention, second for early onset, third for intervention) but if you've got a severe one, you might be in trouble anyway.

i find that a little bit of ginger covered in dark chocolate at the very onset is a good way to avoid taking any drugs or vitamins sometimes.

overall i have controlled mine pretty well, they went from a constant interruption in life to a rather intermittent one. i get maybe one a year that really drops me now.

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33. "I think I've only had two this year."
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The last one was a week ago, and I can't believe how miserable I was.

I used to get them often as a teen thru my early 20s. I remember having them daily at some point one summer and not being able to leave my mom's sofa.

I'm kinda nervous now because I've been feeling weird and I kept feeling like one's about to hit.

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34. "god bless yal."
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I cant imagine dealing with something that hurts worse than a headache

that last for hours

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35. "get a bottle of trace minerals liquid"
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if you have a vitamin shoppe near you they sell some in smaller bottles for $7 a pop. its worth a try. theres a lack of minerals in the water we drink and the soil we grow our food in these days.

  

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36. "Mine were directly connected to my menstrual cycle. #hooraywomanhood"
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Your symptoms sound a lot like mine.

I'd be highly susceptible to them two weeks of my cycle. One of those weeks, I'd be completely alcohol intolerant. Even a sip or two of booze would make me feel incredibly miserable. Once I realized my primary trigger is hormonal, I went on birth control pills to alleviate them. Working in restaurants, not being able to drink ANY booze half the time just wasn't practical for me. But not all pills work with everyone's body chemistry the same way.

Also, magnesium pills help to lessen or completely eliminate symptoms if you take them daily as a preventative step.

And staying properly hydrated also helps. And ginger helps too. I keep crystallized ginger around just in case.

When I would get them, I'd have to take a mix of Advil liquigels and Aleve as *soon* as it started. If that didn't work, I'd take my prescription meds - I found Zomig or Maxalt disintegrating tablets worked best for me. Also a lil caffeine tended to help. But I generally avoid it otherwise because it's also a trigger.

And for some reason, last winter they were triggered by changes in barometric pressure. I could tell you when it was gonna snow cuz I'd get a hellafied headache right beforehand. And given the shitty winter we had last year, that new trigger was the absolute worst. I really hope that bullshit doesn't come back this year, idk if I can deal with that again.

But thankfully I've mostly gotten them under control aside from the external issue of the barometric pressure trigger.

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41. "I've started to get sick again"
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due to the falling barometric pressure.
thankfully no heavy-duty migraines yet but I'm getting morning sickness-level nausea soon after I wake up. Normally I'd just toke but I can't be at work fucked up. Making sure I have a full stomach helps but very hard to achieve as nausea obviously robs me of any appetite. Right now I'm sticking to hot tea with honey, lime and ginger and oatmeal with water.

And I've been celibate for a while now plus took a preggo test at the doctor so no, I'm not pregnant lol

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37. "Aww you guys don't know happy I am that somebody shares my pain!! Lol"
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For real! Nobody in my life deals with it. My friends just look at me like I'm crazy and sometimes I know they just don't get it. My boss especially!!

Anywho, I will definitely try the magnesium, ginger, and maybe Chi has a point about the hormones thing!

I've been off my Nuvaring for a few weeks and that's when I noticed my sensitivity with alcohol. Worth a shot!

I got a damn headache now ;-(




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38. "RE: Any Okps suffer from migraines?? "
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Funny. The air pressure and rain gave me one today. I used to get them pretty bad when I wasn't eating clean. Now, I get them every once in a while. Usually it's a PMS symptom.

Stress was also a factor.

I am no longer on prescribed meds for them. I'm at the point where I can take over the counter meds and be alright after a day.

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39. "I used to get them a lot when I was younger."
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Neurologist put me on topamax and they went away. They made a reappearance this year and I've gone back on topamax. The migraines have subsided again.

  

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40. "I can't take topamax or triptan. Makes me sick."
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