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this past weeks I have been suffering from severe headache... my doctor called it migraine and I really have that history. But lately it always attack and really can't help it. Mostly, I take pain relievers but I just want to know based from someone's experience here if any had the same situation and what do you do?

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:welcome: to BCB!

 

I get migraines for different reasons. The BIGGEST reason is food allergies. I can't eat processed food due to the additives, preservatives and chemicals (especially MSG). I'm also wheat/gluten-intolerant and lactose intolerant. If I have any dairy or gluten, I will get bad migraines.

 

Changes in the barometric pressure give me migraines sometimes as well. If it's raining a lot or very humid, it can set my head off.

 

Finally, I also get muscle tension migraines. If I sleep with my neck in the wrong position or lie down on the couch to watch TV in the wrong position, I'll get a headache from the strain on the muscles. In that case, yoga/stretching is the best thing!


Kimberley

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If you truly have a migraine I doubt you could sit and type. It is more than just a headache. Ask your Dr. about the medication you are taking. Sometimes you can get a rebound headache from the medicine.

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That's not exactly true Dee. Many people can function with migraines - though some are definitely much worse than others.

 

I get migraines from the change in weather and from muscle tension - they are killer, but I can still function. I don't want to, but I can :bcb_grin

 

Imitrex used to work really well for me, but they were expensive and made me sleepy. I stopped taking them when I was pregnant and never asked for a refill. Lately I've been using Excedrin migraine and an ice pack combined with massage (on the neck, back or head) from hubby and just suffering through. I don't work outside the home so I'm able to hobble along using that method.


~ Pam ~

homeschooling mom to 3 girls

"It's not that some people have willpower and some don't. It's that some people are ready to change and others are not." James Gordon, M.D.

 

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Hi! Are you new to Weight Watchers -- could it be the change in what you're eating or not eating now?

 

Being a pharmacist, I'm sure you know there are medications available now for migraines -- have you tried them? If you could describe your situation a little more, because migraines are so varied with so many different causes.


---Katie, CEO of Me, Inc & living my new-normal

highest:375(fall '98),5'4"//11-19-08 WW restart:277//current:247//2nd 10%:225//NEXT MINI GOAL:239//goal:150

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