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been in bed since 1 this afternoon. Seven hours of unbearable agony. Can doctors do anything about it?
They feel like you're being punished for something. Still feel shit urghghlkhkdfph;
around your eyes, temples? or at the back of your head?
It was mainly near my temple and eyebrow on the right side of my head. My eyebrow felt like it was fucking drooping.
of you needing glasses or new glasses if you already have them.
I get really bad headaches too, i keep meaning to say to the doctor about them. Sometimes lasts for days. The eyebrow thing would worry me a little if i were you, i would go and get it checked to be sure, esp if its making you feel physically sick. There are things they can do to ease it a little.
a friend's mum mixed me a magic potion once and it cleared the migraine completely in minutes
never thought to write down the exact ingredients but it involved dissolved vitamin tablets and glucose tablets in a part orange juice, part milk, part carbonated water solution
there may have been an egg involved too
experiment with that - nothing to lose
Blurry fucked up vision, tingly numb toungue / lips, inability to string sentences together, fierce pain usually down one side of my head, puking, dizziness etc. Fun times.
Touch wood not had one in several years so I think I grew out of them. But yeah, I don't recommend it as a way to spend a day.
thats my advice.
and hadn't had any breakfast. I felt shite and you may speaketh the truth.
Also: Get enough sleep, try not to get stressed, exercise regulary and go easy on chocolate/cheese/alcohol. Yeah, it's a losing battle but I find that I can go a few months between attacks if I stick to these habits.
stock up on painkillers bought from online pharmacies that's my advice
I drink about 3 cups of tea a day probably on average, don't drink pure water often though I suppose
They're absolutely atrocious
or off yourself. my granny has terrible migranes. I really fear them.
I developed migraines after I suffered severe concussion and memory loss when I had a head injury. I was prescribed beta blockers (Metoprolol ) and they worked to the point I don't take them anymore and haven't suffered with a migraine for around 2 years
I've always found, is to hit it with hardcore pain killers *before* the pain starts. If you're like me and the pain is preceded by distorted vision, you know when one is coming on. I literally stop everything I'm doing when I get the distorted vision and will run to the nearest chemist, if I have to, to get some migraine-strength pain killers and pop them on the spot.
Another tip is to drink coffee. Apparently caffeine helps keep them at bay — something to do with blood flow or something.
I got the messed up vision when I was on the way back home but didn't think of running into a chemist dunno why, wish I did. I was slightly too late by the time I got home and had a couple of Migraleve. Painkillers are pretty much useless once the pain has begun as you've just alluded to.
I get this weird flickering pattern in my peripheral vision sometimes, accompanied by a spacey feeling and a strong desire to lie down quietly until it passes. First few times it happened I was freaking out, thought I had a brain tumour. But it's a migraine. Apparently you can get them without the headache.
I've never had one myself
But botox fixes them in the vast majority of cases. It paralyses the muscle which is responsible, or something. It's quite expensive though I think, and wears off, but if my migraines flare up again I'll be trying it out without hesitation.
had a migrane tonight, when I haven't had one in 3 or 4 months. Did my usual trick of hitting it with hardcore painkillers as soon as I noticed the distorted vision, and I'm sitting here typing away, relatively pain-free.
Tomorrow I'll have the standard bruised-brain syndrome, but I'm right for now.
I hate that bruised brain feeling the next day like when you cough and sneeze and stuff it hurts
I think my standard migraine stuff is ibuprofen-based. Straight paracetamol generally won't cut it.
The bruised brain thing is really annoying: it's not a constant thing so you don't think to take any pain killers, but all you have to do is bend over to pick something up and, "ow!".
I just did some googling, and apparently it's not advisable to treat migraine with codeine. Either Ibuprofen or a combination of Paracetamol, Aspirin, and Caffeine seems to be the recommended treatment.
assuming you're in the UK
GPs are very cautious about it
i assume it's some kind of codeine/paracetamol combo thing?
or just pure codeine?
I never knew it was script only elsewhere.
well you can get the combo form without too much trouble from the GP but the pure one is hard to come by unless you're in crippling pain
BUT if you have a beaker and a bathtub you can extract the codeine from the paracetamol and get higher than you've ever been in your life.
Touch wood, I've only really had one bad one in about the last five or six years. But there was a spell before that when I was getting them almost every day. After several trips to my GP she concluded stress was probably a big contributing factor. I got industrial-strength pain killers and took a few weeks out (it was a summer vacation luckily so no cost). Luckily they've never really come back seriously since then.
if I was getting the sort of migraines that I get 'almost every day' Seriously. One every couple of months is bad enough.
but I know of someone used to have an injection administered by her doctor when she felt one coming on because they were so horrific. Worth looking into if yours are as bad?
What the fuck
but my mum gets them really bad. She used to have to regularly spend much of the day in bed... but it turns out there is something the doctor can do. Go and speak to them, and you'll probably get prescribed something like Migraleve. With this, at the sign of a migraine you take it, then you've got to rest for an hour or so. After that, you get up and get on with your day. Don't suffer in silence.
i remember being at school and they wouldn't give me painkillers as soon as i started going dizzy, so i then proceeded to throw up in the reception hallway. Not my fault.
I always carry painkillers with me in case i feel one coming on, and there are times i've had to run to a chemist to get them.
But yeah, they are so horrible. Mine used to last 2 days, and i could only stay in bed in the dark. Not able to watch TV, read books or do anything to take my mind off the pain. Grim :(