I have had chronic migraine for the past few years, Have tried almost every kind of remedy and only a few of them lessen the pain. Mine are triggered by hot humid weather, barometric pressure, bright lights and hormonal changes. I take 1/2 imitrex at the very start of the migraine but again, it's not something you can take more than 3 times a week. I also take 2 ibuprofen with the imitrex. I take some milk with the imitrex because it helps with the nausea. I have tried topomax, helped for a while, then pooped out. Right now I am on verapamil, which helps with the intensity but not the frequency. Non drug remedies include tiger balm or Vicks on temples and neck, ice packs, sunglasses and massaging my temples and head. I have tried Botox and it does nothing for me. Ditto for magnesium supplements and Vitamin B. I am thinking of trying fish oil and peppermint oil.
My sisterhhas ER grade migraines. Used med's prescribed until I sent her magnesium oil. Use a dab on temples & wha La. Works great if used before U can feel it will be a whopper. Also safe to dab everyday to keep them away
I have suffered from migraines since I was around 10years old . I am now 39. I have been to every type of doctor and all have there thoughts and ideas on why and how but to be quite honest nobody knows . I was convinced on that when the neurologist I was seeing at the Epworth Hospital. That it was all in my head and I should go try hypnotherapy (hypnoses) That's when I was convinced they did not know.
But on a positive side there is one medication that does seem to work for me and that's called
Zomig 2.5 grams my doctor needs to call Canberra to get authorisation to prescribe it to me . You only get 2 tablets in the box .
I can tell you this works and after about 25 minutes the migraine go away . If you have not tried this ask your doctor about it .
I had tried every thing the dr said to do then one day my dad suggested feverfew-jamaciandogwood. You get it in a liquid form.take about 1oz of water with one dropper full in the water not the best taste but it takes the pain away. Lately i have had to take a benadryl with the liquid seems to help since most of my migraines are from allergic reaction.
What I do is take iburpofen 500 mg and drink coffee or a coke. Then I ice my neck and my temples. I even bought a 'migraine relief' cool pack from groupon that actually helps. Immediately then I take a zofran and eat some candid ginger. My migraines come with nausea everytime. I have had migraines since I was 4 years old now 26. The one thing that works for me is imitrex 100 mg and, Accupuncture and OXYGEN! The imitrex makes me have anxiety for about 20 minutes but i rather deal with that then the migriane. I live in Colorado and due to the lack of oxygen and when the weather changes which is every few days! Your DR can prescribe the oxygen to you and yes it looks weird but it works trust me.
After pain has started, i try one or all of these....Chamomile green tea, showers in the dark, ice packs to painful area, acetaminophen, quite, napping in total darkness, vapo rub on neck,shoulders and tempos.
My headaches started with a TMJ condition. I now see a chiropractor, neurologist, and general practitioner. All say they don't know how to stop them. My cures work sometimes. I need to find something more permanent... Can anyone help me!?
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I have been diagnosed with migraines since I was 10 years old. I've learning how to identify my triggers, smoked meats and sun glares. I have learned not to stress over things in life and I divorced my ex husband and 95% of my migraines went away. Now for the the remaining migraines, once I get my vision back from the floaters, I immediately take either excedrine or tylenol 3. If the pain does show up I have someone use their thumbs and press very hard on the two bumps at the base of my skull. They need to push hard enough to recreate the pain of the migraine then hold the pressure until you just can't take it any more. Once they let go, give it a couple of minutes and the majority of the pain should be gone. My chiropractor use to do it to me. Good Luck.
Bite into a popsicle and hold it against the roof of your mouth and let it dissolve. Keep repeating as needed. Really takes the edge off the pain. Popsicles can also help with nausea/vomiting in some people. Plus they taste good too! I use just regular popsicles (cherry, grape, and orange) and not anything with yogurt, chocolate, or fruit which I think can make the nausea worse.
I have suffered with migraines since I was 17....52 now. Tried all the over the counter meds, even been to the emergency room. Recently I read some comments on this website about fruits and cheese can trigger a headache. I also read about feverfew and B12. I would get a migraine for now obvious reason and could not control them with anything. But since reading suggestions on this website I have controlled and I believe found the prevention for my migraines. I take one feverfew capsule a day, plus one 500 mg of B12 and I rub Vicks Vaporrub in my temples and right under my noise. I have had a migraines since starting this 5 weeks ago. This is major for me. Oh, every now and then I will place peppermint oil in boiling hot water and place a towel over my head and breathe the fumes. A migraine tried to get on me about 3 weeks ago but it was controlled by the things I just mentioned. I am elated. I have had to deal with migraines for over 32 years and now I believe I finally got the winning combination. Hope this will help someone out there who may be suffering just like I was. I can tell you that living migraine free is a wonderful thing.