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Kelly McDonald

I have suffered from migraines for close to my entire life. They started around 5 years old and I'm now 29. Over the years, they have changed drastically. I now find that 90% of the time, I wake up with it. Zomig is the only thing I've found that reliably works most of the time. It's a nasal spray, so it doesn't matter if I get sick, the medicine is still in my system. I've never had to wait more than 45mins for enough relief that I can actually get out of bed and carry on a conversation.
(my migraines affect my speech and thought process to the point it sometimes seems like I've had a stroke). I swear by it.
Other than prescriptions, I avoid artificial sugars like the plague. They are my #1 trigger. I also MUST sleep with a fan on and in a cold room or I wake up in migraine city. Heat is the enemy. I usually can't drink water during it, even though I know it helps. I will vomit almost instantly every time. Coffee I actually can get down, and that helps too. Elevating my pillow so I'm not flat, and putting pressure directly on the worst spot of pain on my head is a temporary fix to calm it when it's that bad.
Morally questionable as it may be, smoking marijuana is one of the most amazing reliefs I have found. At very least it quells my nausea and helps me relax and maybe fall asleep. A cold compress on my forehead and back of the neck can help too.

A migraine is something I would wish on nobody. They are horrible, and incredibly misunderstood (it is NOT 'just a headache'). There is nothing better than that giddy feeling you get when it's finally over and you feel like yourself again. This forum is great. So many people suffer from this, and it's great to get other ideas from people who understand, and to know we're not alone.

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I remember the first time I had a migraine and was in so much pain. I had to run to the bathroom and throw up my lunch once I did my migraine was immediately gone (I had also taken medicine about 30 mins before) but my point is I was so excited it was gone I couldn't sit down I just wanted to get out and do something. Sometimes I wish it were still that easy, mine seem to have gotten worse over the years.

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