PDA

View Full Version : Headaches? Migraines?


wandrur
28th April 2008, 06:51
So I've been having headaches for the past few weeks. Recently, I've had a headache literally every day for what will be two weeks tomorrow (assuming I have one, which I probably will). I woke up this morning, and my head hurt so bad that my vision was actually pulsing with my heartbeat. Was terrible.

I went to a doctor about two and a half weeks ago and got prescribed Midrin, a migraine medication. It's really not doing much of anything. I'm currently on my third bottle. I work full time (40 hours/week) and am currently in a doctoral program and taking three courses (two is considered a full time load). These headaches are getting in the way of my ability to do my work, and my performance and motivation is suffering because of them. Maybe they're a result of stress. It's possible. But reducing my stress load at this point--with two weeks left in the semester and LOTS of work to do--is pretty much impossible.

Does anyone have recommendations as to what I might do to try to take care of these? Any health recommendations? Stress reducers? Anything? I'm only getting more agitated as the semester wears on, and that can't be healthy for me.

MDT
28th April 2008, 12:01
Is this the first spring you spent in Boulder?
Maybe its a sinus thing brought on by alergies. It's awfully dry out here and sometimes that can keep your sinuses from draining.
Take 2 asprins and call back tomorrow. I'll bill you.

Terp84Alum
28th April 2008, 12:47
+1 on the allergies. Go get some Zyrtec or something.

d_wrek
28th April 2008, 13:44
So I've been having headaches for the past few weeks. Recently, I've had a headache literally every day for what will be two weeks tomorrow (assuming I have one, which I probably will). I woke up this morning, and my head hurt so bad that my vision was actually pulsing with my heartbeat. Was terrible.

I went to a doctor about two and a half weeks ago and got prescribed Midrin, a migraine medication. It's really not doing much of anything. I'm currently on my third bottle. I work full time (40 hours/week) and am currently in a doctoral program and taking three courses (two is considered a full time load). These headaches are getting in the way of my ability to do my work, and my performance and motivation is suffering because of them. Maybe they're a result of stress. It's possible. But reducing my stress load at this point--with two weeks left in the semester and LOTS of work to do--is pretty much impossible.

Does anyone have recommendations as to what I might do to try to take care of these? Any health recommendations? Stress reducers? Anything? I'm only getting more agitated as the semester wears on, and that can't be healthy for me.

I used to have a lot of problems with headaches/migraines and it turned out to be mostly computer related eye strain induced. I still struggle with eye strain (I'm an IT guy), but have learned to manage it. Drink lots of water, get plenty of sleep, take breaks, use good eye drops (like Systane) and get some computer glasses if you don't already have some. My problems seem to be worse in spring and fall, so there may be some allergy stuff going on too.

linkin5
28th April 2008, 14:53
A sinus headache and a migraine have many symptoms in common. try sinus meds next time and see if it provides relief.

wandrur
28th April 2008, 14:54
MDT--Nope, I've been in Boulder now for 11 years. Thanks for the aspirin rec, tho. ;) Sinuses are clear (or at least as clear as they usually are).

d_wrek--I spend most of my life in front of a computer. My workday is in front of a computer, then I come home and am either in front of a computer or a book, or both. I do use Systane for dry eyes, primarily as a result of PRK laser eye surgery over a year ago. Maybe this is a consequence of a number of things.

Getting lots of sleep is just not possible right now. My responsibilities require too much time. Perhaps that's something that I have to consider for future semesters... I do need to take more frequent breaks, for sure. My supervisor is a-okay with me taking lots of those, as I maintain my productivity. I'll just have to remember to actually take a break rather than just walk somewhere away from my workstation and do homework. :rolleyes:

Thanks for the suggestions, all.

ReddTigger
28th April 2008, 15:28
I used to get migraines daily. I've been to all sorts of doctors and specialists. I've tried all the "MIGRAINE" Medications and none worked. I had one doctor (head of Neurology @ Columbia University Medical Center) Give me some alternative medicine and it worked.

The CONCOCTION

FEVERFEW (its an HERB) available in pill form
vitamin B12 400mg (if I remember dosage properly)
Magnesium 500mg

My PCP also put me on Neurontin (*which is an anti seizure medication) but also works in pain management. it ended up giving me twiches, so I stopped taking it. but I've spoken to others and it does help.

you might want to talk to your doctor about this, it worked for me, and I still get the occasional headache, but not the daily migraines that I was getting.

KaotikEvo
28th April 2008, 15:41
Depending on the headache's location, severity and frequency, you may be suffering from cluster headaches. I am a long time sufferer of the cluster headache in its most severe form. I know that there are many alternatives for migraine, but cluster headaches are just now being looked at separate from the migraine classification. cluster headacvhes can be treated in many different ways including, beta blocker, calcium channel blockers, abortive treatments such as imitrex. I have also used pure oxygen as a succesful treatment. I would strongly recommend that you see a neurologist that is familiar with cluster headaches and seek a diagnostic asessment. you can also look at clusterheadache.com (i think) for some good info. If you are interested in talking more about this, shoot me a PM and I will be happy to talk. I know all too well the DEVASTATING effects that continual headaches can have both socially, and professionally. I wish you the best of luck.

AOW
28th April 2008, 15:45
Go see a chiropractor! They really can make a difference.

bdbecker
28th April 2008, 16:07
I only get a migraine once or twice a year, but they're so bad they make me lose my lunch and I'm lucky if I can even function for a day or two. I know I only have an hour or so to get home when my vision starts to strobe like wandrur described.

But if you're getting headaches due to stress, I think you're on the right track with taking a real break from everything. When I was in college, I used to stress so much about all the stuff I had to get done that I could barely focus on the task at hand. I'd bet your in the same boat, only you're headaches are so bad you can't focus, and aren't nearly as productive as you could be.

What I had to start doing is forcing myself to take a break. As painful or impossible as it sounds, you should really try to just take an afternoon off of work AND school, jump on your bike, and just ride around with no plans or destinations for 4 or 5 hours. Really let go and just ride until the headache goes away. Then, when you sit down to do homework that night, you'll be surprised at how much you get done.

I'm not saying it works for everyone, but it worked for me...

DC in PHX
28th April 2008, 16:34
I have had migraine for many years. The only medication that give me relief is Imitrex and DHE45. The injections work best (for me). I have found that my headaches are often triggered by nitrates in food, bright lights, and certain strong smells.

Finding your triggers is tough but will really help. It took me several years to discover my triggers.

All I can say is try to find a doc that not only treats migraine, but gets them him/her self.

Believe me, I know what you are going through.

PM me anytime if I can help in any way.

DC

wandrur
28th April 2008, 17:22
I used to get migraines daily. I've been to all sorts of doctors and specialists. I've tried all the "MIGRAINE" Medications and none worked. I had one doctor (head of Neurology @ Columbia University Medical Center) Give me some alternative medicine and it worked.

The CONCOCTION

FEVERFEW (its an HERB) available in pill form
vitamin B12 400mg (if I remember dosage properly)
Magnesium 500mg

My PCP also put me on Neurontin (*which is an anti seizure medication) but also works in pain management. it ended up giving me twiches, so I stopped taking it. but I've spoken to others and it does help.

you might want to talk to your doctor about this, it worked for me, and I still get the occasional headache, but not the daily migraines that I was getting.

Now that's interesting. Only drawback for me--I discovered that lots of B12 gives me a skin rash (my grandma had the same thing). So might not be an option. But I will probably be visiting my doc again this week, so I'll report back with what he tells me. Today's pretty good so far. Didn't wake up with a splitting headache, so that was already a good mark!

Go see a chiropractor! They really can make a difference.

That's something I've been entertaining doing. Actually got a recommendation from a coworker, so I should probably give a call sometime.

ladydihd1
6th June 2008, 17:17
I too was a migraine sufferer. I have tried everything. I now take Topamax twice a day which is an anti-seizure medication. My doctor started me off on a low dose twice a day and slowly increased the dose to 100mg twice a day. It has work wonders. I very rarely have a headache any more.:banana

Delzore
6th June 2008, 17:48
I was just going to post something about Topamax myself... I am also on Topamax as a migrain preventative medicine... thought I only need to take one a day, it had done a very good job of keeping me from getting migraines. I will still get a headache once in a while (but they are typically more of a sinus headache and not the migraines I was having for days on end). But if I miss a day, and forget to take my pill, then I will end up with a migraine.....

Just_Todd
6th June 2008, 18:09
I have had migraines for about 15 years now.

I have taken EVERYTHING that the neurologists have prescribed.

I have found only 2 things that work.

Imitrex injections (hold it to your leg and press the button). I only use this about twice a month for the REALLY BAD ONES.

the other is Excedrin Migraine. I have taken dozens and dozens of prescription medication to either try to reduce the severity of the migraines or the frequency of the migraines. I had 1 headache about 8 years ago...not too severe. My mother told me to take excedrin. I told her..."I've taken the best meds in the world, what the hell is excedrin gonna do for me?". She said..."what will it hurt?".

The shyte works...and works well!

others I have tried

midrin
cafergot
topomax
depacote
calan
butalbital
verapamil
hell, I can't remember the rest...but about 20 more.

buy the excedrin...it'll only cost you about $5...what have you got to lose except a headache.

Just_Todd
6th June 2008, 18:11
Be very careful about taking too much Midrin, you'll get "rebound headaches" from it...when you take too much, you get a headache from the "let down". That stuff is basically a vaso-constrictor.

rodhotter
21st January 2009, 04:11
MSG aka free glutamic acid is everywhere and hidden, thanks to FDA, also aspertame causes headaches for some, there is more chemicals in food and drinks than ever that cause headaches etc. querctin + vitamin c is good for sinus and allergy problems

95 sporty
21st January 2009, 04:48
I had frequent migrains from my job as an electrician.My neck and back are bad from working overhead and pulling heavy cables all the time.Ones I was having them almost daily.Come to find out I had a habit of chewing on the wire insulation after stripping the wire.I was introducing lead into my system.Once I stopped the headaches dropped down to once or twice a week.I have no more headaches because I bought a Saunders neck traction devise on Ebay.It says you must be a doctor or therapist to have it in the manual.I now use it only when my neck starts to feel stiff,maybe once a month.I also have a teeter hangups inversion Dex II to decompress my spine.My low back pain is significantly reduced.I would go to a doctor for a checkup.You may have high blood pressure.
Don't get discouraged.You know how your body feels more than any doctor.I have every back gaget there is,and I kept trying until I found a cure.All the doctors wanted to give me is pills and therapy.Both not too effective.If your neck or upper back bothers you ask the doctor for cyclobenziprine (muscle relaxer)as this did help me,however I had to cure myself.

Cherrylady2
21st January 2009, 05:08
I get migraines, although I haven't had them as often recently. Mine all start with the aura....flashing lights that start as a dot, progess to a ring that grows until I have tunnel vision. Then the headache starts and I grab the Excedrine bottle. Excedrine is my miracle drug. I get the generic form of it, Target, Walmart brand. Whatever is the cheapest. I checked into the Excedrine Migraine....it's the same formula as just plain Excedrine. It might have a different coating on it is all. I was given Fiorinal by my doc one time when I got into a cycle of aura, headache, aura, headache, aura, headache...and couldn't get it to quit.

My main triggers are hormones, stress & strong perfumes. Other things will do it...but those 3 are my biggest problem.

KaotikEvo may have been onto something when he suggested cluster headaches. I've heard that those can be just as bad or worse than a migraine.

DunderFrank
21st January 2009, 12:55
I have had migraines for about 15 years now.

I have taken EVERYTHING that the neurologists have prescribed.

I have found only 2 things that work.

Imitrex injections (hold it to your leg and press the button). I only use this about twice a month for the REALLY BAD ONES.

the other is Excedrin Migraine. I have taken dozens and dozens of prescription medication to either try to reduce the severity of the migraines or the frequency of the migraines. I had 1 headache about 8 years ago...not too severe. My mother told me to take excedrin. I told her..."I've taken the best meds in the world, what the hell is excedrin gonna do for me?". She said..."what will it hurt?".

The shyte works...and works well!

others I have tried

midrin
cafergot
topomax
depacote
calan
butalbital
verapamil
hell, I can't remember the rest...but about 20 more.

buy the excedrin...it'll only cost you about $5...what have you got to lose except a headache.



+1 on the Excedrin
I may get a migraine once or twice a year and some quiet dark sleep with an accompaning Excedrin Migraine usually has me up in about 3-4 hours.
But they Are usually brought on by stress and a lack of rest.
That is me
I understand there are much much worse cases

Bruce
25th January 2009, 00:39
Are you sure it migraines? How is your blood pressure?

AB,Frank
25th January 2009, 00:55
Are you sure it migraines? How is your blood pressure?

I was just going too say the same thing.For myself I go for acupuncture and herbal remedies, Ti chi also wouldn't hurt..well worth the commitment in my opinion but that's me:)

Kobo
25th January 2009, 05:07
I've had injuries rehabilitated with accupuncture. I believe in it and it has also helped my allergies.

rodhotter
26th January 2009, 01:18
for allergies, querctin + c works great, i use vitacost brand , 700 mg vitamin C + 250 mg querctin in one cap, its water soluable and can be taken every 3 hrs, which is the time it takes to pass thru your system,cheap @ 180 caps $10, works for my pollen issues as well as girlfriends allergy to pet dander, aka my sisters 3 cats + a dog

brimic
23rd February 2009, 23:30
I used to have really bad migrains- I would actually lose vision in my left eye and that side of my head felt like it would explode.

I figured out the triggers and got rid of them- sausage, some forms of cheese, diet soda, certain smells like saurkraut, and most of all bright sunlight (I wear a broad brimmed hat and sunglasses if the sky is clear- a good practice anyhow).

Treatment: I've never had a prescription, doctor advised me on prevention rather than treatment. Hydrocodone (I've had some saved up from other injuries over the years) works well for me, and does excedrin migraine with a dark and very quiet room.

milmat1
23rd February 2009, 23:49
I dont know what has been posted so far but let me say this:
GET A NEW DOCTOR !!

Chronic Headaches are not normal. No matter what the Dr says. They can bbe caused by many many things, some of which can kill you!

If they run the needed test and determine that it is in fact Migrane, Then there are many treatment options that work. More than likely the headaches are a result of something else going on in your body. (Trust me on that one).
Calling it a migrane basically means they dont know what causing them.

My wife used to suffer with them, And she would lay in a dark room and cry. She couldn't stand the slightest light or sound. That went on for years until by chance a new Dr. suggested some testing and found other health problems. Once they were corrected she has not had one in 10 yrs !!

Get The Right Dr... And Good Luck I know how bad they can be !!

wandrur
15th May 2009, 21:13
Another appointment scheduled for Tuesday. No real change. :( About ready to snap.

msisak
15th May 2009, 21:47
Before you snap, please see a chiropractor. Speaking from experience ( I R one), misalignments of cervical vertebral bones are one of the most common causes of many different types of headaches. Cervical misalignments result in muscle guarding, which itself can cause tension/stress type headaches. The science behind cervical misalignments and migraine type headache is complex, but it involves restricting blood flow to the brain because of the intimate relationship between cervical spinal bones and blood vessels that supply the brain with oxygen.

Causes of misalignments are many, but include stress, trauma, and toxins (food and environmental allergies) I get misalignments, and headaches, from the wind buffeting my helmet after long rides.

When the cause of your headache is a cervical misalignment, all other treatment is aimed at the symptom (muscle tension, headache, diminished blood flow) and not the cause (misaligment). Only a chiropractor can determine whether or not your neck is misaligned (or subluxated)

I have seen many patients in my practice with unrelenting headaches go away with one appointment. Some take more. Some have headaches that are not due to cervical misaligments, and we refer those patients to the proper practicioner.

Hope this helps...

wandrur
15th May 2009, 22:07
You takin' appointments, doc???

I got a chiropractor recommendation from a coworker a short while ago, so it looks like it's time to give them a call.

Thanks for the suggestions, all.

cbear
16th May 2009, 08:02
If you share a bed, ask your partner if you've been grinding your teeth when you sleep. I do and it can give me some terrible headaches. Some people do it during the day and don't even know it. If you do, the more stress you have the more you'll do it.

Also has your caffine intake changed? Could you be going through withdraw, or taking a bunch of energy drinks to keep up with your work?

I get headaches, and I also get migranes. Imetrex will only work on the migranes.

wandrur
16th May 2009, 08:11
Nope, no sharing of bed. But I don't grind my teeth. I actually tend to sleep with my tongue between my molars as a way to keep my jaw and neck from resting in such a way as to cramp up at night.

Tried the caffeine variation. Cut it out completely for weeks but nothing changed. Reincorporated regular caffeine and it seemed to sorta help, though sometimes it also aggravated things. Freaking unpredictable.

Going to see the doc on Tuesday and express my frustration with nothing helping, run the chiropractor idea by him, then likely call the sawbones shortly after the doc appointment. Hope I don't go insane between now and then. Arg.

fdny37
21st May 2009, 23:14
Maybe it's the altitude that you're at in Boulder. Just throwing it out there, you never know.

Paul2281
21st May 2009, 23:21
I`ve suffered Migrains since the age of 14 and I`m 48 now....At the age of 27 the DR. put me on IMITREX and it`s changed my whole life in the way no one could understand....I was getting cluster migraines at least 5 or 6 a month...Couldn`t eat right, concentrate, ect. ect.....Now I`m on a nasal spray called ZOMIG....As soon as you feel a headache coming, you squirt this measured amount in your nose and lay down for about 10 min.`s and it`s gone....Sometimes I don`t even lay down, I just forget about .....Just my experiance with MIGRAINS....

B-Rad
22nd May 2009, 04:56
has any one said water?
dehydration can cause 'em , used to put me down for 3-4 days at a time.
dark room, couldnt eat, really violent throwing up. now if I feel it coming I get to drinking lots of water, course buy then its too late but lessens it greatly
good luck with it.

wandrur
22nd May 2009, 05:41
I've lived in Colorado my entire life and in Boulder for nearly the past 12, so I doubt it's the elevation, as something physiologically would had to have changed.

I keep consistently hydrated. And pee like a racehorse. :D

That Zomig sounds pretty interesting. I haven't moved up to Imitrex yet, as the meds the doc has given me for treatment *usually* work, though the more powerful one makes me kinda loopy.

Thanks for the input, everyone. The battle rages on...

Paul2281
22nd May 2009, 13:36
I've lived in Colorado my entire life and in Boulder for nearly the past 12, so I doubt it's the elevation, as something physiologically would had to have changed.

I keep consistently hydrated. And pee like a racehorse. :D

That Zomig sounds pretty interesting. I haven't moved up to Imitrex yet, as the meds the doc has given me for treatment *usually* work, though the more powerful one makes me kinda loopy.

Thanks for the input, everyone. The battle rages on...
Ya the narcotics are good and work, but wait till they jump on your back and find yourself with an addiction to pain killers as I did....Did n`t know I was addicted untill the DR. put me on the non narcotic ZOMIG/IMITREX and no pain meds.....yikes......Just sooo glad to have a handle on them, changed my whole life...:smoke

wandrur
27th July 2010, 00:53
Thought I'd bring this back after a while away...the pain got better for a little while (I think...I honestly can't tell anymore), but things have been back into the drivemefrackinginsane daily to close-to-daily headaches. I've been on Imitrex for quite some time, and it tends to work well, though it makes me feel weird. Like tender all over, like I've been beaten and bruised. But it tends to work the best thus far.

I've seen three doctors, by the way. Just saw my regular doc--whom I trust--this morning. I have a referral to a neurologist that I'll schedule later in the week. The regular--nearly daily--use of Excedrin Migraine has irritated my stomach rather severely due to the aspirin content, so doc's started me on a medication called Ranitidine to help address that in hopes of both reducing the immediate irritation as well as to hopefully prevent the development of a stomach ulcer. In addition to this, he gave me Topamax to try, though he warned me of the sometimes serious side effects. A friend of mine was on it and it basically scrambled her brain function until she got off it. So, we'll give that a try, too. Aaaaaaand...I requested a faster acting version of Imitrex, knowing that there was an injectable form. Now I have an auto-injector of Imitrex. Holy crap, that was expensive. But the 45-60 minute wait for relief just wasn't viable for me.

So wish me luck. Two options I have yet to pursue, and probably should, are the chiropractor and acupuncture. The first is only minimally covered by my health insurance and the second isn't at all. That's a huge limitation for me, unfortunately, especially with some recent...adjustments with the state institution that I work for (mandatory increase to public retirement fund contribution...2.5% for a current total--as of this month's paycheck--of 10.5% mandatory contribution). Money's tight. :( So I keep on keepin' on. I've requested and justified an upgrade of my current position to the next classification level, but I haven't heard back on that. Don't know if I will, nor do I have any idea about the likelihood of success. But...I remain hopeful. Thanks for all of your contributions to this.

Hands0fDeath
27th July 2010, 01:12
My Dad uses imitrex, it's the only thing that works for him. Another guy I know uses imitrex, but oxygen sometimes works as well. Best of luck.

TripleDuck
27th July 2010, 02:19
I've had cluster headaches for the better part of a decade - middle aged white guy disease they tell me. For me Triptans are very effective to abort major episodes (although they have been known to trigger cardiac events in some people) and Butalbital helps if taken very early in the episode. 10mg Melatonin also seems to help for some reason (recommended by neurologist). However, avoiding the trigger has been the best medicine. In my case aspartame is the major trigger. If your neurologist is a good one, he will help you with both prevention and aborting. Find a good doctor and work thru this - depression and suicide are not an uncommon result of long term headaches.

Francois
27th July 2010, 02:31
Wandrur, just wondering, my similar problem has been solved now for nearly a year, in my case it was high blood pressure that causes the headaches and migranes - nobody actually tested that till recently. Take my pil every morning, and am fine now.

wandrur
27th July 2010, 09:31
TripleD--No worries about depression and suicide here. :) I've good some good social support and (at least for now) a strong personal constitution. I'll see what the neurologist has to say. At this point, my doc has been trying to find the right approach of prevention and treatment with some hits and a lot of misses. I think it's especially annoying that I can't clearly identify triggers other than acute stress. Kinda hard to avoid that in my life (or by simply being me).

Francois--My blood pressure is normally right where it belongs: 130s/70s. The Imitrex actually elevates it, so I'm chalking up my higher reading yesterday morning (144/88) to having medicated less than 24 hours earlier. But I've kept loose track of that, too. My pulse is healthy, too, at 57 beats per minute yesterday morning.

:dunno

sportyblue
19th August 2010, 13:34
How are you doing? Any relief? Any answers from the neurologist yet ?

I used to get cluster migraines and took Imitrex.....saved my life. Hadn't actually had a migraine for a long time until recently. The last yelling match I had with the ex brought one on.....that was a couple of months ago I guess. The headache started in my eyes and has now moved around to the back of my head. I thought it was going away but instead it changed locations. Now it feels like a little vibration or something....it goes bzzzzzz and then BAM I feel like I am going to pass out.....my head gets wobbly and my eyes feels wobbly ( weird I know ) / light headed and then after a couple of seconds POOF it's gone. My head hurts really bad in the back......I am eating Advil all day and all night. Historically Advil wouldn't even touch my migraines but it seems to help this. It's becoming quite a PITA!

I wish you the best in your search for relief.

Flame_Retardent
19th August 2010, 14:03
Maybe it's a semen retention headache :laugh I've suffered from many of those! You'd really enjoy the cure, guaranteed! :banadanc

wandrur
19th August 2010, 14:17
Couldn't schedule a neurology appointment until close to the end of September. But it's scheduled now, so we'll see what goes on. :) Imitrex helps, though the injections are so much nicer than the pills--side effects are nearly nonexistent with the injections, but they cost so much more. :(

Headaches still here, :censoring with my life. Driving me insane.

And, Fred, no, not so much--that "relief" tends to aggravate the pain, actually. Sad, huh?

wandrur
28th February 2013, 20:24
Posting as I near year number five of these. They're still here. :cry Trying to battle one now. Would go home from work, but I have class this afternoon that I can't miss. Ugh. My head is going to explode...

Zdog
28th February 2013, 21:12
i have had maigraines since a child. I am on nadalol which lowers my blood pressure, and is taken every night as a preventatitive. When i get them i have Rizamelt (dissolves in your mouth) and i will take nurofen+ also if needed. I have learnt over the years my causes are- stress, tiredness, lack of food, water, wearing hats (tension round the head), tense shoulders, sore eyes.
At the end of the day- Look after yourself. Ya body is telling you to probably rest.All the best

DaytonaSportster
28th February 2013, 21:28
I seem to remember a discovery show where they gave cluster headache patients LSD, well with out the part that makes you trip and 9/10 no more headaches ever again after one dose.
Wish I remembered more. Google LSD and cluster headaches... Might come up with something.

wandrur
28th February 2013, 21:41
Zdog, the docs still haven't been able to isolate a cause for me. I'm guessing it's a combo of stress, exhaustion, and maybe a broken brain. :o

Daytona, dude, LSD COULD STOP THEM!??!! And I've stayed a purist my entire life. May have to reconsider that. A buddy of mine recommended heroin, but I wasn't really willing to go down that path.

DaytonaSportster
28th February 2013, 22:47
If it stops them and does not make you see shit. I would.
Just read into it, no harm no foul.

Baphomet
28th February 2013, 23:14
I don't get headaches but my wife does. Bad ones, like you described and she calls them migraines. Her primary care prescribed her hydrocondone (Vicodin) and it helps her. Not a good idea if you have an addictive personality, but if you only take it as needed you will be just fine. My wife has been taken them ever since I've known her, and she might have to reach for them once or twice a week.

sportymike02
28th February 2013, 23:35
have you seen a chiropractor yet?
your spine being misaligned can really mess with ya.

Sleeper
1st March 2013, 01:50
I don't get headaches but my wife does. Bad ones, like you described and she calls them migraines. Her primary care prescribed her hydrocondone (Vicodin) and it helps her. Not a good idea if you have an addictive personality, but if you only take it as needed you will be just fine. My wife has been taken them ever since I've known her, and she might have to reach for them once or twice a week.
I take hydrocodone for joint pain, typically 50 to 100mg every day depending on the level of pain I experience.
I hate to say it but as one of the very few positive side effects it has, it works wonders on the migraine and sinus headaches I've suffered from all my life.
Unfortunately one of the many negative side effects it has is I can't seem to think straight most of the time. It's like being in a fog, my thought process slows down and it's harder to do even the simple things that would normally take little to no effort to do. I can't imagine take it on a regular basis and studying for your doctorate, you might as well just take heroin instead. :laugh
I'd recommend only using it as a last resort and in moderation as Baphomet's wife does, or not using it at all if you can find an alternative drug or method that helps.
I feel for you, I know it can be a real bitch to deal with.

sportymike02
1st March 2013, 22:54
Sleeper, what's the root of the pain?

wandrur
1st March 2013, 23:50
Vicodin actually helps quite a bit, but it has to be a sizable dose to do more than slightly numb the pain. :(

have you seen a chiropractor yet?
your spine being misaligned can really mess with ya.

Yeah, multiple times. No difference. :censor

dsjkak1
2nd March 2013, 02:38
I had a migraine everyday for nearly 5 years. They started getting really bad. It ended up being my vision. When you mention the pulse in your eyes that's what happened with me. I could never locate the pain exactly and one day I touched my eyes and had a sharp pain in my left one. Come to find out I'm legally blind in my left eye and have a lot of pressure in it.

Ireeman
2nd March 2013, 03:12
I would say you have a blockage in the arterial or vein in the neck....bet it is a vein.

Low pressure side always gets fecked up.

Heart is just a pump.

Ireeman
2nd March 2013, 03:15
Plus Veins have check valves that get hinky with age ...hoser.