Lainey, I drink green & chai tea in the morning totaling about 80mgs of caffiene per day. I do not drink anything else wit caffeine & only occaionally eat a piece of chocolate. I have not tried eliminating it al together a few days before my period begins but I will give it try. Thank You for the tip! DeniseView Thread
Did you have a migraine this week? How Many? What were you doing? What did it feel like?
"022 How long did it last? Is this time amount normal for your pain?
"022 When? Day, Evening? Is this normal for your pain?
"022 Trigger? Example: Food, Allergies, Menstrual, and Stress?
I will start this post since I have been migraining since 4-26-2011.
Did you have a migraine this week? Yes How Many?4 since monday(Everyday) What were you doing?Nothing What did it feel like?Throbbing starts on one side of the temples then moves to both sides. Sometimes it "caps" around my skull as well. Always have a very stiff, sore neck with limited movement capabilities.
"022 How long did it last?Began 4-26-2011 to present. Is this time amount normal for your pain?Yes. I always get them the day my period begins but they go on for weeks. They are not only limited to that time of the month either. The preventatives have helped cut back on the number i get though. "022 When? Day, Evening? Day. Is this normal for your pain?Yes
"022 Trigger?Menstrual Example: Food, Allergies, Menstrual, and Stress? I hope they work thier way outta me soon!
Thank you Lori-your post is very interesting because over a year ago I was working with a nutritionist who put me on a 30 day cleasnse diet which included some kind of shakes to drink 3x's a day. My migraines went away totlally during that time & I tried to slowly introduce certain foods back into my diet but couldnt pin point what was causing the migraines. Could it be gluten, dairy chicken & turkey? DeniseView Thread
Please visit the depression community as well-you may find more specific help relating to depression. Did you know that you can get some depression/anxiety meds filled at Walmart for $4.00 with or without insurance?
I know things are tough for you now, but thank God you have a beautiful little daughter to brighten your spirits.View Thread
Hi, Denise chiming in here! One thing I have learned over the years is to keep journals. I have 3 health problems:Migraines, Fibro & Sleep problems, therefore I keep 3 separate journals for each. Just a couple notes on each one, each day. Then I am able to keep track of whats going on with my health so I can better relate that to the doc. I have my migraine notepad where I indicate if I had a headache or migraine that day & what I took to help it & if it helped. Being proactive can help you to communicate more efficiently with you doc, so they can better help you. Thats what you can do on your end, now what the doc can do on his or her end, well maybe Dr. Collins can chime in!View Thread
Hi Daisy & welcome to the post...It sounds like you are really struggling with the migraines. I understand completely, as I have had them for about 15 years-they started around when I was about your age. I too have tried so many different drugs & your right, it does seem as if our bodies become immune to them & then we have to try something else.
I havent tried Botox-it scares me-but maybe I need better educated on the risks/benefits of it. I know its getting alot of media play however. If you go that route, please check back & let us know how it goes for you.
Having a job where you are continually at the computer is killer for us migraineurs-make sure you take lots of breaks just to stretch your neck & back & give your eyes a break.
Good Luck-I hope you get some relief, DeniseView Thread