I am not a doctor but I am an MRI tech and often see reports from migraine patients and scan such patients. Im also a migraine sufferer so I know your pain.
From reports I have seen and speaking with our radiologists about myself and scas I am eprforming this reads like a typical report of a mgiraine sufferer. Oten when scanning I see there white matter changes that they do not know the cause of. Quite often depending on age they may elect to do a followup mri in 6mos or so to determine if there are any further changes or if things are stable. It seems to read that they did not find any evidence of tumour, stroke or chiari malformatino
again nto a doc but a fellow sufferer who work in medical imaging. If you have questions about the repor you are best to speak to your MD to see if they can provide any further clarificationView Thread
Is anyone else finding this to be a bad year for migraines? Since I had started on the topomax things hadnt been too bad but these past few months have seemingly been brutal. I know the weather really can affect me and the heat waves we have had run through Ontario witht he humidity have not helped along with the terrible allergy season but I swear I feel like I am loosing my mind at times. A velcro neck would be great so I could just take my head off at times well most tiems as of late. And since I have moved I dont yet have a new doctor set up here so it is rather dofficult getting back to my old one 4hrs away giving I work FT and on shiftwork (yes I know more potential triggers ) But is anyone else finiding this to be a bad year for migraines? And my apologies for typos I usually take care to edit etc but the way I am feeling right now errrr and I am going stir crazy to boot hence why I am even on a computerView Thread
getting more headaches than ever with the heatwave and trying to avoid taking meds. Thankfully I have been working a lot which is done inside in an AC hospital. But its hard, I am chugging loads of water and just counting down to winter, 150 days teehee!!!View Thread
So last night I had a really nasty migraine that my meds barely touched. Only took my migraine from a 12 to a 9 on a scale of 1-10 Almost went to the hospital but decided to try accupuncture first and it surprisingly worked. Now I am jsut dealing with the hangover feeling from it all. I was skeptical at first but wow. I am happy that it did help. Was much better than going to the hospital with the noise and lights.View Thread
think the hangover was from the gravol i had to take to keep my head out of the toilet and from the fact the migraine had been able to advance so far. Since it had struck around 4am I was not able to go right away and mesds were not toucching it so around 9am when I went it was pretty nasty. Si I do think the hangover was likely from the meds and especially the 100mg gravol on board since it is common for me to get the migraine hangover. I do hope if i try it again with the next one that perhaps it can help and maybe no hangover effectView Thread
It was pretty simple and straight forward. It invovled only 2 needles just one an each side of the inner nailbed of the baby finger which is apparently a very painful place to be stuck but given the migraine pain I did not feel a thing. The points represent the start and end of the heart line which can be associated with migraine pain from what I understand and the treatment only works during an active migraine. I would definitely do it again to save a trip to the hospital when the meds failView Thread
I recently started taking topamax as a preventative for my migraines. I have been on it for over a month now and am still experiencing a fuzz or haze to my thinking and brain function it seems. Some days I jsut feel completely STUPID! It is getting difficult as I have started a new job as a MRI tech and feel as though I am struggling to adjust to the new protocols and locale. Part of me wonders if it is due to this topomax fuzz as I have always excelled and have great scanning and multitasking skills required for the job.I just wonder if I should consider going off the medication although I am thinking it might actually be helping some although it has only been about a month. I feel in a difficult place: its hard to function with the high frequency of migraines but it is hard to work in a haze of clouded stupidity feeling. I can get past the tingling toes and fingers but this is becoming aggravating.
Is this a side effect that tends to go away with time or is it one I should expect to persist?View Thread
I saw you mention this is another posting and just wondered if you knew anything more about it. I have tried to find some information though it seems minimal. My concern is the MRI compatibility of the device to know if it would ever be an option for me since that is my field of work. Sadly I cannot find information about such a device in our safety books although all other deep brain stimulators and such are a contradiction so I am sort of figuring these are as well...Do you have any idea on this issue?View Thread
I dunno about others here but I find it hard in the summer to stay hydrated because plain water gets so boring and the thighs are not fond of too much juice and pops. I long to be able to drink the various flavoured waters available or to use that nice calorie free flavour powder but alas they are instant migraines.
To survive this I have started adding about a teaspoon of straight lime juice to my glass of water. Gives it a tang and makes it less boring allowing me to stay hydrated and have less risk of a migraineView Thread
thanks for the information. I guess this will never be an option I can explore unless I switch professions since we do not like to even let a person with a pacemaker or similar device into the magnet room let alone the magnet proper