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mrsocko





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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:04 pm    Post subject: Migraines Reply with quote

I have a Buddy who's wife suffers from really bad migraines and when I read in another post that Biggie suffers from them I was wondered if anyone has every found anything that worked to ease the pain.

She is hold up sometimes in her bedroom for days. I sometimes tell her about somethings I've read about the latest "miracle cure" but I don't no if it gives her hope or if there is hope for such a problem.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Has she gone to see a specialist about the problem? Perhaps a brain scan should be done, hopefully it's not cancer.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hasdrubal wrote:
Has she gone to see a specialist about the problem? Perhaps a brain scan should be done, hopefully it's not cancer.


More comforting words have never been spoken.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I get them really bad when I get stressed...I loose my vision first, then I get the pain. Tylenol Liquid-Gels works best for me. Knocks me out so I can sleep thought the worst of it. I would recommend seeing a doc first, though.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find that the "preventative" drugs I was given help reduce the effects if I get them as soon as I notice the begining signs(aura's, tingling, etc..) - but I still can't function(I can barely string a sentence together).

If I don't get them in time then even T3s won't reduce the pain.

Of course, the medication makes me feel like my throat is closing . . . so i don't really like that either.

As I get older they have become much less frequent and the severity has decreased, thankfully.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

biggie, your migraines sound like my wife's migraines. Luckily, hers are lessening with age as well... which is a relief to all of us, not just her!

-Mac
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Avoid red wine and coffee at all costs. Each can trigger migranes.Stess can be a significant trigger. My ex suffered from terrible migranes and she claimed that yoga was a great help at redocing the stress and reducing yhe frequency.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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she claimed that yoga was a great help at redocing the stress and reducing yhe frequency.


That's good to hear. My wife does yoga and is trying to get my buddy's wife to do it with her. Glad to hear it lessens with age. I have never had migraines but I have sinus problems. Once when I was flying the 737 had to descend quickly thru the fog and with congested sninus' it felt like a knife was being drove thru my head.

My buddy's wife said that sounds to her like a mild migraine.
PostPosted: Wed Aug 29, 2007 5:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Migraines Reply with quote

mrsocko wrote:
I have a Buddy who's wife suffers from really bad migraines and when I read in another post that Biggie suffers from them I was wondered if anyone has every found anything that worked to ease the pain.

She is hold up sometimes in her bedroom for days. I sometimes tell her about somethings I've read about the latest "miracle cure" but I don't no if it gives her hope or if there is hope for such a problem.


I took "Apo-Flunarizine" for 6 months and my major headaches are gone. It really worked for me.

Ask your friend's wife to see her doctor and ask the doctor about "Apo-Flunarizine".

Its major side effect is that it makes you eat and fat. That's all!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 10:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have suffered from migraines since the end of highschool/beginning of university. I have had the experience of needing to sleep for an entire day or more, occasionally I have thrown up and once I went to the hospital for an IV drip.
There are a few things that I have found helpful. One is my "magic bag." I was given it as a gift, but you can buy them at Walmart for probably about $15. Throw that baby in the microwave for two minutes, sleep for an hour or two and usually the migraine will at least subside. A hot bath helps, as do head/neck massages. I have also taken to rubbing something like A535 or the MILD version of Tiger balm across my temples. I then lie down in a dark room with my heated magic bag over my face. Please note: you MUST keep your eyes closed with any balm on your face... for obvious reasons.
Regular exercise also makes a huge difference. For a while, I was even a vegetarian. It helped, but I couldn't maintain it during pregnancy.
I would also check your house for mold. Aside from a genetic predisposition, mold is the largest contributor to migraines that I know of.

--Ruth
PS: The red wine, coffee and chocolate thing is not true.... well, at least not true for everyone. I wouldn't recommend having them to cure a migraine, but abstinence has no bearing on migraines for many people, including myself.
PS2: Migraines that are related to hormones often do lessen with age. They also lessen with pregnancy (but may return afterward). Despite the "Not tonight honey. I have a headache" myth, sex (esp having an orgasm) can actually help migraines. I assume this is due to the increase in blood flow and hormone rush. However, the husband should be prepared to do most, if not all, of the work to help his wife along.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a cure for you.

Niacin.

B3 , a simple vitamin.

$6 dollars for a hundred.

I have used it to help so far about 30 people after my 30 year effort to help myself.

Some flushing(which I now love)

And if you are a full blown diabetic , consult your doctor.

Recently on the CBC even there is was now admitted that Niacin is the best tool for removal of bad cholesterol.
So much more.

pcml@telus.net if you want more info.
mrsocko





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PostPosted: Wed Sep 12, 2007 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quote:
I have a cure for you.
Niacin.
B3 , a simple vitamin.
$6 dollars for a hundred.
I have used it to help so far about 30 people after my 30 year effort to help myself.
Some flushing(which I now love)
And if you are a full blown diabetic , consult your doctor.
Recently on the CBC even there is was now admitted that Niacin is the best tool for removal of bad cholesterol.
So much more.


Awesome baby! Thanks for the tip.
urbanmonk





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PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2007 4:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Craig wrote:
Hasdrubal wrote:
Has she gone to see a specialist about the problem? Perhaps a brain scan should be done, hopefully it's not cancer.


More comforting words have never been spoken.


Too funny....
Probably a good idea just the same.
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