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Unread 08-20-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
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Since a few others mentioned getting migraines & we haven't had a thread on it here yet...
thought we could talk about it - what helps for you?
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Unread 08-21-2007, 12:00 AM   #2
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what helps...
darkness
no annoying men (love him but can't tolerate anyone)
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cold on head and cold on face but nowhre else
axert 12.5mg as soon as I get the aura

my aura is the right eye (right side tos) I loose vision or see tunnel and can't read at all. I also get pressure behind the right eye as well as getting a facial twitching and eye muscle spasms so I know it pretty well now.......but after five years....lol

sleep!! hopefully!!!

Take care guys and looking forward to others answers

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Can anyone tell me what exactly separates a migraine from a really really bad headache??? just curious..
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sometimes the textbooks classify the difference between a migraine an aura. It is most often one sided and is thought to be created by a vascular spasm in the brain. You usually have an aversion to light and sound and usually nausea.

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http://zomig.com/what/migraine.aspx?ce=set

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/mig...120/DSECTION=3

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Since my rib resection I get much fewer migraines, but still once in awhile the sharp pains up over the top of my head into my eyes, with other symptoms too

If I don't take an Imitrex 100 mg pretty quick it will progress to vomiting ( really hurts the chest)
The next day or 2 I'm really feel like I've been hit by a truck
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My niece gets bad ones {no TOS} she gets nausea, tunnel vision, auras.

I had an optical migraine once at work- was seeing shooting sparks, stars, like fireworks and then things started spinning around and nausea after the visual sx stopped. I made it home but I was wiped out for the rest of the day. I did go to eye dr to get it checked - he was the one to dx was it was.
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With mine I've always had the usual symptoms- nausea, vomiting, severe pain- but I've never had the aura with mine. Mine started when I was in the 3rd grade and at that time the pain was only in my head and eye(s) but when they started up again a few years ago, along the the worsening of the muscle spasms in my neck, I not only had the severe pain in my head, but also in my C-spine, at the same time (weird). It would feel like somebody was jabbing a hot icepick into my spine and the ha's I had when I was younger were NOTHING compared to these. We have a friend who has miagraines (according to his dr.) but doesn't have any pain with them - he just has blurry vision or loses alot of his vision. I've never heard of this but maybe some of you have.
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and if I took Midrin as directed it usually never progressed into a full blown migraine. It started in the peripheral vision of the left eye, and I just couldn't see while they were there, bright flashing lights throughout my whole left eye field. My dr. at the time thought they were cyclical, I was just turning 50 when they started and they quit just a abrubtly about 5 yrs. later.

Red, so glad ya'll didn't get a hit in Houston with Dean. phoebe
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and if I took Midrin as directed it usually never progressed into a full blown migraine. It started in the peripheral vision of the left eye, and I just couldn't see while they were there, bright flashing lights throughout my whole left eye field. My dr. at the time thought they were cyclical, I was just turning 50 when they started and they quit just a abrubtly about 5 yrs. later.

Red, so glad ya'll didn't get a hit in Houston with Dean. phoebe
Thanks, Phoebe- OMG , we were REALLY sweating that one....I really dread this time of year on the coast.
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Hi,
I have heard of the only aura migraines but only so far with men.....curiouser and curiouser said Alice.......

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