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Migraine

Also known as Eletriptan, Ergotamine, Imigran, Maxalt, Migraleve, Naratriptan, Relpax, Rizatriptan, Sumatriptan, Zolmitriptan

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  • Migraines when waking up

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this, I have always been a migraine sufferer but recently I have migraines as soon as I wake up in the morning, as if it has a been "brewing" in my sleep? Has anyone else had this? Did any medication/diet changes work for you? And reduce your...

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  • Headache and blurred vision in left eye

    I've been getting these symptoms for several days now. It starts in the morning shortly after I get up, and conitnues for a few hours. Symptoms point to retinal migraine. It is interfering with my day and I am worried could cause permanent damage to my eye. What should I do?

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  • I've had a chronic headache for 9 weeks! HELP ME!!

    Hello readers, I am a 12 year old female and some of you may have read my post in headache- headache for 5 weeks-help me!!!!!!  I am not pregnant and I haven’t got my periods.   My headache started on the 2nd May and I came home from school early with a headache like I usually get- see below....

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  • Constant headache with migraines thrown in..

    Hello,  I've never posted to a forum so please excuse the newbie 😊 As the title says, for the past 4+ months I have suffered with headaches pretty much everyday with a migraine attack every week. My doctor has prescribed me propranolol 80mg, a month and a half ago and they don't...

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  • Is this a silent migraine?

    I have had migraines since I was about 10. I'm now 42. They would always start with flashing vision, parts of vision vanishing. I would take two paracetomal and then take a nap for an hour or two. When I would wake up the flashing would be gone but I'd have a headache on one side of my head....

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  • Non-stop 24/7 "migraine" headache for 4 years. New development

    Hello my name is Dylan. I'm 18, and have been suffering from a constant "migraine like cluster-headache" for the last 4 years. It all started when I got sick with the H1N1. I was assumed to have the H1N1 based on my symptoms, although a test was never done, and I was prescribed tamiflu....

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  • Severe Migraines

    I have had Four severe attacks of migraine since my teens all have made me vomit , unable to stand light , numbness, extremely dibilitating headaches and one which left me paralized for four hours, all were caused after i came out of a very stressful situation, my doctors have always had me admitted...

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  • Second day on nortriptyline

    Recently I have been diagnosed with a daily type of migranie which causes imbalance, dizzyness and visual blurryness although I don't always have a headache. The doctor put me on nortriptyline 10mg once a day at night. I'm on my second day and my dizzyness and visual symptoms have gotten far...

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  • Frequent aura attacks - only very slight headache afterw...

    Frequent aura attacks - only very slight headache afterwards. Attacks last 30 minutes - can be either right or left sided. Aura starts in shape of small zigzag letter 'c' (this way 'c' seen if on left - reversed if on right)then gets larger until the 'C' disappears out of view...

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  • Confused about my migraines, what should I do?

    Hello I'm new here, I have been reading a few post and it would seam you are under the specialist at hospitals? I'm a bit confused about my diagnosis by my gp. I have had 2 brain scans in the last 2 years as syptoms have resembled a stroke. I get pins and needles in my left arm my face goes...

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  • Had My first ocular Migraine that has left me with insane anxiety

    Hello there, Newbie here! Im hoping someone can help me with this issue. Last week I had my first ocular migraine. I was sitting on my phone and noticed a small flashing dot in the center of my vision. It was like when you look at something bright then look away. I thought it was from starring at my...

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  • Visual migraine without headache?

    Has anyone ever had one of these? I admit I scared the life out of myself a couple of hours ago. I'm a 73-year-old female in good health, active, healthy lifestyle, BMI 24, BP only borderline high and being monitored by my GP, no history whatever of classic migraine. I suffered badly from what the...

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  • Is this migraine or what is wrong with me?

    Hello migraineurs, I'm a 31 yo female and never really suffered from headaches before this year. I did have occasional (what I called) tension headaches, mild pains behind one eye that would last a few hours and that's about it.  Last year in Novermber (8 months ago) I gave birth to my...

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  • New to migraines... help?!

    Hi there. I'm 24 and am a migraine newbie. I only got diagnosed with them around 3 months ago. I currently only take typical pain killers, although usually I don't bother as they do nothing. I'm currently undergoing further neurological investigations. My query is basically how people cope...

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  • Advice please.

    Hi.  Iv suffered from migraines on and off all my life I'm nearly 57.  I usually get visual disturbances and feel nauseous and it lasts for a few hours to having it all day. but this past week iv had a lot of headaches and felt nauseous and tummy been very tender.  Could this be a...

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  • How my Migraines Changed Nature after a Heart Operation

    HI all, I have some interesting information on Migraines and I would like to share it with everyone. I used to suffer a certain type of Migraine: Occasional aura but mostly just severe headaches and nausea. The migraines would only be 3 or four times a year would be instense and leave me immobile for...

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  • Possible relief from migraine using antihistamine tablets

    Hi, not sure if I've accidently found something that works or if it's a coincidence so would be grateful if any others out there have found antihistamine tablets helpful in reducing migraine attacks. About 3 weeks ago I got savaged by a horse fly and have been on piriton ever since, in this...

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  • Does anyone have withdrawal info on Nortriptyline???

    I was on Nortriptyline for a year for migraine prevention.  I found it was making me extremely tired and my heart race.  I unfortunatelly stopped it two weeks ago abruptly.  Does anyone know how long wtihdrawal symptoms last for.  Still feel jumpy, brain zaps, insomnia and headache....

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  • Vestibular Migraine / Migrainous Vertigo - what helped you?

    Hi I've just been diagnosed with Migraine-associated vertigo after 10 months of daily symptoms. The main ones are dizziness and imbalance, but I do also get headaches and weird neurological-type symptoms like numbness, slurred speech, confusion etc. I can not currently work it is so bad. Has anyone...

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  • Symptoms of migraines of sinus?

    I've been waking up for the last week and every morning my head feels full, a headache that doesn't throb, drowsyness, and seems like everything is slow. I had a migraine 2 weeks ago but i don't know if that abs effect on me now. The weird fullness and drowsiness completely goes away through...

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  • Sumatriptan And codeine

    Hello everyone I've been having migraines for about 3years now ever since the pregnancy of my daughter. While I was pregnant I didn't bother going to the doctor as I I didn't want to take medicine so I just slept it off. Now 3 years on they are a lot less frequent but a lot stronger. They...

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    New diagnosis - vestibular migraine - help!

    Ive had migraines since I was 18. They followed the same pattern - visual disturbances, feeling like my arms weren't my own, numbness, severe headache. 48 hours later would feel better than ever. Almost as if I needed the migraine to clear something inside me. Since Ive got older they are changing....

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  • Migraines everyday, all day, for 9 months. Help!!

    Remember your worst migraine. How much pain you were in and how you just couldn't do anything. That's how I am everyday. Right so I'm a 20 year old female, I'm and student and work as a waitress part time. So, I started with a headache on the 18th January this year, pain killers didn't...

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  • Sudden onset of migraines

    Hi. I'm a 57 year old female who would go years without a headache, but several months ago I started getting awful ones nearly every single day! Nothing helped to relieve the pain. I even wake up in the middle of the night with headaches. I saw my GP on June 19 and he prescribed propranolol, 60mg...

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  • Constant headache / migraine for 2 months strait. Need Help!!

    So for the past 2 months strait I have had a headache / migraine / headapains all day every day. It started with a pressure feeling with constant aches and shooting / stabing pain that moves around my head. I feel constantly dizzy and i get a weird smell ever couple of minutes that smells like burning...

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  • Hemaplegic Migraines

    So Monday night felt like my head exploded. Left eye swelled shut extremely bloodshot. Left side of gace extremely swollen. Light and noise sensitive. Loss of feeling in left hand and foot. Worse pain in head than i ever been thru. So finally discharged Tursday night. Ct and MRI showed no stroke or seizure....

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  • Migraine help

    I take 100 mg a night of trazadone to help with insomnia and I am supposed to be taking topomax to help prevent my chronic migraines. I am not taking the topomax currently because it made me foggy the next day. Now I am also having dull pain on the left side backof my head on that bone. General triggers...

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  • Fioricet vs Tramadol

    Has anyone taken Fioricet or Tramadol for migraines?  Which has worked better for you?  Also, any ideas which is safer, as I am a person in recovery and would rather take the drug that has a lesser detrimental effect.  I was prescibed Fioricet, but I am not sure I care for it.  Any...

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  • Hemaplegic Migraine and driving

    I just wanted to ask, has anybody been told to stop driviing because of this condition? I get a warning that its coming on, but obviously when an attack happens I cant drive at all. I have just been released from hospital folling another episode and my car is still at work, I cant drive it yet, but as...

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