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Migraine

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

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  • Acupuncture and chronic migraine

    Hi all, Has anyone tried acupuncture for chronic migraine and did it help? I tried it about 4 years ago, but it didn't work. If anything, it might have made it worse. But the person I went to didn't really talk at all or discuss the problem. So I'm thinking of trying again if I can find...

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  • Anyone Else Find Migraine Triggers Anxiety & Depression?

    Hello all, hope somebody can relate to this.  I've been suffering from Anxiety and Depression for about 2 years, but I'm in recovery now and most days I feel OK to normal.  However, on the day I have a migraine (and also the day after to a lesser extent) my anxiety and depression come...

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  • ERGOTAMINE ???

    Anyone had any experience with taking Ergotamine to treat migraine headaches ? If so was ergotamine any good at treating a migraine ? How did you get ergotamine prescribed ?

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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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  • Auras on waking

    I recently have been getting alot of auras (Not the full migraine) I'm not sure what are the triggers (definitely light) plus no doubt the menopause but I have had a few on waking, I just wondered how common that was to wake up to one.

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  • Hey All, Hopefully this little tip will give you some relief

    Hi everyone, I've been spending a lot of time on this website reading about migraines, tension headaches, and about anxiety for awhile now.  All of you are so supportive! I've been dealing with horrendous anxiety for about a year now and have been trying to get out of the visious cycle. ...

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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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  • Can anybody help me?! Doc says Migraine..???

    Hello, I am new to this so please bare with me and i apologise for the long post. Im at 26 year old female. Began to feel unwell end of February (approx. 27th)   Saw GP on 5th March. Symptoms: ·      Pressure behind eye ·      Shooting...

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  • Am I getting Migraines or headaches?

    Hello all, I really need help trying to figure out if I am suffering from Migraines or headaches. When I read the symptoms to both of those conditions I have some symptoms from each. Really hope someone can help? Basically my symptoms are: Dull achy pain across the whole of the top of my head and it...

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  • 2 week migraine aura!

    Hi I hope someone can help. I have recently been diagnosed with migraines after a lot of twoing and froing from hospital and they have prescribed me a new drug, amitriptyine. I am 1, worried as I am already on citrolapam for depression and 2, does anyone know if it will combat the auras? My auras are...

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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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  • 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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  • No quality of life

    I am 53 and have suffered with migraine all my life but it was manageable and regular as clockwork-every 2 weeks,lasting approx 8 hours.However since 2013 they have become unbearable,lasting 3-4 days every week,accompanied with severe vomiting and unable to get out of bed or even move my head and leave...

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  • Flunarizine and migraines

    Hi all, I have had chronic migraine for 4 years. I have been taking Flunarizine for the last 5 months and amazingly I haven't had a migraine for the past 2 weeks! However....the side effects are really getting me down. I feel depressed, apathetic, jittery, agitated, like I want to vomit and my...

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  • Migraine Associated Vertigo - Anyone have luck with a cure?

    Hello my friends, ​First time on here, so here it goes. ​I'm not going to go into everything because this has been going on for over 10 years. My doctor has confirmed that my vertigo is caused by migraines but they have been pretty useless with any results. ​I have had blood tests, MRI's,...

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  • I'm Not Ok With Putting My Life On Hold!

    Hi all. I'm new to posting on this page but I read forums on here quite frequently. I read through the rules & didn't see anything against this type of post but if I'm in the wrong place please direct me to a better sub! Thanks!  I am at a loss with my doctors, I'm sure my...

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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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  • What is going on!

    I use to have migraines from 1st grade till my freshmen year of highschool. They would be so bad I'd throw up, be dizzy, and sometimes loose vision. I think they were from school food and doing p.e. in the sun. After I got kicked out of the school for bad migraines they all stopped. I have been migraine...

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  • Worried about my symptoms

    hello fellow migraine sufferers. I have struggled with migraines over the past few years, however over the past 3 months or so they have become constant. This has had a huge impact on my day to day life and my relationships. I manage my migraines with painkillers, I was prescribed a migraine preventative,...

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  • MIGRAINE

    Hi guys, wondering if someone can help me.  As a teenager i suffered terribly with migraines with aura, they dissappeared for years and now have come back.  I am on the pill but a progesterone only pill.  I do not know what causes these and they can be very scary especially when my vision...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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