I am currently going through hell

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My migraines have escalated to 5 a week. I have terrible visual issues and vertigo. I have tried endless medications. Cant take triptans due to having chronic heart disease.

please help me.

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    Hi, have u tried taking aspirins for ur migraines, i find that aspirin helps me when i have really bad migraines, theres also something that u can rub on ur forehead, it's actually called Forehead, u can get it from any chemist, there's also migraine gel pads that u can also put on ur forehead, I've tried these and i can tell u that these are worth a try, u can get them from ur local pharmacy or u can get them from the pound shop/pound store, i hope this helps.

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      I have forehead, gel strips and aspirin. Also I put vicks vaporub on. I am still having daily migraines and permanent visual disturbances.

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      ok, it was just an idea thats all, what about taking pregabalin, i take it 3 times a day and it has prevented quite a lot of of really severe migraines that would last upto 16 days.

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      I have had pregabalin, gabapentin, topirimate, nortryptilin and amitryptilin. I have been left with side effects that won't go away and still have migraines. I think I am a lost cause

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      Hi, thanks for the advice, i will give the peppermint oil a try, i always have pepermint oil in just incase i need it, there is a stick that u can get in ur local pharmacy and it is called forehead also has peppermint oil in as well.

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    I'm sorry your going through this! I recently had a spurt of worse migraines and have been trying to find out the cause. I found out i have a wisdom tooth on its side which i had taken out to see if it would help. So far so good. Next step is to check my sinus's are all okay. There is a piercing you can have that can help with migraines and also different pressure points on your hands. Might be worth giving those a try. Also there is a magnetic device that doctors can give you on NHS but you have to ask for it. I would go back to your doctor and insist they do something other than to give you drugs! Don't give up, it will get better x

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      Also, do a food diary to see if there is anything you are eating that can set them off. Triggers can be;

      Orange juice

      Chocolate

      Coffee

      Cheese.. & more.

      I also had my vision tested and the optician said vision can not cause migraines but can trigger them. I not have a mesh in my glasses to help stop anything triggering.

      One more thing.. you can get botox to help prevent migraines. I am on 1.5 Pizotifen once a day which is suppost to block the part of your brain that causes a migraine but this doesnt always work.

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      my doctor has referred me to headache clinics, neurologists and many other people. noone seems to be able to help. I want to be able to read a book or knit. I can't do anything. I have wondered about the piercing. I will ask about the magnetic device.

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      I don't eat gluten, dairy, citrus, alcohol, caffeine, msg, sugar or processed foods. I wear sunglasses even indoors and I barely leave the house because I cant come into contact with perfumes, cleaning products etc.

      Everything seems to be a trigger now. The botox is worrying as it's a poison isn't it.

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    Hi Tracy I am sorry that you are suffering so much from these dreaded migraines. I suffered since I was 14 until the end of my second pregnancy when I was getting them every night. I had enough so i went to a migraine seminar and they talked about the correlation between migraines and neck problems. So i went to see a chiropractor and he changed my life. My neck was so badly out off alignment he was surprised i could move it at all. Its worth a try to see if your neck is out too and it may just help to have it adjusted. Good luck ok and I hope you get some relief soon. Take care.

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    Hi,

    Sorry to hear you are struggling and in so much pain.

    Have you tried all of the basics...heat on the neck, cold on your forehead? Also, antihistamines also sometimes help.

    This may or may not be a silly question, but are you under a neurologist? I'm currently seeing a good one in London and he has out me on lamotragine and gabapentin and has now added amitryptaline to the mix.

    I have hemiplegic migraine which causes the pain and temporary paralyis down one side and loss of vision... vestibular migraine (which causes my vertigo, slurred speech and ringing in the ears etc) and also brain stem aura which causes disorentation.

    All of these seem to have been controlled with my recent medication.

    If you need any more information, or just to vent...please feel free to message as I feel your pain.

    Lauren

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      Omg I'm so sorry you suffer this way no I don't get any if that I just get the aura for about half hour then goes they scare me to death I always think I'm gonna go blind or something

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      lights are black and white zigzags in one eye that get bigger and bigger then reduce in size and go. Ive had them with rainbow colors as well with multiple in my vision. It is a reflection of what is going on in your brain and has nothing to do with your eyes so wont cause you to go blind.

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