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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      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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      careful with aspirin as can lead to stomach or gall bladder problems if u have issues check with dr first mine took me off them due to suspected gall bladder problems

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      Hi. I, too have nearly every day migraine with vertigo, difficulty walking, talking, most days I can't even take care of myself. I'm on Ajovy for 3rd month with about 12 days without dibilitating migraine now.

      I am on so man medications as preventatives, but for helping migraines I have found CBD oil w/o THC, to be effective. ALSO, I put a dropper full in my hand with about 10 drops of peppermint ess oil, place fingers from other hand in this mix & rub gently the back of my neck, down jawline, temples & dab in front of nostrils. It varies on relief, but has been effective. I hope this might help you.

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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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    hey do any of you get aura with your migraine I do and there tuning my life they scare me to death x

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      Hi Kimberley.

      I have had migraines since I was 15.

      I am now 62 and my migraines have changed.

      Now I get an aura but very little headache pain.

      What I do seem to get post migraine is a feeling of abject terror which lasts for about 2 hours.

      I do take feverfew which for me reduces the symptoms but I think my trigger is stress and fatigue.

      Also have seen a herbalist who thinks it is an imbalance of my Adrenal gland.

      I have started to take a herbal medicine prescribed by her and I do think it is helping enormously.

      Take Care and don't worry it won't kill you.

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