Migraine

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i have had migraines for most of my life,with aura, lasting from beginning to end about 2 hours. This migraine was different the aura didn't come on fully so wasn't sure if it was a migraine or not,light flashes at corner of eye but not consistently, would come and go. Got the headache and the tingly hand but the the next 3 days I've still got the light flashes in my right eye, it's like the aura is trying to come out but can't. I have been taking large doses of powdered magnesium every day. Is this stopping the migraine from becoming full blown ?

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    Hi Liza,

    I am not sure if LARGE doses of magnesium will help as your body only wants so much and the rest is passed out.

    As you have had migraines for most of your life it may not be helping at all.

    What other medicines do you take to prevent your migraines and also for when you actually get one?

    Interesting the tingly hand that is a symptom of hemaplegic migraine, where one side of the body goes tingly, pins and needles and even really weak.

    Do you get photofobia too?

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      No I don't suffer from photofobia .

      Magnesium has certainly helped the severity of my symptoms. I was mainly concerned that the flickers of ligh flashes are still there, I feel ok other than a headache .

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      But do you take anything other than magnesium?  For my migraines I have Botox which seems to have helped too
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      No,because they really have not been that disabling, I may get one every 6 months. Have you ever had a migraine where the aura has lasted. The flashing light and zigzags last a few seconds and are coming about every half hour for the the 3 days. I normally have the aura and then a mild headache and then I'm back to normal.
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      No my migraines are Hemiplegic ones that disable me and I am admitted to hospital, so no flashing lights or zig zags,
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      Oh that would be tough, I feel bad complaining now. They can be scary at the best of times but your kind would be very frightening.

      The good thing is we know it's just a migraine and it will eventually pass.

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      I'm in Australia, where are you. This site is so intersting
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      Yes I have had several MRI brain scans and all ok, But I have been told I am more at risk of a stroke because of these.  But I try not to think of that.

      I am in UK.

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      Yes its a great site, we are all sufferers in some way and support each other and listen to each others stories
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      Cool. Great to have sites like this.. You do wonder sometimes if the doctors really know much about migraines as they are a strange phenomenon. Anyway thank you for replying
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      some drs I have come across dont know much or want to know much about migraines, They look down on you.  Its only when you get to see the specialist you get somewhere.  I see one in Lonodn and he is great,  My GP is a good guy too.

      Take care and good luck with how you manage your migraines Liza.

      It was nice chatting to you.

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