My 19 year old son been diagnosed with aura migraines.

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After 2 years of suffering from attacks that were stroke like in their swiftness and symptoms.. complete debillitation of left side and excruciating pain... constant hospital admittance and no answers... my son was finally diagnosed with aura migraines and given medication to take three times daily... he still suffers from pain and I am at a loss as to what I can do to help ease his suffering as I have never suffered a migraine.. any advice please??

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    Has he been prescribed anything for the pain, if not, ask about triptans. I don't know where you are but here in the UK, it usually sumatriptan, it works brilliantly for most people, you take one at the onset of a migraine and it's usually gone within an hour but you can only take 12 a month. It does allow most of us to get on with our lives. Good luck.
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      Kath we live in uk and it took him being admitted 20 times in 12 months before a consultant at the amazing l.g.i(3rd hosp he had been admitted into) contacting a specialist from london who was visiting that day to come review him for us to get a diagnosis.. we found that body stress makes him worse so he gave up his job as a mechanic and moved into the sales area of dealership he works at and that seems to have helped...
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    As well as Sumatriptan, I can recommend Botox injections too.  There are given at hospital by the neurologist.  Flunarizine is another drug you can consider as well.

    Good luck

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      Thank you for your reply.. my son was given sumatriptan but that made him worse so was given propanalol... will defo look into the other options you have given smile
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      He's so young and I started at with migraine very young but got caught up in a loop of so many doctors and medication. I pray your son won't have to go that far. Imitrex (sumatriptan) is to kill the pain. I would really suggest you inquire about Botox injections as time and research has come a long ways since my diganosis over 30 yrs ago. I don't wish to see anyone get caught up in try this and that -- medicated coctails that actually seem to over time make things worse. For me none of them worked. I do take Imitrex when I need to and am going actually this thrus. for my first botox treatment and am very hopeful that finally I can live a somewhat normal life without a mess of pills/narcotics etc.. just a treatment every 12 weeks is all I will need. Good luck and prayers for your son in fnding relief. Also make note of his diet. There are several foods that seem to trigger migraine. It's not just something that happens. Certain smells, perfumes etc. can trigger migraine so it's wise to journal or make note of these things as well. God Bless
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      Teri thank you for taking time to answer me.. i will start keeping a diary of the foods and scents and products i use at home and how he responds to them.. i wish you luck with your botox and would love to know how you get on... 😊
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    Hi Ayesha , I'm so sorry for your son , I suffer with migraines linked to my meniese decease , the pain is horrific so I sympathise with your son , especially when he's so young , because of this reason I have always believed in trying alternative medicine first . I have always gone to Holland and Barrett for advice and the staff there are so helpful , I think when it's your children me personally would prefer to try an alternative remedy first before trying chemical forms of medication . It will do no harm to seek advise from alternative remedies and try them , if this does not help then I return to my GP. Yoga and meditation is brilliant in some cases of migraine to support the symptoms and I keep off using my phone , laptop Tv and computer , early nights no alcohol and just try relaxing my mind with quiet calm atmosphere until the attacks subsided . I find I'm quite clumsy and carnt focus on simple tasks so it's better to just give in to it and rest up as forcing the issue of trying to do things can only make the attack prolong in my case , I hope this has given you some ideas to try . Reguards Michelle .
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