New to migraines... help?!

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Hi there. I'm 24 and am a migraine newbie. I only got diagnosed with them around 3 months ago. I currently only take typical pain killers, although usually I don't bother as they do nothing. I'm currently undergoing further neurological investigations. My query is basically how people cope with migraines?! I get at least 4 a week and they knock me for 6. I go dizzy, nauseous, my vision blurs and it completely wipes my energy. I'm a mum of 2 under 4 and my partner works away for 3 weeks at a time. Any advice to make things more bearable?

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    Hello

    I take a Rizatriptan ODT 10mg on the onset of a headache and lay down for a rest.  If nausua I take nausua medication .  Make sure you are drinking plenty of water as well each day.  Hope this helps....others on here may have their suggestions....you are not alone.

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    Hi Sasha,

    As Wendy says we are all sufferers on here, so we know what you are going through.

    Rizatriptan is a good suggestion, I happen to take Sumatriptan, which is similar and what works for one may not work for others.  To prevent the headaches I take Pregabalin and Verapamil.  Your Dr can prescribe an anti sickness med, if sickness is a big problem.

    Good luck and let us know how you get on

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    Hi Sasha, if over the counter meds don't work you need to speak to your GP. I would also recommend sumatriptan because the usually get rid of your migraine within an hour and then you can get on with your life but you can only take 3 a week so you will probably need a preventative. Good luck. X

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    Thanks for all the replies, I appreciate it. Looks like yet another trip to the gp then! Hopefully some medication can help me get back on track. I need to try something because it's impossible to just lie down or sleep it off with my little monkeys!

    Thanks again.

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    Hi Sasha2902. I have been a sufferer for 8 years and have migraines all day everyday. I have gone through many different pathways to get were I am at now. Firstly ask you Doctor to refer you to a specialist consultant if you are in the UK it is mainly the University hospitals that have one. Mine is in Royal Stoke University Hospital Dr Brendan Davies. He sits on the main board and conducts many trials also. Firstly he gave me gabapentine and indomethocin which didn't work and then I had several courses of Botox however this stopped working on the 9th session. Last December I had IV DHE which has resulted from me not being able to go go out, feeling so depressed and banging my head having cold bags on my head 24/7 to having a more normal life. I am even back at work. But first things first. Please go see your Doctor. I have no idea how you are coping with two small children and your husband being away. Stay strong

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