Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by NYY, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    TMJ not a part of the layman vocab?
  2. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    I hear you there. I feel the exact same way about chiropractors or "quacks" as I like to call them, but at some point what can it hurt to try. Good luck.
  3. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    NY please don't take this wrong, but please have further testing done. My bro-in-law started out having migraines and it ended up being brain cancer. I do not type this to scare you, just to make you aware. I know this doesn't happen with every case, but my bro-in-law waited too late to have his testing done. I've learned as I've aged to take medical things more serious. I hope and pray that this is not the case but it never hurts just to be sure.
  4. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    What time of day are you usually getting symptoms?
  5. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Varies. Thus far in my charting the past month, the afternoon is the m most common.
  6. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    I wonder if it might be an optical issue that is causing these migranes. Have you thought about an optometrist?
  7. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Go every year. I've worn glasses since I was 5 and contacts since I was 8.
  8. zehr27

    zehr27 8th's VIP

    Could your eyes be changing and your current prescription be off? You should probably just blame this all on Tenny D, it has to be his fault some way.
  9. VolDad

    VolDad Super Moderator

    Wife gets them; takes Sumatriptan Succinate tablets (substitute foe Imitrex)
  10. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    Saw a story on the news this morning that botox treatments are being used to treat severe migraines in Great Britain. Thought of this thread.
  11. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

    Sounds like 2 for 1 deal to me nyy.
  12. JohnnyQuickkick

    JohnnyQuickkick Calcio correspondent

    Realize I'm way late to this thread but I used to get them real bad starting about 7th grade, often a couple of times a week, with the nausea and everything. I got midrin for them and it worked pretty well but it really knocked me out. Just about slept thru a test in geography in 10th grade. Imitrex was only available in injection form at this point. Had them frequently up until about 2nd year of college, then they just kinda quit. Even now though if I even think I might be getting a headache I pop some Excedrin and a Mtn Dew.
  13. gcbvol

    gcbvol Fabulous Moderator

    Late on this too, but I started getting migraines about 2 years ago. Mine almost always occur on weekends and my doctor thinks a major trigger is motion/sun combo, so using the convertible will sometimes bring them on. I have tried Imitrex, Frovo & Relpax but unfortunately none work for me. The next step for me will be narcotics, which I have tried to avoid; however sleep is the only thing that kills them for me, and as you know falling asleep in the grip of a raging migraine is easier said than done. One thing I have done based on the recommendation of a neurologist is take ibuprofen as a preventive measure. I take 800mg beginning Friday night before bed and again when I get up Saturday morning and repeat throughout the weekend. Since I started this practice the frequency has reduced quite a bit. I know that practice will not work for everyone, but since mine operate on a schedule it helps.
  14. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    It's everything I've ever wanted.
  15. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    Went to a specialist at my Wife's urging/demanding yesterday. He ran some tests and has changed my preventative medication. I was on beta blockers, but with an already low resting heart rate he wasn't too happy with my general doctor making that decision. I am now taking medicine that is intended for epilepsy patients. Hoping this one works as the migraines are about to drive me nuts.
  16. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    All I can add is that my limited exposure to migraines has always been related to some underlying dental problem. I have only had a handful, but problems with teeth were always at the root.
  17. NYY

    NYY Super Moderator

    You saying I might be British?
  18. warhammer

    warhammer Chieftain

    Not a bloody chance
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  19. utvol0427

    utvol0427 Chieftain

    Made major changes to my diet and started eating a lot healthier and my migraines have had a major drop off. So now I'm positive that my trigger is diet related, just have to figure out what it is.

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