Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by NYY, Feb 14, 2012.
TMJ not a part of the layman vocab?
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.
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.
What time of day are you usually getting symptoms?
Varies. Thus far in my charting the past month, the afternoon is the m most common.
I wonder if it might be an optical issue that is causing these migranes. Have you thought about an optometrist?
Go every year. I've worn glasses since I was 5 and contacts since I was 8.
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.
Wife gets them; takes Sumatriptan Succinate tablets (substitute foe Imitrex)
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.
Sounds like 2 for 1 deal to me nyy.
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.
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.
It's everything I've ever wanted.
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.
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.
You saying I might be British?
Not a bloody chance
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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