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My migraines suffering increased recently

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  • Posted By: jaylon9n9n
  • February 17, 2007
  • 09:20 AM

I am almost 28 and haven't suffered with migraines long, other than menstrual migraines. But I just have sort of dealt with them. Recently I have been getting migraines more often. Even more recently I got a migraine that I have had for 8 days now. It pretty much left me debilitative. The doc prescribed me some Imitrex which did nothing. Then I got a shot of De-moral and Phenergan, which let me sleep peacefully and wake up with a miagraine still. He gave me some samples of Relpax, which I dug into and helped, but the price tag is so high, I am not sure I can depend on that daily. He also put me on 25 mg of topamax to help prevent them. So far I still have a migraine and am at my wits end. I guess I am scared because my mother has gotten a migraine every day for as long as she can remember. I’ve seen her in pain. I can’t even think of having that pain. I just want to get rid of it.

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  • Topamax works like a charm for migraine for most people. I assume you're titrating up to 50 mg twice a day. Give it a chance.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 17, 2007
    • 04:22 PM
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  • Just a tip, a lot of sufferers have a problem with sensitivity to the 3 C's - Cheese, Chocolate and Citrus!!! While your head is so bad, it may well be worth cutting these out of your diet for a while to see if there is any difference before gradually introducing them again and noting any changes!! Meanwhile you can try using Migravent Product. I am using since last week, its good. I think they have a site by same name migravent. Keep well .
    sebastian_us5 1 Replies
    • February 19, 2007
    • 08:50 AM
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  • Try to fix what triggers you migraines, avoiding triggers can reduce the frequency of migraines. Food is the best known migraine trigger, about 25% of all migraine attacks is triggered by food. Some foods that may trigger migraines include: red wine, sherry, cheese, chocolate, caffeine, citrus fruits. Some people find vitamin B complex, magnesium, magnet bracelets, accupunture can help with migraines.
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