Has anyone gotten botox injections for migraine treatment before? I'm scheduled to get it done on Tuesday and kinda worried how it's gonna effect me
Has anyone else experienced an increase of tics after taking magnesium? My neurologist prescribed me magnesium to help with migraines, but my tics have massively increased. Not sure if it's correlated or not.
What’s the best preventative medication you’ve had luck with? I’ve suffered chronic migraines since I was able to remember. My current pcp doesn’t listen when I tell me medications aren’t working and I would like to be able to go in and advocate for myself a bit more with knowing how others deal with it.
How do I prevent migraines brought on by bad weather? I feel like most migraines can be somewhat prevented by avoiding triggers, but I can’t exactly avoid the weather and I don’t want to have to wait until I get an attack before I can do something about it. Sometimes the forecast will say no rain but it’ll be wrong so I can’t rely on that.
I’ve been experiencing headaches and neck pain almost daily for months now. Sometimes they seem to be more like migraines, though I’m not clear on what separates headaches from migraines. Almost always accompanying the headache or migraine is sensitivity to light and neck pain. I’ve thought it was caused my not drinking enough water, but I don’t think that’s it. It could also be anxiety but I get them even when I’m relaxed. I have no idea what’s causing these and it’s making me a bit worried. I told my psychiatrist about it and she said it could be from taking ibuprofen every time I get a headache. But, I’ve recently found ibuprofen to no longer be helpful and have switched to naproxen. Any idea of what this could be or what causes them are worth sharing!!
24F 5'0 95 LBS What other options should I look for? I have gradual shoulder blade pain on my right side that follows my dorsal scapular nerve. It started almost 3 years ago now and it was tolerable until about 8 months ago, things went from about 3/10 on average to about 6/10 or 7/10 all the time, sometimes 8/10 or 9/10 depending on the day and what I do at work or during the day. I've never been in an accident or done anything to my shoulder that I woke up one day in severe pain, like I said it's been gradual. My left side will occasionally hurt due to overuse because I can't use my right side that much. It affects my everyday life at this point and I have lost multiple jobs. My doctors obviously do the basic test to see if I can still use my arm and I can do things but I can't perform a lot of daily and work life things but that doesn't seem to matter as they just keep sending me to physical therapy as that seems to be the fix all. The physical therapist have said that my arm is below average for strength on my middle trapezius being a ⅗ back 3 months ago when it was stronger and that it seems like nerve damage. This is the 3rd physical therapist that has said this. I have also had an osteopathic doctor, and a couple ortho ER doctors tell them this when I went in due to the unbearable pain. . I cant lift my arm above about the 90 degree point without pain and feeling like there's a block from my side.. from the front I can go pretty much all the way, my neck is usually super stiff and sore, there will be a shot from my neck area that feel electric down my arm to my fingers then they will get so tingly it hurts then they go numb, my shoulder blades stick out from my back. When I have my arm out at my side about the 90 degree angle and I try to rotate it back I feel and hear a bunch of crunching and it hurts. I have minimal grip strength to the point where I can barely open a bottle of pop or something similar. Whenever my s/o tries to give me a back massage somedays it hurts so much that just the weight of his hand is unbearable yet my doctors are kind of nonchalant about this whole thing. Does anyone have any idea what this could be? Could it be a pinched nerve or something similar but further down on my spine? Do I keep pushing my doctors or trying physical therapy despite it not really working? All my meds don't really help other than the migraine ones. I still get them occasionally but nearly as much. I don't drink or smoke. I do about 15 MG of THC edible about 4 times a week. I have no idea what to do anymore as it's getting worse. Meds I take: Ketorolac- 10MG Prochorperazine- 5MG Naproxen- 500MG Maxalt (as needed) 10MG Topamax 75mg Zanaflex 4mg (3×) Testing I've had done Cervical MRI: IMPRESSION: 1. No cervical spinal mass lesions or evidence of neurofibroma formation. The cervical spinal cord appears normal. No areas of pathologic enhancement are seen. 2. Very minor bilateral C2-3 facet sclerosis and minimal spurring with slight narrowing of the bilateral C3 foraminal. 3. No significant spondylosis. No disc protrusions or central canal stenosis. Brain MRI IMPRESSION: Brain MRI 1. Unremarkable MRI appearance of the internal auditory canals and associated structures. No acute pathology is seen. 2. Unremarkable MRI appearance of the bilateral mastoid air cells and remainder of the temporal bone structures. 3. Solitary ovoid area of signal change in the superior right frontal subcortical white matter measures up to 0.7 cm with some central cystic change and no associated enhancement or reactive edema appears indeterminate in nature. Short-term contrast-enhanced MR surveillance is recommended in 3-4 months. 4. Otherwise unremarkable contrast-enhanced MRI of the brain. Shoulder MRI IMPRESSION:1. Very mild tendinosis within the distal supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon fibers without a focal tear. 2. No labral tear identified on non arthrogram imaging
What are the best ways to get rid of or improve a migraine? Mine can get so bad and last hours, and I hate wasting my entire day just laying in the darkness trying to get it to go away. It also effects my job.
Hi guys. I’ve started having issues with migraines recent and I’m a little concerned. I never even had normal headaches until about last year, and then I started getting the very occasional migraine, like maybe one every few months. It started happening a bit more often more recently but I didn’t think much of it until it pretty suddenly went from happening a couple times a month, to about once a week, to now almost daily if not multiple a day. The speed this happened at is freaking me out a little and I can’t get into the specialist until October. Excedrin doesn’t help anymore. My Dr prescribed Sumatriptan for now but from my understanding it’s got so many side effects I’m trying not to take it unless the pain is just completely unbearable. Does anyone have any home tips for dealing with migraines or any thoughts on this in general?
does anyone have a similar problem with them. my doctor says there migraines but I don't have headaches with them. I have staring spells to point I jus stare at the lights nd ceiling. even when I walk. I roll my eyes to back of my head nd that's what hurts me. I've Had a CT scan done of my head. I've also got an appointment for neurologist in May. but I'm wondering if anyone has any tips to stop them. my migraine meds I was given don't work. I wear a beanie hat to try nd stop the staring a little bit. nd I often stay in my room completely dark except for my TV being on. idk what it is or what more to do. any help would be much appreciated.
I know this isn't the place for dx-ing anything but in your experience, does this sound more like headache or migraine symptoms? - muscle pain in back of neck, into the shoulders a little bit - moderate pain (lightly throbbing) around temples, cheek bones, nose bone, above eye brows... so I guess around the eyes - possibly related? my nose is dry and/but was runny earlier (there was over a 20°F temperature difference throughout the day so the weather could be why) - possibly related? I've been hella stressed at work and spending a lot screen time, esp on my phone so I wonder if the neck pain is from the position my head is in on my phone I rarely get head pain so I think my pain tolerance is just low but it's bothering me so bad and I'm a little worried that all my stress is triggering migraine? Idk I've never had one before
migraine buddies- does anyone experience HEMIPLEGIC migraines? mine are often triggered by stress. Would really appreciate some tips.
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I've had undiagnosed migraines for years, just got prescribed daily topiramate and PRN butalbital-acetaminophen-caffeine-codeine to try out. Just wondering what others have experienced, what I should be looking out for, what sort of affect it had re: other diagnoses/meds if you share any
chronic migrain sufferer hear from the UK. any home remedies that may help be apricated iv tried alot an been bak a forth with doctors an neurologists like I know we all have bit thing hat may help with day to day would be great as I have 2 kids an things are at all time high due to stress in my life currently. thank you for any help it is realy apriciatedxl x
First day of the semester and I have a migraine. I’ve made it to all of my classes so far but I feel so shitty that I want to not go to my last class. I’ve already taken my meds but they aren’t touching it. I don’t know what to do. Do I go and suffer, or miss out on today’s lesson cuz I feel like death?
Hey everybody, I get really bad migraines. what works from you? I have an appointment in April (they couldn't get me in any sooner) I just don't want to keep suffering. thanks
Today should be fun. I get to see the neurologist to help figure out why after taking out my brain tumor, putting in a VP shunt, and putting me on preventative meds, I still get horrible headaches.
anybody else have extreme light sensitivity that causes migraines? or light sensitivity during them? need some strategies to deal with it, esp where I work where in the drive-through the sun is laser beamed right to my eyes.
any one else here get migraines associated with their period? mine is about to start and the migraine has already hit. any advice on how to survive this one would be appreciated, I want to try new things because what I usually do isn't working.
Hi migraines are new to me and I was recently diagnosed and struggling. Any advice that anyone has for managing the pain especially as well as trying to work and live my life through these episodes??? Thanks 🏼
Hello! I just joined and hope to find others who are going through the same things I am. I have recently, with my dr help, weaned off my Paxil and am now on Prozac for anxiety/depression. I have been on Prozac for 4 days and this morning woke up nauseated and with a headache. I’m wondering if these are side effects of me starting the Prozac.
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