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MissThing

738d

I've been diagnosed with tension headaches and chronic migraines since I was age 17.... been dealing with the pain for along time I've been trying to find things that help reduce migraines. I also have alot of other health problems like lupus heart problems and etc. so certain migraines medications I can't take. I'll do acupuncture on my hands which helps relive pain at times. just want to go days without having tension headaches and migraines.

    • hotcheetounicorn

      734d

      Have you tried magnesium? I take it daily and it has helped reduce my migraines.

    • Iz684

      735d

      I am getting treated with a monthly injection. I think it’s called emgality but I have gone days without any pain. It’s a lifesaver

    • Journie

      735d

      Can anyone help me? I have chronic migraines. I haven't seen my neurologist since 2019. I lost my insurance so I haven't been able to go back. Nor have I been able to get the Ajovy injections I had been taking or the Sumatriptan tablets that I had been using during attacks. I need help identifying my triggers so that maybe I can try to stay away from them. Since I lost my insurance and have had no meds since 2020, I've been having migraines on average about 4 days a week. THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!!!!!😭😭😭😭

      • flibberflam

        735d

        @Journie one source of triggers that people often overlook is dietary maybe sugar or something is causing an issue? you can keep a food diary to try and find triggers that way here are some other things you can try that don’t require insurance - regular cardio - try to sleep at the same time every night, and sleep in whenever you have a migraine - CBD oil anywhere that you’re tense - ice! anywhere it hurts (eyes, forehead, shoulders) - watch your diet: not just for food triggers (processed sugar is a big one for me), but also caffeine, eating too fast, eating regularly, etc - even breathing; keep your heart rate low (except when exercising) - for me, strong emotions and stress can trigger migraines, so journaling and such can help - avoid allergies, like to pets or food - and avoiding standard triggers like light and sound hopefully something in there is helpful migraines suck, but once you break the cycle, it should get a little easier

    • wheezynwavy

      738d

      Teas like peppermint and chamomile help me sometimes. Also, scented oils in peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, and chamomile have been helpful to me.

    • Reesa

      738d

      Have you tried the Botox for migraines? It makes tension impossible so it really helps with that kind of trigger.

    • flibberflam

      738d

      for tension headaches, CBD oil, physical therapy, and getting a neck brace have helped me and for migraines, have you considered cefaly? it’s expensive, but it did wonders for my migraines I can’t use medicine much, either, but those things worked for me good luck w everything

      • Journie

        735d

        @flibberflam what is cefaly?

        • flibberflam

          735d

          @Journie it’s like a TENS unit for your brain it uses electrical signals (I think?) to chill your trigeminal nerve from my experience, it’s great for true migraines, and not really helpful with other kinds of headaches here’s a link that should give you more information https://www.cefaly.com

    • AngelKitty

      738d

      I don't know if this Will help with your health problems. But it have help me a lot with my chronic migraines. I take a monthly injections. The med is I use is call Amovig. It have helped a lot.

      • Reesa

        738d

        @AngelKitty I take Ajovy injections. They are similar. Ive noticed some reduction over the past few months.

      • MissThing

        738d

        @AngelKitty thank you for you're advice I'll look into it.

        • AngelKitty

          738d

          @MissThing You're welcome

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