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MarinaV

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my migraines have been constant on and off but everyday for three years and they haven’t gone away at all for a year now. I see my neurologist in two weeks for the second time. I know she’s going to put me on different preventatives but it feels like nothing ever works. they did roof repairs at my home and it felt like literal hell with my migraines. do y’all ever lose hope or have found something that actually works? I know they have migraine sticks but I haven’t tried it. it feels like I’m in hell almost everyday 😡😤

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    • Cindy33

      883d

      What new medication were you prescribed? How are you feeling now a days? Don't lose hope sounds like you are determined to finding a solution! I just accepted the fact that I need to take Excedrin or Ibuprofen and sometimes just take days off because nothing helps. Was thinking of trying botox but just didn't find the time for myself lately.

    • Cindy33

      883d

      What new medication were you prescribed? How are you feeling now a days? Don't lose hope sounds like you are determined to finding a solution! I just accepted the fact that I need to take Excedrin or Ibuprofen and sometimes just take days off because nothing helps. Was thinking of trying botox but just didn't find the time for myself lately.

    • MarinaV

      885d

      if taken a lot, excedrin can actually make migraines worse. it happened to me but sometimes, it’s the only thing that semi works. I think I was on maxalt but it didn’t do anything for me. I’m trying a round of new medications

    • ChronicWitch

      886d

      I’ve had constant migraines now for a while, the excessive use of Excedrine doesn’t do the job. I was finally upped on my amitrypline to help and take maxalt as an emergency as well as wearing my glasses at work with a screen has helped. I still get them on my period and mixing with my POTS can be hell but lately, knocking on wood it’s not bad with those added in

    • Morticia

      887d

      Weed

    • MarinaV

      887d

      painkillers are bad for your pain but they sometimes feel good. I’m seeing my neurologist today for my second visit. I’m hoping the medication she will put me on will help. I know it’s a round of take these medications and if they don’t help? take more! this whole cycle is exhausting. I would be okay if my pain went down 20% 😭

    • Lora

      888d

      Sorry to hear about your pain, sounds frustrating. I just take a lot of pain killers though I know it's not good. Hope your visit will go well and you will receive some interesting options. Hope you feel better soon!!

    • DrCasanas

      888d

      Fioricet as a rescue for my bad migraines, toradol shots for my worst, trying botox as a preventative. Other preventatives were unsuccessful or I reacted to. Heat pads, ice packs can help with the not quite bad enough to use one of my 3 days a week of fioricet

    • bitterintosweet

      896d

      Obviously everyone is different, but I’ve noticed that the times I had a daily headache or a significant spike in migraine days, it was due to a medication that I was taking at the time. It’s tricky because my experience was the medication at first didn’t seem to bother me- it was only over time that I noticed a pattern of pain (ie waking up every morning with a headache), etc. I was told by the NP at the neurologist’s office that triptans are notorious for causing more migraine if you over use your medication (take the triptan more than three times in one week). Ive certainly experienced that myself. Just wanted to mention that- not sure if that’s at all helpful to your situation.

    • Nae84

      896d

      I personally haven't tried it, but my sister swears by Botox injections. I am meeting a new neurologist next month, and I don't even know what all to ask because I haven't seen one in years.

    • MarinaV

      896d

      I don’t drink either and got 12 hours of sleep last night. usually, it’s 8 or 9. I’m doing the things that the sites tell you to do for migraines. I’m really hoping when I get to this next visit, that the preventatives she suggests will help. I believe I’ve tried three or four of them and none of them have helped. thank you 🙌🏼

    • Emma37

      896d

      I find it helpful to drink and eat regularly every three hours. Also getting enough sleep every night and unfortunately avoiding, as much as possible, alcohol and coffee.. Don't lose hope, maybe your doctor will suggest something that will work for you.

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