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SoLongDott

879d

I’m dealing with a migraine flare up and nothing helps. Usually some combo of ibuprofen, tylenol, propranol, hydroxyzine, and relpax as needed will do it. But relpax only helps for like a day right now and I can’t take it too much. I always get them really bad in winter. Anyone in same boat? What helps? I’ve tried TENS machine, massage, supplements (magnesium and iron), cannabis, topicals, teas … so many things. Would like to avoid going to ER but my blood pressure is getting high.

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    • RJ86

      862d

      I was in the ER last night for a complex migraine for 10 hours while they tried everything they could. I’m actually sitting up & functioning today but it’s still here. I think it’s stress & weather. I usually try prayer & meditation.

    • RJ86

      862d

      I was in the ER last night for a complex migraine for 10 hours while they tried everything they could. I’m actually sitting up & functioning today but it’s still here. I think it’s stress & weather. I usually try prayer & meditation.

    • SoLongDott

      862d

      Thank you all. Over a month now - Migraine still going strong. Seeing my doctor soon and will ask about nurtec and emgality. No historically I’ve not responded to triptans except relpax but it’s not helping right now.

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      869d

      I take magnesium and vitamin b2 supplements and those helped. I'm not sure if it will help you. Also, massages are heavenly especially if you have pain in the neck and shoulders.

    • Andruu

      870d

      Have you tried Nurtec or Emgality?

    • penny_lane

      870d

      I’m so sorry ☹️ I’m not sure if this will work but the thing that really helped get my frequency down was taking a muscle relaxer every night before bed. I still get them, but I think I was getting a lot of “extra” migraines because of tension in my neck/shoulders/back that a massage couldn’t fix

    • Andruu

      874d

      You don’t respond to triptans? What about new meds like Nurtec? Botox?

    • RJ86

      875d

      I just ended up having to get on Emgality. I don’t have any migraines until it’s due that month. It’s saved me

    • NonbinarySlytherin

      879d

      I'm so sorry! I feel this! You are not alone!

    • Pheobe37

      879d

      I also had a month where I was getting migraines daily and it was awful. My neurologist had me take a “migraine cocktail” (doesn’t sound good but it helped) which was migraines meds, magnesium, folate, and a steroid). It helped get my migraines back to their baseline frequency

    • Pheobe37

      879d

      Have you tried abortive migraine meds such as sumatriptan? That is typically the only med that helps my really bad migraines. My neurologist prescribed it and you can only take it 3 times within a week but it works wonders. I tend to use excedrin migraine if I can’t use sumatriptan.

    • Gwennie

      879d

      😥you poor thing!! I just want you to know you aren’t alone!!

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