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822d

What are some ways yall get rid of your migraines? mine seem to get worse by the day.

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    • Claude03

      817d

      My monthly injection does exactly what it’s supposed to do: cut the number of migraines I have in a week in half, so that helps quite a bit. I always have sunglasses on me for when I’m even just a little sensitive to the light. (I have two pairs I keep in my bag, on for outdoors and one for indoors) I also have a rescue med that helps, but I only use it for when I absolutely cannot afford to miss something. Honestly, I can’t get myself to regularly track my migraines, but even taking mental notes of triggers or things that make it worse can help manage them.

    • Claude03

      817d

      My monthly injection does exactly what it’s supposed to do: cut the number of migraines I have in a week in half, so that helps quite a bit. I always have sunglasses on me for when I’m even just a little sensitive to the light. (I have two pairs I keep in my bag, on for outdoors and one for indoors) I also have a rescue med that helps, but I only use it for when I absolutely cannot afford to miss something. Honestly, I can’t get myself to regularly track my migraines, but even taking mental notes of triggers or things that make it worse can help manage them.

    • Yrrebwarts

      820d

      100mg of Amitriptyline helps with my chronic migraines but my migraine aura’s and the really bad migraine episodes were only ever fixed when my insurance covered the migraine injections. You’ll need to find a neurologist in order to try and get insurance to cover it. Download a free migraine journal app right away. When you see a neurologist, they’ll tell you to record at least one month, maybe more, of your migraines. Most insurance requires proof that the injections are the only option left to you for your chronic migraine relief.

    • Selene

      820d

      Hydrated, Hydrate, Hydrate! I've found liquid iv to be extremely helpful, also I've found Recover 180 and Hoist drinks in gas stations and sometimes Walmart to be very helpful at better hydrating me fully. 💕

    • Lovemia

      820d

      Ubrelvy and avoiding sugar, wheat and dairy. Also if I deviate from my routine, it can trigger a migraine. Best of luck to you

    • Lunarix

      820d

      At least for me? Minimize my triggers as much as possible, which basically means becoming a vampire as I like to joke

    • pigglybandit

      820d

      I've tried it all. I'm 28 now and have had chronic migraines since I was 16. I am so sorry you haven't found the right mix of treatment to give you some relief but keep hope that you will one day! Try to find a good neurologist who will listen and believe what you tell them. I've tried rescue medications, preventative medications, changing my diet, cutting out certain possible triggers, and even a vagus nerve thing (can't remember the name lol). I've also tried several of the newer medications for migraines and all the monthly injections on the market currently and nothing gave me substantial relief. I've been getting botox for migraines for the last 9 months (one treatment every 3 months) and my life has changed! TBH it's hard to get your insurance to approve it but keep fighting them! If they won't approve it, the cost for the botox alone is around 1300. Yes that's a lot but they'll do payment plans and that's 1300 every 3 months so it is more manageable in a way. Good luck to everyone fighting migraines. They are incredibly debilitating but don't lose faith. You will find what works for you and have your life back!

    • Viccen

      821d

      I was going through ibuprofen like chewing gum for mine before my doctor offered me Nurtec. My insurance covers it, but they also offer programs that cover the cost for free. It's a dissovable tablet that knocks it out in roughly 20 mins. Otherwise showers, dark rooms, ac off.

    • josiejeror

      821d

      warm baths seem to help mine, especially in the dark. heating pads on the neck, but sometimes sleeping makes things worse.

    • Y0g1

      821d

      I also avoid caffeine/ only have it on the rarest of occasidions and I don’t drink alcohol at all- although that has something to do with my other medical stuff too. I know other people who drink a coke when they get a migraine and that helps them

    • Y0g1

      821d

      When my insurance covered it Ubrelvy was my saving grace- I normally took 200 mg of that with a few muscle relaxers, a Gatorade, a dark room normally with a sound machine on to block out the noise of other people in my house and an ice pack. But big pharma hates us and so now I can’t afford the med anymore ($1200 for like 8 100mg) but muscle relaxers can be a huge help mixed with those other things

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