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Post  alli on Tue Apr 27, 2010 10:15 am

I am in my usual spring horror. Migraines almost every day. I woke up this morning at 2:30am after having vivid dreams where I was looking for my meds and woke up feeling like I had a spike through my head. I hate this!!!!

I'm going on two weeks of just non-stop migraine attacks. If I don't have one, I'm in postdrome or prodome. I can tell one is coming because I've been getting yawning fits about 10 hours or less prior to the migraine. I haven't figured out how to abort them and they just seem to be coming no matter what I do.

I'm feeling sorry for myself today. Sitting at work with my sunglasses on just waiting til 1:00 when I can go home. I need to wait til the stock market closes. UGH! I missed last Friday so I didn't want to call in sick again.

I want my life back. The one I had in my 20's. I felt pretty good then. 20 plus years of chronic migraines is enough. I hate that I probably will spend the rest of my life like this.

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Post  Kate on Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:59 pm

I know how you feel. After a week of a non-stop m it starts to piss me off. I`m waiting for menopause to see if that will be the finality of them or at least slow them down.

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Post  pen on Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:27 pm

Kate wrote:I know how you feel. After a week of a non-stop m it starts to piss me off. I`m waiting for menopause to see if that will be the finality of them or at least slow them down.

Oh Kate dont wait for menopause...I did that. ~All the medics told me as they startrd with hormones they would go when the hormones went. I am 5 years into menopause and worse off than I was. And I'm not the only one, even on this forum.

I thought I was badly off then. I struggled, but if I had had any idea how bad it would get, I would haved tried even harder.

Take what you can, and I hope you are one of the lucky ones, but meanwhile just go for it, best you can. Smile

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Post  Kate on Tue Apr 27, 2010 5:46 pm

Pen, would you know if hormone replacement help some people? I am thinking of seeing a Dr who specializes in that. This Dr says that they help people with migraines.

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Post  Johnfd on Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:18 am

Sorry to hear things are so bad Alli, I know what it's like and hope things smooth out for you soon.

Are things worse for you in spring and autumn and better in summer and winter? That used to be the case for me. Never could explain it and a doctor once said that it was the same for ulcer sufferers for some reason. These days things are just slightly better during June to August.

It is sad looking back at how we were before the migraines closed in on our lives because it shows just what we have lost. The contrast between me now and 10 years ago is marked but between now and 20+ years ago, when I was in my later 20s and my 3 kids were little, is huge. I was up for anything, would tackle anything and enjoyed having absolutely no time to sit down. You expect things to slow down as you get older but now I'm not even confident that, if I start to wash the car, I'll be able to finish!

You need to give yourself a pat on the back for being such a fighter. You're working despite all your health problems which is something I'm unable to do at the moment. I really miss seeing the people there.

Do I know you well enough to send you a hug? Wink
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Post  pen on Wed Apr 28, 2010 4:23 am

Kate wrote:Pen, would you know if hormone replacement help some people? I am thinking of seeing a Dr who specializes in that. This Dr says that they help people with migraines.

Hi Kate,
Well it made me worse...sorry about that. BUT I was too old I think when they gave it to me.
I have said that if my daughters show signs of migraine.
Start it in late 30s, before the hormones get in such a mess.

If you have a dr who specialises and are younger....I was 40....too late for me....
I do think it is worth a try. I think it is about an even chance of it helping.
But be sure it is hormones causing them or you could end up with more.
Not trying to be negative....talk to the dr....
Worth finding out.

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Post  theresae on Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:49 am

So sorry to hear you are havin crap time alli, i have just recently got rid of a 3 week one, it is the spring weather , sooo bad for some migrainers, hang on in there it should lift soon, i will keep you in my thoughts and prayers x
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Post  LizzieB on Wed Apr 28, 2010 9:34 am

It sounds as though a lot of us are in the same situation. I've only had 3 days without triptans in the last 2 weeks. I'm going to be another year older soon and it's quite frightening. Rushing by and nothing to show for it.

And it's so discouraging knowing the menopause won't necessarily bring an end to it. I'm hoping and hoping but know it may well be in vain. And the thought that things may get even worse . . . . . . gordon bennett I'm not dwelling on that one Shocked

It's gorgeous and springlike here though and I'm loving all the buds in my garden, even if the weeds are growing up all around them.

Take care all.

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Post  alli on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:16 pm

I can always use a hug! Yes, Winter and Summer are better. The air pressure doesn't change as much. It is my biggest trigger for Fall and Spring. I hate it! I love watching the seasons change but I spend most of the time lying down cause I have a freakin migraine.

Menopause didn't change anything. I went through early menopause and I have just as many attacks now as before. Another one is starting up. I can feel my neck and occipital tightening up. UGH!!! Plus TN today has had my face feeling like something is squeezing it. Pressure-like feeling with little pin pricks.

Oh well..... I'm getting lots of books read. And I can read them again in six months and it'll be like reading them for the first time thanks to my Wondeful memory! Smile

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Post  tecky on Wed Apr 28, 2010 3:34 pm

alli wrote:Oh well..... I'm getting lots of books read. And I can read them again in six months and it'll be like reading them for the first time thanks to my Wondeful memory! Smile

Alli

I have this problem too. However, I don't even need to go as long as six months to forget that I've read a book or what a book was about.

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Post  pen on Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:54 pm

It sounds as though a lot of us are in the same situation. I've only had 3 days without triptans in the last 2 weeks. I'm going to be another year older soon and it's quite frightening.

Liz I know how it feels living on Triptans. Weren't you trying another preventative? Did I get that wrong. ?
I have been like that and just see to be living on Triptans. They must give them to you thought. At that rate you need 20+ a month. I couldnt get that many.

Neuro suggested a couple of things to try, which I am sorting out with GP next week,, but on the whole, still on the Triptans.
The only light in my life is that they seem to be working a bit better than they were a few months ago. Bit quicker, and the side effects which had got worse have improved.

I hope you find something soon Liz. At least they work though ,dont they??

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Post  AuntieBubbs on Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:01 pm

Liz, et al.
I'm in the same boat - have only had maybe 3 days in the last few weeks without medication. And I can't afford to fill my refills as frequently as that, so it stresses me out. Ugh.
I don't know if it's the weather, but it's been very windy here, and of course, allergies have been bad this time of year too. Rain is always a trigger and its been a wet spring for us too.

I hate feeling like this! Hang in there, everyone. Hugs. I love you
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Post  pen on Sun May 02, 2010 2:06 pm

Kate,
Did you get any further with the HRT idea?
I didnt mean to put you off, we are all different, do check it out.
Good luck and let us know.

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