Chronic Migraine Booklet

 

Migraines: Not Just Another Headache

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Migraines: Fact vs Fiction with Dr. Jeffrey Millstein

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The Truth About Migraines

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What Causes Migraine Disease? 5 Factors in Migraine Neurobiology

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Historical Management of Chronic Migraine

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The Neurobiology of Chronic Migraine

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Treating Chronic Migraine: Remember the Fundamentals

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Most people who are prone to migraines get a painful attack once or twice a month. But if you have the condition known as chronic migraine, you get headaches much more often This Migraine Fact Sheet highlights important details everyone should know about Migraine. A PDF copy is included below that you may download to share with others. What is Migraine?

Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent disease worldwide. Migraine. Migraine affects about 28 million women in the U.S.

85% of chronic migraine sufferers are women. Before puberty, boys are affected more than girls, but during adolescence, the risk of migraine and its severity rises Roughly 1 in 4 women will experience migraine. Migraine Fact Sheet What is Migraine? • Migraine is a genetic neurological disease. • Migraine is the 3rd most prevalent disease worldwide. • Migraine is the 7th leading cause of disability worldwide. • Migraine is the leading cause of disability among all neurological disorders. • Migraine. Chronic Migraine Chronic migraine best characterizes those patients with a history of migraine who experience headache more than half the time.

This condition was previously called Transformed Migraine. The National Migraine Centre provides high quality information on migraine and headache. Click on the links below to access individual fact sheets on a range of related topics. We provide you. The symptoms commonly include a headache, which lasts six to 12 hours, and may be: severe. dull or throbbing. all over the head, or worse on the sides of the head. on only one side of the head.

Your child may also: lose their appetite, have nausea. The Complete Headache Chart Migraine Apps Headache Topic Sheet (Spanish) Headache Topic Sheet Menstrual Migraine Brochure Your Migraine, Your Symptoms: What You Need To Know Childrens Headache Disorders Headache Tests Headache Diary: Keeping a Diary Can Help Your Doctor Help You Biofeedback Training Techniques Low-Tyramine Diet for Individuals with Headache or Migraine. MOH is caused by chronic and excessive use of medication to treat headache. MOH is the most common secondary headache disorder. It may affect up to 5% of some populations, women.

Researchers believe that migraine is the result of fundamental neurological abnormalities caused by genetic mutations at work in the brain. New models are aiding.

List of related literature:

Disability, HRQoL and resource use among chronic and episodic migraineurs: results from the International Burden of Migraine Study (IBMS).

“Chronic Headache: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluation and Management” by Mark W. Green, Robert Cowan, Frederick G. Freitag
from Chronic Headache: A Comprehensive Guide to Evaluation and Management
by Mark W. Green, Robert Cowan, Frederick G. Freitag
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Headaches may be due to tension, lack of sleep and increased stress; or women who previously suffered from migraine headaches may find these recurring in the postnatal period (Bick et al 2009).

“Midwifery: Preparation for Practice” by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, Carol Thorogood, Jan Pincombe
from Midwifery: Preparation for Practice
by Sally Pairman, Sally K. Tracy, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

The clearest genetic link has been established for familial hemiplegic migraine.16 Children with frequent headaches often suffer from medication overuse headaches due to chronic or repeated use of overthe-counter analgesics.

“A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children E-Book: Expert Consult: Online and Print” by Charles J. Cote, Jerrold Lerman, I. David Todres
from A Practice of Anesthesia for Infants and Children E-Book: Expert Consult: Online and Print
by Charles J. Cote, Jerrold Lerman, I. David Todres
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2012

Another analysis of 24 000 individuals with “severe” headache who responded to the 2005 AMPP survey identified 655 respondents with chronic migraine

“Occupational Neurology” by Marcello Lotti, Margit L. Bleecker
from Occupational Neurology
by Marcello Lotti, Margit L. Bleecker
Elsevier Science, 2015

In a study of 593 patients with episodic or chronic migraine from six headache centers, PTSD was found in 30.3% of patients with chronic migraine and 22.4% of those with episodic migraine (Peterlin et al. 2009).

“Textbook of Medical Psychiatry” by Paul Summergrad, M.D., David A. Silbersweig, M.D., Philip R. Muskin, M.D., John Querques, M.D.
from Textbook of Medical Psychiatry
by Paul Summergrad, M.D., David A. Silbersweig, M.D., et. al.
American Psychiatric Association Publishing, 2020

The study of the genetics of migraine has largely consisted of investigations in familial hemiplegic migraine (FHM), a rare monogenic subtype of MA, with an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.

“Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences” by Robert B. Daroff, Michael J. Aminoff
from Encyclopedia of the Neurological Sciences
by Robert B. Daroff, Michael J. Aminoff
Elsevier Science, 2014

In a healthy person with chronic headaches, tension-type headache (TTH), migraine, and cluster are among the top differentials.1 The other headache characteristics he has (dull squeezing pain across the forehead, mild pain rated at 3/10, and responsiveness to acetaminophen) point to a diagnosis of a TTH.

“Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care & Multimorbidity Management E-Book” by Karen Dick, Terry Mahan Buttaro
from Case Studies in Geriatric Primary Care & Multimorbidity Management E-Book
by Karen Dick, Terry Mahan Buttaro
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

As part of the American Migraine Study (1998), of the individuals not seeking medical treatment for their migraines, 61% reported severe to very severe pain, and 67% reported severe disability (Lipton & Stewart, 1998).

“Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness” by Robert J. Gatchel, Izabela Z. Schultz
from Handbook of Occupational Health and Wellness
by Robert J. Gatchel, Izabela Z. Schultz
Springer US, 2012

Diagnosis of all but a few rare migraine subtypes remains clinical, based on the patient’s history and an examination that rules out secondary causes of headache (not covered in this chapter).

“Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E-Book” by Walter R. Frontera, Julie K. Silver, Thomas D. Rizzo
from Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation E-Book
by Walter R. Frontera, Julie K. Silver, Thomas D. Rizzo
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2018

PedMIDAS: development of a questionnaire to assess disability of migraines in children, Neurology 57:2034–2039, 2001.

“Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book” by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, Joseph St. Geme, Nina F Schor, Richard E. Behrman
from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics E-Book
by Robert M. Kliegman, Bonita F. Stanton, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

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  • Dr I m a 20 years old girl and I m suffering from migraine since 3 years nd my migraines repeats once a month and it remains almost 72 hours is there options to cure

  • I have being suffering from Migrane since i was 15 teen and i still being suffering from Migrance but i have a migrane without aura i have got a white matter in the frontal lobe

  • Been experiencing some of the worse type of migraines almost everyday for 7+ years until I went to a nueroligist who put me on preventive med called Topomax.
    Idk if it’s going to help you but ask your nueroligist about prevenative medication.

  • I’ve grown up with my mother practically living in the bathroom puking her guts up, because of migraine attacks. I’ve been terrified of also getting it once I reached my mid twenties. Well, I can gladly say I don’t get severe symptoms like my mother, but as I’m writing this I’ve had a head-in-a-vice headache for 3 days in a row now. It happens often.
    It’s taxing, and I’m sick and tired of it.
    I was reading a bunch of the comments here, and a lot saying you shouldn’t complain if you “only” have a headache. I say, there are degrees to everything. I can “function” while I have headaches like these, as in, I can walk around, eat and use my vision.. What I can’t do is concentrate on anything, a feeling of utter exhaustion, and the day is just a haze, waiting for the pain to go away.

    Not really sure how to get my point across, but… something like… Don’t dismiss other peoples suffering because you perceive it as less pain than your own? I guess… ^_^”
    Everyone handles pain differently, and some have a really high threshold.
    I’ve seem people charge through an entire day of work, while having a 40* degree fever, while others crash and burn at 38*.

  • Hello, when ever I see any mirgraine case I always want to say a special thanks to Dr.Osemuahu for helping me get cured from Migraine, and chicken pox i was tested Positive 5 months ago, I contacted him base on the testimonies I’m seeing about him on the internet, I was cured too by him, he can help you, these is my little way of appreciation by spreading my happiness… And he’s able to help you in getting rid of any kind of decease that’s affecting you….. let me know if your need his info

  • I got migraine when i was 8 yr old and unable to walk for 10 days, Thank god, I met Super xpert doc who trated it permanently within 2 months medication course and suggested me to increase my diet and eat lot of green vegetables and do workout too

  • Imitrex (sumatriptan) changed my life. Also regular, as if it’s an RX medication, caffeine added to my diet very much helped. I had worse and more frequent migraines when I was caffeine free for a full year.

  • The most disappointing thing is people who don’t have migrane say that it’s just a headache how can it lasts for days (in my country)

  • My migraines make me fall into depression ever so often. I’m also in therapy for anxiety. It makes me feel disabled and like i’m not enough. Fighting the fight though ��������

  • I thought I got migraines for a bit but when I talked to those that for sure get them I wasn’t sure. Neurologist seems to think there is a migraine component as migraine meds do seem to help a bit, but I have never experienced all those other disturbances. Just head pain for like a couple hours.

  • I have suffered from migraines on and off for years. The last really bad one was at my sister’s bachelorette party… I was supposed to be the hostess as the MOH, but I didn’t get to have any fun and had to pass my duties on to another bridesmaid because I was so miserable. I was crying and I felt like I was going to vomit and like my head was being beaten with a brick while also feeling like my skull would explode, even though I hadn’t had any alcohol to drink, so I had to go lay down in a dark and quiet room… Next morning I had to go to the walk in clinic because it was still awful, they gave me a steroid shot and a pill for nausea and it finally went away… Needles to say, worst bachelorette party ever:/

  • I had been in severe migraine condition which made me almost being in torture over and over sometimes I thought about to kill myself to get free. But what I found later! I started taking caffeine containing pain killers believe me it helps to rid of my migraine within 30 minutes which before took me almost days to properly tackle this shit…. but it won’t work for everyone one as for my mother it didn’t work ever but at least try it once might will work for many of you. I usually take Panadol Extra which has enough amount caffeine for me.

  • I have just sent this to my best friend. I’ve been having migraines since i was 15. Mine tend to come after a fainting spell but not always.

  • I confront the Aura! And continue on my day! The only time I can’t confront it is if I am writing, reading, or driving! I take my meds when I see it and I ride the hell out of it! And when the headache starts I ride it out also! And for some funny reason I get them more separated on a longer period! And taking 2 Magnesium Oxide morning and night helps a lot!

  • I been having this miserable headache for 3 hours now all day all day which is sucks it’s like showing me my fears and nightmares �� life sucks

  • Migraines are not a headache, migraines feel like your brain is going to bust and your going to die. Migraines are very very very extremely by far the worst feeling of getting hit by lightning. The squeezing of the brain. Not a joke they can last for days or weeks with throwing up and or nausea

  • I WAS 8 WHEN I GOT MY FIRST headache /// TILL I WAS 52…. I STARTED ON CIPROMIL [CITALOPRAM……. I HAVE NOT HAD ANY SORT OF headacheS TRUST ME. I WENT THROUGH HELL HELL HELL HELL /// 4TO 5 DAYS ON MY LEFT SIDE OF MT HEAD… THEN 4TO 5 DAYS ON MY RIGHT SIDE. YES HEL I FELL SORRY FOR PEOPLE WITH MIGRAINE. GOOD LUCK ALL

  • that’s perfect advice, I find that having horrendous migraines is like my body torturing my soul. just spent 36hrs in pain, I walked in a small circle from 11pm to 6am even the fairy lights on the Christmas were too bright –

  • when you go blind in the middle of the city and tell your friends and they say you’re faking it and you almost get hit by a car because MIGRAINES ARE REAL

  • My brother have a migraine and it always happens almost everyday and he also have a pneumonia we tried going to a doctor but he still have it and it’s been almost 2months now.:(

  • So I don’t have minegrane but I think my mother does have it, I’ve been trying to watch videos of how to relieve it but I’ve read the comments and most of y’all like the cold but my mom likes really hot things she would go infront of the oven and warm it she would start sweating but she said it’s bad, and I do believe her because sometimes she says she wants to die because of it. I try giving her massage and they work a little bit. Sometimes she wakes me up in the middle of the night of her throwing up(my room is close to the bathroom.) She has it alot and we have the house very warm for her and she can’t have cold things.

  • from 16 to 50 awful migraine on 10 day cycle. Yet after age 53.till now age 80 not a one. just rare occasions of 5 minute migraine visual aura without pain andsickness. Why I dont know but both grandmother, father and one son of mine prone to frequent migraine. I only suspect hereditary hormone change in male menopause.. hereditary gene defect. Sorry for migraine sufferers.

  • I have migraine with aura which comes only 1 or 3 times in a month. Mostly are based of stress but I think my way of curing it is take a painkillers and straight to bed and take 7-8h nap (doesn’t matter what time you wake unless the migraine is gone). When I wake I honestly drink alcohol to keep my mood happy and releasing the stress. Honestly, I’m completely clueless how to cure it permanently.
    What’s your method curing migraine momentarily?

  • I have a weird kind of headache that feels like a mix of migraine and tension headache. I don’t really know what to do with it or what’s causing it, but it makes my day so difficult. But at the same time, I hear stories from people who actually suffer from migraine and those stories make me feel like my headache is not as bad as theirs and so I shouldn’t be taking sick days off from school or work…

  • My migraines are so painful, I need to be in a dark room and just keep throwing up. It always hurts so bad I just want to cut open my whole skull to relive the pressure

  • Scishow chocolate bar!!!! If you have Migraine DO NOR TRY!!!!!! If curious after trying come back to this comment and reply,,,, PURE hell

  • Ginger helps sometimes, I try to stop it by taking ginger peice like medicine and drink lukewarm water.
    If it doesn’t work nothing works than, best of medicine fails in my case as vomiting starts and taking medicine is of no use now.

  • Only those who suffer from migraine can understand how painful torture it is.
    In my case it start from random sensitivity to light from one are, than causing a aura on just side making you blind from that side, than head start to throbbing, heart beat raises, you start sweating hard and than a

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!UNBEARABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!PAIN!!!¡!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    START ON ONE SIDE OF YOUR HEAD.
    WITH VOMITING, YOUR BODY SUDDENLY BECOMES PALE AND WEAK AND THEN COMES THE VOMITING CYCLE THAT CONTINUE ATLEAST FOR HALF AN HOUR,
    After vomiting you feel so weak you will find hard even to walk like you are drunk, you would not see anything clearly,
    When the VOMITING stops, you need to sleep and that’s the final stage, due to massive pain you will find hard to sleep.
    Light is unbearable in this case you will need to find a completely dark and silent room and need to sleep for 3/4 hours.

  • My mom gets them so bad she’ll throw up or pass out. I have just started getting them over the last year and while mine don’t hurt any worse than a normal headache (which is still absolutely terrible) and mine just so happen to last for almost a week every single time I get one! I’ve always said I hated the sun and like to keep my apartment pitch dark especially during summer (I also have GAD and panic attacks so that’s probably a main reason) but I’ve only just realized that my hatred of the sun and the fact that it just seems SO BRIGHT is probably from my migraines. My moms migraines are so bad, she has to get botox shots in her head. Her doctor also told her, before I realized my freaking week long headaches were migraines, that any kids she has (which is only me) would be highly likely to get migraines passed to them as well so yay for me. Nothing I take helps to relieve the pain and like I said it’s no worse than a regular headache, they just last for days and days and days and days! But I read online that migraines don’t have to be as painful as the extent that my gets them. I also frequently get nausea and dizziness so I’m going tot talk to my doctor about getting some kind of prn pain med to take when I feel one coming on.

  • I worry about the next one coming because I never know when or where. It’s a horrible disease. I hate it. I have suffered from migraines for 15 yrs and the different meds I have taken are overwhelming and incredible.

  • I am so upset coz I have migraine like pain from my head to my toe in right side the body..What is this kind of dease and what is its cure or treatment?

  • My migraines are cause by over cast skys. Sometimes I get lucky and will have a bad headache when I go outside but then have it go away once I’m inside the house. However there are those times where it will start inside and then I have to go to class and be the time I get to the other side of campus I feel like I’m going to throw up or explode or both

  • Let it be said what the headache represents, it’s me defending in suspense. It’s me suspended in a defenseless test. Being tested by a ruthless examinat that’s represented best by my depress………………………ing thoughts.
    That’s what it actually is Hank

  • To all my migraine brothers and sisters.

    I feel you. Migraine is like the most annoying thing ever. Hope one day there is a solution for this.

  • It caused by severe muscle tension in the neck and back sustained over time. Proper trigger point application will prevent most headaches. I have proven this in myself, friends and family who get severe headaches. The gene excuse is used to sell drugs…mostly! You’re welcome.

  • I can’t eat when I have migraine.
    I throw up when I have migraine.
    I need to be in bed when I have migraine.
    The palms of my hands and feet hurt when I have migraine.
    I get stomach upset and hyperacidity when I have migraine.
    My trick is to take mefenamic acid just before the pain worsens or when I feel like I’m gonna have a migraine.

  • Seeing this video is so important, migraines are hell! This is coming from a person that has them twice a month if im lucky some months it can be a week straight. Pure hell!

  • i have migraine too and it hurts 10 times more worse than a normal headache and it takes 4 hours and if i see liight my eyes hurt sooooooo mutch thath i want to kill my self

  • It’s literally the worst thing! When I have migraines I cant do anything, I’m crying from the pain, I can’t focus and the worst part is that I have to be in school ( Im 14) cause my parents dont understand that it’s not just a headache so they wont let me stay at home! Loads of medicines! IT SUCKS THANK YOU!!!��������❤

  • Anyone else have eyes that are sensitive to the sun when a migraine might come. It doesn’t always result in a headache but I notice the sun sensitivity more when I do have a migraine.

    It causes my eyes to flutter and my body to flinch for a sec which is annoying. and sometimes I also feel a tad off like its almost a migraine but no pain.

    The longer I stay in the sun eventually it stops, and it only happens when I suddenly go from dark to light. It also only happens with sunlight.

    As for other migraine symptoms, I also get a stiff neck before the migraine.

    The eye thing does not always happen and I’m perfectly healthy otherwise besides some acid reflux and some insomnia that can happen with that if I don’t watch what I eat before bed. I wake up at 4am-5am from indigestion sometimes.

    I wonder if it is migraines, insomnia or both. If I miss sleep I can get a migraine.

  • I found this video because I couldn’t tell if what I have was a headache or a migraine but now I’m 99% sure it’s a migraine.also normal headaches don’t last 12 hours.��

  • I had a migraine 5 years ago and I haven’t had one since but I remember that pain and it sucked I really hope I never have to deal with that again

  • Désactiver les déclencheurs visuels de la migraine et de baisser son incidence. Vous pouvez utiliser ce spot à votre convenance et à votre rythme.  https://youtu.be/7PRaZQBC7Ws
    Dr. Khereddin Ennouri

  • Pretty sure there’s no limit to how long a migraine can really last. I’ve had one last for 2 weeks and I’ve heard of people having them for months on end.

  • tell me why i just took that and waited 2.5 hrs, and it wasn’t working so i looked up how to stop a migraine �� what do i do now? It literally hurt to watch this video with the sounds and light just to tell me what I already took was supposed to solve it ��

  • My best friend is going to make the second year of a continued migraine. At the beginning it was so bad, she couldn’t speak or leave bed. I wish to understand better what causes it but, even if this video makes it look like there are several obvious things, doctors eventually gave up and stop trying to help because there’s not enough information.

    Thankfully she’s getting better. Now she can even go out a little and take care of herself. She’s making big changes in her life and I think that’s helping.

    Still, I would like to understand how it works deeply, maybe in an easier visual language than the one on this video…. Does anyone know a video like that and would like to recommend it to me?

  • So I’m not really expecting anyone to know what this is, but about 2 years ago I started getting these weird “headaches” every day starting about 4-6 hours after I wake up. But the weird thing is mostly that it felt and still feels like an electric storm in my head, along with difficulty my fine motor control and speech when the “headaches” got too severe. Pretty much only sleep would reset my brain for what little time off relief I had. I started seeing a neurologist a year ago, and it’s probably not anything like epilepsy, bleeding in the brain, or cancer as I’ve had an MRI, a conventional EEG, and a three day EEG. Just about the only text I didn’t have was the spinal tap, but the neurologist wanted to try some medications before jumping to that stage, and low and behold propranolol fixed my “headaches” for the most part even though my symptoms are super weird sometimes for migraines. I’ve yet to meet another person with the same problem, but I’m just happy there’s something I can do to stop those horrible daily “headaches”

  • I suffer them in clusters
    Literally since age 5.
    I have to take codeine otherwise I cant continue functioning when one’s happening. Luckily mine ends when the headache is over, but it FEELS LIKE MY BRAIN IS IN A PRESSURE CRUSHER ABD MY SKULL IS GOING TO BREAK OPEN. I have to take codeine and acetaminophen together, its all that works. Oh and for some reason dextromethorphan works sometimes, so does promethazine. But sometimes I have to just chug the meds and pass out to dissociate from the pain. It always helps

  • A few months ago I had five migraines in one day and I had every symptoms. But the thing is I was having a really bad panic attack I was freaking out like something bad was going to happen to me I don’t know. And the next day after that I felt like crap for a while but I was feeling stressed out. That was the worst migraine that I ever have witnessed in my life than the previous migraines I had.

  • Hi ��
    Is there anyone here taking magnesium for migraine?!
    Do you find it helpful?!

    I’m medical student and I made a research about the link between magnesium and migraine.
    If you’re interested read it please.. ��

    And please follow me if you have ResearchGate account..

    Thank you ����

    https://www.researchgate.net/publication/339796035_The_Role_of_Magnesium_in_Pathophysiology_and_Migraine_Treatment

  • My migraines are a living nightmare. The pain is so intense at times that I would rather be dead. I have had them for 20 yrs and have been on so many drugs. My migraines have gone from 8-10 a month now to 14. I am looking into getting Botox for relief. I also am going to try micro dosing magic mushrooms. I have heard amazing things about them. Love to all my migraine sisters and brothers. I know exactly what your going through! I am at the end of my rope and I can’t live like this anymore!! The thing that freaks me out is I never know when or where the next one is going to hit.

  • My husband has chronic migraines that can last for weeks at a time. We’ve tried 4 different medications now to help prevent them from happening but nothing seems to help.

  • I had migraine for 10 years. The knowledge of migraine in Indonesia is so low. They would think it is normal, while i’m dying. The aura is so bad, the headache is extreme. What is normal about that?

  • Dr. Ward, I am a 52 years old female that have been suffering from chronic migraines for the past 20 years (since my daughter was born). I have tried many treatments with no success. They include botox, acupuncture, CBD oil, antibody injections, meditation. I took Maxalt for almost 10 years, but started to develop some reactions. My doctor switched my medication to Sumatriptan which is helping me for the time being. But my migraine attack frequency remain to be the same. At least 20 days per month. Would you be kind to make a suggestion? I am looking for any option that can help me. Thank you.

  • Always wished I had the means to fully find a way to stop my migraines. I always believed that my headaches were sinus until I experienced one so painful I had to go to the doctor immediately. He diagnosed me with migraines. I still get the nasal congestion with most of them. I also sometimes get extremely sharp vision before some. Others are the smell of automotive fumes, feces, rotting food or burning smells, light & noise sensitivity. Others are blurry vision & pain at the top of my head that increases as I try to pull information & become lost in brain fog. Others are so much nauseousness from the pain that I have to lie down, not move & just struggle with it. If I can, I will knock myself out with medication, if I can keep it down, & hope it will pass or diminish when I wake up.

  • I used to start off w an aura then I would get vision loss any noise would make me throw up and I would get jittery and I could do is Vicks on a hot rag over my eyelids like 3 ibuprofen and crying myself to sleep ��

  • I have had cluster migraines for 20 years straight unmedicated other than some ibuprofen from time to time as well as a sinus headache on and off, my entire arm was effected and neck and the pain was unrelievable until I started taking propranolol and maxalt a month ago and within a week I had 100% symptom relief reducing from a constant migraine to 3 ish migraines a week for 4 hours ish. This may sound bad but it as good as I have ever had. I had no idea how much pain I was in, no clue how much it affected me, now looking back I realize how bad it was but while in the pain, it was not bad, I have lost most of my memory of times of pain leaving massive gaps in time. Like waking from a coma. I still have a constant migraine but no pain except for some bad moments usually at night, the migraine now has turned to an odd fog and confusion, the free high no one wants at the end of a migraine.

  • Unnecessarily over-the-top Bazaar descriptions of what the pain is like. Hyenas ripping your head off? That’s just a bizarre way of describing it.

  • My migraines are likely caused by a vitamin b deficiency. Self diagnosed. But I have most of the symptoms of a vitamin b deficiency. And special vitamin tablets for it don’t help. I simply can’t fix it and I can’t get rid of the migraines. If any of you reading this don’t know the cause of your migraines, I encourage you to research any medical conditions that have symptoms of migraines. Sometimes just understanding WHY can help give you a piece of mind. Some won’t find a reason, but some might. Thought this might help. Stay strong <3

  • Bless you I am praying for each and every one of you!!! ������ you are a champion for all of this we go through, blessings sent with ❤️ to you right now!!

  • I haw migraines i it fells like am exploding and my doctor even has it and she cant even see and i feel like am falling. Like dizzy and i bekom weak an dit fells like i dont excist

  • I suffered migraines for 40 years until I stopped eating poisonous plant based foods and went carnivore. They have miraculously stopped almost overnight since I observed that all mainstream dietary advice was Insane propaganda, so changed how I looked after myself. I now avoid plant based foods and carbohydrates and fibre in general. I now only suffer migraines when I eat plant based foods, especially green leafy vegetables, grains and legumes, but all plant based foods in general.

    If you suffer migraines; I would suggest a 30 trial of the carnivore diet. It will change your life. You will probably not suffer anymore, unless your migraines are head or spinal injury induced.

  • I’m 16 and I get ophthalmic migraines almost every single day, some are a lot worse than others but it’s a very shitty thing I have to live with. Idk if this had anything to do with it, but I have rediculously good eyes(except for when theres damn lights floating all over the place). I can read the entire vision chart which is a few places after 20/20 but light kills me; barely more light than normal or a change in light never fails to make my migraine worse. I’m wierd though, noises never affect me in the least; In fact, sometimes playing or whistling music helps me a lot when my migraine is really bad.

    **0 clue why you would care but there ya go. I’m a dude by the way, idk why I didnt mention that.
    *I never get stressed or scared ever and both my parents get them occasionally

  • I’ve had migraine with aura for years. Fortunately they have gotten way less intense and less frequent as well. But this shit that happens in our nervous system that causes it is complex aff. Maybe that’s why there’s no cure yet.