Has anyone got any MIGRAINE tips?

Any help or advice that could be offered would be much appreciated

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Original Poster

I have found that same bedtime and getting up time seems to help along with taking 200mg of Riboflavin (Vitamin B2) and Magnesium

When i've a bad head, i find that rubbing my temple at either side of my head helps... might just be me lol
Edited by: "DarrylJohn" 8th Apr 2011

Stop browsing HUKD should do the trick

Have you tried 4head? 4headaches.co.uk/our…shx It's a natural based stick you rub on your head and can help a little, unless you are sensitive to smells when you get migraines in which case don't use it.
I find a full on migraine needs a dark room, as much quiet as possible and migraine tablets. When I have food it has to be very plain, basic, simple to eat foods.

EDIT: Maybe staying away from the TV and computer screen for a few days would help as well.

EDIT2: John Lewis do really good, and reasonably priced, blackout blinds.

2x Syndol tablets and Sleep in a dark room.
You will be rosy after that. Promise

Is it just women who get migraines, I have never heard of any instance of men having migraines?

Supermod

Dark rooms and sleep.

In February I suffered from a migraine for 2 weeks. It was a basilar migraine so it was pretty nasty.

tonypop

Is it just women who get migraines, I have never heard of any instance … Is it just women who get migraines, I have never heard of any instance of men having migraines?



Nah, men and children can get them too. Nasty things.

Darken the room, have a drink of coffee / tea (for caffeine) and close your eyes, obviously take some pain relief.

I would suggest a good quality pain relief, soluble solpadeine max or codis, assuming you can have codeine.

Also remember that the headache could be down to dehydration, drink water.

sickly sweet

Nah, men and children can get them too. Nasty things.




Cheers, interesting to know, doesn't sound too good. Hope the OP will be feeling better real soon

Supermod

aircanman

Darken the room, have a drink of coffee / tea (for caffeine) and close … Darken the room, have a drink of coffee / tea (for caffeine) and close your eyes, obviously take some pain relief. I would suggest a good quality pain relief, soluble solpadeine max or codis, assuming you can have codeine. Also remember that the headache could be down to dehydration, drink water.



It does aggravate me when people say that coffee is cause of a migraine. It does actually sometimes helpful.
Edited by: "magicjay1986" 8th Apr 2011

If you take codine make sure you compensate and eat some extra fruit or prunes, it bungs you up something rotten which won't make you feel any better.

magicjay1986

It does aggravate me when people say that coffee is cause of a migraine. … It does aggravate me when people say that coffee is cause of a migraine. It does actually sometimes helpful.



Correct, for people who have drinks that contain caffeine, they don't always realise that a headache can mean a slight withdrawal, therefore a caffeine drink can help combat the pain.

Make love
Edited by: "shauneco" 8th Apr 2011

When you feel the migraine starting take to aspirin. If you don't have aspirin on you then feed it with calories.

I used to have them all the time, darkened room & then "sick!" however I don't have them anymore - 15 years. Learn go recognise he first symptoms, usually a small 'pin **** like' feeling In the back Of left eye. Easy to shake off but develops into full blown migraine. If you take say Anadin Extra right away it just developes into 'headache.' I also used a rubber hot water bottle against the temple (as hot as you can bear) to control the pain ie I was in control of pain (hot water bottle could be applied or removed ) which superseded the migraine pain. Eventually I had no more migraines.

Each to their own, but for me when I was pregnant I didn't even so much have a headache!!! About 5 years after giving birth I have lapsed back into migraines but know the signs and have some really good prescribed tablets (almogran) that at the early signs stop the migraine developing and I just get a really bad headache.

give up chocolate completely ... worked for me!

Original Poster

I am loads of preventative measures: No caffiene,chocolate,artificial flavours/colours,no citrus fruits,no pineapples/bananas/no chinese food,no red wine and no dairy products, as well as prophylaxis meds and as mentioned in post one but Im still having breakthroughs!It is the Vertigo that affects me....I'd rather have the pain than that.

do HIJAAMA,but 1st you will need to shave you head in one or two places...

i am on amitriptyline for my migraines but lately found them not as effective. had a killer migraine last night and woke up with a headache today.

Turn down the 3D effect on your 3DS to suit your eyes no point having it on full tilt if it fu*ks with your head

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magicbeans

i am on amitriptyline for my migraines but lately found them not as … i am on amitriptyline for my migraines but lately found them not as effective. had a killer migraine last night and woke up with a headache today.



The Nortriptyline worked for me at 10mg for a week or so then increased to 20 and so on. Now I am on 60mg and it seems to have been ok for 3 months...got my period coming up which is always the greatest test.
Luckily I have changed jobs too which has made a difference!

Original Poster

tonypop

Is it just women who get migraines, I have never heard of any instance of … Is it just women who get migraines, I have never heard of any instance of men having migraines?



Hormones have alot to do with it. I have noticed alot of healthcare staff ie Nurse's seem to suffer- must be linked to stress.

i have suffered with migranes for about 18 years, I take Feverfew in tablet form everyday(i get them from Holland and Barrett about £5 for 100). I have found they work well and i haven't had a major one for a couple of years now, which is good as I was having to have time off work with them.

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happyshopper1

i have suffered with migranes for about 18 years, I take Feverfew in … i have suffered with migranes for about 18 years, I take Feverfew in tablet form everyday(i get them from Holland and Barrett about £5 for 100). I have found they work well and i haven't had a major one for a couple of years now, which is good as I was having to have time off work with them.



I was taking those but I think they have withdrawl side affects
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