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    Migraines relates to sleep disorder???
    jjovi posted:
    I have had constant migraines my whole life lately they are out of control more than normal, anyways Dr.s are not helping me I had a thought the other night I seem to have very very vivid dreams more than anyone I know and when I the really extreme dreams with the long nights I wake or have later in the day the worst of my headaches and I had a thought that It could be sleep related. Possible sleep disorder?? I was on one medication that had a side effect of vivid dreams I stopped taking it a few weeks ago since none of my preventatives are helping much. I was wondering if anyone out there has had any thing similar?
    Julieblo responded:
    What preventatives are you on? I think I've been on most if not of them.... My Neuro wanted me to go for a sleep study, but I declined. I feel like even if I do have sleep apnea or something, I really don't want to wear a oxygen machine at night. My husband has enough problems sleeping without me being hooked up to something like that.

    I have always had vivid dreams too. Since I stopped my anti-depressant a few weeks ago I've had scary nightmares
    jjovi replied to Julieblo's response:
    I am on Topamax, Verapamil and prozac though I stopped with the prozac it wasn't helping it did at first and stopped I try to take as few as I can. I had surgery in October and they have literally been nonstop since them I am so frustrated!! But I always notice that the worst ones are followed by a night of very vivid dreams and I was wondering if anyone out there had the same thing I am grasping at straws here but I am so sick of this!!
    carpetcrawler5 replied to jjovi's response:
    What type of surgery did you get?

    Topamax has a side effect of nightmares, I got them when I was taking that.
    carpetcrawler5 replied to carpetcrawler5's response:
    Also Prozac can cause migs.
    NeNe_11 responded:
    I had a sleep study done 2 years ago. The only thing it verified was that I did not have apnea, which I could have told them. It was a very difficult night with all of the wires attached, including under the nostrils. For me, the study was a total waste. I have basically had insomnia for 20 years & will be on sleep medication for the rest of my life, which I am ok with.

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