Are you positive they are migraines? You should look into cluster headaches. I have suffered from these for years, thinking they were migraines. They can lead to a migraine, though. I would suggest talking with a dr, but in the meantime try a combination of ibuprofen and acetaminophen, like 2 Tylenol and 2 Advil. 2 Ecedrine and 2 Advil as soon as I feel the headache coming on will usually work for me.
i have suffered from migraines longer than i can remember. its genetic. i have tried every medication that there is. currently i take topomax to prevent them for the most part but when i get them i take imitrex orally. Works in about 20 minutes and you can repeat in an hour. There is also a shot form that works well also. My 11 year old has had migraines since birth and see's a pediatric neurologist for hers. She also takes Topomax to prevent them. When she gets a migraine she takes Migrinal, which is a nose spray up each nostril. Can be repeated every 15 minutes. Maybe give some of these a try.
Be careful with the topamax, especially watch your 11 yr old. Topamax can cause depression, especially in younger kids. My best friend's 15 yr old's migraines were helped by the drug, but he became extremely depressed. My 21 yr old son became suicidal on the drug before he could tell if it helped his migraines much. My son has really been through the wringer with very debilitating migraines and has tried just about everything. Definitely see a neurologist to deal with them! BTW, I also took topomax for depression, and had no migraines while on it, but it caused terrible weight gain in me. Good luck!
you can get topomax from your primary doctor or a neurologist. Are you seeing a neurologist? Topomax is hard to get addicted to since it has no addictive traits. I haven't seen any depression in my daughter and she has been on it for 4 years, perscribed by her ped. neurologist. I can notice when I don't take mine, even one dose, that a migraine comes on. Topomax really helps me. What are you taking right now? What are you taking for break through migraines?
my doc gave me what he called "an oldie but goodie" med called midrin. It's the only med that has worked for me. I was found to be allergic to imitres and all others in that same class of meds. Im also a nurse, i do not think you are hemmoraging. If you were, you would be down for the count instantly like an aneurysm. Hope this helps
I have clusters & migraines, & am on oxygen therapy for the clusters. They come everyday & it has worked. My neurologist gives me primedone to keep them ay bay, but if one hits hard I get an "aura" in my eyes first,so I know one's comming. That & nausea (phenergen for that) & maxalt (I've gtried a few & am still looking for one ins. will cover). I go to bed, hubby bought heavy thick curtains & blinds, & usually, w/no noise or smells, it will go away. Just see a Dr. to see which one you have, cuz mine told me not to take otc meds (they do not work on a migraine!)
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