Migraines!!!!



  • Saturday and today I had big fucking migraines. The painkillers I got (Ibuprofen Lysene 342mg x 2) are doing fuck all.

    Anyone suffer from them? I don't know what (if any) my triggers are for a migraine but I get the "aura" vision issues, the massive headache and the nausea. I had two of them within a fortnight about two years ago during a shitty work period and put it down to stress but I'm not stressed nearly as much this time.

    Any advice?



  • dark room, no noise, and patience.  Got a mate who gets wicked migranes, and that is what he does.  And some headache things too.  but main thing is the dark and quiet he reckons.



  • Could be anything Nick. For me it's often booze, but it can be a reaction to certain foods. Try and remember what you ate and drank before you got the migraine and see if there's a correlation.

    When I get them, the only thing to do is lie down quiet-like and let it pass.

    Oh and Migralieve is a great brand we have here for migraines.



  • Yep, I get them from time to time. I find it's related to food (particularly sugar) and dehydration. So drink 2litres of water a day and stick to balanced diet.

    They really do suck though.



  • I used to get them all the time, mostly because my optician had decided I was astigmatic and I wasn't!
    But the only cure for me was the whole darkened room, lie still 'til the pain recedes.
    It also affects the stomach though, my other half used to get them and she would always be fine once she'd thrown up (it'd have to be the migraine forcing her to throw up, not just sticking her fingers down the back of her throat)



  • [quote name='Just']
    I used to get them all the time, mostly because my optician had decided I was astigmatic and I wasn't!
    But the only cure for me was the whole darkened room, lie still 'til the pain recedes.
    It also affects the stomach though, my other half used to get them and she would always be fine once she'd thrown up (it'd have to be the migraine forcing her to throw up, not just sticking her fingers down the back of her throat)
    [/quote]

    Yeah, I often feel better once I've had a good chunder. Better out than in is my moto.



  • More often then not it does correlate with dehydration as Kirwan says. I'd suggest you try and drink 3 litres per day, particularly if you are not drinking anything else during the day. A by product is that you'll be at the urinal every ten minutes and that will take your mind off the headacheÂ



  • I often find that when I get a 'migraine' a round of golf and a few pints sorts me out and I'm back at work right as rain the next day...



  • chocolate - that's what gives my mate a migrane - avoids it like the plague.



  • Thanks lads. A mate of mine said red apples were his downfall. The lie down in a quiet room is the best solution of course and the vomit thing also tends to make me feel better... but that's like saying you prefer thumbscrews to the rack

    Went to the doc yesterday and got a CAT scan on the head. They found nothing (boom boom ) or at least, nothing to indicate migraines like an inoperable tumor the size of a golf ball. The blood tests get back some time tomorrow I think but I doubt they'll find anything new. Had to skip breakfast as the Gluc test requires fasting - feeling a bit laggy as a result. Bastards.

    [quote name='Kirwan']
    Yep, I get them from time to time. I find it's related to food (particularly sugar) and dehydration. So drink 2litres of water a day and stick to balanced diet.
    [/quote]
    Have already slurped down 1200mL of powerade this morning and preparing to get onto another 600mL of water. By sugar you mean too much? I thought Saturday's was due to a brief stray from my regular diet - I had fish (grilled) and chips for lunch and then baked bean sandwiches for dinner, which is out of the ordinary for me.

    I also went for a ride on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday of last week and then no exercise so the body could have been reacting to the change in physical stress.

    Mrs the Aussie has blamed it on not enough sleep and too much time in front of the computer As Mrs TA has been very helpful in taking time off work to drive me to medical appointments, I have not yet introduced the theory that its more likely to be the stress my libido is putting me under :whistle:





  • Was only drinking Powerade as I had to skip breakfast for the blood test Its not a regular thing by any means unless I'm hung over or seriously ill



  • I used to get them as a kid, then they went away and I would get cronic sore throats (not of the virus variety) and swollen neck glands. It was always 2-3 days before a nor'wester in Christchurch. Haven't had even a sniff of either since leaving. The little research I did at the time suggested that weather related illness was quite common. I'm not saying it's the weather for you, just that it's quite amazing how widely you might have to cast the net to find what is causing it.

    Do you think it could have been the 2,000 standard drinks we consumed the previous night?  :nta



  • Well, given red wine is a known factor for some people, and dehydration a is pretty common leadup indicator, and red wine dehydrates people....



  • Nick,

    The best cure for a migraine (mine are stress related) is 1 x 75ml Voltaren IMI to the old gluteous maximus. They are available 'over the counter' here in SA and are as cheap as chips, so I always have a few in the medicine cupboard and Mrs TB simply loads me up when necessary (every six months or so).

    Alternatively, just find a pharmacy with a decent looking nurse and ask then to sort you out (not literally) if your better half is squeamish about that sort of thing (I trained Mrs TB to use a syringe on an orange before letting her pin-cusion my ass for real).

    I am not exagerating when I say that you will go from wanting to split your head open with a hammer to feeling normal and ready to sit down and eat a meal in 20 minutes and IMI Voltaren is as about as safe as a medicine could be. The orally ingested version is tough on your stomach lining, takes up to two hours to reach peak blood levels and just doesn't have even half the effectiveness off the injection so dont even bother therewith.

    If you want an oral alternative, forget ibuprufen and whack 2 x Cataflam D disperables.

    Try it and let me know...



  • TB - you da man. I will give this advice some road tests when next I encounter the migraine.

    The nurse had better be wearing high heels



  • [quote name='Nick the Aussie']
    TB - you da man. I will give this advice some road tests when next I encounter the migraine.

    [b]The nurse had better be wearing high heels [/b]
    [/quote]

    It certainly helps  :happy:



  • What if it's a male nurse in high heels?
    I mean, you're not gonna care until afterwards but after a few times your brain will start to equate male nurses in high heels sticking things into your back end, with feeling good, could be the start of some very worrying psychological problems!!

    I tried some industrial strength codeine once when  in particularly dire straits, it did wonders for the migraine but left me completely spaced for hours.
    I actually find the migraleve (probably branded differently elsewhere, pink and yellow tablets) work well if you recognise that you have a migrane coming on and take the preventative tablets early enough



  • [quote name='Just']
    What if it's a male nurse in high heels?
    I mean, you're not gonna care until afterwards but after a few times your brain will start to equate male nurses in high heels sticking things into your back end, with feeling good, could be the start of some very worrying psychological problems!!

    [/quote]

    Ah yes, and not to mention the old short, slippery slope downward toward the inevitable fate of a black neoprene gimp suit, leather whips and being locked up in some pervert's basement...


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