OMG!! Do't even start me. I had suffered with debilitating migraines for over 35 years with no explanation as to why. It had such a devastating impact on my life and the life of my children growing up, who only saw mummy as someone who was always sick.
2 years ago I was diagnosed with Coeliac and now the only time I get a headache is when I have accidentally had gluten (which unfortunately happened this past weekend). I had gone 10 months without a migraine before a lady in cafe gave me the wrong pie... despite me explaining my Coeliac disease and being assured that they were very careful.
I get really bad headaches that, if left long enough, develop into horrible migraines. Have recently discovered that a double shot coffee sends most of these packing in a very short space of time. Apparently the caffeine does the trick! My doctor says you used to be able to get tablets for this very purpose but they were taken off the market here in Australia. I know you can still get them in some European countries.
I suffered migraine headache from the age of 11 until I went through menopause. Headaches absolutely ruled my life all those years. Tried many drugs some very strong with awful side effects and, they didn't take the headache away anyhow. My headaches were definitely hormone related, keeping a simple chart of when they occurred showed that to be the case. I think an AWFUL LOT of migraine in girls/women are related to a drop in hormone levels every month. Seems so backward that in 2014 migraine can still rule the lives of so many people. I also think that a lot of people don't really believe the severity of a migrainous headache.....I can remember in my early 30s during a migraine attack, thinking that death might be a form of relief. Back in 70s I did get relief from a doctor that I called to my home and that was with Pethidine injection and the headache went in about 5 minutes (literally). He told me I would be drowsy for the rest of the night and following day - well I wasn't. I was so glad to be alive and pain free - I flew around the house doing housework, loads of washing - you name it.
Hi yes, just got over a Migraine which developed at work a few days ago. Luckily for me, my acupuncturist said to come straight over (6.15pm on Sunday afternoon) where he treated me then it was followed up the next day with another treatment. He checked my card and mentioned it was the same cause as the three prior - one of the ladies I care for that has Dementia kept following me asking the same questions and every so often, a Migraine emerges.
yes , suffer too many headaches and migraines but i've been told by a doctor that i'm one of those unlucky people that will suffer them. I wake up with them. I know if i wait too long to eat i get one but other times it just hits me. I also get very sharp pains which feel like i just bashed my head. Trying magnesium at the moment which seems to be cutting them down. plus a nurse told me coffee will help
I get headaches that turn into migraines, the last turn I had was last week & a half ago for over 3 days. Headache never work,so my partner brought home some berocca vits which have magnesium and it became a lot better.Now I don,t drink alcohol,take medication,stopped sugars,processed foods,fats,dairy products and take out meals,I make my own,with a little bit of exercise and have improved by %85 in this short amount of time. This is a bit extreme but I do have to have good naturals foods,vitamin supplements and powders as well which can be costly,but magnesium powder is worth a go cause it works.Chemist Wharehouse is the best affordable place to purchase these and they have great staff to help assist in any advice or product availability.
I am wiling to bet that most ingrain headache is females is due to hormone levels. I cannot believe that in 2015, there is not some better form of control of pain associated with migraine. Women need to be a little more forceful in this area…with their GP or specialist.
It is an absolutely debilitating problem and I believe that it should be absolutely easy for doctors to fix.
IF I got a headache, it was a tension one. Usually went with normal pain relief, except once, actually went to Dr as pain unbearable. Got Panadeine Forte & it subsided, thank goodness!
Have only twice experienced Migraine. Both times commonality of situation caused them ie was out in very cold weather, so was 'rugged up', got very hot & had eaten fried take-away food! Bingo!
Wouldn't wish one of those on my worst enemy. Feel so sorry for those folk who suffer them constantly.
You'd think that nowadays, better medication/medical practices would alleviate them.