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Post by Kimi » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 9:06 am

A lot of people do not know that stress and food allergy can cause migraine. Each time you have an attack of migraine, think back and try to remember what you have just eaten. Usually the main culprits are chocolates, caffeine, nuts. So by drinking lots more coffee to get rid of your headache it may even make it worse
Stress that leads to me think or rather worry things over a lot is indeed one of the triggers for me.
Caffeine might be also, not chocolate though, but then again I don't really like chocolate nor eat it that much anyway.
Another triggers are lack of sleep, being too tired, heat even also rising body heat which I just got today after going jogging for a while, and too bright light.
CD, what are your triggers by any chance?
I seem to have to find the kind of exercise that wouldn't rise my body temperature that much *sigh*.

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 9:52 am

My triggers?

Well I realized that I usually have headaches on Thursday morning so I guess I have a very strange case of migraine related to the calendar... :mrgreen:

On a more serious note lack of coffee causes me headaches sometimes...
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Post by Minime » Sun, 30 Oct 2005 10:16 am

Hi Kimi,

Me too a sufferer of migraine :(

I'm taking naramig for my migraine. It works for now but a little costly. Not many clinic carry them tho.

For me, taking a cold drink does help, especially a glass of ice-peach tea before you take a rest in a darken bedroom. Keep away from bright lights too. 8) And sometime, a massage works wonders.

As for exercise, try yoga. With all the stretching, it helps to relax your shoulders and neck, which can cause migraine too.

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Post by yojimbo » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 4:39 am

Hi, all. I truly emphatise with the number of ppl in the forum with migrain and the like. I, too have suffered from migrain and severe back pain due to intense core and lower back training from my weight training days in the past.

I have tried several pain GPs and OTC medicines but none of the has even minimally helped to relieve my pain( paracetamol does absolutely nothing for me). Some fool even precribed me valium which seriously inhibited my motor coordination and balancing myself while walking up a flight of stairs proved a rather tedious process.

However, i was priscribed some cough syrup byu a GP for a cold and sinusitis, and for the first time, my pain went away, but only for a couple of hous. I believe the codeine helped very much in the pain relief. As my finances are rather low, and these GPs charge rather exorbitant peices for consultant and give you a limited suppl;y of medication so i have to go back and see them several times per month. do any of you guys know where i can purchase codeine painkillers OTC in any of the pharmacies in Singapore or elsewhere?

Also, how should i convince th GP to provide me a priscription so i can purchase codein or its equivalent from a commercial pharmacy? I am seriouisly tired of getting different medications each time which prove to useless for my pain. Its been a bloody long, fustrating and costly process and the pain is severely affecting my work, lifestyle and relationships and i have much faith in many GPs.

Thanks very much for your time in reading this. Please please help with my current situation. It would be very much appreciated.

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Post by little_bold_bear » Sun, 06 Nov 2005 1:24 pm

Like I said, try Vitamin B3 (the nicotinamide form). It is fairly cheap, and it is a preventive measure-- take around 100mg three times a day (after each meal). In around a weeks time, you should notice a big improvement in your general sense of well-being. It will dramatically decrease the frequency of migraines--although if you do get one, you will need codeine (your GP will give the prescription if you say it is for migraine, just tell them you HAVE tried the other drugs I've listed before and they don't work--lie a bit if you have to. One doc wanted to give me a new drug and I said NO, give me codeine or nuttin'. :wink: )

After the first two weeks, you can lower the dose to 100mg a day. I've only had one migraine in 6 months, and that was mainly caused by dehydration and exhaustion. Prior to B3 intake, I get a migraine once a week. The Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling wrote extensively on the wonderful biochemical properties of Vitamin B3 and Vitamin C--though some of it has been debunked, large parts of his theories have been proven in clinical psychiatry.

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Post by emiko08 » Mon, 12 Dec 2005 2:38 pm

take a long nap. :???:

maybe you can see a Osteopath if the headache come often. :wink: good luck!

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Post by kk_lass » Fri, 16 Dec 2005 12:03 pm

Yesterday learn that "Kua Sha" can help u to 'capture' the migraine..
That is the testimonial of one the ladies who attend the workshop for Acu-Pressure..

She herself used to have BAD migraine from the bad of the head.. then move to the whole head!! :???: And she used Kua sha to treat herself later on...
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miracle tablets

Post by illy » Wed, 21 Dec 2005 10:24 pm

i have been suffering from migraines for the past 25 years and finally found something 2 months ago that works immediately and effectively: Cafergot, and Sunprox 275, to be taken together. Prescribed by local doctor.

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Post by riversandlakes » Thu, 22 Dec 2005 12:03 am

Oh, man. That's the worst thing that can happen...

I just waited it out :o But good thing is it has not happened for the past many years...
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