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Migraine during period

Postby takeitback » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:09 am

Ladies who have migraine, what do you take for your migraine when you have your period? Regular pain relievers like paracetamol or ibuprofen don't want to work anymore. Thanks for the help.

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Postby QRM » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 11:27 am

Assuming this is not a bait for a soon to be recommended, pills made from tiger horns that the poster so happens to have an urn full of under his bed.

It depend what you call migraine, there is migraine and there is migraine, if its one of those where you are totally incapacitated and cannot even walk then apparently Sumatriptan Succinate should do the trick, it comes in injection or pills, any drug that has an injection version is in my book pretty serious gear.

It was recommended by a neurosurgeon in LA its the latest stuff, hot off the press and he was raving on about how molecule this gets attached to neutron that.... . I have yet to try it, its on stand by in my medical box.

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Postby youwerethere » Wed, 18 Mar 2009 10:58 pm

hi, takeitback. QRM is right. Sumatriptan Succinate (like imitrex) is one med you can take for severe migraine headache attacks. I take fioricet, though. It's been good to me for the past years that my migraine's been triggered by PMS. I still suggest that you ask your doctor about your triggers so that you can steer away from them. For the meds like imitrex or fioricet, as long as you are prescribed by your doctor, they're very much available on pharmacies off or online. Hope this helps.

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Postby orientalgirl » Thu, 19 Mar 2009 4:45 pm

If you want to solve the PMS problem, I recommend that you take Blackcurrent seed oil (for age below 35). Those 35 and above will take Borage Seed Oil.

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Postby taxico » Fri, 08 May 2009 4:17 pm

healthy person, but not on an empty stomach:

diclofenac and naproxen sodium comes to mind (among a host of anti-inflamms).

you can also seek your doctor's assistance with a program of estrogen supplements like patches/creams and/or BCPs.

there're side effects, but it's for you to decide if it's worth the trade.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 09 May 2009 12:03 am

For PMS take evening primrose tablets, very effective my sister took them for years and she also suffered sever migraine attacks, my wife took them for PM stomach cramps.

QRM lets hope you never need the injection :o When I look at the VCD of my heart and see the blockages, I think crikey, those arteries look doomed, like hard shrivelled stickmen although they say my engine is finely tuned and pumps the same amount of blood around at 46 beats per minute....why they didn't just re-plumb it i don't know, although i find it very difficult not to run, lost only 4% blood flow through the blockages, and feel like a ferrari, though my 8 year old keeps over taking me :lol: strange to feel that I am doing well, when i am not :cry: okay it's only 3 weeks since they poked around and I have to start from scratch...But I do feel that i have aged after what happened, nearly at the stage of afternoon naps in this weather :lol:

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Postby taxico » Sat, 09 May 2009 7:09 am

once you've got an idea how blocked they are, it helps to have another go some years down the road.

if they remain relatively the same, you've got no worries. don't think too much about it; 4% not too bad.

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Postby ksl » Sat, 09 May 2009 5:14 pm

taxico wrote:once you've got an idea how blocked they are, it helps to have another go some years down the road.

if they remain relatively the same, you've got no worries. don't think too much about it; 4% not too bad.

:wink:


You're right it's probably sub-consciousness that causes the odd aches in the region, no real pain, so yes I will just plod on and improve my fitness again, even the surgeon said my symptoms are not typical of the heart, so it could well be psychosomatic.

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Postby herecomesdflood » Tue, 23 Jun 2009 10:26 pm

I’ve been a migraine patient since I was 13. Now 30, I know I’ve been through some methods and I carry with me my pain reliever. Of course, I take it when I know a bad one’s gonna hit me. I kept a trigger diary to jot down any possible thing that may have caused the trigger. Upon checking the diary, I noticed that it almost always happens when I skipped a meal, or when I didn’t have enough sleep. So from there, I make sure I have enough sleep and carry with me in the field so that I eat on time and on a regular basis. How about you? What are your triggers and your preventive methods?

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Postby thatvoiceagain » Wed, 24 Jun 2009 12:34 am

Great tips. In my case, my trigger is food. If I eat food with MSG, that's it. That's why I am very careful with what I eat. For my medication, it's fioricet. But for minor attacks, I try tylenol first. And staying in a dark room also helps me.


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