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By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

I know migraines are a pain in the ass, I guess literally in the head. I admire you for your ability in dealing with the pain so long. After a day, I would've just went to the doctor. However, it's probably time that you sought help. Long overdue for yourself and your sanity.

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By  demideity  |  13

I feel you. I've suffered from chronic migraines since I was two years old. If it doesn't stop, ask your doctor about prevention meds... such as flunarizine. Instead of 4-5 a week I get 1-3 a month and daily headaches.

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  ElizaWy  |  25

The problem with that is that it's only one migraine a month (or, you know, three and a half months). It's all the same migraine. My neurologist says the preventative meds will only help once this long term one stops. :( I'm sorry that you have to deal with it at all, though.

By  StormfrontX33_fml  |  24

I know migraines are a pain in the ass, I guess literally in the head. I admire you for your ability in dealing with the pain so long. After a day, I would've just went to the doctor. However, it's probably time that you sought help. Long overdue for yourself and your sanity.

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  Khryzis  |  14

naproxen does nothing for me for my daily migraines. excedrin migraine helps some but you can only take 2 in 24 hours. they always come back

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  usnwife  |  18

It took forever for drs to figure out my migraines, turns out I have Occipital Neuralgia not migraines, and none of the regular migraine treatments work because ON is a nerve issue, once I got meds for nerve pain it helped some, and nerve blocks were amazing relief. Moving messed it all up, waiting ti get back started with a new dr, and been having bad headaches for a few months now... I feel your pain. Good luck OP! If you get nowhere with neurologists see if you can be seen at a pain management clinic

By  GlennGuagmire  |  20

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  Uniquestar7  |  14

Migraneurs have specific triggers. Hunger, thirst, sleep deprivation and exhaustion can all act as a trigger. What's not normal is a migraine lasting 15weeks, but OP says she's been to a neurologist, so he'll figure out what to do. OP, maybe a brain MRI? Other headaches may mimic migraines sometimes, so just to rule out anything else. (Yes, I'm a doctor, but your neurologist is better qualified than me to make that call. Just suggesting you ask about it).)

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  ElizaWy  |  25

Gotten the MRI. No brain tumors, huzzah! The other piece of good news is that the drugs I'm on are supposed to combat the migraine long-term, and if this doesn't work, there's three more things he can prescribe. Thanks for the concern! :)

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  ElizaWy  |  25

MRI, yes. EEG no-- the latter has never come up. I'd be interested to see the results. The very scary thing is that before last May, I've never had a migraine in my life. The neurologist says it's not common, but he's treated other patients who've dealt with this for years, not months. Right now I'm sleeping a lot and doing some light programming work from my bed. Never thought I'd have wanted to get up and clean things so much.

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  Lillysar91  |  18

Great you did an MRI and saw a neuro. I suddenly started having migraines at the age of 20 but i do have a history of migraines in the family and apparently it may be genetic...rest and staying in dark places can help so is not looking at screen and your phone for long hours. Certain foods can also trigger your migraine as they cause vasodilatation. Get well soon

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  momogal  |  21

I would mention an EEG to your neuro, then. There could be something that disrupts the electrical signals in your brain. Also maybe mention seeing a vascular specialist of some kind. Most true migraines are caused by over dilated arteries. I've been living with epilepsy and migraines for 11 years. It can be tough, but I get through it. You'll do the same. I have faith that you will.

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