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Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: South East Texas
I'm a victim of migraines too, as well as normal headaches. Normal headaches every day, all day, with rare breaks, and migraines 2-3 times a week in the summer, 3-4 during the school year. Same symptoms as you.
Have you gone to a migraine specialist yet? I've seen two and I've had an MRI that turned out fine as well. Its super frustrating. Food definitely isn't my trigger, as I'm on a very bland, careful diet anyways due to GI problems. Do you have tunnel vision with your migraines as well?
One thing you MIGHT try is large doses of Magnesium and Riboflavin (B12). Ask your doctor first, but apparently taking those two things reduces swelling in the head which causes migraines and it can offer some help with controlling the migraines in adolescents. Another idea would be trying Imetrex.(sp?) You take it as soon as you feel the migraine coming on, with 3 ibuprofen tablets. The down side to that is how many pills people like us have to take since we have frequent migraines...and its expensive. I ended up just using it for the very worst ones when I couldn't afford to just try to sleep it off. For example, during school. I ended up quitting both the magnesium/riboflavin and the imetrex though because the vitamins were oddly causing stomach cramping for me, and the imetrex got rid of my migraine but caused a sharp pain (like a pinched nerve or something) in my neck. Just because they didn't work for me doesn't mean they won't work for you though.
Strangely enough, pressure on my head near my temple and the base of my skull help me as well. Its weird isn't it? Most of my migraines and headaches stem from around my eyes though, and right above them.
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