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post #21 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 02:20 AM Thread Starter
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Oh anebel that sounds awful. I had trouble with migraines a years ago, triggered by the bad lighting in school but all I experienced was extreme pain and sensitivity to light and sound. I didn't think this was a migraine though, as I don't have ANY pain (aside from super dry eyes, one from the inability to close it, the other from taking on all the strain).

But thank you calico that's encouraging. Yesterday and earlier today I was absolutely miserable and overwhelmed but hopefully now my nerves can calm a little.
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post #22 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 06:29 AM
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Lol well you have nice migraines then :P

I lose feeling, get numbness, aphasia, get auras and sensitivity to the earth spinning around the sun and people in India breathing. And that's a mild one! If I'm lucky I get balance issues and extreme nausea too.
I can always tell I'm getting one if I get dizzy and don't recognize my limbs, or my mouth or fingers or toes will get numb. And for a few days after my speech is delayed, I'm dizzy and easily confused.
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My migraines can be like this too and it scares me because I've been told they can actually be a TIA.

To the OP, I hope it resolves quickly and with no residual effects. You can take steroids for two weeks with no weight gain. Sometimes I don't even get super-hungry (I have asthma so have taken short courses of oral steroids a lot) but I do get cranky. :)
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Just want to add that I had to be on steroids for a couple weeks due to an allergic reaction to an antibiotic and all the side effects they said I would have I had just the opposite, was not hungry at all but was very emotional. Honestly I felt a little crazy and my kids remember those days very clearly. Just keep this in mind as your on the meds . That the feelings you have may not be your own but just a side effect.
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post #24 of 31 Old 07-04-2013, 09:21 AM
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I've been on steroids many times to calm my lupus down when it goes on attack but they never affected my weight at all so don't worry too much about that
Best thing you can do right now is de-stress as much as possible because stress alone is a major factor in so many health issues
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Lol well you have nice migraines then :P

I lose feeling, get numbness, aphasia, get auras and sensitivity to the earth spinning around the sun and people in India breathing. And that's a mild one! If I'm lucky I get balance issues and extreme nausea too.
I can always tell I'm getting one if I get dizzy and don't recognize my limbs, or my mouth or fingers or toes will get numb. And for a few days after my speech is delayed, I'm dizzy and easily confused.
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Sounds like my migraines. I average one or two a month. They will last up to two weeks with me too. The first time it happened to me I was convinced I was having a stroke.
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Oh I know and then the Dr is an ass about it and is like "take Advil and rest"..
Not going to go on a rant right now but yeah. Drs are not my favorite people right now. 10 lb weight loss and no energy for 5 weeks is apparently not a big deal... Just get fluids and rest. Going to start experimenting soon. Now I know why people use naturopaths!
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Oh I know and then the Dr is an ass about it and is like "take Advil and rest"..
Not going to go on a rant right now but yeah. Drs are not my favorite people right now. 10 lb weight loss and no energy for 5 weeks is apparently not a big deal... Just get fluids and rest. Going to start experimenting soon. Now I know why people use naturopaths!
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See if your doctor will give you Axert. Its not a narcotic so it wouldn't be like you were seeking out the "good stuff". Axert with an Aleve when you feel a migraine coming will chase it away.

It took 3 trips to the ER in two weeks with the same migraine before they actually did something about it. I was hospitalized for over a month on pain killers with MRI's, CT Scans, Spinal Taps and neck x-rays and the neurologist threw his hands up in the air and said "has to be fibromyalgia" put me on Elavil and gave me Fiorinal and Toradol for when an attack comes. My family doctor gave me Axert and the Axert works better then anything else.

Might be worth a try. Its a little 2.5mg wonder pill. I don't know what I would do without it. My family doctor was about to put me on disability because my attacks were making it so I could not function in day to day life. As a last ditch effort we tried the Axert(he never heard of it until I asked him about it) and its fabulous.
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Alexis, the gal with bell's is doing much better, symptoms almost gone so it's been about 3 weeks. She is is happy. Now if we could just get her to quit smoking.
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Lol well you have nice migraines then :P

I lose feeling, get numbness, aphasia, get auras and sensitivity to the earth spinning around the sun and people in India breathing. And that's a mild one! If I'm lucky I get balance issues and extreme nausea too.
I can always tell I'm getting one if I get dizzy and don't recognize my limbs, or my mouth or fingers or toes will get numb. And for a few days after my speech is delayed, I'm dizzy and easily confused.
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I get the balance issues and speech delays in my bad ones, dizziness happens every so often and so being easily confused happens almost every-time, yet I always forget to mention that one...but as far as migraines go, I'm pretty lucky, they still suck, especially when you have to walk across town with one, that was fun night

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Well I thought I'd update. I've been on prednisone for 11 days, I'm starting to feel a bit better and can talk and close my eye almost all the way, but I'm still ultra sensitive to light and sound. The medication makes me feel sick, but I haven't had too many adverse affects... it just seems like I get the OPPOSITE of what the prescribed side affects are. Lack of appetite and no energy, instead of extra appetite and energy. I'll probably make a doctors appointment for Tuesday and go from there but HEY I'm alive and I don't feel awful so it's not as terrible as I thought initially
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