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01/24/2009 07:29 AM

hi everyone - just joined

tammy123
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I need to read up here but thought I'd introduce

myself first. I was in tears with the pain of my

migraine this morning and decided to find a group

of people who have gone through this as well.

I have migraines that start and are continuous for

months. This has occurred every fall/winter/spring

for the last few years. For some reason, my migraines

are much better from April/May through Oct/Nov.

Tam

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01/25/2009 12:04 AM
fluffyluggage
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Hi Tam,

Welcome! I wonder if your migraines are related to allergies or something like that? Maybe to molds or something. Have you been tested for allergies? It's definitely a possibility when you have "seasonal" migraines. It's very interesting. It was hard to find a reason for my allergies--no, wait, we still haven't found a reason! LOL Wink

But if you can find triggers, that will help so you can avoid them as much as possible...

I hope we can be of help, certainly take a look around and see what you can find out!

*hugs*

Jen Smile


01/25/2009 06:05 AM
lisavht
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Welcome Tam

Glad you found us!!!! Are you finding your self around ok? Let us know if you need to talk or anything! Have you went to your doctor about your migraines yet? Have you found anything for relief?

Lisa


01/25/2009 08:02 AM
tammy123
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I've been going to a "Headache Center" in Allentown - a

neurology practice. I had an MRI and got an all clear there.

I tried topamax but that was just awful - no help and it

scrambled my brains. beta blockers didn't help but nortripaline

did (spelling not right... there's a y in there somewhere).

But I hated the side affects - put up with it 'til late Mar and

stopped it. The headaches came back through Apr but became only

occasional/monthly in May. I've been like that 'til Dec/Jan.

Now I'm back to constant with the pain ramping up as time goes by.

My neurologist has insisted it can't be allergies. I did have

an allergy test as a child and mold was definitely one of the

items I was allergic too. I went thru shots and am much better on

allergies now. (I had bad asthma as a child. Now just hay-fever).

I wonder if its the amount of sun? Or allergies yes. I guess

I should post this to see how many think it could be allergies?

Thanks for the welcome. Doctors don't know everything. And

sometimes its just too much & people w/o the problem just can't

understand.

Tam


01/26/2009 12:54 AM
fluffyluggage
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Honestly, if it's seasonal, AND you had asthma as a child and now hay-fever, to me, it REALLY sounds like it could be allergies... It could definitely be the amount of sun, too. Sun is a HUGE trigger for a lot of us, so I wouldn't doubt that. It sounds like there are some things that your doctor just isn't pay attention to or listening to you about? But that is more your call to make than mine, I can only make a suggestion based on what you've said...

I'm sorry you are going through this, and I completely agree that those who haven't experienced it just have NO idea what we all go through. If you want to vent, as with Lisa, I'm here for ya!

*hugs*

Jen Smile


01/27/2009 09:45 AM
hurtallover
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Hi Tammy and welcome to the group glad you found us, but sorry you have migraines, it just isn't fair. This is a terrific group, very helpful and supportive. Hope you are finding your way around okay. I have not been feeling to great lately, to many weather changer yuck! Heres to better days ahead for us all!! Welcome!!

01/28/2009 01:12 PM
dreamsofinsomnia
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hello and welcome to the group nice to have you

we are all hear for you


01/28/2009 04:29 PM
tammy123
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thanks. I'm still getting used to the formats and such.

My neurologist just put me on a course of steroids & migranol nasal spray. It is helping today but hasn't kicked the migraine away. I woke up in the middle of night with the pain and just couldn't sleep. That doesn't happen often.


01/29/2009 01:58 AM
fluffyluggage
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Oh, Tammy, I'm sorry. I do know how that feels. I have been there and done that. I totally feel your pain. Really, I do! Sad I hope you get to feeling better really soon. I hope that you can get some relief soon. Have you talked to the doctor about other options, such as maybe nerve blocks or ablations or anything? Are those possible options for you, even?

*hugs*

Jen

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