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Old 09-28-2019, 04:23 PM
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My husband is a TBI survivor alcoholic so I avoid all alcohol.

Sigh- I have got to go back to the old food log... I hate logging food so much but I know I need to do it.

Problem, I am in vending and tend to snack at work.

I just want to know I can "help" him physically, clean the litter boxes, etc.
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Ice pack on forehead and 400mgs of caffeine usually do the trick for me.
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The majority of the problems come from people lack of water. They also drink far to much sugary drinks and blah blah.

Sorry I dont buy into any of the silly oils or placebo bs.
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Some personal migraine tricks that work for me:

Ice pack at/on the location of the headache (forehead, temple, etc.)

Cold, dark room, with no noise or a white noise machine. Ear plugs are useful. Rotation of air is a must.

Hot shower with a heavy massaging shower head aimed directly at the location of the headache. Sometimes I switch from cold to hot, on the pain spot.

If you can get a Rx, promethazine really helps with stomach linked migraine issues. A suppository can be a real blessing when physically ill from the head pain.

Tylenol. Coca Cola (caffeine). Hydrate via clear liquids.

Crunchy foods, Cheetos were my choice when younger. Salt and vinegar Cape Cod chips are now my go-to. Honey Roasted Peanuts work too. Some prefer ice chips.

There is a connection between jaw muscles and some headaches. Hence the crunching/chewing action can relieve pressure.

Generally avoiding alcohol, highly processed meats, MSG, etc helps tremendously. Too much cheese/dairy tends to upset some.

Stretch. Maintain a healthy weight. This includes not being too skinny nor too overweight.

Remove toxic people from one's life. The less I associate with a certain nasty relative, the less I have migraines. It's not a quick fix but worth the long term effort.
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Old 09-29-2019, 07:48 AM
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Doing pretty good until I got to the last! But I will say, generally speaking, no matter what kind of butthead he has been, if he knows I have a migraine he will get very quiet and "let" me rest.

I can only imagine a headache in your line of work! One time I had a bad migraine but had to work (all of us self employed done this), stocking cheetos into the snack machine, vomit into bucket, clean it out, back to cheetos.
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Totally off topic but sometimes I wonder if PK is my mom's secret identity....you sound so much like her when you talk about your husband.

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The majority of the problems come from people lack of water.
I've noticed this among myself. When I get a bad headache I can often retrace my day and realize I've had nothing to drink in the last 12 hours but one cup of coffee.
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Old 09-30-2019, 05:09 AM
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Oh, I drink buckets so not a problem there, I easily top a gallon a day.

I still do aspartame though, but when I have gone off it I haven't seen an improvement.

I plan to either talk to my husband's pain doctor or my psychiatrist about getting something this month, for the really bad days when the Excedrin doesn't work.
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How about acupuncture or acupressure ?
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Pain doc wants $250 a visit for "self pay", and a visit 1x a month.

Transportation is an issue as I have to walk, bus, or cab everywhere I go. I will probably go to the doc in the box clinic.
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How long were you off the aspartame? It takes a while to get out of your system. I'd try it again because even if it doesn't help with the migraines you will still be getting the nasty stuff out of your body.
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Fever Few works but you may need to take it for a few days to accumulate in your system.
Turned out I had Sleep Apnea and I don't drink enough water. I get headaches every day.

the Sleep machine and Fever Few help cut down on the severity and how many I get
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I was off the aspartame for about 4 months so plenty of time to clear the system. Chocolate is far worse for me than anything else I have done, that was hands down the worst migraine and it was a 2 bite brownie.
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TENS units are suppose to work for migraines. They are a bit pricey but some medical insurance companies pay for some of it. We have a Dr Ho version but dont get migranes.
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magic mushroom either in a regular gram dose or micro doses this has undergone a lot of study check it out seems to be the most effective treatment there is.

https://clusterbusters.org/treatment...ybin-mushroom/
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Hallucinogenics. For someone with hallucinations to start and severe mental illness.

I think I'll pass. I only have one brain. I have taken kratom for depression but that's about it.

Garlic is apparently a trigger, I had some garlic bread last night and had a horrible headache all night and this morning. I managed to beat it back some with the Excedrin.
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Maybe it was the garlic, or it could be some additive in that brand/type of bread if it was different that you usual fare.
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A blood test years ago showed a mild allergy to garlic. I generally avoid it but had a bad day yesterday. Now I know it is on the no list along with nuts, coconut, chocolate, etc.
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I see you mentioned Excedrin.

I had a doctor tell me Excedrin migraine is about the worst thing to take for a headache of any sorts.

Apparently they give 'rebound' headaches the next day.

I have zero research/links to back this up besides what the doctor mentioned.

I avoid it, tho.
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Well, if you take it more than 1-2 times a week you get another headache. I was taking a lot and had to reduce it drastically.

I was hoping I could ask my doctor for something prescriptive but apparently every migraine medication in the world interacts badly with my mental illness drugs. So I may be SOL.

I would say about half is diet and half is hormonal so I can regulate half of them... super frustrating. An old antipsychotic drug was good for migraine prevention but they stopped making it last year (I was taking it).

I have never felt so hamstrung by my illness.

I take:
SNRI antidepressant
Mood stabilizer/seizure drug
Mood stabilizer (the original)
New Generation Antipsychotic

AGH.

Good old faithful:
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