Migraines

I've recently been suffering migraines on a weekly basis. They start every Thursday, anywhere from an hour before leaving work to a couple hours or so after I clock out. I actually didn't realize the pattern until today.


Do you have any tips save for pills and/or removing my brain from my skull?

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siri, add migraine headache to a list of potential band names.

i fucking hate that commercial.

also, i'm sorry your head hurts. can i give you a massage?

shirtflirt

strong indica bruh

i'm not even kidding.

my editor suffers terribly from them. she got her script. hasn't had one in eight months.

whisper in water

Find out what your triggers are and avoid them. (For me it's fluorescent lighting.)

Omair

He's getting punched in the dick on thursdays.

Omair

I wish I was helpful.

PogoLightning

im sorry to hear about that alvin, migraines are awful.

i'm lucky, i've only ever had one true migraine...but i was the worst. i was at work one day, helping a customer with shoes, and i just started zoning out and i couldn't focus, and then those stupid bright spots came...i had to excuse myself and i sat in the office. i go tunnel vision and couldn't see anything really...it was all blurry and bright...very scary stuff. i had to call my parents to come get me, i went home and slept. it went away pretty much as soon as i got in a dark and silent room.

but yeah, you need to figure out what could be causing them, and then work on what to do to avoid that, or prepare...by taking advil and drinking water or get sunglasses, idk!

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whoa. deanna sighting!!!

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My headaches started to go away when I started running. For me, though, migraines always started out as tension headaches, so getting the muscles worked and strengthened is probably what helped for me. I'm not sure if this would work for you.

littlem

i wish i had helpful advice. i'm still battling them. hormones have a lot to do with mine. raging hormones! jk

do you find yourself clenching your teeth a lot when you're at work?

Chipmnk

WHAT THE DEANNA??

Chipmnk

WHAT THE AMELIA??

Chipmnk

Brian, massage my life, please.

Al, I just looked indica up. I'm sort of intrigued, just because I was always under the impression that all forms of weed raised anxiety/paranoia, which was my main reason for avoiding it.

I'm not sure what my triggers are. I feel like it has something to do with Thursday being the end of my work week (originally). But then even before I worked a normal Monday-Friday, I got these massive headaches mixed with varying levels of nausea and incapacity.

Hmm, I've been trying to keep track of any tension in my jaws. I don't really think I clench my teeth too often, though I've caught myself doing it once or twice. I feel most of the tension on my neck, shoulders, and eyes.

Steve The Great

Chipmnk on Mar 23 '12 at 10:04am WHAT THE DEANNA?? Chipmnk on Mar 23 '12 at 10:04am WHAT THE AMELIA??

nonbloggerholly

Mine are triggered by stress and hormones. i also have tmj so my jaw clenching/teeth grinding don't help either.

I'm sorry you have to be a member of this terrible club :(

Chipmnk

I guess stress has something to do with it. I'm pretty sure I just have a tumor or brain hemorrhage.

And if Holly is in this club, I guess things can't be toooo bad.

nonbloggerholly

i've tried so many painkillers, herbal remedies (weed included), the only thing that works for me is fioricet, but if i don't take it right when it start to come on, i'm pretty much screwed til it decides it's finished with me.

stubby43

Do you like your job?

Chipmnk

I pretty much take an ibuprofen and then try to sleep until forever.

Steve The Great

Holly is only in the best clubs. One day I'll be in Holly's club.

Chipmnk

I don't think I'd like any job. I'm realizing that I'm not a very big fan of work in general.

That said, I guess I like my job well enough. It's super easy, but also super tiring. I never knew how exhausting sitting at a desk for eight+ hours could be.

thirteendaisies

I'm lucky, I get only migraines infrequently. Here's some info from WedMD.

The best way to manage migraine headaches is to avoid them. And to avoid them, you need to know what things (or triggers) bring them on. By finding and avoiding your triggers, you can limit how often you get migraines and how bad they are.

Try to avoid as many triggers as you can. Triggers add up, so the fewer you have at one time, the better your chance of preventing a migraine.

To manage your migraines:

Use a headache diary to find your migraine triggers. Make sure you sleep, exercise, and eat on a regular schedule. Don't eat foods that are likely to trigger a migraine. Manage stress. Avoid smoking and secondhand smoke.

The most common migraine triggers are: Stress (either during a stressful time or right after stress subsides). Menstrual cycle in women. Changes in your routine, such as how much you exercise or how much you sleep. Fasting or skipping meals. Changes in the weather, heat, or high humidity. Bright lights, glare, or reflected sunlight. Foods, such as chocolate. Alcohol-all alcohol, or one type of alcohol in particular, like beer or wine. Odors such as perfume, paint, dust, and certain flowers. Other migraine triggers include: Strong emotions, such as depression or anxiety. Pushing yourself too hard when you exercise. Aspartame. Monosodium glutamate (MSG). Nitrates, which are found in cured meats such as hot dogs, bacon, and cold cuts. Tyramines, which are found in pickled or marinated foods, aged cheeses, and yeast. Smoking or being around someone who smokes. Excessive caffeine or caffeine withdrawal. Birth control pills and hormone therapy. Medicines that expand (dilate) the blood vessels (vasodilators), such as nifedipine, and nitrates. Overuse of headache pain medicines, leading to rebound headaches Dehydration

So carry a little notebook and pen around with you and whenever you get a headache, write down the last couple of meals you had and what you were doing. Eventually you should see a pattern. Like when I figured out I was allergic to orange juice. Hope this helps.

littlem

i hate this club but i love the people in it.

Chipmnk

Wow, that's helpful. I'll have to keep that in mind.

And I definitely need to lay off the birth control pills. x_x

Chipmnk

Probably the big ones for me are stress and anxiety.

stubby43

What I'm saying is some people get stress migranes and you mentioned that it tended to happen before you go to work, so it might be your job thats the problem.

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Diet has a HUGE influence on migraines, avoiding caffeine is possible one thing that could help. Eating more fruits and veggies too. I know it's weird, but it's helped me out, and there are lots of other studies and people that have figure out the same things.

Chipmnk

Did I say I got them before work somewhere? If I did, my bad. I usually tend to get them after work/the tail end of work. I'm sure some part of work affects me though, but I think it has more to do with sitting at a desk, staring at a computer screen all day than anything like emotional or whatever.

I don't drink coffee or anything that has much of any caffeine. Unless water has caffeine. I've been trying to eat better though, just because I'm starting to actually gain weight. Hopefully the migraines will subside as a side effect.

shirtflirt

sitting and staring at a f*()king computer screen has gotta be one of the most unnatural things billions of humans do now. i'm one of them. we're kiling ourselves.

and bro, i wouldn't steer ya wrong. herb is good. for many, many things as well as catching a buzz. it's magic.

shirtflirt

i get headaches from eating onions and burnt garlic

so i avoid those

Twiggyhall

I'm sorry to hear you are dealing with these, Alvin. My hubby suffers from frequent migraines, too. He has been seeing a specialist for a few years and they think his is allergy related. He's been through 3 or 4 different prescription meds, but the one he has now works pretty well as long as he catches it right as it's starting.

I wish you the best of luck in finding something that will help you fell better.

Twiggyhall

*feel better

Falling will only make it worse.

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obvious question, but have you had your glasses prescription rechecked lately?

Chipmnk

I definitely need my eyes checked. Just in the year I've been working here, I'm pretty sure my eyesight has gone to hell.

Chipmnk

It's just weird that I'm pretty much fine, but then Thursday post-work rolls around and I turn into a sack of shit.

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a bad prescription could absolutely be part of the cause

Chipmnk

In conclusion, there's no reason for me to NOT have regular migraines.

Steve The Great

oh geeze definitely get your eyes checked

Chipmnk

It's been a few years. And I'm sort of under the suspicion that the pupillary distance isn't right on these glasses.

Chipmnk

You will fuck me up. With your finger in my butt.

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this got real hot real fast

Steve The Great

two in the stink and three in the pink •_~

Chipmnk

WHAT THE FIONA??

Chipmnk

Food is good. For the first time in a long time, I'm actually eating three meals a day.

Becca, you should sleep, hydrate, and eat breakfast.

Omair

why do all the girls like your blogs is it because my blogs are gross and I look like sesame seed poop?

Chipmnk

None of them realize I'm me. They're like "Who made this blog? It must have been Dave Coulier."

Because girls are really into Dave Coulier.

Chipmnk

Did you know he was the voice of Venkman on the original Ghostbusters cartoon?

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