tcj_jones Posted July 15, 2009 Share Posted July 15, 2009 I got my first migraine when I was about 14. I was in my class room and my vision became so blurry that I thought I was going blind! Thirty minutes later and I was in absolutely excruciating pain, eventually throwing up and spending close to twelve hours in bed, actually crying into my pillow. It felt as though somebody was taking a screw driver to the back of my eye socket and twisting it around. Over the years they've got less severe, although more frequent, and I've slowly learnt what my triggers are - lack of sleep / changing sleep patterns / early mornings, cheese and stress, in particular - however, they still have a reasonably big impact on my life. I used to take triptains but stopped because they always seemed to result in me getting immediate 'rebound' migraines and I'd be in bed for another five hours. Now I stick to Nurofen migraine pain, which I find help shorten the period in which I am held up somewhat. Even still, when they come on, nothing can stop them, medications only seem to make them slightly more bareable. I've learnt prevention is the key. Unfortunately, this isn't always possible - for example, we can't always ensure that we'll stay in a routine and get enough sleep. I once tried daily preventative medications, but they didn't really make much of a difference either. I don't get them particularly frequentlly but, when I do, they stop me from doing anything whatsoever. All I can do is get to bed as quickly as possible, take some herbal remedy sleeping tablets, and try to sleep through it. Obviously, this can impact upon your daily life. Both my parents have a history with migraines and my Mum actually gets them numerous times daily and has done for more than twenty-five years - since she had me and my brother, in fact. With uni coming to an end and work on the horizon, I'm worried with how I'm going to deal with these. Sometimes I won't get one for six months, but other times I'll get them three times in a week (as has been the case this past week). Anybody got any experiences to share or tips on how they overcame them etc? Any unusual triggers? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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