Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Migraines and such

I have been "blessed" with migraines since I was 16. They are horrible, run in my family, last at least an entire day, and I end up throwing up. The next day I also feel "hungover" b/c of the after effects. Sounds like such fun! Because I am nursing, I am limited as to what sort of meds I can use. Last night and this morning I was plagued with one. I called my mom early this morning so she could come watch the girls so I could "take" to the bed.

I began feeling a little better this afternoon though I still wanted to sleep. MM came to check on me and I asked her to take a nap with me.

"No, Mommy, my eyes are already open for the day. Maybe next time."

Well, thankfully, my mom came to my rescue. What about you? Do you experience migraines? If so, what do you take for them?

8 comments:

Kelly said...

Bless your heart - I'm so sorry. One of my closest friends is experiencing terrible migraines - so bad that she went to the Mayo clinic in MN last week. She has them every day horribly.
I can't imagine how awful it would be to have them and have 2 little ones. I'm so glad your mom is able to help.
Hope you feel better soon!

Jen said...

Ouch. Sorry, I've (luckily) never had one. Hope you're already feeling better!

mirandabodine said...

I too have been blessed with such. Once a month....right before or right after. Since mine are hormone related I haven't found anything to prevent them... but I have recently (past 6 months) started using the Imitrex shot. It kills it in about 30 minutes most of the time. Bless your heart I know what you are going thru!!

LaskiGal said...

Oh, I hope you're feeling better. They are the worst. I can handle most anything except those . . . I had them really bad during pregnancy and I had to sleep them off.

I was stuck in class and would just put my head down on my desk during planning and PRAY I would feel better by the time the bell rang . . . usually I wasn't that lucky.

In the past I've tried warm (not too hot) baths, massages (hubby had no choice--sometimes foot massage--pressure points). I have friends who swear by certain incense and herbal remedies--I've never tried those . . .

Feel better soon . . .

BeverlyDru said...

My Cupcake (daughter) started having them at 16 too. Since I hate meds, we tried massage, herbs, clean air machines, dietary changes, chiroparactic treatments, accupuncture, etc. No results. When her migraines became daily we went to the Neurologistist and she is on Topamax. She is almost 18. I am hoping she will "outgrow" them. One can hope.

just jamie said...

Ugh. So sorry to hear that. Hoping you're up and about today.

Candy said...

Hi! Found your blog through Kelly's. I started having migraines when I was 19 and I've had one sometimes two a year since then. I am 31 now. Luckily,not very often. The first one I had, I totally blacked out, my hands and face went numb and I knew what I wanted to say, but my words came out all slurred. I have never figured out one thing that triggers mine. The only thing that I have found is to recognize that I am getting one immediately. Usually my first sign is not my head hurting, but my vision goes nuts. I take Imitrex RIGHT then and go to bed. My ped. told me when I was nursing that Imitrex was safe to take. I would ask your doctor though. Hope you are feeling better soon!

The Wade's said...

I have had migraines for years now, and I think I have been on most medications. For a long time, the only way to feel better would be to make myself throw up. Then it would ease. When I was pregnant, I didn't have any, so maybe that is my magic cure.

Topamax made me lose my mind. I would literally be in the middle of a sentence, and forget what I was saying. I could see a pencil, but I couldn't come up with the name. It was really bad!

Now I use Maxalt, and I LOVE it. They are dissolvable tablets, so I can take it anywhere without water. The one problem...they are about $20 a pill. I guess in the middle of a migraine you can't put a price on relief.

Good luck!