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Re: Migrane Hell - advice greatly welcomed

Re: Migrane Hell - advice greatly welcomed

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Posted by Mary on September 27, 2000 at 10:06:57:

In Reply to: Migrane Hell - advice greatly welcomed posted by Helen on September 26, 2000 at 20:22:39:

: Hi Everyone

: I'm looking for some advice regarding my migrane's.
: I'm 20 years old and have just started back up with severe migranes: the first for some years.

: When I was about 13 I suffered with severe migrane's, which had avery dibilitating effect, slurred speech, lights all the classic symptons - my GP perscribed pizotifen hydrogen, which worked with great effect in controlling the migranes. Then a few months later I had an eye test and was referred me to an opthermologist (this been the UK National Health Service It took at least 2 months before I saw the specialist, which as you can imagine increased stress and made it worse)
: When at last I saw the specialist, investigation continued at spectacular speed and i was diagonosed with Druson Disease - the nerve ending in the back of my eye were damaged - a sympton seen in young adolesants, and was nothing they could do as i would grow out of it, which true enough i did.

: That was until about a month a go - i have had a recurrence of migrane with avengence - pumping pain, flashing lights, slurring and light interfence, and at it's worse waking me up when I'm asleep.

: And all the time I have a dull headache in the background - I have tried all my normal pain killers - aspiran, paracetomol, codine etc to no avail. I don't have high blood pressure, although there has been some stress that may have added to it. But to be honest I don't feel that is a major contributing factor.

: I have been back to my doctor who has prescribed two prescriptions - again with the pizotifen and naratriptan hydrochloride - which i have been taking on the one set of the thumping headache. Apart from been a great sleeping pill - they have had no effect.

: Can anyone suggest any other pain relieving drugs which may help

: Thanks in advance for any advice.

You need to see a neurologist for medication to eleminate or prevent the migraines. Pain killers only relieve the symptoms but do not stop the migraines from reoccuring. See your doctor for prevention medication.

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