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#238811 03/26/06 04:00 PM
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Hi, everyone I'm new here.I have a 19 Yr old daughter who has been suffering from migraines since she was 15,she was taking imetrex and now the Dr. swithched to something else.The imetrex was way too strong for her.when she takes these meds she falls asleep,is there anything else I can do for her?Ice packs,or heat or maybee something else all together

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#238812 03/26/06 06:03 PM
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The heating pad seemed to help my migraines. Sometimes ice did....however, I mentioned to my neurologist that the right side of my face did not seem to have as much sensation as the left did (it is now okay), and he said I probably gave myself frostbite <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> by keeping the ice on there too long. (falling asleep). I had a terrible reaction to Imitrex (loss of sensation in left arm, chest pain, throat closing up), and got off that med! Come to find out, my migraines were caused by 1) pollen (allergy), and Hormones. Ask your daughter's gynecologist about the link between hormones, headaches, and aspirin. Once I found out I had allergies and started med, within 3 days the symptoms started disappeariing, and my incidents of migraines drastically reduced. Now that I am post-menopausal (49), the migraines are a thing of the past. Watch when she gets these; when she ovulates, when she has a period, or a few days before. Each season brings different pollen. Good luck with this. Tiger balm was a huge help also, but the orange kind will stain your clothing. I would rub it on the right side of my face and neck.

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firefly,
Thank you so much for your help.I will be sure to give her your advice,And I'm so happy that you dont get that many migraines any more.I had it once And I thought I was going to die.migraine suffers certainly have my sympathy.I thought suffering from sinus headaches were bad (which I have constantly)but not compared to you women.

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Welcome Theresa! I hope you had a chance to read the article about menstrual migraines on BellaOnline. http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art39281.asp
I agree with firefly, it is important for your daughter to understand her pain and how it may be related to hormones and to talk to her gyno and treating doctor about what works best for these kinds of migraines.


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