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My headaches went back to fourth grade.  I remember coming come from school and needing to lay down because I was so tired, and my head hurt.  I now know they were tension headaches. My head felt like it was in a vice grip. My battle with migraines began when I was 19.  I can...
In the scientific community, it is no longer news that women are more prone to migraines than men. Some chemicals are also known to trigger migraines. In fact, there is a lot of evidence validating these truths based on general observation, but we can't really pinpoint why these causes are valid. Some projects have been conducted on this...
My migraines started 10 years ago, once I got gastric bypass surgery. This caused me to have severe migraines, resulting in several trips to the emergency room. From here on out, it was pain med after pain med. First, the doctor gave me fioricet, and once that stopped working, they stepped it up to fioricet with codeine. Several trips to...
For many Migraines are a way of life. But what happens when a Migraine becomes far too painful to manage? ER doctors are not necessarily experts when it comes to Migraines. What they are going to do is make sure there is nothing else going on inside your head. They would order various tests like a CT scan or a...
Did you develop any habits to improve your health? Share to Show your Support! A migraine runs in my family on both sides, so when I first got mine, it was no surprise to anyone. I can still remember that day – I was 18, and with friends went barbecuing to the forest. A headache hit me so hard, I...
How did your condition begin and progressed to where it is today? Share to Raise Awareness! It seems inconceivable that I had migraine headaches in various states for 54 years of my life. My earliest memory is at the age of 4, and it’s interesting because my earliest memory of lucid dreaming is also at the age of 4. The...
What Helps when you have a Migraine? Tell us in the Comments! Hello, I’m Annette, and I’ve been a long time survivor of migraines for over 40 years now. I have just recently started on a new medicine to help cut back the number of migraines I have. The new medicine is a monthly injection I can give myself, it can...
Do you Remember your First Migraine? How would you Describe it? Tell us in the Comments! I started getting migraines 12 years ago and have them daily. In 2007, I went to the ER with a horrible migraine and vomiting. They did a CT scan and came in and said I have hydrocephalus and needed a shunt placed. I had my shunt...
Have you learned anything new about yourself after you got Diagnosed? What is that? Share to Raise Awareness! I have had migraines since I was 12 but I became chronic April of 2015. It just happened one day and has yet to stop. No one can tell me why or how to make it stop but I keep on going....
How do you cope with Migraines? Share the story to Raise Awareness! I never knew or understand what migraines were when I started getting them. I was only 16 years old and was really scared something serious was wrong with me. My parents never took me to a doctor. I lived many years with migraines and they were terrible especially...

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