3 migraines in one week?!?! am i the only one??

  1. As some of you may have noticed, as were aproaching spring , the sun is just.. so much brighter.. so much brighter in fact, im getting a migraine EVERYDAY! is this normal?? :shrugs:

    has anyone ever had a migraine because of direct sunlight?? or because of lights being shone directly into your eyes (by accident or on purpose)

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  2. No, I've never had a migraine as a result of direct sunlight, although if I get overheated, I can get headachey.

    Are you having any kind of hormonal changes or anything that could be causing them?
     
  3. Most every week i get 2-3. But i have a reason. I do believe bright lights can trigger a migraine though. There are qute a few things that can.
     
  4. no.. no hormonal changes.. i think.... :s
     
  5. Hi, You should try drinking a cup of coffee it helps with headaches and when I get them I usually try the coffee first. It actually helps!
     
  6. To the lady who posted about three migranes in one week. There is ususally something that is causing these. They usually happen at the end of your period. Sometimes they'll happen right before it begins. Sometimes certain foods will trigger them.
    Mine got so bad I was having numbness on one side of my body and slurred speech like someone intoxicated. I had two or three visits to the ER where they gave me Demerol shots to stop the pain. Finally I saw a Neurologist and was put on medications to help stop these from occuring and then something to help them when they hit.

    If you are having these a lot, and you are seeing those pretty lights, known as auroas, that can be a sign of danger, so make an appointment with your doctor if it keeps happening.

    If it's just something that you think is happening here and there, maybe pick up some Excedrin Migrane at the drugstore and that might help.

    If you've got more questions, please post. I'm the queen of headaches. :cursing:
     
  7. You should get evaluated by your primary care physician about this problem. I have a history of migraines, and this one thing you want to get monitored.

    Here's a good link from the Mayo Clinic that should help out with basic questions about treatment, triggers, etc.:

    Migraine headache: Risk factors - MayoClinic.com
     
  8. Unfortunately, I too suffer from migraines. I've never had three in one week, but I have had the kind that last for several days and then leave me completely drained for a couple more. I've had this problem since I was about 12 years old. I'm 50 now. A few years ago I was given a prescription for Maxalt and that works very well. The doctor said the cause of these migraines were a "vascular disturbance".

    Drinking tons of water every day helps reduce my chances of getting a headache. I've never been sure of the trigger, but I do believe hormones have a lot to do with my situation.

    Good luck to you. There are medications out there that can help. A doctor can prescribe them for you.
     
  9. I'm actually just starting treatment for menstrual migraines. I've dealt with them for about six years. I have one the day my cycle starts, and another the day after it ends. My doctor told me I needed to switch birth control pills, but I never felt comfortable doing so. I finally went to a neurologist last week who explained that has nothing to do with it. He prescribed Imitrex for me, and I have to keep a headache diary. I'm also to stay away from certain foods, most of which have tyramine, which can be a migraine trigger.

    If you're experiencing an abnormal amount of migraines, I would make an appointment with a neurologist to see what's going on. Good luck! Please keep us posted.
     
  10. My OBGYN took me off all birth control pills in hopes that it would help me with my heachaches but it didnt. It helped me start having horrible cramps AND heachaches. I'm sure you all are glad I shared that extra info with you.

    My Neurologist gave me Maxalt just like the person post above to take for the Migranes when the start. This works pretty good. Immetrax (sp) did not work for me at all. I have to take Topamax twice a day as a preventative and that medication in the beginning causes tingling in the toes and causes soda pop to taste flat.

    Headaches are terrible and they are the most HORRIBLE when associated with hormones. Sometimes when a big one hits, nothing but sleep will knock it out. That's when a strong med may become necessary to sedate you. I hope it is not that bad. I am thinking of you.
     
  11. yes, I've had your problem. I don't know if it's the sunlight starting it or aggravating one that's on the verge of starting, though.

    At any rate, try wearing dark glasses. Also, 5HTP and magnesium and B6 are great supplements to take to help with migraines. :smile:
     
  12. I have had migraines for over 20 years and they sometimes come in clusters. Migraines can be caused by so many different things and there are different types of migraines too. If it keeps happening try to see a physician who is familiar with them. I sometimes notice I get them when there is a big pressure change in the weather. However, they are not the same as a sinus headache.

    I have migraine with a preceeding aura. If I take birth control pills, ANY type of BCP, I will get migraine on top of migraine on top of migraine. I've had as many as three a day while on BCP. Needless to say, I don't take them.

    I've seen a specialist and been through all kinds of tests and tried all kinds of drugs to come to the conclusion that they will never fully go away but that BCPs trigger them in a HUGE way and stress can too somewhat and so can the weather. Nothing I've tried will completely stop them and I take vicodin to numb the pain.
     
  13. Zophie,

    Vicodin or Hydrocodone (generic for Vicodin) usually works really well but is often like pulling teeth to get the doctor to prescribe. It can be addictive as h#ll too but what can you do when you are about to die from the pain?

    My question to you is how did you convince the doctor to give it to you? I have to hoard that stuff.
     
  14. Firstly you should be checked by your doctor.
    Yes light can trigger migraine but really when having so suddenly & often please get checked.
    My son gets them & aspriin helps, opens the restricted blood vessels in head.
     
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