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    Migraines

    Just wanted to throw some info out there in case any of my SI peeps suffer from these abominations. Had them off and on all my life (genetic - Mom, sis, brother, aunt, cousins all get them) but most time I can tell when they are coming and dark room + meds + sleep and I'm good a few hours later. About 2 months ago started having them frequently and for days on end. Dropped $700 on a CAT scan Tuesday and I've got a sever sinus infection and a cyst on my sinuses. Already on antibiotics and going to an ENT specialist Tuesday to see how to get rid of the cyst, might require surgery.

    If my idgit Dr had figured this out 2 months ago I wouldn't have had to suffer through this hell. If anyone else has been having these (esp. with the start of allergy season) you may want to look into the CAT scan or at least see if you have a sinus infection. I basically had to b*tch out my Dr to get them to refer me for the scan. There went my $$$ I saved for my custom board but worth every penny to get rid of them. If I hadn't I'd still be going through this crap for FSM knows how long.

    Done with this Dr after I get through this.

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    I've had them all my life, only occasionally and not severe enough to do anything about. Sometimes I'll get one after surfing, I kind of think that the glare of the sun on the water and getting my head pounded by waves triggers them. When that happens I have to wait until the aura passes before I drive home and crawl into the dark room.

    I get them year round, and I've never suspected mine had anything to do with my sinuses, though.

    Good luck with your situation, and potential surgery.

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    for what it's worth, my migraine problem ceased the day i quit smoking (and i mean real migraines - i've noticed the word is often used carelessly, to describe any severe headache...whereas migraine sufferers will know what i mean by the if-i-had-a-gun-i-might-shoot-myself-coz-that's-how-bad-it-is migraine headache).

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    if I sit around all day towards the end of the day il have a raging headache.my bro says its because of the cfl lights but idk,sounds crazy.usually a nice meal and a shower takes care of it,and if it doesn't just go to sleep.the pills don't work so I don't bother with them

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    for what it's worth, my migraine problem ceased the day i quit smoking (and i mean real migraines - i've noticed the word is often used carelessly, to describe any severe headache...whereas migraine sufferers will know what i mean by the if-i-had-a-gun-i-might-shoot-myself-coz-that's-how-bad-it-is migraine headache).
    Definitely know what you mean. I suffered for years till a friend asked me if I had ever seen a Chiropractor. Gave it a shot and now I am headache free. I go in for a tune up once every 2 months to get my neck cracked and I'm good to go.

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    In the Marines my gun truck rolled off a small sand cliff and i got whacked in the head, received a traumatic brain injury. Migraines have been a constant the last few years. 3 years ago i went to VA hospital begging them to help. They took cat scans and said "there's nothing there." I was constantly on pain killers and for 3 months the pain was unbearable. I asked for a copy of my pet scan for 2nd opinion. I look it at myself and clear as f there's my skull with a golfball in my left cheekbone. I told them i could hear and feel intense pressure in my eye. I get the radiologist to admit she didn't even look at my scan. When my brain got rocked it released fluids that cause damage, lucky for me after accident i had blood and an oily fluid leaking from my nose and eye. But that contained fluid has snowballed years after accident into a cyst between my maxillary sinus and cheekbone. After screaming about my film the VA was awesome (better be). I was weeks away from surgery but blood thinners and antibiotics made the pain manageable. No narcodics in couple years (i abused them) and life is better with constant hydration, dark room, fan, and naproxen. But sometimes they knock hard and plans are ruined. Good luck bruh. Keep trying non narcotic options, but for some its the only option.

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    Intense stories. Feel bad for you who suffer from these monsters. I have employees who go through hell on earth aka migraines.

    Tlo, keep us posted with an update when it happens; and hope you have total success to get your health back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow View Post
    I've had them all my life, only occasionally and not severe enough to do anything about. Sometimes I'll get one after surfing, I kind of think that the glare of the sun on the water and getting my head pounded by waves triggers them. When that happens I have to wait until the aura passes before I drive home and crawl into the dark room.

    I get them year round, and I've never suspected mine had anything to do with my sinuses, though.

    Good luck with your situation, and potential surgery.
    Thanks Scarecrow. Good luck with yours too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanna View Post
    i've noticed the word is often used carelessly, to describe any severe headache...whereas migraine sufferers will know what i mean by the if-i-had-a-gun-i-might-shoot-myself-coz-that's-how-bad-it-is migraine headache).
    Yup. Or get a drill and put a hole in the skull to release the pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wave1rider65 View Post
    Definitely know what you mean. I suffered for years till a friend asked me if I had ever seen a Chiropractor. Gave it a shot and now I am headache free. I go in for a tune up once every 2 months to get my neck cracked and I'm good to go.
    Did the chiro thing for my neck (herniated c5 and c7) but didn't notice a big change. But that's one of the things that sucks about migraines, there's several things that can trigger it and it varies from person to person. Once I found out about 20 yrs ago I was hypoglycemic and managed that better they dropped greatly in frequency. I could tell this latest bout was something different.