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Unread 12-23-2004, 02:56 PM
migrains after

Hey ladies,

Im sitting here crying as I write this letter. I feel like no one can help me.

Ive been telling you all about my migrains since the op and how hormones are probably the culprit. Well, you already know I went yesterday to doc for it.
Today I had to go back to the castle for it. They gave him some stupid drugs that bascially put me to sleep alittle. By the time I left my migrain was back.

Even the nurse thought that my doc should have given me hrt for awhile. Help with all this.

I dont knkow what to do anymore. I just lay here on the couch and try to rest.(thankgod my kids are gone for the night)

I saw something on the front page of hystersisters about some other ways to deal with migrains naturally. I dont see it there now. Can anyone help me find that?
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Unread 12-23-2004, 03:06 PM
migrains after

I feel like crying myself cause I know you are suffering. The only thing I could find and it wasnt' on this site was Feverfew...I have never heard of it, but it said it was an herbal remedy to treat a migraine. Ih ope you find relief soon. But I do think they need to put you on some meds for this. Imitrex, DHE, fiorciet...have they tried any of these drugs on you before? If I were you, I would call the doc on call and demand something be done and let them know what the ER did...drug you up to sleep and then nothing. Please let me know how you are doing.
Unread 12-23-2004, 03:26 PM
migrains after

I am crying for the same reason. My migraines have been awful. I take propranolol every day to control them. I only have two migraines/year if I stay on my meds. I have been getting migraines every day for 2-3 weeks. I have been taking two doses of Maxalt to even feel decent. I have tried the feverfew, lavender, chamomile, accupressure. My Dr gave me some phenergan for the nausea-I ended up sleeping for 12 hours. The headache was gone but returned 3 hours later.
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Unread 12-23-2004, 03:34 PM
migrains after

This technique has helped me some when I have had horrible headaches (but not quite migraine, so I don't know if it will work). Put your hand out in front of you, relaxed with your thumb relaxed..... use the thumb and index finger from your other hand and pinch the fleshy part of your hand.... about an inch in between your thumb and index finger........... you are feeling for a little bit of a knot. If you are able to find it..... apply pressure and hold for 30-60 seconds. I did this for my husband a couple weeks ago and he said it was like magic......... I hope this trick helps someone.

Unread 12-23-2004, 04:06 PM
migrains after

This is from another thread

"A very dear friend of mine suggested pure peppermint oil, rub it on your temples, your forehead, and the very bottom of your skull at the base of the neck.massage it in and relax. I have NEVER had a headache that it would not relieve!"

I have started getting really bad headace too and my DD gave me doverset for the pain. didn't help. I when looking for what caused the pain.

In my words of what I read from two diff books:
When there is a dropping of estrogen the brain recepters start dying which causes the pain. This is a really simple translation.

"The testosterone sycdorme" book has a whole chapter on the benifit of estrogen and testosterone for women long term, as well as the risks, which is really low in comparion to the lost with out estrogen.
"Screeming to be heard" goes into detail what causes the pain.
Both can be found here under Resources

My GYN would not deal with hormones with me so I changed to one that would. Today I saw her and was put on the climara patch. I kept my overies. she said that the shock of surgery put me into early menopause. I'm 46.
Unread 12-23-2004, 04:30 PM
migrains after

I, too, am taking propranolol for my migraines and have been since 1989. I was taking 40 mgs a day but after surgery they got worse so I was increased to 60 mgs a day. I also take 100 mgs of Imitrex when I get one that aspirin can't control. I have never found a natural pain reliever that worked but would love to know of one. My migraines are inherited from my father so getting rid of them is harder since it's in the genes.
Unread 12-23-2004, 04:50 PM
migrains after

Im not glad that you all have them, but I do feel better knowing that Im not alone in this since the op.
I do take 100 mg Imetrex as well and my family doc started me on topax as a preventative. It used to be used only for seizures and they just recently found it works for migrains.
Its funny how many seizure meds also work for migrains.

With a quite house and keeping it dark, I do feel a little better right now. At least, my migrain is tolerable.

I will try some of the things you all gave me. Ill let you know how it helps.

12-13-04 TVH kept ovaries.
Unread 12-23-2004, 10:57 PM
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For my "head in a vice" headaches,

(1) Grab the hair dryer and "dry" your head! It sounds crazy and you will end up with a terrible hairdo, but it helps!

(2) Taking a hot bath or shower also helps. (Add some lavendar bath salt or oil.)

(3) Go to bed with a heating pad on your head. (Or one of those rice/microwave bags).

Just a few things I learned while I was in pain. There were days I would have eaten alive gold fish if it would have helped!


Neurontin has helped me with headaches.
Unread 12-24-2004, 06:45 AM
migrains after

I've been having horrible migraines for a while now too (3 months) both pre and post op. It makes me really dizzy and nauseous.
Hope they'll pass.
My, I'll be happy to see the new year and a new start

The heat suggestion sounds interesting, I'm going to try the blowdryer !

Happy holidays

smiles & dreams
Unread 12-24-2004, 07:35 AM
migrains after

Hope you ladies know Im writing all these Ideas down.If I have to I will try everyone of them.

Hope youall have a very merry christmas!!!!

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