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(Fox News)   11% of the world population now suffers from migraines. Of course, those numbers are during non-election years   (foxnews.com ) divider line
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2012-08-02 01:01:16 PM  
As someone who suffers from "classic" migraines - unilateral pain with aura, I'm not getting a kick out of this.
 
2012-08-02 01:05:46 PM  
Of course this has nothing to do with GMOs nor does gluten intolerance. You can trust Monsanto.
 
2012-08-02 01:09:38 PM  
Norway bans lightbulbs, requires energy efficient lighting. Migraines are suddenly being reported as much more common than thought.

What a surprise.

/Fluorescents, CFLs and LEDs: guaranteed migraines for me.
 
2012-08-02 01:13:23 PM  

Franco: Of course this has nothing to do with GMOs nor does gluten intolerance. You can trust Monsanto.


Choosy farmers choose Monsanto. Well... maybe not Brazil.
 
2012-08-02 01:26:30 PM  
Meanwhile, 99% of people who claim "Oh I have such a migraine" really just have a bad headache. Stop doing that!
 
2012-08-02 01:36:17 PM  
I'd get migraines with auras (or sometimes just the aura) due to years of poor posture at the computer and lack of exercise, multiple times per week and often waking up with pain. Started working out, making sure to stretch and do neck-centric exercises and of course watch my posture both waking and sleeping, and now I'm almost headache (and tinnitus) free.

I say this only because I doubt that I am unusual in that I spend a lot of time in front of the computer, and posture isn't usually the first thing people blame when they have pain (and I never would have thought that my tinnitus was tied to it, but it was). If you've got similar symptoms that don't have any apparent cause, maybe some stiffness in one or both sides of the neck as well, then look into cervicogenic headaches.
 
2012-08-02 01:38:03 PM  
FTFA: Evans agreed that many of the doctors may have found their migraines manageable with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Er, yeah I'm going to call BS on this one. For one, if an OTC pain reliever got rid of your 'migraine', it was probably just a really bad headache. For another, my migraines would be a lot more manageable (and a helluva lot less expensive) if I too had ready access to numerous free samples of triptans as well as Advil or aspirin.

/just saying
//sympathies to all chronic migraineurs out there
 
2012-08-02 01:39:44 PM  
Falling in the category of "stuff you hear as a kid" aren't headaches and/or migraines a uniquely human ailment? Because they are self-reported from the sufferer that you can't tell if dogs and cats get them?
 
2012-08-02 01:53:08 PM  
I have a large box filled with incandescent lights in my garage because my local government is trying to phase out incandescents in favor of flourescents. I'd love to be able to use energy saving bulbs, but that's a no-op.

I also want to add an odd tidbit. I used to love going to movies. Now, I can't go to movies. I have not changed but the movies have. Movie producers seem to think we have a 5 second attention span these days, and the constant changes in camera angles trigger me like a mofo. Last time I went to a movie, I missed three days of work. Unfortunately, there are no good revival houses in my area, because I can pretty much guarantee that "Casablanca" or "Night at The Opera" would not do that to me.

I get far fewer than before because I gave up on processed food after the Chinese melamine scandals a few years ago. No pink slime, GMOs, or chemicals for me. It's a PITA, but I've only missed three days of work this year (see above) due to migraines, as compared to eating all my sick time a few years ago.
 
2012-08-02 02:34:26 PM  
Migraines 2-4 days a week, every week. Not getting a kick.

/Hopefully not a tumor
//If only I had insurance
///Thanks, America
 
2012-08-02 03:03:59 PM  
Cluster headaches here. Fairly common (6-10 per year) in my 20-30's, only 1 per year in my 40's.

If an OTC pain reliever works for you, IT'S NOT A MIGRAINE. It's a headache (it might be the worst one YOU have ever had), but it's not a migraine.

Food (cheese and chocolate) are my most common triggers, with increased stress levels factoring in.
 
2012-08-02 03:08:59 PM  
I tracked down my migraine trigger to azo dyes. As long as I'm super paranoid about what I eat and put on my body (the hand soap at work was a no-no for about 6 months until they switched from green to pink), I can go months without one.
 
2012-08-02 06:50:42 PM  

LDM90: Meanwhile, 99% of people who claim "Oh I have such a migraine" really just have a bad headache. Stop doing that!


Not everyone who gets migraines has the constant pain for 4 days, can't get out of bed type. Abdominal migraines, for instance, even though they're more common in children. And sometimes, people have no choice but to work through a migraine (no sick days, work has to be done, etc.).

Interesting reading people's triggers. I don't have food triggers, but it seems environmental & hormonal ones are mine. Also interesting to see someone mention posture, I definitely need to check that out. Might explain waking up with non-migraine headaches too.

/atypical migraines here: severe vertigo with light sensitivity in younger years, morphed to severe vertigo, pain, light/sound/smell sensitivity, aura & sometimes other visual disturbances
 
2012-08-02 07:03:57 PM  
I've had migraines for 30 + years. Topamax really really helps with the light trigger crap.
 
2012-08-03 12:09:03 AM  

StandsWithAFist: FTFA: Evans agreed that many of the doctors may have found their migraines manageable with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Er, yeah I'm going to call BS on this one. For one, if an OTC pain reliever got rid of your 'migraine', it was probably just a really bad headache. For another, my migraines would be a lot more manageable (and a helluva lot less expensive) if I too had ready access to numerous free samples of triptans as well as Advil or aspirin.

/just saying
//sympathies to all chronic migraineurs out there


Granted, if the OTC had caffeine in it...

Tired of assholes that think migraine = "bad" headache. If aspirin or tylenol fixed it, it isn't a migraine.
Common follow up questions: were you sensitive to light? Did you feel like puking?
 
2012-08-03 12:10:08 AM  

whither_apophis: Falling in the category of "stuff you hear as a kid" aren't headaches and/or migraines a uniquely human ailment? Because they are self-reported from the sufferer that you can't tell if dogs and cats get them?


Cats have them all the time, which is why they are assholes.
 
2012-08-03 12:11:32 AM  

Duck_of_Doom: LDM90: Meanwhile, 99% of people who claim "Oh I have such a migraine" really just have a bad headache. Stop doing that!

Not everyone who gets migraines has the constant pain for 4 days, can't get out of bed type. Abdominal migraines, for instance, even though they're more common in children. And sometimes, people have no choice but to work through a migraine (no sick days, work has to be done, etc.).

Interesting reading people's triggers. I don't have food triggers, but it seems environmental & hormonal ones are mine. Also interesting to see someone mention posture, I definitely need to check that out. Might explain waking up with non-migraine headaches too.

/atypical migraines here: severe vertigo with light sensitivity in younger years, morphed to severe vertigo, pain, light/sound/smell sensitivity, aura & sometimes other visual disturbances


In fact, you can have an ocular migraine with no headache at all! Migraines have a different etiology than headaches, it's interesting what they can cause.
 
2012-08-03 12:48:30 AM  
I've suffered from migraines and cluster headaches for several years now. I never got them as a kid, and they really only started about 7 years ago. I'd get one ever 6 months or so, and just thought I was having really, really, really bad headaches. Then the nausea, sensitivity to light, and predrome of yawning without being tired started in and I began putting it together. Maxalt is the shiznit for me. I yawn when not tired and not around others who are yawning, and pop that little SOB as quick as possible. usually does the trick. But at $39/ea WITH insurance, they're a bit expensive.

Worst one I ever had was a classic "suicide headache" (cluster headache) which incapacitated me to the point that I actually started thinking that if I could just die, I wouldn't feel the pain anymore. That one had me curled up in the fetal position in a dark room for hours and hours. The only thing that seemed to make things any better at all was the fan blowing on me. That one sucked. After that is when I finally went to the doc, got an MRI and meds. I've had some migraines since, but nothing like that big one.
 
2012-08-03 01:04:24 AM  
www.UpCSpine.com

Feel what you feel about chiropractic, but Upper Cervical Specific Chiropractic is very different from the traditional crack-your-neck, crack-your-back, see you 3x/week forever that a lot of people think about. A Blair Upper Cervical doc saved me from a miserable life and I ended up working for him for 2 years and saw hundreds cases clearing out migraines (and in most cases keeping them away).

Research Article: http://www.erinelster.com/files/headache%20paper.pdf Case study of a migraine patient with additional data from 100 other headache patients.

Do your research and find a practicioner if you want to feel better.
 
2012-08-03 01:05:38 AM  
d'oh, those didn't link:

UpCSpine.com
Research Article
 
2012-08-03 03:32:47 AM  

Fano: StandsWithAFist: FTFA: Evans agreed that many of the doctors may have found their migraines manageable with an over-the-counter pain reliever.

Er, yeah I'm going to call BS on this one. For one, if an OTC pain reliever got rid of your 'migraine', it was probably just a really bad headache. For another, my migraines would be a lot more manageable (and a helluva lot less expensive) if I too had ready access to numerous free samples of triptans as well as Advil or aspirin.

/just saying
//sympathies to all chronic migraineurs out there

Granted, if the OTC had caffeine in it...

Tired of assholes that think migraine = "bad" headache. If aspirin or tylenol fixed it, it isn't a migraine.
Common follow up questions: were you sensitive to light? Did you feel like puking?


probaway.files.wordpress.com
Are you seeing the Aura?
Is your tongue numb?

Mine have been becoming more frequent. I've never been able to track down a trigger. Maybe I'll try to fine some incandescent bulbs.
 
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