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migraines - possible way to fend off a severe bout

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minecraftfansmum Thu 21-Feb-13 11:50:42

I suffer with migraines - had 4 years of at least 4 days every other month in severe agony, and many more days feeling lousy. I started taking aspirin with my prescription tablet, on a whim, and I am managing to fend them off and avoid that horrific sickness and intense pain.

I told my doctor and he has explained that the prescription tab is opening up something in my head and the aspirin is thinning the blood - incredible how effective this combination is in stopping those horrible severe attacks.

I still have to take the tablets, though, just wondering if anyone has any more advice?

tabbycat15 Thu 21-Feb-13 14:59:25

I'm glad to hear it's working for you. Migraines are awful. I get them occasionally. I had 1 bad one that lasted 5 days & it was the only time I vomited. I live in Australia & I had a job where I wasn't allowed to drink as I was on a make up counter. I got severely dehydrated & I was stressed at the time too. I found Motilium 10 helps with the nausea. I just find sleeping helps & a damp flannel on the forehead.

minecraftfansmum Thu 28-Feb-13 13:01:48

Thanks tabbycat - the flannel is a good idea, funnily enough my granddad used to put brown paper and vinegar on his forehead - that would make me more nauseous. Must have been terrible working on make-up with a migraine and the sensitivity to light and smells.

Ikeatears Thu 28-Feb-13 13:09:05

This may sound silly, but wasI was pregnant, a midwife recommended coca cola (full sugar) as soon as the aura started. It works to varying degrees but can sometimes stop the headache before it starts altogether! Worth a try!

annsdoodles Sat 02-Mar-13 13:32:05

Funnily enough, Ikeatears, I crave coca cola when I feel that aura, I wash down my aspirin and sumatriptan with cola! Before I started taking aspirin I'd sip coca cola to help with the nausea, must be the sugar - I normally drink diet cola occasionally when I'm well - has to be the 'full fat' coke when sick.

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