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Migraine Aura

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Ziggyzoom Tue 23-Dec-14 09:27:18

Third episode this morning. I've come home from work and I'm going to try to sleep it off.

I've taken 2 pink Migralieve tablets at 6am, but they don't appear to be working. Any other cures I can try when I wake up?

Also, any idea why I should suddenly start getting more and more of these?

holeinmyheart Tue 23-Dec-14 09:55:45

I have Aura Migraines and Mindful does help. As soon as the blob appears in my eyes I plug the earphones in and do a meditation, that I have down loaded.
Migraines are a absolute pain. Before I did the Mindful course I didn't realise how tense my body was. I constantly check around my body now and find my shoulders up around my ears.
Also a cold pack on my forehead helps. I always have them in the freezer.
Best of luck, you have my sympathy as I know how you feel.

mabelbabel Tue 23-Dec-14 10:08:12

Stress or post-stress or lack of sleep can cause an increase. All quite likely at this time of year.

tobee Tue 23-Dec-14 12:01:57

Can be menstrual cycle related. Good luck with them, they are no fun.

holeinmyheart Tue 23-Dec-14 12:09:02

Mine at my age are not related to a Menstrual cycle because it is long gone ! Unfortunately mine started after the Menapause. Damn

Ziggyzoom Tue 23-Dec-14 12:15:59

Thanks everyone. I've just woken up after nearly 3 hours sleep, and I feel a bit better. My shoulders and neck are very tight though, so I will work on those.

I think you are right, it is a stressful time, not helped by the fact that I am working over Christmas and can't be off sick!

Ziggyzoom Tue 23-Dec-14 14:08:59

I'm now on my 4th episode since 6am! My 6 year old DD and DH have tried neck and shoulder massage, but it doesn't seem to have worked!

DH is off to get some more yellow Migralieve tablets.

overthebliddyhill Tue 23-Dec-14 14:15:22

Try a hot water bottle or wheat bag on the back of you head at the point it joins your neck.

Ziggyzoom Tue 23-Dec-14 14:18:29

Boiling the kettle now.

Quietattheback Tue 23-Dec-14 14:26:50

I read on Facebook that a bag of frozen peas on the head whilst your feet are in very warm water helps.

I, thankfully, haven't had an aura migraine in years so I don't know if it works but may be worth a try.

Ziggyzoom Tue 23-Dec-14 14:39:41

Trying the hot water bottle on neck, if that doesn't work, I'll put my feet on it and fetch the peas!

tobee Tue 23-Dec-14 16:25:16

Think it's actually oestrogen etc related actually.

tobee Tue 23-Dec-14 16:26:34

Sorry too many actuallys.

overthebliddyhill Tue 23-Dec-14 19:10:35

How you doing ziggyzoom. Must be catching.....I started with the aura a couple of hours ago.fortunately the headache isn't too bad this time.

Ziggyzoom Tue 23-Dec-14 19:14:29

No aura for 4 hours and I'm feeling whacked, but my head is less fuzzy. I generally don't get a headache, so I'm lucky really. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

Tobee you may be onto something! my hormones are all over the place I'm sure.

2kidsintow Wed 24-Dec-14 18:13:11

I had them while on the combined pill. When the gp heard about them he whipped me off the pill and put me on the mini pill instead. I asked if it was because the auras made taking the combined pill more dangerous and he replied that actually the combined pill can cause the migraine auras themselves. In my case they must have as I haven't had another aura since then, over 2 years ago.

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