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What do you take for migraines?

(9 Posts)
kbaby Wed 20-Aug-08 22:09:38

I used to get them years ago but once I stopped the pill they went, however forsome reason theyve started again.

Ive tried migraleve but they dont touch it.

I get the flashing lights 1st and thn a pounding headache which makes me feel sick if I move. The only thing I can do is lay in a dark room and try and sleep it off.

Has anyone taken anything to actually prevent an attack ? or what do you take which helps with the symptoms?

thanks

watsthestory Wed 20-Aug-08 22:15:11

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jujuthejetmum Wed 20-Aug-08 22:18:52

Sumatriptan 50mg on Prescription helps prevent a full attack. First thing that's ever touched my migraines. I wouldn't be without it now.

kbaby Fri 22-Aug-08 22:01:26

Thanks I was going to book an appt to see the gp about them. At least I know theres something else I can take.

They are so delibitating(sp) that I dread them and because I dread getting them I spend my life worrying about having an attack. It doesnt help that my work has a strict sickness policy and any more than 3 instances and you get a warning. Im on my 2nd instance already from these migraines. So I want to try and nip them in the bud.

Weegiemum Fri 22-Aug-08 22:25:44

I get Imigran from the doctor - nasal spray. it works really fast and makes a huge difference - I can carry on, rather than going to bed!

girlandboy Fri 22-Aug-08 22:29:46

I take 1.5mg of Pizotifen every day to prevent migraines. I get them twice a month for 7 days at a time if I don't take the Pizotifen. They have reduced the attacks to maybe once every couple of months, and then if I take Propain Plus (OTC drug) then that seems to work.
My mum had to take Pizotifen as well, and she never had another migraine while on them.

See your GP.

Oh yes, I did try some "wafers" from the GP, but I never got the hang of taking them just as an attack was starting, but a friend of mine swears by them.

noddyholder Fri 22-Aug-08 22:37:40

syndol a glass of full fat coke and sleep

girlandboy Fri 22-Aug-08 22:40:11

Sorry, forgot to say, Pizotifen is prescription only. blush

jujuthejetmum Fri 22-Aug-08 23:45:53

Think my prescription is the same as Imigran - it was costing too much to buy it over the counter but it works! My work has a strict sickness policy too - local authority.
I find stress brings mine on mostly, and hormones, and too much chocolate or not enough to eat/being over tired or a combination. I hope it works for you

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