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loutyre Tue 03-Sep-19 21:58:18

Suffering from a migraine. Iv took paracetamol, I have drank lots of water, I have laid down in a silent dark room and now I'm sat on the sofa throwing up sorry TMI into my mop bucket still in agony with my head!

Any suggestions please

suraiya88 Mon 30-Dec-19 00:28:17

My daughter just started to get them was at wits end trying to find solution the Gp said if very bad she could take 4 ibruprofen together and then prescribed Sumatriptan which one stopped it very quickly

ShowOfHands Wed 04-Sep-19 07:41:28

You need to find a regime that works for you. Most people find paracetamol utterly ineffective for migraines.

DH can't take triptans as they make the pain worse and cause chest pains too. He takes ergotamine, plus full fat coke and dispersible aspirin.

Bluetit101 Wed 04-Sep-19 06:01:29


They really are. I never leave the house without them.
When I first started getting them my doctor gave me migraleave but they didn't even touch it.

cushioncovers Tue 03-Sep-19 22:58:40

Agree with others sumatriptan with paracetamol and naproxen gets rid of them for me. The triptans are a life changer.

bathshebaeverbusy Tue 03-Sep-19 22:58:34

Full sugar coke - raises blows sugar levels and alleviates sickness. the Caffeine in it speeds up the absorption of painkillers.
I take Sumitriptan - it is a game changer,. Failing that, several aspirin at the first sign of migraine and buscopan ( anti sickness tablet) - but if youI leave to too late it is ineffective.
Dark room, sleep, cold compress. you have my sympathy. Mine are defiantly linked to menstural cycle and hormone fluctuations. I find avoiding alcohol helps massively too.

cushioncovers Tue 03-Sep-19 22:57:32

Nigella it's the sugar and caffeine both are supposed to help with headaches and migraines.

Dodie66 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:54:56

Caffeine and painkillers. The doc told me that the caffeine restricts the blood vessels that cause the pain. Coke has caffeine in it

userxx Tue 03-Sep-19 22:53:17

Ibuprofen work for me, I probably take more than I should but they help knock me out . Bloody awful things.

NigellaAwesome Tue 03-Sep-19 22:51:15

Can I ask what the significance of full fat coke is? Asking for my dd.

Domesticgoddess304 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:49:36

Only thing that work for me is 600 mg aspirin dissolve in full fat coke at the first sign of aura. Awful things. Hope you feel better soon.

Sunshinelollipops1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:48:02

Agreed on 111. I remember one doctor prescribing me tramadol I was in so much pain. They were amazing, but I was as high as a kite!

Gustavo1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:45:36

I find also an ice pack on my neck helps Or some of the deep freeze muscle gel.
I also recommend trying 111, I had some great advice and lovely strong painkillers prescribed in one of my worst migraine moments.
Migraines are the worst!

Mitzicoco Tue 03-Sep-19 22:43:10

Or even needgrin

Mitzicoco Tue 03-Sep-19 22:42:03

You Ned codeine

whatwouldkatyactuallydonext Tue 03-Sep-19 22:39:00

When I've been this bad with a migraine I've gone to an out of hours doctor - they would give me anti sickness and pain killing injections which would usually start to work quite quickly.

I now have anti-nausea tablets and zomig which seem to keep them under control.

You have my deepest sympathy, at their worst it's no exaggeration to say I wanted to die the pain was so bad.

Hope you feel better soon thanks

Sunshinelollipops1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:32:09

@NellieTheElephant1 agreed. Literally gave me my life back (I know sounds dramatic but I was literally bed bound for several days per month before being prescribed). I couldn’t work/bring up my children without them.

NellieTheElephant1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:29:46

Bluetit they are life changing meds!

Sunshinelollipops1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:29:46

You can get (or other Triptans) over the counter now. It’s the 50 mg (many doctors prescribe 100 mg). You have to fill in a questionnaire and pharmacist has to agree to sell. Useful if you run out of a prescription or find yourself caught short.

FortyFacedFuckers Tue 03-Sep-19 22:21:37

Do you have any Co-codamol?

Bluetit101 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:20:33

Sorry @NellieTheElephant1 just seen my reply is the same as yours!

Bluetit101 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:19:43

I get regular migraines and the only thing that helps is sumatriptan. I take a 50mg tablet with 2 paracetamol and most of the time it will shift it. If not you can take another sumatriptan 2 hours later.
I know that's not much help to you right now, sorry, but worth asking your doctor for some for in future if you suffer from them a lot.

Hope it shifts for you soon, they are absolutely awful aren't they.

NellieTheElephant1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:13:25

If you get regular migraines it would be worth asking your GP to prescribe you Sumatriptan, it's the only thing that works for me. Not much use right now, sorry, but could help in the future. Hope it passes soon!

catnip82 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:10:36

Someone recently told me to put my feet in a bowl of warm water whilst having a cold pack on the back of my neck !!!! Apparently it's regulates your body anything is worth a try with a migraine

KellyHall Tue 03-Sep-19 22:10:03

Lloyds Pharmacy have started to sell pink Migraleve tablets again, although it may just be online. They contain a painkiller and anti-sickness drugs.

Without them, I try to eat dry weatabix or something similarly absorbent and take regular, tiny sips of water (not enough to prompt more sick). You will eventually fall asleep and hopefully wake up feeling much better.

Sunshinelollipops1 Tue 03-Sep-19 22:09:04

If you can get to a late night pharmacy (you will need to go in person). You may be able to get imigran (or equivalent). Only thing which touch mine.

Otherwise cold compresses. Disolveable aspirin and full fat coke.

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