ZorbeeAndTheLemur · 31/05/2019 16:25
Does anyone else get these after a migraine? I always do; I had a migraine on Tuesday night and Wednesday and have felt awful ever since. My headache has gone but I ache everywhere, and feel exhausted and could happily just sleep all day.
Has anyone got any tips/ideas for getting rid of the migraine hangover? Or at least for shortening how long it lasts for?
MalloryLaurel · 31/05/2019 16:40
I'm joining you as I had a migraine on Monday and Tuesday. Rest, sleep and staying hydrated. I also eat my food cravings as I think my body is telling me something. Also I have ibuprofen . There's lots of information online about migraine hangover. It's called postdrome.
TwattingDog · 31/05/2019 17:07
Yes, this is the postrdrome phase of a migraine.
I tend to be knackered and also describe mine as a hangover. I often have difficulty with my speech - stuttering and struggling with my vocabulary.
I'm told by the optometrist that migraine can't damage your eyesight, but my right eye has problems focusing for days afterwards and given I have chronic migraine up to 23 days a month, I have near constant issues with my sight!
I had botox 10 days ago and took my first triptan last night. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Ihopeyourcakeisshit · 31/05/2019 17:09
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user1497909848 · 31/05/2019 17:18
Whenever I see a post about migraines I have tell people about Aimovig. it’s a new drug created for migraines and has knocked me down from 5/6 a week to a couple and sometimes none at all! It’s not available on the Nhs yet - currently going through appeal ( unless you’re in Scotland), but you can pay for it privately. Contact the National Migraine Centre in London for more help.
cantfindname · 31/05/2019 17:46
No longer get migraine (thank God) but full fat Coke was my go to for the comedown, and marmite on toast, no butter just marmite.
Weirdly I used to crave school roast potatoes as it went. No chance at all of getting them lol and nothing else fit the bill.
I used to get three severe attacks a week before collapsing in GPs surgery whilst collecting OHs prescription. Saw a different doctor to my own and he gave me an injection of sumatriptan plus a repeat scrip for tablets. It transformed my life; or to be more accurate it gave me my life back. I had the first one at 5 years old and no one ever believed how ill I felt.
ZorbeeAndTheLemur · 31/05/2019 19:44
Thank you so much for all the replies! Sorry to hear that so many of you have also suffered with a migraine this week; must be something to do with half term!
I drink copious amounts of Diet Coke and eat lots of ready salted crisps when I've got a migraine hangover; it's interesting that so many of you crave similar things. I guess our bodies need salt and caffeine to help us recover!
Does anyone else find too that the hangover literally goes suddenly like someone has flicked a switch and turned it off? I was feeling awful earlier when I posted but suddenly got a burst of energy and started doing jobs in the house that I haven't done all week because I've felt so bad.
TwattingDog · 31/05/2019 20:10
@Ihopeyourcakeisshit by trying every random piece of advice, taking lots of triptans, trialling numerous preventatives, food exclusion diets, buying every ridiculous voodoo tat/spell/bracelet/food/supplement /exercise regime/miracle cure then finding what actually works. Binning most of it and begging for Botox.
greathat · 31/05/2019 23:15
I tried sumatriptans did very little. Now I have rizatriptans which seem to be working a lot better. Really reduce all the effects including the hangover. It's called maxalt- dissolves in your mouth so seems to get into me faster. The other drugs I always threw up!
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