Migraine advice

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  1. PurpleEyesOfDeat
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    Ive been having severe migraines lately and they last for at least an hour at minimum. Any idea why? (I cant see a doctor too poor to afford doctor bills)
     
  2. ShawnTRods

    ShawnTRods GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No insurance, free healthcare?
    The best thing you can do is discuss the matter with a doctor..
     
  3. PurpleEyesOfDeat
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    I have no healthcare, and even talking to doctors down here costs money (which I need for rent)
     
  4. Maz7006

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    1. What time of the day do you experiance them
    2. Do you wear contacts or glasses
    3. Are you taking any other medication?
    4. How much sleep on average do you have
    5. Work, Uni, School - do you tend to read or stress your eyes ?
    6. Are you taking periodical breaks when looking at screens (this includes TV, PC,laptop, handheld games etc)
    7. How old are you ? (you can choose not to answer this if you want but it would help to know)

    Usually migraine comes with too much work and not enough rest. At first you are just fatigued. Then after weeks of cycles of fatigue you begin to experience a migraine. However the word itself is more or less used incorrectly. Literally a migraine is UNBEARABLE, you probably just have a serious case of an headache. I advise pain killers - not aspirin buy anything with paracetamol in it (like panadol). THey aren't exactly expensive. Pop 2 pills after your lunch if you have a head ache, and if later in the evening it persists pop another 2.

    But in all seriousness, if it's really really bad, just see a doctor regardless of the price.
     
  5. PurpleEyesOfDeat
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    Thats the thing, I cant afford much Ill explaine quickly

    I am in a band which earns $20 an hour we perform an average of 4nights at 3hours weekly which is $240 devided by 5 guys leaves me around $48 a week.
    Now I go to uni (Have a pay when I can deal with Headmaster), pay rent (I am mates with guy so he gives me a little slack) and also add in the costs off food and water. I honestly have soo little money to waste it isnt funny.
     
  6. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Can't you get a job somewhere?

    I'm not trying to pay you out or anything, but I thought it was really easy to get a job at like, Maccas or something.
     
  7. PurpleEyesOfDeat
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    Nah the thing is its hard to get jobs where I am and the fast-foods places are giving them to school kids (which I think is a great idea)
     
  8. Judas18

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    I find when I have a migraine a bar of chocolate helps take the edge off. I've been suffering with them since I was 8. It's like your brain is trying to rip out of your skull, not nice. A really good pain killer can help, I take Co-Codamol for mine. Mine are prescribed but you can buy weaker one's over the counter really cheap.
     
  9. Paarish

    Paarish Connor's Nublet

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    Purple would like to thank everyone for your advice
    He went to the hospital and he found out he needs to have surgery [​IMG]
     
  10. PurpleEyesOfDeat
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    Yeah Im in hospital now, Doctor good enough for me to borrow his pc. Im haing surgery for a tuma, yay [​IMG] well wish me luck see ya xoxo
     
  11. Panzer Tacticer

    Panzer Tacticer veteran human

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    Long time migraine sufferer here.

    First off many things can cause them.

    Conditions such as weather. No way to avoid weather though.
    Diet such as specific things you might just need to avoid.
    Bright light ie get used to wearing sunglasses if you don't.

    I used to suffer the cascading numbness ie loss of sensation on the right side of everything. Good for at least 30 minutes of screwed up. Then the headache was mostly long enough to just realise your day ended immediately and you found a quiet dark room and stayed there, your day is over. I usually found the next day was 'out of sorts' too.

    Some just get crushing headaches. Some suffer stomache trouble.

    They have pills you can take that will actually stop a migraine in it's tracks. You need to detect a migraine almost immediately to use them though, and they are horribly expensive. 6 bucks a pill last I was told.

    I have suffered worse headaches that were actually immune to pain relief, but there are pain relief pills for migraines that help.

    Good news is a lot of migraine suffers will eventually get rid of the problem. Bad news, is that happens in your 40s when your body starts to change due to age.
     
  12. Chikaku-chan

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    Can we have an update???
     
  13. scott1982

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    I know when i get them bad i found its best to do the following;
    Stay out of hot weather if you can.

    * Always make sure to have plenty of water, best to keep up the fluids.
    * Put a wet face washer over your face and lay down. (obviously when at home)
    * Cool baths/showers as the heat seems to make them worse.

    Good luck!
     
  14. WolfSpider

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    I usually get a migraine once a year and I usually take a Motrin(I think Motrin works the best for headache) when I first see the flashy lights. It's scary but it runs in my family.
     
  15. ShadowSoldier

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    You want an update? He's getting surgery for a tumor removed. Any idea what that takes out of a person?

    Before I read the thread, I was going to say you probably got a stigmatism in your eye as I did and it turned out I needed glasses.
     
  16. Paarish

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    He needed to have another surgery after the first one.
    ill update if i find out anything
     
  17. Paarish

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    he's just came out and he says hes gonna get some sleep
    lord knows he deserves it XD

    PS sorry for double post
     
  18. koimayeul

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    Holy crap, headaches leading to tumors.. i'll be prayin for your recover, stay safe d00d!!
     
  19. kevan

    kevan Imagination rules the world

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    You know I was talking to Skyrix at school
    and he told me Purple was having real bad migraines.

    And I was like "Bet you he has a tumor".
    Lucky he got it checked out! Imagine if he
    never got it checked out because he didn't
    want to spend any money 0_o. That would
    have been bad.

    Hope you get better soon my Screamo-Friend.
     
  20. Chikaku-chan

    Chikaku-chan ᏁᎽᎪ~

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    Oh the irony ^