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#41 mcrooner

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Posted 15 August 2004 - 07:24 PM

For me, I just take Excedrin. Minsan, a cold tablet (like Neozep). However, it's a case of different strokes for different folks. Some friends who likewise suffer from migraines, swear by Ponstan, Coffee, or just running your head under a cold tap. My migraines were so bad that I actually had to see a neurologist. She put me on Sibelium for a month and recommended Avamigran when the migraine starts. It worked for me since my migraines now are few and far between. I must caution you though on self-medicating. If it's really bad, you should see a doctor.

What really works without need for medication is isolating the trigger factors so you can avoid them. Good luck.

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Posted 17 August 2004 - 12:42 PM

-cheese and chocolates can trigger migraine.. better abstaine from eating those

-a 500mg tylenol

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Posted 23 August 2004 - 04:44 PM

try to massage the part of your palm between your thumb and index finger with your other hand's thumb and index finger (left hand with your right thumb and finge, and the right hand with you left thumb and finger).

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Posted 25 August 2004 - 12:12 PM

sabi nila stay out of too much protein eg peanuts.

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Posted 28 August 2004 - 02:07 PM

This is what I do.

I shower with almost-too-hot water.

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Posted 30 August 2004 - 09:41 AM

for me i take lifepak!!!

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Posted 03 September 2004 - 02:59 PM

Hindi ba dapat i avoid nga yung coffee.Kasi as for me,coffee was the culprit kaya nag trigger yung migraine ko. Sabi rin ng Dr. na tinanung ko also avoid the ff:Chocolates,alchoholic drinks (hindi ako pwede ng wala yan),staying up late,nuts to name a few. :ninja: :D

coffee triggers some migraine, but during migraine, coffee cures the migaine. yes it is a wonder.


SLEEP ( i dont drink coffee) or just close your eyes to avoid lights. this is what i do because my migraine is often triggered by some kind of lights.

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Posted 07 September 2004 - 07:04 PM

has anyone taken alleeve? it's supposed to be good for migraine.

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Posted 11 September 2004 - 09:18 PM

i usually sleep off a migraine. dito ako nag start matulog with eyeshades on (like the ones they give away sa plane). kasi dapat sobrang dark ng room, para ma relieve un pain.

i also take ponstan fr or biogesic.

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Posted 12 September 2004 - 11:14 PM

AH Migraine. Tama different strokes for diff folks. I had nasty migraine attacks before. Really debilitating. My worst was one that wsa on and off for 3 days and i vomitted 3 times per day.

Suggestion...make notes on the nature of your migraine. Create a profile. You will learn whar to avoid and do the next time.

Consult a doctor to give you the latest med in migraine. But take these meds as a last resort. I do. But i dont like to rely on meds. I dont like to bombard my body with drugs. I avoid it till i cant take it.

My secret? EXERCISE EXERCISE AND EXERCISE. When i started running and playing tennis and swimming at least 1 x a week my migrain became scarce ...like once every three months.

#51 vanillasky

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:20 AM

Guy's I realized that everytime I have my BP checked, it registers above normal... Lagi na lang high... I'm only 29yo but my regular BP is 130 over 90 or 130 over 100.. I also notice that my migraine had been frequent lately...


I'm a gym buff kaya medyo nagtataka ang trainor ko kung bakit mataas pa rin ang dugo ko... ANy suggestions my dear health professionals? :( :(

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 11:31 AM

imho. migraine is caused by other factors, but having a high HP can just be it.
i have migraine too, caused by food and stress, but my BP is on normal mode lang, usually 100/70 to 110/80.

i would suggset that you see a neuro to rule out other causes...baka mamaya may aneurism (tama ba spelling ko?) ka na nyan.

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Posted 06 December 2005 - 03:28 PM

It's best to go to doctor to have a check up. 130 over 90 is the start of high blood pressure. If your BP is always 130/100 or 130/90, then you already have high blood pressure, and need to see a doctor. I suggest you go see a cardiologist. Other factors to consider - does your family have a history of hypertension (high BP), is your diet balanced or do you have a preference for meaty and oily foods?

If left untreated, your heart will become overworked, and will not last long. Your BP has to be maintained at a lower level, since you're only 29 years old. If you were 45 or 50, then 130/100 would be relatively normal.

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Posted 07 December 2005 - 10:20 AM

oh dear... :blink: :(

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Posted 09 December 2005 - 08:12 PM

When you say that you noticed your migraine is now more frequent- does this mean that you have had migraines before, but infrequently? are you sure you have migraine vis-a-vis headaches especially the cluster type? Your BP is definitely borderline hypertension, and you may be pre-hypertensive. Please provide a history of when you exactly noticed your BP elevating to such levels and aside from your migraine (if it is so), what other symptoms do you have? And what kind of exercise do you do? are you pumping iron or into cardiovascular workouts only or a combination of both.

I am a psychologist but my wife is an internist and psychiatrist. We both are active in the health field, especially in alternative and complementary medicine.

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Posted 10 December 2005 - 01:00 PM

I was having terrible headaches for about 2 months before I had a heart attack. Not sure its really related but you should get that BP under control either way.

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Posted 06 January 2006 - 11:25 PM

Guy's I realized that everytime I have my BP checked, it registers above normal...  Lagi na lang high... I'm only 29yo but my regular BP is 130 over 90 or 130 over 100.. I also notice that my migraine had been frequent lately...
I'm a gym buff kaya medyo nagtataka ang trainor ko kung bakit mataas pa rin ang dugo ko... ANy suggestions my dear health professionals? :(  :(

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Try to have a blood test. You might have high levels of cholesterol in your blood. I have a friend who is a gym buff ganoon din like you.

Consider also that when you lift weights, you might be doing a valsalva manuever. Holding your breath. This increases the intra-thorasic pressure. This may cause an increase in blood pressure. Puwede din sa smoking bec. it cause hardening of the arteries. or you have a diet that is high in salt, which will cause water retention and leads to high blood pressure.

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Posted 09 January 2006 - 09:25 AM

Guy's I realized that everytime I have my BP checked, it registers above normal...  Lagi na lang high... I'm only 29yo but my regular BP is 130 over 90 or 130 over 100.. I also notice that my migraine had been frequent lately...
I'm a gym buff kaya medyo nagtataka ang trainor ko kung bakit mataas pa rin ang dugo ko... ANy suggestions my dear health professionals? :(  :(

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vanillasky, don't worry about your BP. it is still considered normal. when do you usually get your BP taken? kung late in the afternoon or after gym or any stressful activity, then it is expected in some people to have slightly increased values. With regards to your headache, has it been diagnosed as 'migraine'? the pain and discomfort that arises from it may also increase your BP.

Well, for the migraine (as you have said), or headache, the medications are almost the same.....Painkillers. For starters you can try Mefenamic Acid 500mg (try ponstan SF it works fast, around 15-20mins). If it doesnt work for you, you can try other pain relievers (diclofenac, celecoxib) with care. But if you are really bothered, i suggest you see a neurologist. At least you'll really know if you are dealing with migraine or just another type of headache. I won't say anything more 'coz i might cause you to worry more. just go see a neurologist ok? you'll be better afterwards. :)

For your concern about your BP. If there are people in your family tree with hypertension, you are at risk of having it too (but still, you might not). It doesnt hurt if you'll have daily BP monitoring (morning/afternoon) and have it recorded. even if you have your systolic pressure is >130 but <150 or diastolic pressure >90 but <110 you still need not worry about it. you just have to go see a doctor for you to have your hypertensive work up. Usually for this stage of hypertension, diet modification for 6months is advised. there's no need to take medications at this stage, unless there is really a problem.

so pare, go see a neurologist for your headache. then ask about your BP. para you'll have peace of mind ok? hope i am able to help.

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Posted 11 January 2006 - 12:55 PM

astigmatism causes migraine too.. have your eyes checked na din

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Posted 23 January 2006 - 08:49 PM

ano po ba maganda foods to lower the cholesterol level? and foods to avoid?

gym buff din ako and i take whey protein, factor ba yun?

my family has hypertension history and i just had a blood chem, mattas ang cholesterol ko.




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