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Yesterday Migraine & More Fun Today

April 24th 2014 18:42
Well, yesterday and last night I was hit pretty hard with a migraine attack. Especially last night as far as the pain. During the day, I felt like I was walking on one of those slanted fun house floors. I was bumping into walls.

We tried to watch a movie last night, the pain was going down my neck and spine. Then the eye pain! To continue on with more fun stuff, I woke up this morning with both eyes extremely swollen and pain behind them was so bad. My right eye was just running and running, it felt raw.

I took an antihistamine that gave me quite a bit of relief. I will be going to the doctors soon. I have been getting appointments lined up after getting my insurance back, thanks to the Affordable Care Act.


I hope tonight is better!
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So, I did write about this device awhile ago and I wondered how long it would take to be approved by the FDA in the U.S. Well, they just approved it.
the FDA said in a statement.
"The user positions the device in the center of the forehead, just above the eyes, using a self-adhesive electrode," the agency explained. "The device applies an electric current to the skin and underlying body tissues to stimulate branches of the trigeminal nerve, which has been associated with migraine headaches."


"This device is a promising step forward in treating migraine headaches, as it addresses an important part of what we believe triggers and maintains a migraine attack," said Dr. Myrna Cardiel, a clinical associate professor of neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center and NYU School of Medicine in New York City.

Now, I am looking online right now, there are a few places to purchase it,one needed a prescription. The best thing to do would be to talk to your doctor about it. I have no idea, since it is so new, if it will be covered under insurance.
Since it is newly approved in the U.S. I imagine supplies will run low. I plan on getting one, I will be talking to my doctor. These are not cheap, they run from $250-349. Now, there are also Elecotrloads sold in packs of 3 for about $25.00.According to one of the sites that sells them, celafy.us each Electrode lasts 20 times, it adheres the device to your forehead.
Here is the link on the FDA approval:
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I am posting two links that sell them, just to give you the information, the first does not require a prescription, the second one does. Keep in mind, I am sure there are more sites.
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So.I did a little bit of research for new migraine news and found this article about a young woman. I'll be looking into help for myself and wonder about this as an option.

I have had it with the chronic pain I am in and always pretending I am okay. I will post some of the information here and then provide the link to the article at the end.

Meredith Messerli's dream of attending college seemed out of reach a year ago. Debilitating migraine headaches forced her to miss two years of high school and retreat to the shutter-darkened confines of her Flower Mound home as her family searched frantically for a therapy that would work.



"Once I got a headache, it never went away. Having a headache for that long changes your personality," Meredith said tearfully. "You don't want to talk to anyone. You don't want to do anything."
All that changed when Meredith, 18, had migraine surgery this past summer at UT Southwestern Medical Center. Now the headaches are gone, thanks to a procedure called nerve decompression surgery that has been gaining popularity as an alternative therapy for chronic headache sufferers.
Migraine surgery involves first identifying the compressed nerves through a clinical history and exam or use of Botox and nerve blocks. Then, the pressure causing the migraines is relieved by severing tiny muscles and other tissues pressing on and irritating these headache-trigger nerves.
Meredith's surgeon, Dr. Bardia Amirlak, Assistant Professor of Plastic Surgery, has successfully performed more than 100 such procedures over the past two years at UT Southwestern and refined the surgery with his own method of using an endoscope to target smaller blood vessels.
"This surgery is an option for patients with chronic headaches, nerve-compression headaches, occipital neuralgia, new daily persistent headaches, episodic migraines, and chronic migraines," said Dr. Amirlak. "However, before considering surgery, all patients should first be evaluated by a neurologist and try medical management."
According to Dr. Amirlak, who currently performs two to three migraine surgeries a week, about 60 percent of his patients get complete relief. Of the remaining 40 percent, nearly 90 percent of those experience at least a 50 percent reduction in pain, he said.
"Patients are coming from all over the country as well as from other countries," he said. "Not all migraine sufferers are candidates. We must be careful selecting candidates for this type of surgery."
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Stress, I am a Mess

February 27th 2014 23:09


Well, it's going to be a new month and I am not sure what that really means. I have had so much stress, I haven't been able to get on here and make much sense


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Migraine Blue, Yep, That's Me!

January 29th 2014 19:41


I don't know if it is the weird weather, this back and forth with the temperatures, yesterday we had our first real snow in a couple of years. But my head really hurts! At first, the pain was worse at night, but now it's becoming a high level of pain all of the time


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So, it has been awhile since I have really found anything really new about meds and migraine. This news, I find exciting. Now, let's hope this doesn't drag on, that this Phase 3 trial Lily will do will bring the positive results to get this medicine to market. It seems to me, with as fast as they have acted to obtain this drug, there may be money in this for them to make, and hope for us that it will be the help so many need


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Whirlwind With Weather, But Hope

January 8th 2014 04:32


So, this weather has been wicked. The cold temperatures, dropping so quickly, wow! Last night I had needles and pins feeling so bad at the top of my head. The roots of my hair hurt so bad


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Happy New Year?

January 3rd 2014 18:37


Well, Happy New Year! We had friends come to visit for a couple of days. I almost cancelled. My head pain was really bad, especially at night


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Migraine Up

December 26th 2013 02:54


Far too familiar, this pain, this daily pain. This hangover feeling. Pain in my neck, my jaws, my head ..oh I can't go back there


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Migraine Aura Last Night

December 22nd 2013 18:15


I was sitting watching a movie we rented last night and suddenly, an aura! Right in the middle of watching a funny movie


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