Online Gabapentin Dosage

There are several online Gabapentin Dosage Available.

Gabapentin 800mg 180 tab
Gabapentin 600mg 180 tab
Gabapentin 400mg 180 tab
Gabapentin 300mg 180 tab

Normally Gabapentin 800mg is hard to get from online pharmacy because you have to gradually take gabapentin to solve your berve pain problems.

Usual Adult Dose for Postherpetic Neuralgia:

Initial dose: 300 mg orally on day one, 300 mg orally twice a day on day two, then 300 mg orally 3 times a day on day three.

The dose may be titrated up as needed for pain relief to a daily dose of 1800 mg.
Maintenance dose: 900 to 1800 mg orally in 3 divided doses.

Efficacy was demonstrated in clinical studies over a range of 1800 mg/day to 3600 mg/day. However, no additional benefit was demonstrated from the use of doses over 1800 mg/day.

Gabapentin available under the trade name Gralise (R):

Maintenance dose: Gralise (R) should be titrated to 1800 mg orally once daily with the evening meal.

Recommended titration schedule:
Day 1: 300 mg orally with the evening meal
Day 2: 600 mg orally with the evening meal
Days 3 through 6: 900 mg orally with the evening meal
Days 7 through 10: 1200 mg orally with the evening meal
Days 11 through 14: 1500 mg orally with the evening meal
Day 15: 1800 mg orally with the evening meal

Gralise (R) is not interchangeable with other gabapentin products because of differing pharmacokinetic profiles that affect the frequency of administration.

Gabapentin enacarbil extended release tablets available under the trade name Horizant (R):

The recommended dosage is 600 mg orally twice daily. Therapy should be initiated at a dose of 600 mg orally in the morning for 3 days of therapy, then increased to 600 mg twice daily (1,200 mg/day) on day four.

Gabapentin enacarbil extended release tablets available under the trade name Horizant (R) and gabapentin are not interchangeable.

Usual Adult Dose for Restless Legs Syndrome:

Gabapentin enacarbil available under the trade name Horizant (R):
600 mg orally once daily with food at about 5 PM

Usual Pediatric Dose for Epilepsy:

Less than 3 years: Effectiveness has not been established.

Greater than or equal to 3 and less than 12 years:
Starting Dose: ranges from 10 to 15 mg/kg/day in 3 divided doses.
Effective Dose: reached by upward titration over a period of approximately 3 days. The effective dose of gabapentin in patients 5 years of age and older is 25 to 35 mg/kg/day and given in divided doses (three times a day). The effective dose in pediatric patients ages 3 and 4 years is 40 mg/kg/day and given in divided doses (three times a day). Gabapentin may be administered as the oral solution, capsule, or tablet, or using combinations of these formulations. Dosages up to 50 mg/kg/day have been well tolerated in a long term clinical study. The maximum time interval between doses should not exceed 12 hours.

Greater than 12 years:
Initial dose: 300 mg orally on day one, 300 mg orally twice a day on day two, then 300 mg orally 3 times a day on day three.
Maintenance dose: 900 to 1800 mg orally in 3 divided doses. If necessary, the dose may be increased using 300 mg or 400 mg capsules three times a day up to 1800 mg/day. Dosages up to 2400 mg/day have been well tolerated in long term clinical studies. Doses of 3600 mg/day have also been administered to a small number of patients for a relatively short duration, and have been well tolerated. The maximum time between doses in the three times a day schedule should not exceed 12 hours.

 

Gabapentin is used for nerve pain, migraine, fibromyalgia and epilepsy

Gabapentin is used to control the symptoms of seizures and works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain, but exactly how it does this is not fully understood. Gabapentin is also used to treat certain types of long-lasting pain caused by damage to nerves.

gabapentin-300Gabapentin belongs to a group of medicines known as anti-epileptic medicines, although it is prescribed for the treatment of several different conditions. You may have been prescribed it for the treatment of partial seizures, which are a type of epilepsy. A seizure is a short episode of symptoms which is caused by a burst of abnormal electrical activity in the brain. With a partial seizure, the burst of electrical activity stays in one part of the brain. Therefore, you tend to have localised or ‘focal’ symptoms. Gabapentin is used to control the symptoms of seizures and works by reducing the abnormal electrical activity in the brain. Exactly how it does this is not fully understood.

Gabapentin is also prescribed to treat certain types of long-lasting pain caused by damage to nerves. This type of pain, called neuropathic pain, can be caused by a number of different diseases. These include diabetes (where it is called diabetic neuropathy) and shingles (where it is called postherpetic neuralgia).

Although gabapentin is only licensed for use in epilepsy and neuropathic pain, it is also prescribed to help to prevent attacks of migraine. If you have been given it for this reason then you should speak with your doctor if you have any questions about your treatment.

Some medicines are not suitable for people with certain conditions, and sometimes a medicine may only be used if extra care is taken. For these reasons, before you start taking gabapentin it is important that your doctor knows:

  • If you are pregnant, trying for a baby or breast-feeding.
  • If you have any problems with the way your kidneys work.
  • If you have diabetes.
  • If you have ever had a mental health problem known as psychosis.
  • If you are taking any other medicines. This includes any medicines you are taking which are available to buy without a prescription, such as herbal and complementary medicines.
  • If you have ever had an allergic reaction to a medicine.

Gabapentin Mechanism of action

The mechanism of the anticonvulsant action of gabapentin has not been fully described. Several possible mechanisms for pain improvement have been discussed. Though similar in structure to the endogenous neurotransmitter GABA, gabapentin has not been shown to bind to GABA receptors at concentrations at or below 1 mM. Gabapentin modulates the action of glutamate decarboxylase (GAD) and branched chain aminotransferase (BCAT), two enzymes involved in GABA biosynthesis. In human and rat studies, gabapentin was found to increase GABA biosynthesis, and to increase non-synaptic GABA neurotransmission in vitro.

Gabapentin has been shown to bind to the α2δ-1 subunit of voltage gated calcium ion channels, which contributes to its pain attenuation effects in diabetic neuropathy and post-herpetic neuralgia. Other neurophysiological findings indicate that gabapentin also interacts with NMDA receptors, protein kinase C, and inflammatory cytokines

What is gabapentin mostly used for?

Gabapentin is an antiepileptic or anticonvulsant treatment originally designed to prevent seizures, but which is now also used to manage certain types of pain and in a variety of other uses.

The medication is also used in veterinary medicine. Note that tablets, capsules or oral solutions designed for human consumption often contain sweeteners which may be poisonous to some species; be sure to buy Gabapentin in veterinary formulations for use in animals.

The medication comes in capsules, which may be opened and mixed into a beverage or soft foods that do not require chewing, though it is difficult to mask its bitter taste.

Preventing Seizures

Gabapentin is most commonly prescribed to prevent certain types of seizures:

  • Focal seizures
  • Mixed Seizures
  • Generalized Seizures

As a preventive treatment, Gabapentin may be used in children as young as 3, but is most often prescribed to people 12 years old and up.

The medication is typically taken 3 times per day, and treatment is usually long-term. Patients are usually started on smaller doses which are then increased if needed. The average dose for adults is 900 to 1800 mg per day.

Daily doses are usually divided into 3 smaller doses, taken morning, afternoon, and at bedtime. Doses should be taken at least 4 hours apart, but not more than 12 hours apart.

It may take several weeks for the medication to become noticeably effective. When working, seizures should occur with significantly less frequency or be eliminated entirely. It does not work on all seizures and is not effective for all patients; if effects are not significant after several weeks of use, speak with doctor about alternative options rather than continuing to buy Gabapentin.

Ending treatment abruptly may cause an increase in seizures; speak with a doctor about tapering off the medication.

Pain Relief

Patients planning to buy Gabapentin for pain relief should understand that it only works on very specific types of pain; namely neuropathic pain, or pain caused by damage to the somatosensory system, including:

  • Postherpetic neuralgia
  • Central neuropathic pain
  • Diabetic neuropathy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Spinal injuries
  • Cancer

When given for pain, treatment may last just a few days for flare-ups or weeks or months in cases of chronic pain. Dosage rarely exceeds 1800 mg a day; greater amounts may be taken, but rarely produce additional relief.

Some individuals notice effects within the first day or two of treatment, but it may take several weeks to provide consistent pain relief in chronic conditions.

While some patients find Gabapentin tremendously helpful, others find it has little effect, even when treating the same condition. Speak with a doctor about other options if it is not providing significant relief.

Other Uses

Gabapentin is used in a wide range of other conditions, though it is not always the most effective option for certain ailments:

  • Menopausal symptoms
  • Uremic pruritus in liver failure
  • Restless leg syndrome
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Migraines

Many of this product’s off-label uses are somewhat controversial, as some claim there is no evidence the medication provides any benefit in some of the above conditions, while others claim it produces good results for some individuals.

In other cases the medication is recognized as being effective, but is not typically the preferred treatment; in these situations Gabapentin may be given when first-line treatments are ill-advised for some reason.

Patients are not advised to buy Gabapentin for off-label use without doctor collaboration, particularly if there are any preexisting major medical conditions.

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Use only the brand and form of gabapentin that your doctor has prescribed. Check your medicine each time you get a refill at the pharmacy, to make sure you have received the correct form of this medication. Do not stop taking Gabapentin unless your doctor tells you to. If your treatment is stopped it should be done gradually over a minimum of 1 week. If you stop taking gabapentin suddenly or before your doctor tells you, there is an increased risk of seizures.

  • Before starting this treatment, read the manufacturer’s printed information leaflet from inside the pack. It will give you more information about gabapentin and will provide you with a full list of the side-effects which you may experience from taking it.
  • Take gabapentin exactly as your doctor tells you to. There are several different strengths of gabapentin tablets and capsules available, and you could be prescribed more than one strength.
  • You will be advised to take a low dose when you first start taking gabapentin, and then to increase the dose over a few days. This is to allow your body to get used to it. Most people take three doses a day once they are on a regular maintenance dose. Your doctor will explain all this to you, and the dosing directions will be printed on the label of the pack. If you are still unsure about how to take your doses, ask your pharmacist to advise you.
  • You can take gabapentin before or after food. Swallow the tablets/capsules with a drink of water. If you have been supplied with oral liquid medicine, see the instructions below for using the oral dosing syringe.
  • Once you are taking a regular amount of gabapentin, try to take your doses at the same times each day. This will help you avoid missing doses.
  • If you do forget to take a dose, take one as soon as you remember. Try to take the correct number of doses each day, but do not take two doses at the same time.
  • If you need to take an antacid or indigestion remedy, do not take it during the two hours before or the two hours after you take gabapentin. This is because antacids reduce the amount of gabapentin that your body absorbs.

Instructions for using the dosing syringe with Gabapentin Rosemont Oral Solution

  1. Remove the bottle cap, and push the syringe adaptor into the top of the open bottle.
  2. Insert the syringe into the adapter.
  3. Turn the bottle (with the syringe connected to it) upside down.
  4. Gently pull out the plunger of the syringe so that the solution fills the syringe to the mark which corresponds to your dose.
  5. Turn the bottle the correct way up again, and remove the syringe from the bottle.
  6. Put the tip of the syringe into your mouth, and gently push the plunger so that the liquid is released into your mouth.
  7. Replace the bottle cap. Wash the syringe with water after each use.
  • Try to keep your regular appointments with your doctor. This is so your doctor can check on your progress.
  • When you first start a new treatment for epilepsy there may be a change in the number or type of seizures you experience. Your doctor will advise you about this. If you are a woman and want to have a family, make sure that you discuss this with your doctor before you become pregnant. This is so that you can be given advice about your treatment from a specialist.
  • People with epilepsy must stop driving. Your doctor will advise you about when it may be possible for you to start driving again. This will usually be after a year free of seizures.
  • A small number of people have developed mood changes or thoughts about suicide whilst being treated with anti-epileptics. If this happens to you, you must tell your doctor about it straightaway.
  • If you buy any medicines, always check with a pharmacist that they are suitable to take with your other medicines.
  • You must take gabapentin regularly every day. Stopping treatment suddenly can cause problems. If it becomes necessary for the treatment to stop, your doctor will want you to reduce your dose over a few days.

Along with their useful effects, most medicines can cause unwanted side-effects although not everyone experiences them. The table below contains some of the most common ones associated with gabapentin. You will find a full list in the manufacturer’s information leaflet supplied with your medicine. The unwanted effects often improve as your body adjusts to the new medicine, but speak with your doctor or pharmacist if any of the following continue or become troublesome.

Common gabapentin side-effects
What can I do if I experience this?
Feeling sleepy, tired, unsteady or dizzy; blurred vision and other eyesight problems Do not drive or use tools or machines
Headache Ask your pharmacist to recommend a suitable painkiller
Feeling or being sick, indigestion, stomach ache Stick to simple foods – avoid rich or spicy meals
Diarrhoea Drink plenty of water to replace the lost fluids
Constipation Try to eat a well-balanced diet and drink several glasses of water each day
Dry mouth Try chewing sugar-free gum or sucking sugar-free sweets
Infections, flu-like symptoms, increased appetite, flushing,
increased blood pressure, changes in weight, changes in emotions or mood, fits, movement difficulties, feeling shaky, difficulties sleeping, breathing difficulties, cough, gum changes, bruises, muscle or joint pains, impotence, and swollen feet or ankles
If any of these become troublesome, speak with your doctor for advice

Important: gabapentin has been associated with a number of unwanted effects which affect the blood, pancreas and liver. Although these occur less commonly than the side-effects listed above, you must let your doctor know straightaway if you notice any of the following as they could be serious:

  • Persistent stomach pain with sickness (these could be symptoms of an inflamed pancreas).
  • A skin rash, or any swelling of your mouth or face (these could be symptoms of an allergic reaction).
  • Any yellowing of your skin or of the whites of your eyes (these could be symptoms of jaundice).
  • Any unusual bruising or bleeding (these could be symptoms of a blood disorder).

If you experience any other symptoms which you think may be due to the medicine, speak with your doctor or pharmacist for further advice.

  • Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
  • Store in a cool, dry place, away from direct heat and light.
  • Once a bottle of Gabapentin Rosemont Oral Solution has been opened it will keep for one month. Do not use it after this time, and make sure you have a fresh supply.

Gabapentin Side Effects

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Report any new or worsening symptoms to your doctor, such as: mood or behavior changes, anxiety, depression, or if you feel agitated, hostile, restless, hyperactive (mentally or physically), or have thoughts about suicide or hurting yourself.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  1. increased seizures;
  2. severe weakness or tiredness;
  3. upper stomach pain;
  4. chest pain, new or worsening cough with fever, trouble breathing;
  5. severe tingling or numbness;
  6. rapid back and forth movement of your eyes;
  7. kidney problems–little or no urination, painful or difficult urination, swelling in your feet or ankles, feeling tired or short of breath; or
  8. severe skin reaction–fever, sore throat, swelling in your face or tongue, burning in your eyes, skin pain followed by a red or purple skin rash that spreads (especially in the face or upper body) and causes blistering and peeling.

Gabapentin is an Addiction Treatment Medication

Gabapentin is used to treat cases of addiction in an off-label manner. Different companies, including Parke-Davis, Greenstone, and Teva, manufacture several varieties of the generic drug. Other drugs that have been used to treat the symptoms of addiction withdrawal, for specific substances, include:

  • Clondine
  • Other anticonvulsants, such as Tegretol and Depakote
  • Methadone and buprenorphine
  • Naltrexone

Typical Application

Available in capsules, tablets, and as an oral liquid, dosages range from 100 mg to 800 mg. The frequency with which a dose is repeated depends on the specific dose, which is usually based on the severity of withdrawal and the client’s weight. The drug’s half-life is around 5-7 hours.

Generally, it is used during medical detox and throughout subsequent treatment modalities to support relapse prevention while clients adjust to their new sober lifestyles.

Treating Substance Abuse

According to Medscape, gabapentin can inflict users with suicidal thoughts and abrupt changes in behavior. For this reason, it should only be used under medical supervision. It can also cause elevated blood pressure, fever, sleep problems, appetite changes, and chest pain.

While it has been used to treat addictions to other substances, gabapentin is most often used to treat alcoholism — an addiction some 16.6 million adults suffered from in 2013, per the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

During withdrawal from alcohol abuse or dependency, clients may experience anxiety, tremors, agitation, and irritability. In order to understand how gabapentin works, there must be a basic understanding of how the brain works first. Nervous system activity is partially controlled by GABA neurotransmitters. Gabapentin works by reducing activity among GABA. As a result, signals for pain, agitation, and anxiety are reduced, too.

An American Journal of Psychiatry study showed impressive results during the 16-week treatment of 150 people who were dependent on alcohol, noting better results among those who were treated with both gabapentin and naltrexone than the latter alone. TheJournal of Clinical Psychiatry reported on another study in which individuals treated for alcoholism with gabapentin showed a significant reduction in how much they drank and a greater rate of abstinence than those in the placebo group.

Gabapentin has the same calming effect on individuals who are detoxing from marijuana and benzodiazepines. Despite claims from fans of the plant-based drug, marijuana is indeed addictive. In 2012, 305,560 people checked into rehab citing cannabis as their primary drug of abuse, per the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. One Neuropsychopharmacology study that analyzed the use of gabapentin in the treatment of marijuana addiction and withdrawal noted individuals in the gabapentin treatment group used less marijuana, had fewer withdrawal symptoms, and experienced improvements in cognitive functioning, compared to the placebo group.

Gabapentin is also used to treat Alcohol Withdrawal

I am still on gabapentin. Dose is 600mg three times a day – total 1800mg in a 24 hour period. I had not had a drink “craving” since August 11, 2014 when I quit. (I did this within one week of starting gabapentin). I did have a glass of wine at Christmas, one beer on my birthday, and one glass of wine at Easter. That’s it. I use to have 10 beers a day, and three glasses of wine or gin for bad panic attacks and generalized anxiety. So for me (not everyone) I can have that occasional drink with friends, at party or any social event – then come home and not touch the stuff and WITHOUT ANY CRAVINGS AT ALL – as I had during my 40-year binge. Still, this drug is amazing. AA never worked for me.

“I went on gabapentin for alcoholism that troubled me for 10 years when nothing including Alcoholics Anonymous barely worked. I read anecdotal information that it helped with alcoholism, went on 600mg twice daily and it was the first thing that helped me. Now I take 1200mg twice daily and find it works great! Afterwards I read a study in the Journal of American Medicine, Gabapentin in Alcohol Dependance, 2014 that confirmed it works well in many people for cravings and binge drinking. This medicine should be further studied to confirm it works well. On this site it is obvious it helps a lot of people struggling with alcoholism which I have, along with Bipolar Disorder. I call Gabapentin my” happy pills” that also takes away my anxiety

I’ve detoxed several times. The last one was really bad. This time My Dr. put me gabapentin 300 mg. 3 times a day and Lithium. I usually suffer withdrawals for 5-7 days. I did have anxiety for two days, but I’m on day 3, no anxiety and no cravings

If you are having an operation or dental treatment, tell the person carrying out the treatment which medicines you are taking.

Never take more than the prescribed dose. If you suspect that you or someone else might have taken an overdose of this medicine, go to the accident and emergency department of your local hospital. Take the container with you, even if it is empty, so the doctor knows what has been taken.

This medicine is for you. Never give it to other people even if their condition appears to be the same as yours.

Do not keep out-of-date or unwanted medicines. Take them to your local pharmacy which will dispose of them for you.

If you have any questions about this medicine ask your pharmacist.

 

Will i grow out of migraines?

Will i grow out of migraines?
im 11 and have been suffering from migraines since i was 9.will i ever grow out of them,they really hurt

Best answer:

Answer by karmaa
A lot of people with migraines have them forever – through adult life. I hope you had a doctor look into the migraines to rule out any possible causes that would create this problem. If you have not, go to a doctor and have them do some testing to make sure there is no other problem or condition that could be the cause – even sinus All kinds of Headache or vision problems, food, weather, etc can create severe migraine like pain – which my boyfriend gets. See if a hot shower with steam helps at all, cold compresses or some mild moist heat which helps open the arteries & sinuses, which the shower should do as well. However, cluster migraines can also be misdiagnosed as sinus problems. I would have a doctor take a scan of your sinuses or try some mild medication perhaps to see if sinus or allergies could be the cause of the migraines being so young.

If testing for possible causes was not helpful and did not reveal a cause, I would keep a diary of your daily diet and activity to see if you can identify a trigger that you might be able to control in order to lessen or stop the All kinds of Headache.

Here is a drugstore about migraines in some people your age:

http://www.informedparent.com/articles/12.migrainesinchildren.html

& here is another yahoo question about migraines, treatments for younger people:

http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20070927174051AAK8KtD

some other info:

Managing migraines
Debbie Handkins has suffered from migraine All kinds of Headache since she was 11 years old. More than 26 million people have migraines, according to the American Medical Association, with some having just a few a year and others being disabled by recurrences every week. Family history is often significant; Debbie’s parents and brothers had migraines.

Migraines start with a “prodrome” phase, which gives warning signs: mood change, sudden fatigue, even yawning. Next, there often is an aura, which can range from loss of vision to seeing sparkles or bright lights. Tingling or numbness may hit the face or upper body. Then comes the throbbing headache, typically on one side of the head, lasting from a few hours to a few days. It may be accompanied by nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. The next phase is the end of the headache, which usually requires sleep if not treated. In the past, lying in a dark room was the only way to get rid of a migraine. In the final, “postdrome” phase, the headache is over, but the sufferer may be tired, unable to concentrate and generally unwell.

Migraines are associated with hormonal shifts, making women particularly susceptible. They also have a strong association with stress, and Debbie has noticed her migraines have been triggered by periods of unpredictable, and often unavoidable, stress.

Fortunately for Debbie and other migraine sufferers, today there are medications that treat an attack and others that prevent attacks from taking place.

A few years ago, the Food and medication Administration approved an over-the-counter combination of acetaminophen, aspirin and caffeine as a pain reliever for mild to moderate migraines. And old-line prescription medications such as ergotamine and isometheptene are effective, but they don’t have immediate results, although a nasal spray can speed up ergotamines’ action.

Luckily, migraine sufferers got a major breakthrough in treatment in 1993, when sumatriptan was approved by the FDA. This medication is taken in pill, nasal spray or injection form and stops a headache right away without the lingering hangover effects associated with other medications. “[It’s] a miracle drug,” says Debbie, who has an acute episode every three weeks; she used to get migraines weekly. “[After an injection,] it’s gone in 30 minutes. In my job, I have to be functional. If I’ve got to preach, I’ve got to get up and do my job.”

To keep migraines from recurring, doctors may prescribe beta blockers, calcium channel blockers and some medications also used for seizures. Understanding trigger points can help reduce the frequency of spells. Foods that bring on migraines include those that contain tyramine (aged cheeses, sour cream, yogurt), other dairy products, chocolates and foods with additives such as nitrates, MSG or aspartame. Alcohol — especially red wine — should be avoided by migraine sufferers. Caffeine can be good or bad, depending on the individual. It helps Debbie’s migraines, so, to make it have more impact when she needs it medicinally, she rarely has caffeine in her daily life.

Changes in weather and altitude, light, and even loud noises and odors all have been implicated in the onset of migraines.

Finally, your own habits can make a difference; ongoing stress, changes in sleep habits and fatigue all put you at risk. As I noted, stress is a key factor for Debbie.

After an attack, think about what you had been eating or drinking, or where you had been. By really analyzing these details, you will see a pattern develop. By understanding this pattern, you can make the necessary changes to minimize this particular kind of headache.

But you can’t do it alone: It’s critical to partner with your doctor so you can receive one of today’s effective
medicines.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Why do i get migraines?

Why do i get migraines?
I used to box and take martial arts, I’ve had 3 concussions I try to eat right but about once every 2 weeks I get these brutal migraines sometimes smells set them off or the temperature. .they’re driving me nuts…any ideas?

Best answer:

Answer by Rick
Migraines can be triggered by many things. Exhaustion, certain foods, flashing lights, periods, hunger, stress, dehydration, etc…

Most migraines are thought to have a hormonal component, mainly because they tend to happen more frequently in females between the ages of puberty and menopause, however anyone can get migraines.

Certain “indicators” seem to present themselves before migraines occur, such as cold hands, cold feet, visual disturbances, etc… Learn to recognize these signs! When you learn to recognize what your body does prior to a migraine, take an Advil, Excedrin or whatever works for you and then rest in a quiet dark place for 20-30 minutes. Hopefully you will have side-stepped a migraine when it is most curable… before it occurs.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Migraines !?!?

Migraines !?!?
ok- I read a lot of questions on here that the people are saying that they suffer from migraines
and lots of answers form people giving their opinions and experiences with migraines.
I know what they are,
I get them.
WHAT I WANT TO KNOW IS:::::
when you say you get migraines
can you describe the symptoms of your migraine
and how quickly you can identify that it is actually a migraine that you are having?
I don’t need a ‘clinical definition’
I want to hear from the people who are having them—–or used to have them.
Thanks, fluffy
ok let me restate,,,,
what defines a headache as a migraine for you?
symptoms…………….?
after reading the responses I am adding a couple of comments.
I had my first migraine in 1971…..it was triggered by blinking lights and dehydration .
Had my next one in 1983……and several during that year.
they had me on medication which I quit taking because it made me feel like a Zombie.
The reason I Asked the question is because there are a lot of people that say they have a migraine when they are just having a bad headache.

If I have a migraine it is characterised by visual distortion first (which I can eliminate by going into a room with a blue lightbulb).
Numbness in my face and arm follow. then part of my tongue will go to feeling weird. I feel ill and Light hurts my eyes, I get confused easily and I can’t do math.
then the pain in my head begins.
I rarely get them now and I have a system to stop them before they get beyond the visual distortion. I take no medication for them but have tried many in the past.

Best answer:

Answer by GuitarAikidoAlphaMale
I have been suffering from these for over 20 years. In fact, I have one right now, the pain begins and is centered in the middle of my forehead, from there it spreads to my entire head, including my temples. It is a terrible, throbbing pain, that is usually in sync with my heartbeat. The pain has been so bad this week, over 4 full days now, that it was no joke: a 10/10 on the scale of pain. I took my usually break-through painkillers and basically had little or no relief. The migraine gives me the worst sensitivity to lights and sounds. It makes me have the hearing of like a bat or an owl. It gives me an exagerated startle response, where if someone drops say a book, I will jump 3 feet in the air. But, sometimes even worse than the pain, is the nausea and vomiting. The prior episode, I vomited over 25 times. even though you think migraine pain is bad just sitting back, vegging on a bed, imagine how bad it is after learning over throwing up for hours on end?

Also, It makes me miserable to be around, it makes me depressed, because usually pain causes depression.

But, after a lot of recent research, I believe I suffer from cluster All kinds of Headache as well, where the pain is so intense that you almost feel as if you could go insane and would literally do anything to rid yourself of the pain. I can almost guarantee that I suffer from these as well, and that is what I had this week.

In fact, many of those suffering from cluster All kinds of Headache are misdiagnosed as suffering from migraine. More women than men suffer from migraines, but more men than women suffer from cluster All kinds of Headache.

The only benefit to the migraines is that I can become much more creative. I can concentrate on playing guitar much better and can do chess and sudoku games to get my mind off the pain.

Give your answer to this question below!