For those of you that suffer from migraines.

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by ssMarilyn, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Saw this article in one of my magazines. I know lots here suffer from headaches, and many have migraines.


    Fix Migraines in Minutes

    A new over-the-counter homeopathic remedy called Migra-Spray can stop migraine headaches in some people in under seven minutes, suggests a small, but promising clinical trial. The spray, currently available in drugstores, is squirted under the tongue for fast absorption. The main ingredient of the remedy is the herb "feverfew". In the study, the spray relieved 66% of suferers of all their symptoms. Overall, 88 percent felt the spray significantly improved their symptoms. Because this products contains herbs, be sure to check the label to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

    Hope this helps some!
    Marilyn :)
  2. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    Saw this article in one of my magazines. I know lots here suffer from headaches, and many have migraines.


    Fix Migraines in Minutes

    A new over-the-counter homeopathic remedy called Migra-Spray can stop migraine headaches in some people in under seven minutes, suggests a small, but promising clinical trial. The spray, currently available in drugstores, is squirted under the tongue for fast absorption. The main ingredient of the remedy is the herb "feverfew". In the study, the spray relieved 66% of suferers of all their symptoms. Overall, 88 percent felt the spray significantly improved their symptoms. Because this products contains herbs, be sure to check the label to make sure you are not allergic to any of the ingredients.

    Hope this helps some!
    Marilyn :)
  3. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    Marilyn, I have not had a headache since I have been drinking water, but will pick up a bottle of this as soon as I get to a store! Never know when one might need it.

    This sounds great, under the tongue, great way to go. When I get headaches, its hard to swallow something, usually I have nausea with them.

    Thanks for the information.

    Shalom, Shirl
  4. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    My mother-in-law has always had horrible migraines, about one a month. They get so bad that she locks herself in a dark room til they're gone. Sometimes she even throws up. Her doctor had her take an aspirin every morning for her heart a while ago and ever since then she has NOT had a migraine, and that's been a few months now. So maybe an aspirin a day would work too!!

    Marilyn :)
  5. Wildcat

    Wildcat New Member

    I have suffered from Migraines since I was 2 years old, yea, "2" I am now 39! I am out for 2 or 3 days when one comes on! I get the full circle, which usually ends up throwing up (if not caught in time), needles in hands, and a very DARK ROOM! I will have to check out this new spray, sounds encourging to get it out of the way in 7 minutes! I sometimes have to take a trip to the ER and now my insurance won't pay for it, because they say I can do the injections myself! Ouch!!! I don't think I can do that to myself, and my family won't do it for me! Cowards! I just think they like to see me suffer more than usual!

    Migra-Spray, I'm off to the store tomorrow to check it out, sounds like something I will need in my Medicine Cabinet, next to all the other 100 meds I have!!!! Thanks Again, Wildcat
  6. pepper

    pepper New Member

    suffered from terrible migraines - one a month or more. He would vomit and have to stay in a darkened room for 2 days, sometimes 3. They were becoming more frequent as he went through puberty. Then one day he read on the Internet about taking 2 Cokes a day for migraines. He's done that for almost 2 years and hasn't had a migraine since.

    Our doc is very anti-sugar, anti-chemicals but said he would rather he have the two Cokes than most of the meds on the market.

    The Cokes work the same as the migraine medicines - they dilate the capillaries in the head so the blood can flow through - from the caffeine I guess.

    Anyhow, it sure works for him. Maybe it would help others.
    Pepper
  7. TaniaF

    TaniaF Member

    Sometimes I can ward off a headache with a glass of Coke. If I need more, my neurologist has me taking 1 tylenol with 1 advil and a glass of Coke. It usually works for me, as I'm too sensitive to prescription meds.
    I have combination headaches (tension and migraine).
    Tania
    [This Message was Edited on 08/31/2002]
  8. TDM

    TDM New Member

    I have migraines a few times a week. Have had them since age 9. Last 15 years have beeen awful. It felt like they had ruined my life - and now I also have FMS with all its twists & turns you all know so well. I have been fortunate to be treated by a headache specialist who has ben able to reduce my dependence on ineffective medication regimines.
    TDM
    [This Message was Edited on 08/31/2002]
  9. klutzo

    klutzo New Member

    ...that coke and coffee and the pills and shots work by constricting the arteries in the head, not by dilating them. It is the dilation that causes the throbbing pain of the migraine. This is why drugs like Imitrex are so dangerous to those with heart disease, since they are constricting already constricted arteries. :)
    Klutzo
  10. ssMarilyn

    ssMarilyn New Member

    This would explain why pain killers work to prevent or stop migraines.....they have caffeine in them.

    Marilyn :)
  11. Shirl

    Shirl New Member

    The Caffeine in coke and coffee do work, I have drank the coffee many times with a migrain and got relief.

    But the asprin is out for me, I can't take them. I had ulcers, and an asprin a day would kill me!

    I did read that drinking an 8 ounce glass of Welche's grape juice is equivlent to an asprin a day, so I drink my grape juice!

    I think a Coca Cola has twice as much caffeine as a cup of strong coffee. I stay away from coke as I was addicted to it many years ago, and don't want to go throught that withdrawel again!

    Thanks for all the information, it is sure helpful.

    Shalom, Shirl
  12. deecrossett

    deecrossett New Member

    Good article, but it didn't point one thing out. Check for adverse reactions with your current meds. Two of the medications I am on conflict with Feverfew and can cause medical problems. Webmd or drugstore.com have lists to check these out. God bless, Deena

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