The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #65794   Message #1086602
Posted By: Metchosin
05-Jan-04 - 05:15 PM
Thread Name: BS: Migraine sufferers, advice please?
Subject: RE: BS: Migraine sufferers, advice please?
Over the years I have tried all manner of natural (no luck) and heavy duty prescription medication (bad side effects), none of which were very effective, particularly if the migraine was fully underway. My doctor also had me keep a diary of what I ate to determine any food triggers. (peanut butter seemed the only one.) What usually triggers mine are large fluctuations in air pressure. Fortunately, I do not seem to get them as often as I used to, but still have bouts of cluster ones once or twice a year.

What eventually worked for me are two acetomenephen with caffiene and codiene at the immediate outset. I never have had any real significant pain or nausea and vomiting since I have started doing this, although, I'm still pretty useless sightwise until the aura passes.

I'm also a bit dizzy and light headed afterwards for awhile, which could be the caffiene and codiene addition to the acetomenephen, but I would trade this anyday for the relief I have.

I believe you can't get painkillers with caffiene and codiene in them without a prescription in the US, but fortunately for me in Canada, they are available over the counter from the pharmacy here.