Noura_Shi, on 19 September 2012 - 05:21 PM, said:
Im studying pharmacy and in order to understand the drug effects regarding migraine on different individual person, i want to ask:
I have family member that does also have migraine, and she doesnt use any medications. So this may guide me with helping her about the medications.
Thanks to every helpful reply,
- Do any of u guys (or anyone in ur family) have migraine and use medications for it?
- What is the name of medication(s) u (they) r using?
- I have heard from some people that the medications doesnt help/make it worse, did that ever happen to u or someone u know
- Do u have some alternative methods when u have the headache going on?
my family from my mother side are almost all having migraine , it is some nasty illness
i dont have it alhamdullilah but it makes me nervous whenever i get bad headache
Most of my family members use acetaminophens, some of them use the NSAID somtimes
and yes , the pills dont help in some cases, one pill is not enough, they may take 2 or three at a time
they try to avoid teh migraine by avoiding its triggers like the smells, change in sleeping pattern, change in any daily activity specially having to drive a long distance that you are not used to take daily (long distance that takes more than 30 mints on highway)
they try to avoid food that trigger the migraine and the excessive noise
but when the migraine strikes them it is as if nothing can help, they use a head band ,cold tea bags on eyes etc
some get better after they throw up
but the most sever form of migraine that may make someone to go to ER and get an injection of morphine to ease it will need the use of some other drugs , i know someone who is on Gabapentin to prevent the severe attacks