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darkneo
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Headaches or Migraines

Post by darkneo » Sat Oct 07, 2017 5:50 pm

Hi Everyone,

Can I ask you all... do anyone else suffer form Headaches or Migraines? I have had them since I was a young boy.

Steve. :(

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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by Wish90 » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:04 pm

Hi,
I do! I wondered if there might be a link with dyspraxia... I suffered from them since I was about 15. Horrible. Hope you are OK... Migraines are awful.

X

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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by darkneo » Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:13 pm

Yes I am ok, but they get me very down... I have had them since I was 12.

Steve.

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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by otis_b_flywheel » Mon Oct 16, 2017 8:44 am

Hi Steve,
Short answer - yes, all the time.
But headaches are a bit of a "non-specific symptom" as the doctors keep saying these days, and can be caused by lots of things. In my case I think the main culprit is dehydration, though they can also be brought on by stress, atmospheric pollution and food allergies to name but a few.
Not a terribly helpful answer I'm afraid, but I don't think dyspraxia is in itself a main cause.
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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by darkneo » Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:07 pm

Thank you Tim, my migraines are really bad at the moment.

Steve.

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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by Wish90 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 5:33 pm

darkneo wrote:
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:13 pm
Yes I am ok, but they get me very down... I have had them since I was 12.

Steve.
Stay strong, have they given you a triptan drug to try?? I take bisoprolol also every morning and then a zolmatriptan if I have an attack. Seems to help bit sometimes nothing can stop the pain. X

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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by angelarl » Sat Oct 20, 2018 6:30 pm

Yes I've had them since I was a child and later they developed into migraines which i still get occasionally. They have been horrendous. They are worse if I don't eat properly or skip meals and if i only have cold food for some reason. I think you need to make sure you take time over your health to eat healthily, rest, and exercise and try to get enough sleep. Too much sleep is not good... also try to deal with stress. It's difficult.. but you can get better or at least the headaches will get less frequent.

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Re: Headaches or Migraines

Post by Jim » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:21 pm

I wouldn’t specifically link migraines to Dyspraxia although, many of us do suffer from being over sensitised to many things. A migraine can really increase your sensitivity to light.

I’ve suffered from migraines on and off since I was a child but it’s too simplistic to link it directly to dyspraxia. There are so many variables and factors which contribute to a headache, food intolerances, stress, fatigue, hydration, metabolism and environment.

We used to think that chocolate was my main trigger and I had to give it up completely for a while as a child... which was horrible when your siblings dangled theirs in front of your face.

Today, chocolate does not seem to be a trigger for me. But stress, fatigue and failing to keep adequately fed & hydrated are.

So it pays to make sure that ensure I don’t leave it too late to have my meals.

Unfortunately for me, I’m rather resistant to pain killers in general. But I do find the stronger paracetamols combined with caffeine and aspirin are the most successful in easing the pain of a headache for me.

I guess, it’s down to knowing yourself.
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