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I get migraines about every two weeks and when I get them they last for 4 days.  Why don't medicins work and what do I do next to get rid of them when meds do not work?
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I'm dealing with that right now also. I have started Botox treatments with my fingers and toes crossed. My last treatment was last Monday and it ususally takes a few days to start kicking in so anyday now is great with me! It's no fun to be in constant pain. You might look into botox. I also find that ice packs will help for short term. You could go get a shot from your doctor. That cocktail of demerol, dhe, decadron & phenergan usually completely gets rid of mine for about 2 days which is wonderful! Good luck to you!
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I stopped taking migraine meds. They actually make me feel worse. My head gets tingly, and headache doesnt go away. It just changes. Have tried a few, Relpax, Excedrin. Something will work for you, you just have too find it.
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When you say medicines don't work ... what medicine have you tired?  I find my Treximet to be pretty effective.  When its not I have an Imitrex to shot to use.
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Hi,
How are you? Status migraine may present with headache for more than seventy-two hours and is often associated with vomiting, dizziness and visual problems. Rest, ice packs ( as mentioned above), anti-inflammatory medications and avoidance of triggers may help provide relief.  A headache journal or the headache tracker in this forum may help identify your triggers. Avoiding these triggers may also prevent recurrences. Take care and do keep us posted.
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Start doing this pranayam, daily for 20 minutes, twice a day, and let me know if the migraine appears in 15 days.
Build up your timing gradually.If you feel tired or dizzy, stop and resume after one minute.
Anulom Vilom –
Close your right nostril with thumb and deep breath-in through left nostril  
then – close left nostril with two fingers and breath-out through right nostril  
then -keeping the left nostril closed  deep breath-in through right nostril
then - close your right nostril with thumb and breath-out through left nostril.
This is one cycle of anulom vilom.
Repeat this cycle for 15 to 30  minutes twice a day.
Children under 15 years – do 5 to 10 minutes twice a day.
You can do this before breakfast/lunch/dinner or before bedtime or in bed.Remember to take deep long breaths into the lungs.You can do this while sitting on floor or chair or lying in bed.
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