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    Anyone else get them? I feel one coming on now as I have that stupid migraine aura (blurry vision with pulses of light). Luckily for me the pain of the actual migraine is normally not too bad, but the aura really bugs me...

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    My wife gets migraines every once in a while and swears by Excedrin for Migraine. I'm told the extra caffeine in Excedrine dilates capillaries in the brain (as does nicotine) and helps relieve the pain. She's never had to take any prescription medication, so perhaps hers are milder than yours......

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    I don't normally take anything other than Advil or Tylenol. I didn't take anything this afternoon and the headache following the aura was almost non-existent. It's the whacky vision that bugs me. It's rather debilitating...

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    The best thing to do is when you feel it coming on, head it off at the pass! I had a scrip for Furinol (spell) and Excedrine Migraine would take the edge off so to speak. That and believe it or not, coffee, tea, anything with caffeine. I think that's all the above meds are anyway. My friend has the nose spray stuff and she says it works for her. I feel for ya.
    Pray for Snow

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    I know it's been a little bit since this thread was started, but I hope you don't mind me adding my 2 cents...
    I get migraines, too. Usually averaging 1-2 a month, so bad that if I get one at work, I have to go home because I cannot function when I have one. I can't focus on anything, and I get really spacey. At first I thought they were sinus headaches because that's where they would start--in the middle of my face in my sinuses I would feel the pain first. But I also had auras. A lady in another office where I work recommended I try Excedrin Migraine once, and I figured, what the heck, why not? Nothing else had worked thus far... That has been a God-send. I find that if I take Excedrin Migraine when I first feel it coming on, even if I take only half the recommended dosage, it has helped immensely in combatting the pain and other symptoms. Before, all I could do was go home and sleep it off...usually after several hours of sleep, it would be gone. But these little pills have saved me a few sick days now. I definitely recommend trying them before getting a prescription for anything stronger... might as well use as little medicine as possible to cure the problem.
    Good luck! I feel for you!

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    Those migraines could also be that one is dehydrated. Perhaps not enough nutritious foods. Also it could mean one has been having too much sugar. Or has hypoglycemia.

    A good couple of days of skiing, 'shoeing, skating, or hiking usually balances this out. Anyone want to join us?!

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    You can get generic equivalents for Excedrin Migraine at Wal-Mart/Walgreen's, other places I'm sure and it's much cheaper. The stuff works for me. Just make sure it's equal parts aspirin and acetominophine (sp?) with some caffeine.
    insert non-sequitur here

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    Fun fun. I'm enjoying another migraine this afternoon...

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    What did you take when you felt it coming on? If I miss it and don't take something right away I am in for a world of "fun, fun, not". I saw a show once that was talking about headaches and dehydration. Did you drink your water today. I am not very good at getting the water I am supposed to. Just always thought I was camel like. I leave 2 bottles on my desk and chug them when they are warm. I don't like water per se and find it easy to just chug away.

    Get home Greg, put an ice pack on your head and od on meds! I feel sorry for ya.
    Pray for Snow

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    Water is absorbed by the body slowly. A lot at once doesn't hydrate one. Drinking plenty of water over the day does whether you are at a desk, hiking or skiing.

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