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RE: OT loss of sight/now migranes

ME too. I get "spots"...like fire flies are floating around my peripheral vision. That's my early warning sign. And my vision gets blurry. If I get one NOW...or see those spots...I take the Excedrin for Migraines...which has caffeine in it. Those are pretty good. If that fails me...then I take a pretty strong muscle relaxer prescribed by my doctor...and go to bed. Haven't had one of those in a long, long time though.

Jesse Rene' Bell
Claremore, OK
Zone 6
"People are like stained glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within. - Elisabeth Keble-Ross-"

From: "Theresa" <tchessie@comcast.net>
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT loss of sight/now migranes
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 07:44:46 -0800

The key is to catch them early, before the full blown headache is on you.
Taking caffiene to constrict blood flow is very helpful to avert a migrane.
I get a funky visual aura before a migrane (things just look a bit fuzzy,
sometimes sparkly, or sometime just wavy- which makes is seem like I am
going to faint, but its just a visual illusion) I drink as much caffiene as
I can stomach as quickly as possible and take a couple of ibuprofen. If I
catch it early enough, I can avoid the migrane.


-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
Behalf Of Jesse Bell
Sent: Tuesday, December 09, 2003 6:29 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight

Melody...what works for you?  I get horrible headaches too.  If they EVER
legalize POT...LOL...then I won't have that problem!!! HA   That was the
only thing in college that got rid of my migraines.  Back then, I got them
so bad I wanted to just die so I wouldn't hurt anymore.  I feel for people
who get migraines.  I got my first one at 12 years old.  Lasted for 2 days.
I remember being in a dark room, my mother putting cold washrags on my
head...and I hurt too bad to cry.  If I scrunched up my face to cry...it
hurt even worse!!!

>From: "Melody" <mhobertm@excite.com>
>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
>Date: Tue,  9 Dec 2003 06:48:21 -0500 (EST)
>Noreen: Oh, my dear, I sympathize with you over your migraines...have
>suffered from excruciating migraines since I was 13...been on just about
>every medication known to man and tried just about every known
>"cure"...got sick and tired of being a walking pharmaceutical and have
>resorted to sticking with what I know works for me, rather than the
>latest, greatest trend the current specialists are up to. Sometimes the
>headaches are so bad, I actually hallucinate...really freaked me out the
>first time it happened. Do you have a major medical center nearby that
>has a specific clinic for migraine sufferers? Often times, local MD's,
>with the best of intentions, are at a loss to treat migraines
>effectively. I will be praying for you that help is near at hand. :-)
>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
>"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
>--Albert Einstein
>  --- On Sat 12/06,  < TeichFlora@aol.com > wrote:
>From:  [mailto: TeichFlora@aol.com]
>To: gardenchat@hort.net
>Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 13:17:27 EST
>Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight
>In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57 AM Central Standard Time,
><br>gardenchat-owner@hort.net writes:<br>>Reading is something so basic
>to my life that I fear for my sanity<br>>should I ever lose my
>sight<br>This hits close to home. I've been battling debilitating
>migraines this <br>summer. Debilitating to the point of not being able
>to function at all, close to <br>suicidal, losing vision, motorskills,
>etc. Anyway, in the process of seeing <br>specialists, etc. to find the
>cause and possible cure, I had to see an <br>opthamologist....first time
>EVER, since I had always had perfect 20/20 vision. No <br>cause or cure
>was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the optic nerve
><br>which I was told is the beginning stage of glaucoma....extremely
>rare for my <br>age. To make a long story short, I have now glasses for
>reading, glasses for <br>driving, glasses for the pc, etc. etc. My
>"condition" will be monitored <br>closely from now on. After this summer
>though I am just happy that I am able to see <br>at all and function.
>However, it got me to thinking though....I think I <br>would much more
>easily cope with the loss of hearing, or anything else over the <br>loss
>of sight. Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but there
><br>are alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature. Not to
>be able to <br>enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds during
>migration flying over <br>our house, or a butterfly going through the
>stages of it's life. I think <br>that I would miss these things the
>most.<br><br>Noreen<br>zone 9<br>Texas Gulf
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