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RE: OT loss of sight/now migranes

Theresa: Great point!!! Learning how you feel just before a migraine
begins is so important...it is the key to early treatment and that is so
majorly important in preventing a full blown migraine! After all these
years, it is probably the most essential thing...I never, repeat never,
go anywhere without my caffeine tablets and my ibuprofen so they are
always available the second I feel a migraine beginning.

Melody, IA (Z 5/4)

"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
--Albert Einstein

 --- On Tue 12/09, Theresa < tchessie@comcast.net > wrote:
From: Theresa [mailto: tchessie@comcast.net]
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date: Tue, 9 Dec 2003 07:44:46 -0800
Subject: RE: [CHAT] OT loss of sight/now migranes

The key is to catch them early, before the full blown headache is on
you.<br>Taking caffiene to constrict blood flow is very helpful to avert
a migrane.<br>I get a funky visual aura before a migrane (things just
look a bit fuzzy,<br>sometimes sparkly, or sometime just wavy- which
makes is seem like I am<br>going to faint, but its just a visual
illusion) I drink as much caffiene as<br>I can stomach as quickly as
possible and take a couple of ibuprofen. If I<br>catch it early enough,
I can avoid the migrane.<br><br>Theresa<br><br>-----Original
Message-----<br>From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net
[mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On<br>Behalf Of Jesse Bell<br>Sent:
Tuesday, December 09, 2003 6:29 AM<br>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of
sight<br><br><br>Melody...what works for you? I get horrible headaches
too. If they EVER<br>legalize POT...LOL...then I won't have that
problem!!! HA That was the<br>only thing in college that got rid of my
migraines. Back then, I got them<br>so bad I wanted to just die so I
wouldn't hurt anymore. I feel for people<br>who get migraines. I got my
first one at 12 years old. Lasted for 2 days.<br>I remember being in a
dark room, my mother putting cold washrags on my<br>head...and I hurt
too bad to cry. If I scrunched up my face to cry...it<br>hurt even
worse!!!<br><br><br><br>>From: "Melody"
<mhobertm@excite.com><br>>Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Subject: Re: [CHAT] loss of sight<br>>Date: Tue,
9 Dec 2003 06:48:21 -0500 (EST)<br>><br>>Noreen: Oh, my dear, I
sympathize with you over your migraines...have<br>>suffered from
excruciating migraines since I was 13...been on just about<br>>every
medication known to man and tried just about every
known<br>>"cure"...got sick and tired of being a walking pharmaceutical
and have<br>>resorted to sticking with what I know works for me, rather
than the<br>>latest, greatest trend the current specialists are up to.
Sometimes the<br>>headaches are so bad, I actually hallucinate...really
freaked m

e out the<br>>first time it happened. Do you have a major medical center
nearby that<br>>has a specific clinic for migraine sufferers? Often
times, local MD's,<br>>with the best of intentions, are at a loss to
treat migraines<br>>effectively. I will be praying for you that help is
near at hand. :-)<br>><br>><br>><br>>Melody, IA (Z 5/4)<br>><br>>"The
most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."<br>>--Albert
Einstein<br>><br>> --- On Sat 12/06, < TeichFlora@aol.com >
wrote:<br>>From: [mailto: TeichFlora@aol.com]<br>>To:
gardenchat@hort.net<br>>Date: Sat, 6 Dec 2003 13:17:27 EST<br>>Subject:
Re: [CHAT] loss of sight<br>><br>>In a message dated 12/4/2003 8:29:57
AM Central Standard Time,<br>><br>gardenchat-owner@hort.net
writes:<br>>Reading is something so basic<br>>to my life that I fear for
my sanity<br>>should I ever lose my<br>>sight<br>This hits close to
home. I've been battling debilitating<br>>migraines this <br>summer.
Debilitating to the point of not being able<br>>to function at all,
close to <br>suicidal, losing vision, motorskills,<br>>etc. Anyway, in
the process of seeing <br>specialists, etc. to find the<br>>cause and
possible cure, I had to see an <br>opthamologist....first time<br>>EVER,
since I had always had perfect 20/20 vision. No <br>cause or
cure<br>>was found for the migraines, but an abnormality in the optic
nerve<br>><br>which I was told is the beginning stage of
glaucoma....extremely<br>>rare for my <br>age. To make a long story
short, I have now glasses for<br>>reading, glasses for <br>driving,
glasses for the pc, etc. etc. My<br>>"condition" will be monitored
<br>closely from now on. After this summer<br>>though I am just happy
that I am able to see <br>at all and function.<br>>However, it got me to
thinking though....I think I <br>would much more<br>>easily cope with
the loss of hearing, or anything else over the <br>loss<br>>of sight.
Not so much for the reading, although I love it....but there<br>><br>are
alternatives, but for the pure pleasure of seeing nature. Not to

r>>be able to <br>enjoy a newly opened flower, or seeing the birds
during<br>>migration flying over <br>our house, or a butterfly going
through the<br>>stages of it's life. I think <br>that I would miss these
things the<br>>most.<br><br>Noreen<br>zone 9<br>Texas
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