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Posted by Robert ( on January 09, 2002 at 20:23:49:

In Reply to: Are yours always the same intensity? posted by Xanthro on January 09, 2002 at 19:54:38:

Well, it's hard to describe. Mine head for the #10 slot every time but depending on what I do and how fast I do it I can sometimes keep it from peaking out. If I catch the shadows/phantoms early, pop a Vicodin(750mg), grab a cold sprite, slam an excedrin cooling pad on my head and face, and insert a 25mg Phenergan suppository (mild sedative, anti nausea, pain reliever aid) I can sometimes limit the peak. I also lie on my right side with my head cradled in my shoulder, rock back and forth, put pressure on different areas of the nerve, jiggle my foot like mad, and start hunting those sensitive teeth. When it hits about a 7 or 8 I start the cursing, crying, yelling routine. If it makes it to 9 or 10 I'm put it bluntly...fucked. I just started using Zomig yesterday (2.5mg knocked one out today so might try 1.25mg next time) so I don't think I will have to take a second dose of Vicodin. It hit me about 11am today, was gone by 12, and I haven't had another yet (7:20pm now) *knocks on wood*. Unlike regular migraines which I experienced as a child I have no nausea, no sensitivity to light and no sensitivity to sound. I don't mind music, tv, or someone talking to me but I can't carry on a conversation. I can't stand heat when I have one and have actually went outside when it was 12 degrees and rocked on the porch. Well, that was a rather long winded answer but I hope it was what you were looking for.

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