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    yellowrose1980 asked a questionColorectal (Colon) Cancer

    Has anyone started having migraines?

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      alivenwell

      I was told to take Tylenol. I was highly sensitive to any light including a computer screen. Funny as it may seem, I constantly wore sun glasses even indoors. There are special sunglasses that are slightly better for migraines and I'd have to research where I found them.
      One trick I did is to use pressure points to minimize the headaches. Pressure points exist right under each ear, on each forehead temple and at the top of the nose (bridge). They are better than medicines to me.
      Some people need to take a medicine like topomax for migraines.

      over 5 years ago
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      lilymadeline

      Oh for gosh sakes get a prescription for the real migraine medications either Maxalt or Imitrex!!!
      I can't believe that your doctor told you to take Aleve or Motrin! Ugh! He obviously has never had migraines! You are suffering and you don't need to and I am so sorry that you are going through this! Call him today and have him phone in a prescription to your pharmacy! Of course you just want to hide in bed in the dark until it goes away, migraines are the worse pain and I have bone cancers so I can say that with a lot of pain experience!
      I've had migraines since I was a teenager and I used to want to bang my head against the wall sometimes, I would curl up in bed myself and just wait there in the dark sometimes for days until it went away. When these new medications were developed over 10 years ago I felt like cheering and I wanted to throw a big party! My migraines were completely disabling and my doctor used to give me narcotics to help before Imitrex but the narcotics barely worked at all and just made me throw up. By the way, there are a lot of these drugs now besides Maxalt and Imitrex but those are the only two that I can think of. I am so sorry that you are suffering from migraines and I hope that you get a prescription asap for a medication that was developed just for migraines only. Good luck and god bless! xoxoxo

      over 5 years ago
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      lilymadeline

      Me again, sorry but I am still worrying about your migraines. But because they just started if I were you I would see a neurologist, I see one for my migraines by the way. You could be allergic to one of your medications, or something else might be going on entirely but it is unusual to start having them as an adult, even after cancer treatments because migraines usually start in our teens or early 20s. But any way you look at it a neurologist is your best bet for getting help and finding out what is causing them. Good luck and god bless!

      over 5 years ago
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    Oh No (The diagnoses was my big OH NO!!!!): I was back and forth to doctors and ER for about two years. I finally went to the ER after I could not eat or drink anything for a week without throwing up and hurting real bad. I found a bulge in my left side and they thought it was scar tissue from previous surgery and turns out it was not. But thanks to the doctors at Methodist Houston they were able to remove the softball sized tumor.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Colon surgery (colectomy or hemicolectomy)): They told me that I would take a little longer to regain my regular daily routines in life. It took me about two weeks and I was back to moving around and getting into the swing of things. It was difficult to do everything due to the colostomy bag but I was taking my life back into normal no matter what.

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      I am one week out from surgery. How did it affect your daily life?

      over 5 years ago
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    Other Care (Check Ups): I receive check ups every 4 to 6 months to make sure that all is going good. I have my next check up in one month...I am a little nervous but not much.

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    Celebration (Remission): I was diagnosed April 19,2013 with colorectal cancer and rushed into Emergency surgery to have a softball sized tumor removed. I am 9 months in remission....THANK YOU GOD