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 Was this the right thing for me to do?
I was flying to Canada BC, and there was a kid who sat beside me the whole time. He was 14 years old, we talked for about 1 hour together. He seemed extremely sad, almost like he was going to cry. A...


 after i've been out drinking...?
i've been sick bringing up black stuff!!! should i be worried about this???...


 What's the purpose of a belly button?
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 I have been drinking hard alchohol since noon and I am still wide awake. What's wrong with me?
I thought for sure it would help me get some sleep, but I am wired. I have anxiety and I got to get some sleep tonite. What can I do?
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I dont normaly drink at all. I ...


 I smoked weed for my first time 2 days ago. I have to take a drug test tomorow for work. Am I going to fail?
It was my first time and I didn't do a lot.. Please help !!...


 I have very bad breath that doesn't seem to go away and it is affecting my relationship.?
She can't kiss me half the time without being disgusted and it's hard for us to hold up a face to face conversation.

It's gone for a while when I brush my teeth or use mouth ...


 what is the LEGAL substance available to combat tiredness?
I dont mean Cafeine.

I once read about something used in America that makes you feel realy refreshed, but i can't rememember what it's called.
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 is this abnormal???
for the past several days, i have been sleeping at unusual times. i wake up at around 2 am. then i sleep from 8 am to 9 pm. i think its just whacked. what you think of this??? i am sleeping for more ...


 How many hours of sleep should I get each night?
I wieght train almost every day and I go to college AND I'm always tired. I fell asleep while driving two weeks ago and woke up in the ditch doing 60mph and swerved before I nailed a mailbox and ...


 Any good tips on how to fall asleep?
Anything besides reading, sleeping pills, or listening to music.
Thanks(:...


 how do i clean tobacco stains off my fingers?
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 Giving up smoking?
I've been taking Champex tablets for a week now
You're supposed to smoke when you've start them then stop on the eighth day
Well this is my eight day, it's not even half ...


 What's the best sure-fire way to get cleaned up for a drug screen without buying any of that head shop stuff?
I don't trust that head shop stuff anyway....


 Would you rather lose your leg.....?
or have leeches living on it? There was a story in the paper about a guy who was going to lose his leg because of the lack of blood supply, but doctors let leeches live on it to eat away the dead ...


 I quit smoking, now what? I'm gaining weight and I don't know what to do with myself. (clean 30 days)
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 Now I am old I cannot believe it is here...you never think that you?
get old but it crept up without me noticing. Please do not write me off just yet.

Are you of a certain age and cannot believe it is true?
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 Help me with my brother..?
Well. he stayed home from school today and he threw up like twice. he has had a headache all day and its massive. He has a temp of 99.3 but that's not really the problem. Now he says that every ...


 I haven't gone #2 in almost a week!! What do i do?
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 ive stopped smoking for 4 hours now?
and its getting harder and harder, aaaarrrgggghhhh. come on karen pull yourself together lol.
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thanks for all the helpfull comments, im determined to beat this ...


 Why do I stay asleep for so long ?
If I don't set an alarm I really oversleep, yesterday I slept for 16hrs. I didn't have a late night before or drink etc.

Does anyone have any idea why I sleep so long ???...



txgrl71
can anybody please tell me what's good for migraine headaches?
she's taking presciption pills already but it not helping. this prescription is not the first they (doctors) have given her
                      








angel_of_music_1690
Lying down in a dark room with a cold pack can help. Stress management techniques, such as relaxation and massage, can help limit pain too.


Dustin D
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marijuana


ceces_3
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Avoid Chocolates, Cheese, Coffee, Wine. Sleep properly. Don't stress out too much.


SlowClap
I take caffeine and an NSAID (usually ibuprofen, but aspirin sometimes or naproxen sodium) at the very first sign of a migraine. I get really intense auras, so I always know when one is coming. I've gotten some relief from Hyland's Migraine Relief melting tablet things--they're homeopathic. But it doesn't work for the headache part. It helps with the nausea, watery eyes, and stomach pain. I love those Be Koool gel cooling pads to put on my forehead--they definitely enhance the effects of any meds I take.

In general, avoid aged cheeses, alcohol (especially red wine), chocolate, smoking, and strong smells. I try to exercise a little--endorphins help and if you're not completely incapacitated, it helps to get your mind off the pain a little bit. I can't stand going to movies when I have a migraine or being under fluorescent lights--dim light is good and a cool room with a little breeze or a fan helps. And if PMS or hormones are an issue, get that stuff resolved--my migraines are manageable now that my polycystic ovarian syndrome is under control. If there are mental health issues, they can exacerbate migraines, too--meds can help sometimes. Manage stress and learn good breathing and stress-relief methods. Good luck and I hope you find something that helps--migraines are a b***h and a half and I hate hearing about other people having them because I know how bad they can be.


mando_chulo94
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wat u do is lie in a dark cold room with no light or sound. then u try to go to sleep and when u wake up u would feel better


IVORY
bayer womens
excedrin


smartsassysabrina
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I take Depakote (1500mg/day) for my headaches, and it only works mildly well. Zomig works for the mild migraines, but for the really bad ones, I take Zomig and Vicodin together. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't. If nothing else helps, I go to the ER for some intensive pain killers and an IV drip to rehydrate.


williegod
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I'm prescribed Periactin (cyproheptadine) as a preventative and Fiorinol (butalbital) once they start. This combination has worked extremely well for me.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Migraine#Preventive_drugs

Patients who have more than two headache days per week are usually recommended to use preventives and avoid overuse of acute pain medications.

Preventive medication has to be taken on a daily basis, usually for a few weeks, before the effectiveness can be determined. It is used only if attacks occur more often than every two weeks. Supervision by a neurologist is advisable. A large number of medications with varying modes of action can be used. Selection of a suitable medication for any particular patient is a matter of trial and error, since the effectiveness of individual medications varies widely from one patient to the next.

The most effective prescription medications include several classes of medications including beta blockers such as propranolol and atenolol, antidepressants such as amitriptyline, and anticonvulsants such as valproic acid and topiramate.

Sansert has been returned to the US market after being temporarily withdrawn by Novartis. Although highly effective, it has rare but serious side effects, including retroperitoneal fibrosis.


sanambrosio
I can't give any advice about medication, but she needs to avoid light. Tell her to go to a dark room for a while and rest.


texas_gurl
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Try using a nail gun


tisbod5
Along with regular pain relievers, anything with caffeine in it helps my migraines a lot.


swissnick
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Well, there is a possibility to normally get rid of the migraine altogether:

There is this manual one-time treatment called Atlasprofilax. The effect on the self-healing power of the body is simply amazing - own experience. :-)

And it's really worth travelling far - at present, the treatment is available in California and Europe only, costing less than 200 Dollars. Good luck!


Natural Health Consultant
Have you tried any natural remedies?


deus82
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mortin usually works.


oilman11977
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herbal supplements work well. They eliminate the underlying causes of the migraine and can prevent them from occurring. Herbal supplements are also not addictive and have other benefits. This site has some good info.


l_dolly_llama_l
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1) It helps to identify the things that can trigger the headaches, and to avoid these things when possible. Sometimes certain foods or additives (like MSG), or stressors (being hungry, being out in very hot weather) can trigger them.

2) Once you feel the migraine starting ,even a tiny bit, it's important to take the migraine medicine RIGHT away. The sooner u catch it, the more effective your medicine will be, no matter what kind it is.

3) Try different prescriptions--tell your doc if one kind is not working for u, because everyone is different. Imitrex is a common one, but it doesn't work for everyone. Midrin is one that can work pretty well. Even codeine, while it's not a specific migraine medicine works well on some people. My doctor has suggested taking a low dose of beta blockers every day, as a prevention. You might ask about that, if your headaches are very frequent and severe.

Good luck!


ProjectShowbread
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Theres a patch you put on your forehead call WellPatch Migrain Head Cooling pads. You cant get them in stores but you can online. I use them and they work fine.


laura
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a good shot of everclear would cure it.


firefly_pl
try smearing pepperment oil on your forhead. i hear it takes care of headaches right away.


goodygirl10
Excedrin Migraine is the only OTC medicine that helps me with my migraines. It works wonders IMO. It has pain relievers plus caffeine the right ingredients to get rid of a migraine.


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