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    Ive suffered from migraines on and off for a long time. Over the last few weesk ive been suffering alot more frequently. Ive had an increasingly bad one for the last 3 or 4 days and i dont know hat to do.
    Panadine extra doesnt work...i took 8 all up yesterday (the max you can take) and i was still suffering. Panadol doesnt work. I just dont know what to do.
    I have never had one this bad and im a bit worried TBH. Normally i can take a few of pandol and im right afert a few hours. NOt this time though.
    ANyone who suffers from migraines, What do you do?

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    Have you ever had your migraines investigated?

    Mine usually last 12 hours with an extra 12 hours of fogginess afterwards.

    My doctor has always told me if they get more frequent, more intense or 'change in pattern' (different triggers, different onset, different systems, different duration) to see her asap.

    I think if you should call your GP. this doesn't sound like your 'normal' migraine pattern. It may be nothing, but it also may be something very serious!

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    Hi,
    I am a sufferer and can't believe you are still on over the counter medication!

    For over counter that works for me is Mersynal it is drowsy though, take 2 then I have sleep and wake up just a bit drowsy Or my DH uses Nurofen migraine.

    Panadine forte is also a good one, but you need a script.

    Sure there are other ones around, I think I took something called cofgot years ago, but again need a script.

    hope you feel better

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    Usually if I take 3 nurofen when I first feel it coming on I can sleep for an hour and it will not get bad enough to make me sick, but still hurts for the rest of the day...

    Sometimes I let it come, it's so painful that it makes me vomit within half an hour but then the pain is completely gone and I feel better.

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    I turn into an over the counter drug junkie and usually take 2 mersyndol + 2 panadeine extra. Usually knocks me out for long enough to take the edge off.Interesting note is that according to my chemist 4 panadeine extra is equivalent to 2 panadeine forte.ETA: Obviously haven't done this since being pregnant.
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    Mersyndol works a treat with a family member. Have you looked into what the triggers are? Mine is too much chocolate (yes I know, like cutting off a limb!)

    Panadine forte and a darkened room with minimal noise is the only cure for mine

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    Default Migraines

    Just a tip, you need something you pre dissolve to be most effective.
    Your digestive system slows with a migraine so something that dissolves in the stomach will be less effective.

    For me personally, either ibuprofen with codeine or aspirin with codeine works best

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    I second the dissolvable thing. As soon as I feel one coming (I sense it now) I take only panadol soluble or panadiene soluble. But I have to take it before it gets to a certain point. Then I lie down in quiet and try to sleep. Sometimes with a cold wash cloth on my head which is soothing.
    I know the triggers etc. Sometimes I do both panadol and nurofen.
    If I don't get to it quickly nothing helps except prescription like panadol forte etc. and even then I'm still out to it!!
    Perhaps you need to keep a food diary or something in order to figure out what triggers them???
    Migraines are awful.

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    im terrible when i have a migraine i dont take any notice of the recommended doses. I take 3 panadine extra straight up then an hour later take 2 more. ill then sleep for a few hours. I only do this when DP is home though because it makes me groggy but it works

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    I third the dissolvable. The moment I get a vision disturbance I have 2 aspro clear extra strength or aspalgin. I find 9 /10 times this nips it in the bud. If I miss that cue.. I find it very hard to shift even with heavier drugs.


 

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