Prayer For My Daughter

Discussion in 'Help From Above' started by faster, May 30, 2018.

  1. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    First I want to thank you all for your support over the years.

    My daughter Meagan is twenty one and has been getting migraines occasionally for years. Lately though they are becoming more frequent and more severe. She must have it absolute quiet, dark and cool. She losses all sense of balance has some vision loss/clarity and can only sleep. They can take two days to clear up. Done the whole battery of tests with neuro docs, MRI's, PET Scan and various drugs to no avail. Holding down a job when these are happening weekly is getting difficult as her work is getting tired of this. She wants to get back to college to finish her Psych degree.

    Nothing in scans so thank you Lord for that.

    But they are completely dibilitating and there is nothing I can do but hold her hand and pray.

  2. bigce1972

    bigce1972 Well-Known Member

    Great news that the scan was clear! Maybe look into prevention. There must be some meds that can stop or reduce them before, or as they start. Maybe hormonal. Hope she improves!!
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  3. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    She will be in my prayers
  4. docgsx

    docgsx It's not a GTX

    As a chiropractor, I see many, many cases of migraines. We have had a tremendous number of positive outcomes following the care of our patients with migraines.

    I graduated with this Doctor who you will find in this link. She graduated top of the class. Hope this helps, prayers for you all!
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  5. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Tell her to read these.

    Let her know pain is temporary. God will give you at times in your life times of suffering so you can solely rely on him, to build her relationship stronger with him. .
    Do some hunting. Has this always happened to her? What's new In her life, new cell phone, new computer, does she need glasses, new diet? Is she needing something in her diet.
    Keep her away from cold drinks. A cold drink around 40 degrees enters the human body that's 90 something degrees and contricts blood vessels around the body, that can cause a head ache.
    Read up on the Chinesse and how they drink WARM water. I was told by a Chinesse Dr to switch to hot water for my back 3 years ago and at first it was hard but now that's all I drink everyday. And most of all do not worry because she is in the Lord's hands, so there's nothing to worry about.
  6. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    I'll start out saying that I have a VERY high tolerance of pain, if I get cut deep enough I can even tolerate giving myself stitches. I have always had the mind over matter mentality where if you don't mind it don't matter!

    But about every 3 to 5 months I get massively painful migraines that are in localized areas of my head that feels like a knife with a laser that shoots when it stabs from the inside trying to explode outward like every 5 to 10 seconds intervals with a few seconds of relief and then BOOM for about 5 seconds of hell! So the mind over matter doesn't work for these!:mad:

    The only drug that helped manage the shooting intermittent pain was Anaprox(naproxen sodium) my doctor at the time gave me free samples way back when that drug first came out and was prescription only at the time. Of coarse the script Anaprox was way stronger than the over the counter stuff that is out there now(Aleve), 200 vs IIRC 600 or 800 mg.

    The over the counter stuff I take 3 from the start and 3 every 2 to 4 hours as needed, the ONLY thing that I have found that gives me any kind of relief.

    Other kinds of headaches like a hangover for example nothing else works for me except Aspirin, the Aleve, Motrin, Tylenol or anything else is a waste trying to get relief from a hangover taking those. There are a lot of over the counter headache meds out there and there isn't one that gets rid of every kind of headache that I know of anyway. If anyone knows of a one pill that cures all aches, please let me know!

    My prayers out to your Daughter, I hope she finds the relief she needs.

    STAGE III Lost Experimental Block

    So sorry to hear your family is going through this. My wife also gets these with the same symptoms you described. Same expensive rounds of testing (terrible in$urance) but being a Stage 3 cancer survivor we did not want to take any chances and praise God it was not a tumor but like yourselves there has been no definitive diagnosis/cure and as her job is part time and I don't bring in much since my accident & laundry list of injuries that I feel only further adds to her stress to push through but with the extreme pain & dizziness & sensitivity to sounds when it hits her I don't know how she functions at all during these times. The medicine they gave her does very little for her and even if it did God made us all so complex that as you know what works for one person does zero for another person so I cannot recommend my wife's med.
    I will be praying that God puts the right people in your path with the correct wisdom,knowledge and discernment to identify the culprit and give her and yourselves the blessings of relief from this debilitating condition and that she will get through this my friend.
    Definitely share the frustrations as well as the helplessness we feel when loved ones are suffering & unable to live the life we pray for them free of these illusive ailments.
    I pray that Gods mercy and grace in his will, blesses all of your family for a cure for this and she can one day (hopefully soon) give God all the glory for his faithfulness in these traumatic trials.
    Gods blessings for all of you, Sir.

    Most sincerely,
  8. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    You'll like this one Doc - Inadvertently, the Chiropractor fixed my heart skipping. Had been happening for years in my teens/early 20's. Got rear ended around Thanksgiving & with finals, holidays, etc. couldn't get to the Chiropractor. Heart skipping got worse too, but never connected it with the accident. Finally went after Christmas and got straightened out (no pun intended) over a few weeks and heart never skipped again for about 25 years - Went for other issues periodically over much of that time. Once in a while relatively recently is has again. Haven't been in about 10 years or so. Last/best one I ever went to retired and need to find a new one.

    I have some other stories too where they've really fixed me up - One of which is below, but there are a couple others if you're interested. I'm a total believer.

    Mikey, I concur 100% with the Doc. Nothing to lose and everything to gain. There's probably not a single Cardiologist in the Country that would've sent me to a Chiropractor to fix my heart problem.

    Like any profession, there are good and not so good ones, but most I've been to were good. Only one whose technique I didn't like per se, and thank goodness I got her once (only because my regular doc was out) because damn if she didn't fix another nearly debilitating problem that had ailed me for many years mostly after walking for a while (swapmeets were the worst) and 3 or 4 other Chiropractors hadn't been able to fix. Had been told one rib didn't quite tie in properly back there? Even went to an orthopedic surgeon just for a 2nd opinion of what the problem was. Once I made it pretty clear I didn't want surgery and just wanted to know the mechanics of the problem, he more or less dismissed me. I always told anyone new about it and she ran her fingers down my spine and got to a point and said "there?" I said I think so and whatever she did freed it up. It still ailed me for a few years now and again, but at least it would move and I could mess with it myself. Once I figured it out, it has hardly ever bothered me since and even so, never nearly as bad as it had been.

    If your daughter tries it, please let us know what happens either way. I hope for her sake (and yours) that she does and that it's a success.
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
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  9. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Derrick, I remember when Ketoproxin was OTC. That stuff was great, but I think it was completely pulled from the market because of potential liver damage.
  10. 300sbb_overkill

    300sbb_overkill WWG1WGA. MAGA

    Excessive use of naproxen sodium I think can do kidney and maybe liver damage, I only use it as needed though. I probably use it excessively for the 2 to 4 days that these last but it is only every 3 to 5 months when they grace me with their presents.:rolleyes:
  11. Smokey15

    Smokey15 So old that I use AARP bolts.

    Mikey, good news that there are no serious medical issues causing your Daughter's migraines. It can be scary getting all those tests, not knowing what may be discovered. A good chiropractoer may be the answer.
    My stepDaughter has suffered with migraines for years. Doctors have tried every test and found nothing wrong. She also had had shoulder and lower back pain, which she gets injections for. I have suggested that she go to a chiropractor. Not sure if she isn't going because of a lack of coverage for chiropractor, or she thinks these injections are the only way.
    Last edited: May 31, 2018
  12. ken betts

    ken betts Well-Known Member

    Everyone's got their own remedy so here's mine. I've had migraines since high school. They always start out pain free but my vision goes nuts. I can hold up my hand that normally has 5 fingers on it but I can only see 2. When I looked at the chalk board letters were missing in the words. Half hour later, the "I want to kill myself headache". It took years to figure out that if I took 4 Advil (800mg) as soon as my vision went nuts the headache would either be very minimal or none at all. I also had some sneezing bouts some of the time. If I take allergy eye drops as soon as I see symptoms ( or not see ) it makes a huge difference on what happens next. I also had to go in a dark room with wet cloth on my face and try to sleep it off. I also go to a Chiropractor every once in a while for my back, spinal decompression, they can do it for your neck also. I don't let them do any quick jerks, they put me on a gentle pulling machine run by a computer program.
  13. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    my prayers for Meagan.
  14. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    You guys have certianly given us many options to look at. Thank you for your time and prayers.

    She has been seeing a very good Chiropractor for a couple of years now and that does help. If she goes every couple of weeks it cuts down on the severity she says.

    Will try the allergy drops as she does have those sneezing bouts. Thanks Ken.

    Lastly she has a pretty good relationship with the Lord but is more stubborn than I am which is hard to believe. I know He is trying to get her to change some things in her life and she is being stubborn so that has to play out too.

  15. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    I believe you're correct on the naproxin causing damage as does acetaminophen.
  16. finitebidder

    finitebidder Well-Known Member

    Prayers are lifted up for your daughter.

  17. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Found a great pain/migraine doc here in G'ville Youssef Wassef, met him through my chapliancy with JuVe. Sweet, sweet man.

    Meagan is going to see him next week. Thank you Jesus...

  18. kent.gardner

    kent.gardner Well-Known Member

    Great news!
  19. Jethrobodine

    Jethrobodine Platinum Level Contributor

    My wife suffered for years with migraines. Dark room, vomiting etc, out for a day or two a least.
    Imitrex 6 mg injectible got her life back. Now she uses Zomig 2.5 mg pill.
    Both work wonders for her and my daughter also. Your pain doctor should be familiar with both prescriptions. Feel free to call me if you have any questions. Jeff Spencer 484-678-1156
  20. faster

    faster Well-Known Member

    Starting round two...

    Meagan got very sick early last week and was hospitalized with a very high white blood cell count. Could find nothing wrong and to rule out Menningitis they did a spial tap. Well they missed with the first two and now she in so much pain she is in tears if she elevates her head above her hips.

    Going back today. They can't leave her like this, she's only 21.

    Please read this before allowing any doctor to perform a spinal tap. Wish I did.


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