• It may seem hard to believe from where we live but none of us is entitled to safety and freedom. We have it because over centuries we’ve forged strong nations with stable democratic governments to keep the peace and powerful armies to defend ourselves with. Collectively we’ve earnt our safety and our freedom.

    @isac No, your grandparents or grand…[Read more]

  • Pay for them in what way?? Our present policy is directed to keeping them out. Measures to ensure that cost a lot of money. If we want that to happen, we’d jolly well better share the cost of it with France, hadn’t we?

    If on the other hand what you meant was, should the fifth largest economy in the world provide the resources necessary at lea…[Read more]

  • @andypandy What do you think ‘the limit’ has been calculated as being? I work in Wigan supporting asylum seekers (quick google should throw up what I do etc). In Greater Manchester, the figure is 1 per 200. We don’t quite reach that figure in Wigan (not enough cheap housing stock) but we have a very well cohessed community. This does place…[Read more]

  • I think that limit is an order of magnitude higher than what the UK does, but I don’t think it’s high enough – nor can it be – for what may be coming. The international community needs to act swiftly – and violently where necessary – to prevent a country disintegrating to the point where most people want to leave it otherwise it’s really going…

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  • All those wanting all the immigrants in remember there are limits to how many people can be taken in over a given time period without overehelming resources and without undermining social cohesion.

    I think that limit is an order of magnitude higher than what the UK does, but I don’t think it’s high enough – nor can it be – for what may be com…[Read more]

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  • mark1 replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 20 minutes ago

    I feel your pain I get migraines, with visual aura. Food is my major trigger, mainly sugar and carbs so porridge with sugar would be a no-no for me, as would not eating breakfast. Also driving at night can bring it on.

    My medical MiL suggested when you first feel one coming on to take your preferred painkiller and a strong dose of caffeine…[Read more]

  • billy replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 21 minutes ago

    I’ve had them, jagged colourful patterns in my eyes but no other symptoms. No pain, no dizziness, no nausea, but can last for a good two hours. The cure for me is just to go and sit or lie in half-darkness and wait.

    The trigger is a flash of sunlight, usually reflected off a window as it is opened or closed.

    The first time I remember this…[Read more]

  • gala replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 22 minutes ago

    I’ve been getting them, without the headache, for the last 10 years or so. The first time I had one I was terrified and thought somebody had spiked my drink, although it was hardly likely at 7am in my house while drinking a cup of tea I’d made for myself…durr….but the flashing lights and semi blindness were horrible.

    I haven’t pinned down…[Read more]

  • tom replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 23 minutes ago

    I’ve not had one for a long while but no idea what the trigger is. I just get bad blurred tunnel vision for about half and hour- can’t read anything. Sometimes it’s followed by a bad headache, other times, nothing at all.

  • isac replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 24 minutes ago

    I also had an aura once. I knew exactly what it was, having read Oliver Sacks’ book Migraines, and initially was happy to indulge my curiosity and savour the experience. Then I thought “Uh oh, this means I’m getting a migraine. Maybe I’d better do something about it.” Because I don’t get migraines, I didn’t have any specific medication at hand -…[Read more]

  • robbie replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 25 minutes ago

    I get full blown migraines. I had an awful one on Tuesday and spent the day in bed. My sight goes blurry and sometimes I am sick. I have been unfortunate to once have paralysis (happened whilst I was driving)

    I have Paramox and Simatripton which I have on repeat prescriptions.

    Sleep is my trigger, either too much or not enough of. I have worked…[Read more]

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  • andypandy replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 27 minutes ago

    I had an aura once, and that was followed after about 1/2 hour, by a short period, maybe 5 minutes, if not being able to form words (speech or written). Terrifying.

    I get aural disturbance that I think is migraine-related, which is very annoying for a musician.

    Usually, I get one-eye headaches, but without the aura or the nausea.

  • elly replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 28 minutes ago

    If you mean a migraine without the headache, I do, well only a very mild headache . They do tend to make me feel drained for a couple of days afterwards. I have visual disturbances, speech problems (very embarrassing when you cant form a sentence). and usually pins and needles or numbness in my fingers and tongue. Mine used to be hormonal but are…[Read more]

  • kerry replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 29 minutes ago

    By ‘silent’ do you mean without the headache? My mum gets the visual disturbance only and a mild headache. Me, on the other hand, gets the ninja migraine lol.

    I think there’s a million and one triggers and one thing I’ve learned over the last 40 years of suffering with them is your triggers can change over time. I had one yesterday, probabl…[Read more]

  • Katy replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 30 minutes ago

    Unlikely to be food. Today I had eaten porridge for breakfast some 3hrs before, no other food.

    @garygary Could be low blood sugar. In the past few years I’ve had several no-pain migraines, zigzags etc., sometimes gone blind in one eye, and always related to not having eaten for a few hours. I note you’d not eaten for 3 hours before your last…[Read more]

  • garygary replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 32 minutes ago

    Unlikely to be food. Today I had eaten porridge for breakfast some 3hrs before, no other food.

    At work usually not eating either. This week has been very stressful for various reasons, but today I was happy and stress free.

    Been through menopause – loving the cold weather, lol.

  • troll replied to the topic Silent Migraines in the forum Health 17 hours, 33 minutes ago

    I get full blown ones with the headache. I have been getting them more frequently but that is, I think, due to stress.

    However, old folks going through menopause have found theirs increased in frequency. Might that apply to you?

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