Things I've learned from 30 years of chronic migraines. Don't take an nsaid (Motrin, Naproxen, Aspirin, Goodies are examples) daily for your migraines. It can cause rebound headaches. Stay away from salt, preservatives, red dye, red wine, actually any alcohol, cut down on caffeine intake, sugar binges, eat consistently, stay away from cigarette smoke & get enough sleep consistently. Sometimes, birth control helps. 33% have no effect, 33% have a reduction in migraines & 33% have an increase. I personally had a decrease. I knew my headaches were hormonal. I actually got pregnant on first try on both my sons. I didn't ovulate until the 28th day & always got a migraine that day which lasted until I began my menses began & thru the cycle. I'm one of the few women who said darlin I have a headache, lets have sex. But it worked! Anyway, try the above. I would add to stay away from stress, but in todays world that generally isn't possible!View Thread
Tried Botox once. Got a tremendous headache after initial injection, but once that one went away, did have a decrease in number of headaches & severity. Insurance refused to pay claiming it injections all along my scalp were for plastic purposes still. LOL! Wish the shots had made me look younger & more beautiful!!! Anyway, won't do it again because of expense. I'll just keep taking 12-15 Imitrex a month plus all the other prescriptions, physical therapy, hyperbarics, the rare er visit which they seem to want to pay for which will quickly be over the price of botox every 3 months. What idiots.View Thread
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