Have you discussed being referred to a neurologist? Her symptoms may be familiar to you, but a pediatric headache specialist is probably the best place to get a good diagnosis and treatment plan, especially since your pediatrician isn't giving much guidance. Has any imaging been done?
Please consider getting another doctor's opinion, there are different options available than when we were young. Serious pain isn't normal for a child and should be checked out.
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Wow that's interesting, and so much better than where my suspicious mind went. Surprising that we didn't hear of a recall, but maybe there weren't enough to warrant that. Thanks for explaining about off gassing, I'd only heard of it in terms of formaldehyde before.
That's good you've got it out of the house and cleaned up. Prednisone is so good at knocking down a bad cycle like that.
I'm going to challenge your dried up glue, where did you get that answer? What kind of glue? If you and your cat are having such strong reactions, it sounds like more than glue to me, so getting it out of your house is a good idea. These days who knows what it could be! We had a secret meth house in our nice neighborhood. (Well, I guess they're all secrets, aren't they?!)
Get the thing cleaned professionally before bringing it back inside or just get rid of it if it's causing that much trouble for your household.
Did you have smoke damage that could have left a lingering scent that comes out sometimes? I know when I'm "weak" for a migraine, meaning that almost anything could set one off, I get very sensitive to scents and can smell the faintest things. That's one of my worst triggers.
Anyway, are you seeing a *neurologist* for this? It sounds like you definitely have migraines and there are some good treatment protocols that might help you. Preventatives could give your brain some help to battle the triggers you might be facing. Plus you'd get some other things to help with the headache symptoms.
Shirley, I'll put that Gel Stat Migraine on my list. I'm going to the vitamin cottage on Friday and will see if they carry it. Would rather use something like that first and see if it works. And if it doesn't there's a Maxalt in its horrible packaging that's so difficult to open when I can't see straight! -83D-E01 RoseView Thread
I was following your experiment with butterbur a few months ago and am sad to hear it didn't work out for you. This recent bout has sounded terrible but so glad to know that you've actually had some migraine-free days! That's wonderful.
My preventatives mix has me down to about 3/week in the summer, and milder than ever. I use the Maxalt generic as abortive and it's only 20 minutes until the pain is gone, but I'm still fatigued, foggy, and dumb as a duck for hours. Sometimes my OTC Blowfish (aspirin and caffeine) has been enough to knock out a morning migraine, I love that stuff.
I hope your upcoming doctor appointments help with all your problems, and that you get good preventatives.