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.
Okay good then that's been discussed. I hope the neti pot helps.
If it still bothers you then next I'd say would be a gentle massage from someone experienced with head and neck issues. It sounds like you might possibly have some spasming there, plus it could help with the sinuses. And what's the worst that could happen, with the right person it will probably be mmm nice!
I hope this thing hasn't become a focus of your day. Please don't let it become too important.
Sorry to be slow responding, I haven't been on this board for a few months.
Botox has been used for quite awhile now for successful treatment of headaches. My sister has had them and gets very good relief. The first round wasn't complete relief, but after that the neuro had dialed in on the amounts and places for the injections. Her only complaint is the local pain from the injection sites, which is minimal compared to migraines.
I don't use them only because right now I have pretty good control with meds. But I am considering moving over to Botox and stopping the meds, due to my sister's excellent response.
Give it a chance, and at least a few rounds at that. I hope you'll find success with it. Good luck and let us know how you fare.
Another thought, if you've had mucus blocking sinuses for that long, perhaps an infection has developed. If the Zyrtec hasn't helped relieve the pain by now, go back to the doctor and ask about an infection.
And then back to my first suggestion, the sinus wash is good for that, also.