Skip to comments.Advice/suggestions wanted re treatments for migrane headaches
Posted on 01/26/2011 1:38:32 PM PST by ken5050
My girlfriend has suffered for years from migrane headaches, She's tried a variety of remedies, with little or no success, and she basically toughs it out when they hit, taking Excedrin. Of late, she's had an increasing occurance of migrane, and they seem to be more debilitating than usual. Someone told me about Adele Davis, and her books, and pantotheric acid (?) and Vitamin B6. I searched Amazon, she has multiple books...so I'm wondering if anyone here has any common experience, or advice as to possible migrane treatments. Thanks
Some background. She's 55, in superb health..runs daily and works out often. Never smoked, hardly ever drinks, never done any drugs, and avoids most medicines if possible..
My sister uses an ice pack and lies down.
Many thanks..my bad..
Guess it depends on if you have a deficiency or not but Magnesium supplements work for me. (Takes about 15 minutes for the psychedelic light shapes in my eyes to stop)
I feel for her. Migraines tend to run in families, a curse I guess.
As weird as it sounds my doctor told me to rest in a dark room and place ice packs on the inside of my wrists. I actually feel better. It allows me to push through until it passes.
This could be the problem.
After you get this worked out, see if you can clone her.
Don’t have an answer for you, but I’ve gained a new sympathy for migrane sufferers. Saturday, I had the worst headache I’ve ever had in my life. It absolutely would not go away. It’s still lingering, but not nearly as bad.
I hope y’all are able to find a remedy.
I had the same problem about 15 years ago. After I spent 3 days in the hospital on morphine, a friend introduced me to his chiropractor who examined me and found the cause of the problem. Simple adjustment and I was as good as new. Haven’t had a migraine since. Have your girlfriend see a chiropractor and at least be examined. It will cost her an office call and may fix her problem. Good luck - I have felt her pain....red
800 mg of ibuprofen.
A can of coke or coffee.
Same as the Excedrin migraine formula but at higher doses. Works for me to minimize the vision effects greatly.
Drugs. Lots of drugs. I’m a 37yo male that has suffered from migraines since childhood. I have been prescribed narcotics for them for one brief time. I didn’t like the drugs, so stopped them. Now that I’m older and appreciate the life that I have with my family, I prefer to be knocked out until the migraine passes. Recently, I had elbow surgery and was prescribed Lortab for pain. During recovery, I had two migraines. Lortab helped. I will soon be asking the doc for something much stronger than the usual dose of Orudis for the pain.
I wish there was something constructive I could offer. Sleeping in a quiet, dark room, Tiger Balm patches and larger than normal doses of Motrin seem to work for me.
that’s what killed Jack LeLanne
I understand her wanting to avoid medicines - I am the same. However, when I found that Imitrex would stop a migraine in it’s tracks, I was happy.
Imitrex worked well for me for a while, and then the migraines became resistant to it. I am now in my mid-fifties also, and the migraines are few and far between. When I feel one coming on, I use Excedrine Migraine.
Does she get any warning symptoms? My eyes get spots about a half an hour before the pain. Small doses of caffeine ( a caffeinated soda is enough), sun glasses, and some relaxation keeps the headache from fully developing. It takes anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour for the symptoms to subside. I look like an idiot, but it’s so much better than being knocked out for several hours.
The Medical Assistant that took care of me today mentioned that she takes Vitamin B and vitamin C. Since she has started taking it, it has cut down her migraines to only once per month.
cafergot - med
I've lived with migraines my whole life. Not fun. She has my sympathy.
My gf is 59, has had migraines for years. She does know some things that seem to be triggers, chocolate, licorice, many fragerances (perfumes, etc.). She avoids triggers. She’s taken Feverfew (google it) with some success, but the holy grail for killing a migraine for her is Imitrex.
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