I'm new to this forum, so hopefully I'm not repeating something that has already been answered. I've looked around but couldn't find anything on exactly what I wanted to know.
My migraines started very suddenly one day about a year and half ago. I don't get migraines in the way that I always pictured the definition to be. Mine are "normal" headaches that are constant. It all started with a headache that lasted for 4 months that no otc medication would touch. Though I have gotten a few full blown migraines or severe headaches. As the time progressed, I kept adding more and more symptoms to my list. I get eye pain that is sometimes severe, dizziness, left leg numbness, left leg tingling, a weird vibration in my cheek bones, occasional eye blurriness, and more recently an aura. I've been tested for everything it seems and was left with a migraine diagnosis. Gabapentin has eliminated limb numbness/tingling and dizziness, but has definitely done nothing for my headaches and eye pain. I've already tried several different medications and none have worked for me thus far.
My 12 year old son started showing the same signs that I have. He has constant "normal" headaches, eye pain and dizziness so far. He complains about his at least every other day and had dizziness so bad that he once passed out. I've since taught him to sit down immediately when he gets dizzy. He was diagnosed with migraines 2 days ago. His neurologist and I decided to keep him off of medication. Though she did prescribe him some just in case. She wants him to have magnesium supplements and an MSG free diet. My husband and I have decided to do a diet cleanse. Our family is going to eat nothing except non-seasoned meat, fruits, veggies, rice and beans. Then after a month, slowly add in foods until we know what my son and I are sensitive to. I'm really hopeful this plan works because I really don't want him going through several medications and the side effects of each.
My question is: Has anyone done anything similar? Has anyone been successful with curing their migraines with just a diet change and supplements? I'm hoping since our migraines aren't severe like most peoples, that maybe this could work...