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Migraine Gone for Good ?

Do you know of anyone that has had their Migraines go away for good ?
I was hoping after ~20 yrs that Menopause would cure my migraines but so far it is a NO.
My best relief has came with the CGRP's.
They are less often and less severe. I hope to one day be off daily meds.

  1. This is such a great question, . Unfortunately, I'm not aware of many people who experience total relief from their migraines. For many of us, our migraines improve and worsen over time, depending on our stress, sleep, physical health, diet, and so many more things. The best we can do is determine our triggers, and do our best to live life in a way that makes them less likely to happen. Have you noticed any patterns for when your migraines tend to show up the most? In the past I've tracked my migraines by writing down the time they start, where I was, what I was doing, and any triggers I noticed, like smells, light, noise, or weather. After doing that for about a month, I was able to notice when they showed up the most, and I didn't need to track them anymore. Something to consider if you haven't done that already!

    Wishing you well, and thanks for posting 😀. - Cody (Team Member)

    1. I have definitely adjusted my lifestyle over the years to avoid migraines. It was like taming a tiger or calming a tornado at first, but now I feel that I am in a good place.
      I was just curious as to if anyone knew of someone that was able to eventually get off all meds and still be migraine free.

    2. I resonate with your words a lot. When my migraines first started, I felt like I was throwing anything at them that would help, like caffeine, sleep, and over the counter meds. Took a long time to really figure out what was helping over the long-term, and what was just masking pain in the moment. Hopefully more people will chime in on the conversation soon to share their own experience. Wishing you well, - Cody (Team Member)

  2. this is such an excellent question, and one that we all hope that the answer is a "yes." While there are people who have found great relief and even extended periods of time without migraine attacks, I don't know that one could say that they've indefinitely eliminated migraines for good.

    As Cody pointed out there are lots of things that you can do to reduce the frequency and intensity of them, which dramatically improves quality of life. And of course the fewer migraines you get, the less likely you are to get another migraine, so that can further help.

    That said, I can appreciate your comment of "It was like taming a tiger or calming a tornado at first, but now I feel that I am in a good place." It's not an easy road.

    I am glad to hear that you've gotten some relief with CGRP's. Every little thing helps!
    - Alene, moderator

    1. I have had migraines for 35 years. In my early 20s I went to the ER 2-3 times because the pain was unbearable. Over the years I grew so weary of missing out on family things because of my headaches. I learned to manage them with oral Triptans, and being super careful about triggers as best I could. The only relief I had was being pregnant. The hormone changes made everything different and I only had 2-3 headaches in 9 months compared to 8-10 monthly episodes. I also had 6 months headaches free after my hysterectomy which I also attribute to hormone changes.
      Recently my doctor convinced me to try monthly cgrp inhibitor injections. I was reluctant to try a new med yet again, but it was the best decision I ever made. I have been headache free for 11 months and it has been life changing. I never thought I would be able to ever be headache free again. I hope it lasts, because I have heard that you can develop antibodies to the medication and the headaches will return. But for now- I will take it. I hope others find what works for them and I wish everyone to experience headache free living. What has worked for me doesn’t work for everyone, but it has changed my whole world. I wish you all the best.

      1. - I want to extend a warm welcome to you on our site, here in the community. It's wonderful to see that you've already jumped in and added a post. We truly hope you continue to find inspiration among our community pages, stories, and forums.

        It's truly gratifying to hear that CGRP medications have brought you relief and that you've been headache-free for 11 months. It's definitely a life-changing experience, and I'm so glad that you're enjoying this period of respite from migraines. While it's true that some individuals may develop antibodies to the medication over time, as you know it's important to cherish and make the most of this headache-free time. Each day without a migraine is a blessing.

        Your empathetic and supportive message for others is inspiring. Migraines can be a challenging condition to manage, but your story serves as a beacon of hope, showing that effective treatments do exist, and everyone's journey can be unique. I wish you continued relief and good health, and I echo your sentiments in hoping that others find what works for them and experience headache-free living. Your positive outlook and well wishes are truly appreciated. With warmth and thoughtfulness - Rebecca (community moderator)

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