I came here looking for some answers. I've been living with Migraines since a child before I even knew they were called that. I would have headaches so severe, even in first and second grade that I would vomit and have to be in a dark quite room. In addition to Migraine, I also experience Chronic Daily Headache, thankfully not EVERY day, but, sometimes as many as 15 days per month.
I take Topamax for "prevention" and Naratriptan as an abortive but, being there are only 9 in a 30 day period, I have to supplement with Butalbital which does not work well nor does the Naratriptan. For that matter, the Topamax doesn't really do a good job because I'm still having several Migraines per month.
I still hear the "You don't have a Migraine, just a bad headache" bit, but, those of use who have Migraines know better.
I have to ask, is there something better than living like this? Maybe something natural that works? My wife has made the Migraine Smoothie:
16 ounces filtered water or coconut water
1 cup pineapple
1 cup kale (3 to 4 leaves)
1 stalk celery
1/2 lemon, juiced
1 cup cucumber (about 1/2 a large cucumber)
1/2 inch ginger root
1 1/2 cups Ice
And it works well, but, again, as an abortive. I guess there's no magic answer, but, I just wish there was something better than going days with constant headaches.
Thanks in advance.