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Migraines and parenting

Being a mom to 2 babies is difficult as it is and on top of that having migraines on a daily basis makes it worse. My triggers have become silly things like scares or light or the smell of spoiled milk, not drinking coffee or just being worried. As recent as the few last months (March 2015 to this day) I’ve had episodes every day. The morning light hits my face and my heads starts throbbing and pounding, my eyes feel like I have elephants sitting on top of them. My heart feels like is beating in my head. I wake up with the feeling I’m hungover except I did not drink. My doctor has prescribed a butalb/caffeine/tylenol mix to my already big cocktail of medication and zoloft. I have epilepsy so I can’t afford to not being able to control my migraines because it triggers epilepsy episodes. I’ve had 3 so far this year and is not even June. I also have a pituitary tumor and pcos which were recently diagnosed. Migraines hit me harder than ever nowdays. Migraines have always been there and I’ve had too many mri’s and ct scans done in my life and nothing seemed to be wrong. I’m looking for new alternatives as to how to deal with the pain and to treat the migraines.

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  • Jenn Lebowitz
    4 years ago

    Hi Adriana,

    Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am so sorry you are dealing with so much pain, especially while raising two babies. We are glad you found our community – please feel free to post here any time. You may also be interested in our forums. There is a specific category on treatments you might find useful. The forums can be accessed here:

    Additionally, and while we can’t provide personal medical advice, a few articles do come to mind that might be useful for you. Since you mentioned alternatives, we thought you might like this series on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) by Tammy Rome: In addition to treatment from your doctor, we thought you might appreciate this article on ideas from the community on managing pain: Lastly, if you are interested in meeting with specialists, this article gives an idea of many different types of professionals who work with migraine:

    We truly hope this is helpful. Please do feel free to keep in touch and let us know how you’re doing!


    Jenn (Community Manager,

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