I've been on disability for migraines since 2010 and most of you know how resistant the government is for allowing a disability award to anyone for anything. This past year Imitrex kept rebounding in shorter time frames until I was taking it all the time. I've gone from 15 day/month migraines last December to about 3/month now in October. I don't take any Rx meds including Imitrex. Here's my story - we're all different so I'm just putting it out there in case the cold baths might work for someone else.
Never - wheat products, gluten, corn products, tomato products, yeast products, chocolate, alcohol, GMO, cow dairy except ghee.
Limited - additives and preservatives in food, dark meat, goat and sheep cheese, kefir, legumes, nuts, white potatoes, apples, cruciferous veges
floor exercises and yoga - 15 min/day, 5 days/week
walk up 9 flights stairs - ~ 4 days/week
Previous Rx migraine treatments that haven’t worked:
Depakote, Verapamil, Nadolol, Propranolol, amitriptyline, Celexa
Previous non-Rx migraine treatments that haven’t worked:
Botox, message, acupuncture, chiropractor, feverfew, butterball
Negative Test Results:
MRI, EEG, EKG, various blood tests
Current migraine treatment regimen -
meditation and spiritual practice: 2x day
cold baths: 2x day. Focus on running water over the head but also get totally submerged for about a minute.
niacin: 100 - 200 mg daily
stay home: ~ 5 days week
Basically I'm waiting on the CGRP release so I can start living again. Not a pretty story but I don't know of anyone else who is taking cold baths (not painful, just unpleasant) so thought I'd share. Let me know if you're willing to do this and what your results are. Thanks.
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