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My Migraine Story

I started to get migraines in 2006; I quit smoking on 1/23/06 on 2/21/06 I had my first migraine. I would be in bed for 4 to 5 days at a time unable to do anything. I finally went to the doctors after about 8 or 9 months dealing with the pain.

First the doctor sent me to a specialist he only wanted to pump pills in me to control the headaches. I decided this was not for me and I wean myself off the medicine.
I also found out I had an underactive thyroid. Two years ago they increased my medicine for my thyroid; and I actually had a couple months with out a migraine. I am always looking for why do I get them. I believe very strongly that I get mine because of my thyroid and my hormones out of wack. I can usually tell before I get one I become very FATIGUE. I always get plenty of rest.

I crave salt and sweets during the migraine. Yesterday I took magnesium (calm) instead of my migraine pill; it did help. I read an article where most Americans have a magnesium deficiency. I’m checking this out I had a migraine yesterday and I didn’t take my migraine meds but after taking the magnesium it did finally go away. I just want to share that with everyone.

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    5 years ago

    You may want to consider taking magnesium on a daily basis to prevent your migraines. It is often recommended by neurologists for Migraineurs to take regularly. Take a look at this article and consider discussing with your doctor. If you are taking other medications, you should definitely consult your doctor first.

    Thanks for sharing your story and I’m so glad this is working for you!

  • Sharon author
    5 years ago

    Thank you Katie for the web site; it was very interesting. I go and see my doctor next week and I will ask if it would be good for me. I stopped taking the magnesium because my back started aching really bad; I don’t remember doing anything I don’t remember hurting myself. I forgot to mention when I do get a migraine I always get it on the right or left side over either eye. It’s always over either eye never both at the same time. It can last a day or as long as 4 to 5 days sometimes.


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