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Reduced migraine attacks

I am 42, woman, I live in Lithuania. I want to apologize for a poor English, but anyway, I want to tell you my story. I have migraines for 8 years. Had migraine attacks once or two times per week lasting for 24 to 72 hours. Symptoms: fatigue, severe headache (half oh the head), nausea. I have a prescription for Imigran (sumatriptan), it helps me. I have been looking for migraine triggers for eight years. Now I made some essential changes in my life, which reduced my migraine attacks to two times per month. Now I’m happy camper. Two times per month with my medicine – now I can live my life again.
1. I quit caffeine (had two cups per day, now I drink 1 cup Sunday morning).
2. Quit gluten (accidentally, I was on a diet and lost 6 kilos. During that time I discovered my migraines were gone)
3. I made sure I sleep at least 8 hours a night.
4. I reduced stress in my life by changing work habits: I take less responsibility at work.
5. I increased my leisure activities: gardening, knitting, webbing etc.

I hope my story will help someone.

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  • Katie M. Golden moderator
    4 years ago

    Thank you so much for sharing your story…all the way from Lithuania! No matter where you live, Migraine can affect your daily life. Likewise, sticking to some of the basic ways to manage your Migraines is universal.

    Thank you for reiterating that sleep, food and stress can contribute to Migraines and getting a handle on that can make such a difference.

    Best Wishes
    -Katie Moderator

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