Statins and Migraines
Last updated: January 2015
I've been living with migraines for 15 years. My triggers have been weather, beer and wine, aged cheeses, and stress. I just recently discovered I can add Statins to the list.
I was on a Statin for 5 years and took myself off it for the past 2 years. I thought I was attributing my decrease in migraines by changing jobs and reducing stress. My doctor convinced me to start taking a Statin again. I've been taking a Statin for a month and have noticed that I have had constant migraine pain for the past week. The only change to my lifestyle has been the Statin. So I've decided to live with the POSSIBLE chance of heart disease than the constant debilitating pain of migraines.
Are the family and friends you will be seeing this holiday season understanding about migraine?