Turning a corner? I may have found my cure?
I have suffered with migraines for about 15 years. More recently, they have become chronic (about 4 years now) and most recently have been almost daily (about 7 months now). I am 53 so my doctors all felt that peri-menopause was the main culprit. I was also having issues with insomnia (also could be due to peri-menopause) so my family doctor sent me for a sleep study. Well, to my shock, I have been diagnosed with sleep apnea. I do not snore and am a very quiet sleeper so this was not something I was expecting! I received my CPAP machine about 10 days ago and it has been LIFE CHANGING! For the last 10 days, I have only had one migraine which lasted for two days. I feel like I have gotten my life back! I don't think this will "cure" my migraines, but I think that being well rested and oxygenated is helping me to not react to every trigger out there!
I realize it has only been 10 days, but I am getting ready to "shout from the rooftops" about how good I feel in all aspects of my health/life. Much less fatigued-actually I would say it is not fatigue anymore, just getting tired after a lot of activity since I have been so non-active lately. I actually played tennis twice this week and had not played or gone to practice in months! PLEASE ask your doctor(s) to prescribe a sleep study. No medication is involved and it certainly can't hurt to give it a try.
I sure hope I have not jinxed myself, but I am enjoying every minute right now without a migraine!
I guess a big question is: Has some type of study been done linking sleep apnea to migraine? My neurologist is NOT the doctor that prescribed the sleep study, but on my next visit, he will hear me give it a glowing recommendation!
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