What a birthday…

My husband planned a nice romantic little get away at a bed and breakfast for my birthday. Plus he had reservations for a spa day. Was so looking forward to it, then my nemesis decided to ruin my birthday.

I have suffered with migraines since I was 6 or 7 years old. They kind of went away in my 20s , but came back in my 30’s. Dr. Wants to put me on daily meds, but my husband and I have been trying to start a family, therefore, prescription drugs are out of the question. Suffer I must…

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  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    Debra Wright, It may interest you to know that low blood pressure is a frequent sign of metabolic problems including thyroid disease. Low thyroid levels is often one of the first things a good headache specialist will check when you go to see them because low thyroid is notorious for triggering Migraine and other headaches. Have you been seen by an endocrinologist yet?

  • Ellen Schnakenberg
    8 years ago

    Eily, Congratulations on your decision to start a family! Some Migraineurs find that becoming pregnant helps their Migraines. Others find that their attacks worsen. Getting in touch with a headache specialist to work with your OB/GYN before you actually become pregnant is a very good idea. There are some things that can be tried to help you in your Migraine management that are not prescriptions and can be extremely helpful.

  • Debra Wright
    8 years ago

    I personally tried some of the daily meds, seems some of them are actually high blood pressure meds and other’s for bipolar or seizure patients. I have low blood pressure so the high blood pressure medication was a big no no. The other’s I tried put my head in such a fog that it wasn’t worth living. I got off of them. I do know some who it has helped. Unforunately not for me. Oddly, I found chewing Extra gum, the peppermint flavor, it can bring the pain down 3 points which enables me to continue my day. It doesn’t take the pain away completely but when it reaches a 7 or 8, I’m ready to scream. Chewing the gum can bring it down to a 5 or 6 for a good 2 hours. It comes back but sometimes I need that two hours.

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