I’m new here, and I just wanted to give a little background:
-I’ve been suffering from debilitating migraines since I was ~12 years old (I distinctly remember one of the worst ones I’ve ever had was around that age)
-I had been dealing with these migraines for 14 years now (I am a 26 y/o female)
-I also have been prescribed the following: Abilify, Wellbutrin, Ritalin, and Lamictal for bipolar/attention disorder
So basically I just had some concerns about treating these migraines. Recently, I suffered from a terrible migraine that lasted for 4 days. I only took 400mg of Advil per day, as I did not want to become tolerant to any medication. On the last day (yesterday), I was extremely nauseous and the migraine was unbearable, so I went to the local urgent care and they gave me a tryptamine-based medication and Zofran for the nausea (both IM injections). The symptoms slowly disappeared after about 1.5 hours, and I felt much better. I woke up today without a headache of any kind and this was a HUGE relief for me; however, around 5pm I felt a dull pain again, causing slight sensitivity to light. I’m really worried it’s another migraine that will last for days on end. I was told to take 800mg of Ibuprofen if it did come back, but now I’m not sure I want to really go that route if it’s something that occurs everyday. I’m also pretty cautious about this whole thing, as I already take 4 medications already, I don’t want there to be any weird interactions, although my doctor has said it would be fine (he is a psychiatrist).
Anyway, I wanted to ask, is there any way I can successfully treat my migraines without using medication? I am really worried about the amount of chemicals that are ingested, and I want to limit that unless absolutely necessary. Any advice would be much appreciated. Thank you for your help.