I’ve had migraines since puberty (I’m now 54). I’ve never gone more than two weeks without one but often they’re much more frequent. They usually last between 1-4 days and Maxalt is my usual weapon. I recently had surgery – an unrelated procedure due to a bowel obstruction (had some small and large intestine removed). The surgery was nearly six weeks ago and I’ve not had a migraine since. I can only guess that it might have something to do with the anesthesia. I know propofol, commonly used in general anesthesia, has been used to treat migraines, but I don’t think there’s any evidence of its longterm efficacy.
My question is, has anyone experienced or ever heard of this phenomenon? Is it possible that the combination of drugs used has somehow tweaked my brain/neurotransmitters? Whatever it is, I’m extremely grateful. Any insight is appreciated. Thanks.