My boyfriend and I both suffer from migraines, that last for days. For both of us they often come randomly, or from being too busy/stressed, or being in a place with too much sound or bright light for too long. A neurologist told me that this was a “true migraine” and that I am actually feeling pain in my brain itself, from it being over-stimulated. He said a brain needs to be stimulated to be healthy, and my brain is happy keeping itself stimulated by thinking way too much, and he could officially diagnose me as an introvert. We are looking for an over-the counter medicine that might help, but there’s problems with that. So far we have ruled out:
Tylenol: it works, combined with sleeping it off for a day or two.
Aspirin: does not work for me, he’s allergic. Got a nose bleed that wouldn’t stop, and soaked a couple towels.
Motrin: poses a blood clot risk, and I have a clotting disorder so bad idea!
Excedrin migraine: contains some of the chemicals in the medicines above
also, does anyone know if Naproxen/aleve works as a blood thinner or poses a risk of blood clots? that’s really my main concern.
or hey, i’d try natural remedies that aren’t super expensive or gimmicky