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Migraine help PLEASE!!

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  • Posted By: bhoward
  • January 12, 2009
  • 06:41 PM

My wife (38) has suffered with migraines since about 15. The condition has worsened dramatically over the last four or five years. She has had all the normal neurologist prescribed treatments (anti-seizure meds, beta blockers, etc for prevention, triptans for relief) with no success. She began taking Botox injections with some success last Spring after a hospital stay. She has on average 20 migraine days per month. She is taking about 25 Relpax (triptan) per month - another problem in itself. She has other symptoms/problems such as depression, weight gain (some possibly caused by Depakote), fatigue, gastro problems. What suggestions do you have? We have thought about a Mayo Clinic visit. An experiences there? Most of the numerous neurologists we have seen over the last four years have simply wanted to take the pharmacological trial-and-error method. That has yielded zero results. No one has seemed willing to try to research alternative diagnoses that may reveal a "cause." She is becoming increasingly frustrated and depressed just wanting to experience a normal day. PLEASE HELP!! We are desperate for relief. Any suggestions??? Thanks!

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  • I had migraines for 38 years. In june 08 I was tested for food intolreances. I was postitive for Celaic disease. Since then no headaches. Try to eliminate any wheat or gluten and see it it helps. If you visit the Celiac disease web site you can see the many things that it can cause. It is such a relief - no meds - just NO WHEAT!!! It won't cost you a penny to try it!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2009
    • 06:44 PM
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  • I used to get migraines about once a month and they would last anywhere from 2-6 days. I was talking to my girlfriend who told me to try this stuff called Drinkin' Mate. Right now it is being marketed for hangover prevention but she said that the company is doing clinical studies on how it works preventing migraines! I figured what the heck, if it works, great... if not, oh well. So I started taking one tablet a day, every day three months ago and I haven't had a migraine since. It is so amazing! They actually taste pretty good and you just mix it into a cup of water. I know that there are some people that can figure out their triggers but it can be difficult to figure them out sometimes. Now I don't have to worry about what triggers it! Your wife should try it, it has worked for me and a couple of other people I know.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 22, 2009
    • 07:39 PM
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