Some hold that migraines are basically vasomotor, others that they are neurological, while others contend they are of mixed origin. Here is what works for me, and my mixed pathophysiology: Over the past three years, I have gotten good pain relief from receiving dozens and dozens of MMR-II (mumps-measles-rubella) vaccine shots, closely spaced per required need. For me, with autoimmune contributions to the pathophysiology, when my white blood cells have virus material to target they then attack my healthy innocent bystander tissues less. With eosinophils in particular degranulating fewer of their toxins, there is less direct vasoconstrictive irritation and pain AND less irritation of cephalic nerve cells (e.g. the internal carotid plexus) such that fewer impulses are consequently sent out to secondarily produce painful vasoconstrictions.
Many doctors have been trained to be paranoid about fearing vaccines, but I have had no bad side effects and only good results. As time goes by, more and more M.D.'s are learning the virtues of using attenuated pathogens for down-modulating the immune system. For those who might benefit from vaccine-based immunodistraction: start with one MMR per month, move to two a month, then weekly, then 3 per day, then daily or per required need. If you start to overdose and overload your immune system, the incidence of head colds will be an indication to dial back on the MMR dosage for awhile. Further relief can also be obtained by intermixing doses of Varivax, ProQuad, and/or Zostavax vaccinations.
This type of therapy is NOT for pregnant women, those who are immunocompromised (with AIDS, cancer, chemotherapy, X-ray treatments, immunosuppressive drugs like steroids), suffering from blood diseases or receiving transfusions, or allergic to gelatin, neomycin antibiotic, or having prior reactions to vaccine administrations. But, if you have a healthy to overactive immune system, immunodistraction via attenuated viruses can give your immune system something to do other than make your head hurt. Stories of vaccines causing severe reactions pertain to about 1-10 cases out of a million or less, and since a million other people not receiving vaccines have similar "complication" rates, it is not rational to attribute symptoms to the vaccines. For more information, see 1-800-232-4636 (1-800-CDC-INFO) or www.cdc.gov/nip U.S. Dept. Health & Human Services Centers for Disease Control --END-- Randy Crawford, 3701 Second St. #10, Coralville, Iowa 52241