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Old 12-09-2014, 10:53 AM
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What have you tried that helps? I need to get off prescription Triptans.
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Old 12-09-2014, 11:46 AM
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Fiorinol if I can catch it early enough. Excederin for Migraines works sometimes for a mild one. Nothing works for the big ones except a shot of Demerol and that's only sometimes.
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As soon as I feel a headache coming I take Fioricet and it works.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:58 AM
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I have been taking Imitrex injections for several years. They are the only thing that helps me. I give them myself.
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:43 PM
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Doctors all my life said I had migraines and in recent years I have been told what I have is a vascular migraine. Which is a constriction of the tiny blood vessels apparently. They put me on a very low dose of propranolol 10mg a day and it has headed off about 85% of my headaches. I still sometimes get a killer at times and have to head in for the shot but it has worked for me.
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saturated fat and headache
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Old 12-11-2014, 06:50 PM
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I have had migraines since menopause. BONUS!!! unexpected....lucky me!

I used Imitrex injections for years and now I can control them with Imitrex oral tabs. I have to take them as I have a hint of a headache. And they work great!!

No narcotics, they just treat the pain, Imitrex reverses the vascular cause of the migraine. Treats the cause not the symptom.

I know it does not work for all. But very fortunate that it works for me.
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Pray tell, and I hate to think where this will go, what does this "truly" have to do with a topic of a serious medical nature. People who have this issue are terribly affected by the symptoms. This is not a cavalier matter.
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I was taking imitrex tablets for a number of years and now take maxalt. I also try to be mindful of my triggers.
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Been suffering since I was 13. They have subsided quite a bit now, thankfully. However, do use Maxalt as needed - sometimes 1/3 of a pill with a cup of coffee does the trick. Good luck to you.
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VPL, did you read this blog- link before posting it?
It pretty much discounts a correlation between saturated fat and migraine.


Are you thinking in terms of a vascular system compromised by diet-related clogged arteries making vascular migraines worse, once they are triggered?

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VPL, did you read this blog- link before posting it?
It pretty much discounts a correlation between saturated fat and migraine.


Are you thinking in terms of a vascular system compromised by diet-related clogged arteries making vascular migraines worse, once they are triggered?
What made me do a search about saturated fat was something I read a long time ago that went something like this: Too much saturated fat in one's diet and not enough "good" fat will cause cells to become too stiff. So blood is going through one's arteries and the arteries lack the necessary flexibility.

And today with lots of people on high protein (weight loss) diets, I figured it could be likely. I hadn't thought about clogged arteries, but now that you mentioned it, that could be a factor.

If you read down far enough someone said a correlation has been found:
I haven't read it yet but here's the link:


http://www.livestrong.com/article/37...food-to-avoid/


http://migrainetriggers-stopped.blog...aines.html?m=1


One statement from the first link goes like this: "The saturated fat prevalent in beef and high-fat cheeses may cause or worsen inflammation involved with headache pain."
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Old 12-13-2014, 04:39 PM
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To paraphrase another post, from another thread,
"Let it go, Uptown Girl."
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ASAP Stop MSG in all your foods... read all labels.. you will be surprised!
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I have suffered with chronic migraines for over 25 years. I have tried every migraine medication out there, I think... with no success. I have been on a preventive regimen for over 10 years and have had to take narcotic pain meds when I would have a migraine. Even on the preventative, I was experiencing at least 2 migraines per month.

Finding Young Living essential oils has literally changed my life in so many ways. For the first time in many years, I am not taking a preventative any longer, and I have not had a migraine in over 4 months!

When I do experience the beginning of a migraine, I simply put a drop of Peppermint essential oil on the roof of my mouth, and my symptoms disappear! I have also used Deep Relief Roll-On on my forehead and temples with success.

I love these products from Young Living!
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