Originally Posted by sunflour
I'm glad you did, the update deserves notice.
IMO Large and Bold is emphasis and not a shout. I type in caps all day long at work. A lot easier and quicker than shift - key use. When I first posted anything on the net got scolded for shouting, DH had to explain that one to me.
ALL CAPS AND NO PARAGRAPHS MAKES FOR HARD READING!
Originally Posted by TexasLisa
LG, that makes me dizzy just reading what you go through. I am really sorry you have those. I know very little about migraines. I hear 'quiet', 'dark room', 'no movement', etc.
Yep on all three. Normal conversation volume is PAIN volume when you have a migraine.
Originally Posted by DigMyChicks
I used to get migraines...not as bad as yours but bad enough. I was told that regular Gatorade helps...not the G2 or any of them other ones, maybe worth a try. I haven't had one in a while so never tried it....I hope you feel better soon.
I don't know about regular vs other Gatorade but stay away from artificial sweeteners. Not only are some carcinogenic, they are frequently migraine triggers.
Originally Posted by Fire Ant Farm
When I went to a headache specialist when I was younger, I went on a specific "headache diet" that was pretty restrictive with regard to items that may trigger headaches. Then you add things back slowly, one by one, to discover what foods may trigger them.
- Ant Farm
Been there, done that. Cottage cheese on flour tortillas got REALLY boring while "purging". Figure 2 weeks every time an "add back in (and TOO much of it so it will trigger if it is something that you are only slightly sensitive to)" triggers a migraine. It is like hitting yourself in the head with a hammer and deciding if it hurts.
I stay 110% away from my absolute triggers (like MSG, artificial sweeteners) and occasionally eat a little of something I am less sensitive to. I figure I'm walking with a buffer between the migraine and me and as long as I don't step off the "sidewalk" too often and I get back on it quickly, I'm good. It has worked pretty well for years. Still triggered by things I can't control, like people and shops with "nice smelling" man made fragrances. The cleaning aisle at the grocery store used to be tolerable. Now I have to test my ability to hold my breath. The stink doesn't say in the packaging.
Originally Posted by drumstick diva
How could anybody know how much chocolate or chips they can consume safely.? We are the guinea pigs. What happened to scientific studies that are supposed to rule every breath we take?
Given any single person will be triggered by a subset of the known food triggers, you can't do absolutes. Would be nice if they could!
Originally Posted by COChix
Interesting little note, I have had migraines my whole life. I recently begun seeing a chiropractor and he as helped me identify that a lot of mine are caused by my axis bone (the first bone in the spine) becoming misaligned as well as my c2 disk being out of place. It has been amazing, as I have been through 3 cervical fusion and never thought I would see a chiropractor that could help my neck and headaches so much. In fact in the past any work done on my neck and shoulders would send me into a tailspin usually with migraines.
My older daughter with the 24x7x "nearly 9 years now" migraine recently started seeing a massage therapist that does Bowen. Suggested by an acquaintance of mine who's niece's migraines were helped by her. When she and I talked before I made the appointment (had to make sure the place didn't have man made fragrances) she mentioned the same thing related to lower parts of the spine being impacted or misaligned can put pressure on glands all the way up in your head. DD1 had 3 sessions, no positive impact on migraine right off (and not expected) but other parts were feeling better.
Then the therapist slipped on ice in a parking lot, fell and broke her arm So now we need to find another one, hopefully closer to home. I find 3 in the city just 10 minutes north of us. Better than the 35 minute drive we had been doing. My acquaintance said the therapist actually trained up here so if I can figure out which one it was and that they don't do man made fragrances, we should be good.
Originally Posted by lazy gardener
Interesting thought on migraine triggers. I know that one of my biggies in light. Especially if I'm inside so my pupils are a bit dilated, and I look outside on a bright day. If the light hits my eyes the wrong way, it's game over! I know that I've not been getting enough sleep. A new puppy will do that to you! Otherwise, I know that my neck plays a role in it. When I was burying the apron around the new run, for every few hours of pick axe or otherwise moving soil, I'd pay with 2 days worth of head aches. Food? Those migraines, the neuro or visual ones are so few and far between I can't imagine finding any kind of food trigger. But, it pays to pay attention, for sure.
DD1 has special "migraine glasses" that are tinted pinkish orangish in a fashion that cuts out light wave frequencies linked to migraines. She wears them anytime she is outside and even inside on sunny days.