I hope this is the right sub-forum for this-
I have always wanted to let my son nurse as long as he wants, so it's really heartbreaking to hear multiple doctors all telling me I should wean him now. The reason being that I am getting migraines every day, and they want me to take a daily preventative medication to try to prevent them. I have tried everything else- at first it seemed like they were related to food because I would get them after eating. This started 2 years ago. I have been eliminating foods since then, and overall I have felt a lot better (less joint pain, more clear headed, less tired) but the migraines haven't stopped. I have a prescription of Imitrex to stop the migraines, which works, but a migraine will return about 24 hours after taking it. And the problem is I can only use 9 of those a month, and I'm getting them almost every day.
I just had a IgG and IgE test which was negative for everything .. which is really weird because I swear I get a terrible migraine after I eat gluten, dairy, soy, and a whole list of other things. I have read about false negatives on those tests. I am seeing an Osteopathic doctor, she tried acupuncture which hasn't worked so far. She has me taking a bunch of supplements, vit D, fish oil, magnesium (which is suppose to be preventative for migraines), and something called GI fortify because she thinks I have leaky gut from taking a lot of antibiotics.
I just don't know what to do.. should I wean him so I can take the medication? I really really don't want to, he's not remotely ready, he still nurses all the time, all night and during naps. He still doesn't eat a lot of food. He doesn't talk yet, he's just such a baby still and I know it would be devastating for him. On the other hand I need to do something to stop these migraines because it's hard to function when I have a migraine.