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#1 of 5 Old 05-15-2002, 08:32 PM - Thread Starter
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I am a migraine sufferer. I use little drugs, eat vegetarian, do mostly all natural stuff, but can't kick these migraines. I use any meds that will work. Excedrin migaraine, Imitrex, Vicodin. I have had them since I was 7yrs, I had a fall on my head which resulted in a gooses egg. I have tried cranial sacral therapy., naturopathy, alot of things. Food elimation. But I get so many different kinds of headaches. I have tried hot showers, relaxation. i get a lot more headached while I am pregnant and postpartum. My youngest is & mos and I am getting them about 3 times a week.

I would love to hear fro.m amigraine sufferes who have any ideas ion things that work
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I don't really have much help to offer, I am also a migraine sufferer. (I was up with one most of last night) One thing that works forme has been figuring out the feeling of a migraine coming on and taking some OTC migrain meds rihgt away. It doesn't completely knock out all of my symptoms, but I can usually live with it. I also wanted to mention that migraines can be tied to your hormones, which may be why you are having more while pregnant and nursing. Mine began when I was nursing my oldest and he started sleeping long periods at night. They stopped after he weaned (I was getting them before every menstrual period), and didn't start again until I hit the same place with my daughter. Now that she is weaned the frequency has gone way down again as well.
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I am not a true migrane sufferer, but have treated people who have had them. You may want to try a technique called Bowen technique. It is different from many other types of healing modalities. If you would like to find out more about it, or find a therapist in your area you can look on Bowtech.com. (I don't know how to add a link to my posting)
Hope this helps!
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My husband did alot of research on migraines. He was on a cocktail of 5 meds at one point, still in pain and i found him passed out on the floor after they started him on #5. I immediately flushed the drugs <we are natropaths as well> and told him to smoke a doobie. Two hits and 2 months later he was sans migraine/headache.. a first in a decade. Then we did research on magnesium. Mag. Deff. is linked to many neurological problems. Recommended dose would be 1200 mgs a day for a week to boost your stores.. then down to 400 mg a day <the RDA> Go in google and do some research.. it worked wonders for us and some friends i convinced to try the homeopathic way!
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My son who is 6 has suffered from cyclical vomiting migranes (where you puke until it is gone...pretty awful).

Chiropractic adjustments have worked wonders for him. He had one adjustment over 6 months ago and no migranes in that time. They came back and we stared chiro again, and it has helped again.

Check into this...


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