I have migraines. I have had them since I was 15 and I’m starting to loose hope. I get them bad….like 4 day migraines when I think about dying because I will never live pain free. I normally get 3 or 4 a month and I’m pretty sure it’s hormone related. I have PCOS so not sure if that has do to with it. I do know some other triggers are bright lights and not eating for a while. During my pregnancy, I was doing really well with hardly any migraines after the 1st trimester.
So here is the problem. For about 2 years now I’ve been trying to clean up my life and live more natural. I seriously thought that if I rid my body of junk….my migraines would go away. I stopped the pill, went off all my migraine medication, started eating healthier (I have a long way to go on this one), etc. I have tried every natural trick under the sun for migraines including acupuncture, herbs, chiropractor, massage, cold packs, hot packs, warm showers, lotions, EO’s, those cold sticky things on my head, smelling horseradish, pressure points, reflexology, NTI (for jaw clenching), no caffeine, lots of caffeine, chocolate, no chocolate, and probably many more that I just can’t remember. Nothing works.
I keep reading that exercise really helps migraines but I can not work out which I know sounds silly but it’s like as soon as my bp goes up, a migraine hits. I talked to my neurologist about this and he said to eat before and after. That doesn’t help. The most I can do is walk or swim but basically anything else is out.
I know the one thing I haven’t done is an elimination diet which I just can’t see myself doing while nursing. Maybe that is my only option.
This weekend I had a 3 day migraine. I couldn’t take it anymore so after 3 days I broke down and took my last migraine pill that was prescribed by the neurologist. It’s not even proven safe for nursing moms. I have extreme guilt that I even took it but within 2 hours I felt great. Migraine was gone.
How do I keep living like this? If nothing natural works then how do I live naturally? I feel like such a fraud when it comes to my migraines. I am so happy about my natural ways then I turn to drugs with my migraines.
I would love love love for a natural remedy to work. Every time I’m sitting in some waiting room for my different treatments I hear someone say “oh so and so had migraines for 20 years and came here twice and never had another one. Why can’t that be me?
I guess I’m just having a pity party
but I really want to get better and don’t know how.