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I was hoping that one of you mamas out there might have some advice for us.<br>
dd is 19 and not living at home this year, so it makes this even harder. She has had a migraine? with sporadic flashing, shadow vision in one eye for about 11 days now. She says headache is more like on top of head(not the classic one side thing) and is not helped by any otc meds or even imitrex(she was given a shot by dr!!) they did ct scan which came back good. I have told her to go to trader Joe's and get some magnesium, but other than that ...am clueless...and concerned.<br>
should I tell her to try chiropractic or something to at least help with the pain? she has done blood work and we are waiting on the results. They also want to send her for MRI.... but she doesn't have ins so they are "waiting".<br>
she is gluten intolerent and was not adhering to gf diet, although "now" she is<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br>
any ideas will be greatly appreciated, she feels alone in this being far from home and me and dh feel helpless and are trying to give her support and encouragement, though we ouselves are quite concerned<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/gloomy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gloomy">:<br>
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I have those top of the head migraines myself. Migraines seem to be evolving from what we know about them. I'd try more Imitrex (that's what I do, sometimes 5-6 doses per migraine)....I've had them last 3 or more weeks before when I didn't push the Imitrex. She might have better luck with one of the others like Topomax though. After this headache is gone, she *has* to stay with her diet and stay away from her triggers, and she needs to make sure she gets magnesium sulfate, not magnesium oxide, and take it daily. I hope she feels better soon.
 

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thanks for replying. I have a question; why magnesium sulfate and not oxolate? and how about magnesium citrate ??( I think I take that one)<br>
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I also suffer from migraines, so many <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> to your DD. I can't take triptans personally (complicated migraines) but I can take Fioricet. If I have a migraine that Fioricet doesn't get rid of then it is usually because I have had a trigger food. MSG, though I am very careful about what I eat, or as I found out last weekend, too much red wine. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="innocent"><br><br>
You may think I'm crazy, but this web page talks about <a href="http://www.gentlebirth.org/archives/miscdisc.html#Migraines" target="_blank">cayenne and migraines.</a> Last weekend (after a bit too much red wine Friday night) I ended up with a migraine that would not go away and I was actually desperate enough to try this. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/bag.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Bag">: And yes, surprisingly, it helped my migraine. It didn't completely eliminate it but it did drastically reduce my level of pain. Granted, the "cure" itself was somewhat uncomfortable but this migraine wasn't responding to anyone else and it was my last try before going to the ER.<br><br>
I hope your DD gets some relief soon.
 

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Is she anywhere near a *good* massage therapist? Mine does wonders for lingering headache pain. Definately couldn't hurt to give it a try.<br><br>
Take care,<br>
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nak sorry for typos<br><br>
the oxide and other have poor absorption. sulfate is epsom salts, someone pointed out to me (dunno how i never connected the 2!)....do a search for "magnesium X and migraines" X being the different type, and a search for "epsom salts and migraines", on google.
 

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thanks for all the info, going to go research everything now. dd also said that she told dr. that her mother (that's me!) is concerned about the side effects of imitrex ( well she did get severe neck pain, nausia and almost fainted from it) and also all the other pain meds that he has told her to take round the clock, so he told her she could try feverfew, and that magnesium and riboflavin? were helpful at preventing migraines. When she said he recomended feverfew I immediately thought of white willow bark and was wondering if any of you had any success with either or both?<br>
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I've suffered with migraines for 20 years and just recently, when I had a full blown one with little hope left than to just wait it out, I put almost a whole teaspoon of vitamin C (powder form) in a very small amount of water (maybe 1 or 2 ounces). I downed it. It was extremely tart!! I swear to you, 5 minutes later, my migraine was gone! It was not a coincidence either because yesterday, I started with one again, I did the vit. c again and it was gone within 5 minutes..
 

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I've had migraines for most of my life. I have been fortunate enough to have only had to go to an ER twice for them.<br><br>
Once, they put me on oxygen at the ER and my headache cleared up within minutes (this was about 20 years ago). Really amazing. When I mentioned it to my regular head doc she said there was no connection but from what I've been reading lately there may actually be one.<br><br>
So, tell her to have her doc try giving her oxygen. It's worth a try.<br><br>
Hugs to her and to you! I hope she finds relief soon.
 

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Thanks for all the info. She said excedrin(sp?) is helping more than anything else . Interesting about the vitamin C, I had her take SA in the begining, but it didn't seem to do anything, maybe she just needed to take more.
 
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