Okay, I'm going to try to shorten this and include only important info. I did go back through the old thread and
: all the things I had written and when so I have a small migraine dairy sort-of anyway!
First migraine at age 11... scared me a lot! They were pretty rare until I was 15. At age 16 I was having daily migraines for some reason... probably eating out every day at work. Last year at age 23 I even went for two months without a single migraine. Right now I'm averaging one per month which I think is menstrual related.
Drugs/Remedies I've tried:
Amerge (quit working after awhile)
Imitrex (pill and nasal spray- I really didn't like it)
Maxalt (worked the best, I used the dissolvable 10mg tablet)
Bryonia Alba (homeopathic remedy- works for some of my migraines, but depends on what triggered it)
Advil (I use this now as a last resort)
--I prefer to use no drugs because the migraine hangover seems worse when I do
I've reacted to narcotics and antibiotics so I just do not do well with allopathic medicine.
Ways I work at preventing migraines:
*Eating: I limit consumption of food additives such as preservatives, MSG, artificial colors and flavors, nitrates and nitrites, etc and aim for a balanced diet (ha!)... eating out is bad for this!
*Limit stress (lol)
*Limit consumption of soft drinks (I've given up pop but did have a root beer float last night)
*Increase consumption of water
*Cook from scratch at home
*I've switched to raw goat's milk (I get within a few hours of milking from my mom's house) and free-range eggs.
*I'm planning to switch to Kosher meat for the little bit of meat I do consume
*I don't wear perfume anymore and I only use handmade soaps (usually with essential oil scents) and "natural" shampoo
*I don't burn candles very often anymore, only two brands and a couple of scents when I do
*I only use vinegar, baking soda and Bon Ami for cleaning around the house. I do have some Melalueca cleaner for tough jobs but the smell of it is bad so it's a last resort.
I'm sure I've forgotten something, but those are the things that have worked for me!!