Can my Migraine headache be prevented?

The answer is yes!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

The most important thing to do when you are suffering from migraines is get to a doctor, and get a referral to a great neurologist.

There are so many medications you can take to prevent migraines and medications you can take when you get the migraines. It may take a few medications to find the right fit, but once you have you will never want to go back.

I know it was that way for me. 7 years ago before I saw my neurologist I was having 5-6 migraines per day and with every migraine I would loose my vision for an hour. I was going to the ER 3 times a week, it was awful. No way to live your life.

I went to my doctor and after a few tests and treatments I finally got to a neurologist. I then got on a preventative which decreased my migraines to 3-4 times a day and I was going to the ER 2 times per month. A lot better than I was.

A year later I moved and found a better neurologist. The key is finding a great doctor that will listen and care. I’m so blessed with my doctor.

I’m now on 2 preventives and have 3 different medications to take when I get my migraines. It took me 5 years to finally find the right medications for when I got the migraines.

I still get 2-3 migraines a day, but I haven’t been to the ER in along time. I have to wear sunglasses all the time because I’m so light sensitive and I don’t have a social life.

I am no longer able to work, because of the frequency of my migraines and my light sensitivity, but it definitely beats going to the ER 3 times a day.

Apart from medications to prevent migraines is food triggers. I know I cannot touch a lot of things I used to love anymore. The most important thing to stop having is caffeine. That’s the first thing my neurologist told me.

Here is a list :

Caffeine (very important to stop)

Cheese

Chocolate

Orange juice (this is a trigger for me)

Drinking lots of water ๐Ÿ’ฆ is very important. I switched to drinking only water and nothing else 2 years ago and I can’t tell you how much it changed my life. Not only my migraines but my overall health. If you can make this commitment I would definitely recommend it.

1 last thing in preventing migraines is the Botox injection that you probably have seen on tv. I haven’t tried this, because of the side effects.

For right now I’m just sticking to my medications. But may be willing to try it in the future if nothing else comes available. If I do I will update.

I hope this information was helpful. If you need more information or want information on a great neurologist feel free to email me.

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Lisa Wilson

Iโ€™m 33 years old and have been suffering from Chronic Migraines for 7 years. I have had migraines all my life, the first one was when I was in 4th grade, and as I got older they got worse. My migraines turned into chronic migraines 7 years ago and have become so debilitating that I can no longer work or have much of a social life. Bright lights and fluorescent lights are a major trigger, so I have to wear dark sunglasses most of the time. Because of that, I can no longer work, go shopping or be outside for a long time. Over the last 7 years Iโ€™ve learned how to live with this disease. Many people donโ€™t understand the pain & sickness because Chronic Migraines are a silent disease. I get migraines 3-4 times a day, I loose my vision, and get very nauseous and confused. The only thing I can do when this happens is take my medications and sleep. Iโ€™ve been trying to get disability for 7 years now & had no luck. The problem with this illness is because you canโ€™t see it like a broken arm or leg etc. Everyone thinks itโ€™s not a big deal. Unless you have experienced this, many will never understand. To be honest, I wouldnโ€™t want them to. This disease is a nightmare and wouldnโ€™t want anyone else to go through this. I have suffered so long and am still suffering, that I have depression now. After 7 years I have learned a lot of information and tricks, and thatโ€™s what I want to share. My goal is to help others get through this day by day, because I understand what your going through. I understand the excruciating pain, the times where you donโ€™t want to move your head because it feels like a cement block. I understand all the times people have passed you off because they think your exaggerating or being lazy. I understand all those times the doctors have just given up on you. I have had countless tears over the last 7 years. I have a great family and I try and get by with what I have and thatโ€™s whatโ€™s important. If I could I would start a charity or organization for people with Chronic Migraines so we wouldnโ€™t have to rely on the government when we simply cannot work because the moment we start a job within 10 min we would have a migraine. I sympathize with all of you. I have been through it all. Iโ€™ve tried many treatments and medications and tried many natural ways to help. Iโ€™ve learned a lot over the last 7 years and I want to share and help others in need as much as I can. I want to share what has worked and what hasnโ€™t, Tricks that make the headaches and migraines get better, and information on migraines and the different types of migraines. My mission is I want to help others that suffer like I do. If I help 1 person that will be enough for me. God Bless

4 thoughts on “Can my Migraine headache be prevented?”

  1. Reading this is so helpful, you have no idea. I suffer from daily migraines as well and all the neurologists I’ve spoken to over the past year keep telling me it’s not a big deal. I have yet to find meds that truly work in the long term. Any chance you’re from CA and can recommend a good doc? I have Kaiser insurance right now but navigating through their system is a stress-inducer (and of course, a migraine-inducer) too

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    1. Iโ€™m so sorry youโ€™re going through this too. Unfortunately Iโ€™m not from CA, Iโ€™m from WI, but what I can say is I saw 3 doctors before I finally found the one I have now, and heโ€™s great. Iโ€™m on 2 prevention medications (topamax/topiramate & lamotrigine) he also has me taking Benadryl twice a day. I had such an improvement once starting these medications. Iโ€™m on Medicaid which is a state insurance so I completely understand insurance struggles. Hang in there and Iโ€™m here if you have any more questions

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