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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4 comments

  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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