posted on Jul, 10 2012 @ 10:14 PM
As someone who has had migraines ever since I was a little kid, the #1 trigger I have found that set mine off is caffeine.
When I was 18 I had a spinal tap due to migraines. Just last year I had both a CT scan and an MRI to check out whats going on with the arteries in my
brain. I've been put on all of the popular anti migraine meds and found none of them have worked. Last year I began to include the herb feverfew in my
diet, and while it does nothing once a migraine kicks in, I have noticed a reduction in frequency.
I also changed my pillow since I used to prefer a more firm pillow but I would wake up with a sore neck and mild headache that would increase in
intensity throughout the day. I went with a softer, more flat pillow and I noticed that helped as well.
Once a migraine sets in, there is very little that can be done for the pain. Handfuls of various opiate based painkillers just made me throw up , and
the only thing that helped in even the smallest way was just a cold, dark, and most importantly, quiet room.
It's hard for someone who has never had a migraine to understand what people who have them are forced to suffer through. My wife has never had a
headache a day in her life, but she at least understands when I get one I need to be left alone so I can try to sleep it off.
OP, it is also documented that certain food colorings, especially red 40 can trigger migraines, so keep an eye on what your daughter eats as
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