Potassium and Migraines

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   Posted 7/1/2010 10:22 AM (GMT -6)   
 I have been suffering from chronic migraines since I was 12...I am now 23. I experienced something new recently that I hope may help others who suffer from the same experience.
 I am not a doctor! Anything I write is strictly from personal experience.
 For the past 9 months, my migraines have progressively gotten worse. I have had nonstop headaches on a daily basis which have left me drained and unable to function. I have been so depressed because of how badly I felt. The past week, it became extreme. Vomiting, weakness, aching, headaches, etc. I visited the emergency room several times and the pain always returned.
 While shopping, my legs began to cramp and my abdomen felt like it was crushing. I could barely stand or walk. That's when I knew something was wrong. After researching on the internet, I found that low potassium can cause fluctuation in blood pressure along with the same symptoms I was experiencing.
 I took a potassium pill from the grocery store and by the next day I could feel the difference. No more aching or vomiting and the daily headaches have eased.
 Like I said, I am no doctor, but I believe my potassium levels were extremely low and the fluctuations in blood pressure triggered my migraines. Obviously any migraine sufferer can tell you there is no cure. But I suggest asking your doctor to check your iron and potassium levels. They will not always check these levels! They never thought to check them whenever I went to the doctor or hospital.
 I always knew my migraines had certain triggers such as food, weather, stress, etc. But I never thought they could be triggered by a low level of potassium.
 Good luck!
 Pray for a cure.
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