I have a history of migraines and bipolar that I've traced back to my great-grandmother. I recently lost my grandpa and found some papers on her. One of my aunts on the same side suffers from migraines that are as severe as mine (pretty D**m bad) and the other aunt, again from the same side, is extremely bipolar, schizophrenic. I'm definately convinced there is a heredity issue here, the same as any other disease, arthritis, cancer, heart problems etc. Just my opinion.
"God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can not change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference."
DX: ankylosing spondylitis, periferal neuropathy, chronic migraines/headaches, depression/panic attacks, hypothyroidism, hypoglycemia, orthostatic hypotension, sleep apnea
RX: synthroid, estradiol, lexapro, xanax, proamatine, inderal la, neurontin, torfanil pm, celebrex, aspirin, relpax, phenergan, esgic plus
Surgeries: hysterectomy 1997, tonsillectomy 2001, deviated septum 2005, cataracts (both eyes) 2006