All the science compares triggering a migraine to a water level rising to spill over the rim. People with migraines have them because something is, so to speak 'keeping the rim lower than it needs to be to be pain free'.
Anyhow, not all the things that 'lower the rim' have their origins in the head. In fact lots of normal processes in the body deposit substances in the blood that gets carried into the head and they have an effect there.
Naturally the first place to look is the head because things going on there are more likely to have a more immediate effect. That's why you go to see neurologists.
But, you know, after they've taken their best shot, the next best place to look is for those who know about
body systems that involves substances that make it to the head -- the allergists, the endocrinologists and hematologists nephrologists and oncologists. Get some suggestions from your local general practice family doctor about
which specialty to add.
What I've noticed most about
neurologists is that if they were quarterbacks on a football team on fourth and long yardage they would never punt. Just one more drug, just a few more months, etc. I think working with them is a good idea because new things are always happening, but working with them exclusively after years of, well, lets be nice and say 'not so much success', well. So branch out, the costs are low compared to the possibility of good result.
Post Edited (DadofPainboy) : 6/9/2009 10:34:51 AM (GMT-6)