First off, welcome to the forums. Second off, I have a couple ideas. You know hon, I'm only 29 and I used to get 14 to 20 migraines a month. I only get like 4 migraines every 3 months now. So I'm going to tell you what I did, maybe you can try it. It might help you. I kept a list of everything I ate and drank and I also listed when my migraine started. I found listing the time I ate or drank as well as the migraine started was better. Heres an example:
6:00am Toast with butter, Eggs, Banana, Coffee, Orange Juice
12:00pm Turkey Sandwich with mayo, lettuce and tomato, milk
1:00pm Migraine starts, most pain located in forehead
At the end of the week, I'd look at this list and see, oh a migraine started. I would then think well lets see if coffee gave me the migraine. And I'd have no coffee all week. If no migraine, I would resume coffee the week after and see if I got a migraine. If I did, then coffee is probably a trigger and should be avoided.
Another thing I did was ask my doctor to see a neurologist. A neurologist is also a great doctor to help you figure out why you get migraines and sometimes you can take things to prevent migraines, so you get less of them.
After I found what triggers my migraines, I got down to 8-10 migraines a month. That is still a lot of migraines. A friend told me something that helped her cousin, cutting her hair. I figured what the heck, its worth a shot. I cut my hair. I used to have really long and thick hair. I had my hair cut to the bottom of my bra strap (my hair was down to the bottom of my rear). I also had it layered. my migraines went down to 3 to 4 migraines a month. I have medical training too, so I knew some stuff on migraines. Silly things like, if its in the front of your head like behind your eyes or in your forehead its probably allergy related migraines. If its in the back of your neck it can be either stress or neck went out of alignment. ***NOTE**** If you think your neck is out of alignment DO NOT attempt to to fix your neck. It MUST be done by a professional chiropractor or a physician with the letters DO instead of MD.
When I got down to 3 to 4 migraines a month, I noticed it was all in my sinus area. I have bad allergies, so I had a hunch it was probably allergy related migraines. So I asked my doctor for Allerga, which is a prescript
ion allergy medication. I now, only get a migraine every couple months. Not that bad.
DX: Wegener's Disease, Migraines, Diabetese Type II, PCOS, Lactose Intolerant, Benign Heart Murmer, Depression, Asthma, Asperger's Syndrome, Necrotizing Gramultous Inflamation in eye, A.D.D., Acid Reflux, Tumor Behind the Eye, Carpal Tunnel, Fibromyolgia, Clasterphobic, Arthritis
Medications: Tri Nessa, Percocet, Metformin, Prilosec, Protonix, Zantac, Advair, Cingulair, Albuterol, Calcium + Vitamin D, Pro-Air, Pepcid, Rolaids, Zofran, Compuzeen, Refresh Plus Eye Drops PRN: Epi-Pen, Albuterol Nebulizer, Benedryl
Undergoing Radiation Taking Lorazepam (Ativan) on Radiation Days