CHRONIC MIGRAINES FOR A MONTH. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY ADVICE?

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princess33
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Date Joined Sep 2011
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   Posted 9/13/2011 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
i have had the same on going migraine for A MONTH now. i just turned 20. this is only my second time experiencing a migraine this severe. i have been to the doctors for blood test everything was normal. i went for acupuncture and that just made my neck sore. i went for a massage and they told me my muscle were very tight. yesterday i went to the chiropractor and i will be going back twice a week for a few weeks to see if that will help me. i have been in the emergency room and that did not help. the only thing that gave me relief was the benadryl in an iv because it knocked me out and i actually got some rest. i went to a neurologist and he put me on steroids to try and break my head ache but that did not help.. he gave me samples of trip-tons? im not sure if that's what they are called but i have taken amerge which did nothing for me besides give me bad side effects of ceretonin syndrome because i do take other medications for anxiety and depression:

addoral
effexor xr
topamax
clonopin

at night i do not sleep very well.. only for a few hours. i try to exercise as much as possible but its very hard with a migraine. and i am also in fear that i will lose my job because i work with computers as i am a photo editor and retoucher. if ANYONE HAS ANY ADVICE OR ANY SOLUTION TO RELIEF PLEASE HELP!

TechSpec
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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 2/3/2013 5:53 PM (GMT -6)   
Sorry to hear of your chronic migraine. A study on chronic migraines in children showed that 93% of patients could stop their frequent severe migraines on an elimination diet (see first reference). For the first week of the study, the patients ate only 4 foods (ex: rice, lamb, apples, and brassica). If that helped reduce their migraines, they added foods back once a week until their diet was nutritious and socially acceptable. Similar results have been demonstrated in adult patient populations (see second reference). There is growing evidence that migraines are like a type of allergic disease.

I had a chronic migraine aura for about 2 years and learned that my diet was by far the best way to manage my migraines. I tried an elimination diet. I cut out 7 common allergens from my diet (Milk, Egg, Wheat, Tomato, Beef, Corn, Soy) and got much better. I now eat mainly rice, vegetables, and fish and have almost no migraines.


Best,
Steven

References:

Egger, J., et al. "Is migraine food allergy?: a double-blind controlled trial of oligoantigenic diet treatment." The Lancet (1983): 865-869.

Mansfield, Lyndon E., et al. "Food allergy and adult migraine: double-blind and mediator confirmation of an allergic etiology." Annals of allergy (1985): 126.

Monro, Jean, Claudio Carini, and Jonathan Brostoff. "Migraine is a food-allergic disease." The Lancet (1984): 719-721.
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