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Tienkerbelle
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Date Joined Mar 2012
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   Posted 3/7/2012 11:13 PM (GMT -7)   
After my first week on Topamax, I ended up in Hospital for a transitional migraine, I got discharged two days ago, and still have a persistent headache and a very stiff and sore nek.  I have been having these headaches for the past month and a half now, and nothing is working. My CT came out clean.  I am realt fed up by now!  I have a 6 month old daughter that I would realy like to give all my energy to, but with the headaches and migraines every two days, its realy difficult!!! Anyone out there that can help?

Jtoz54
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   Posted 3/8/2012 12:27 PM (GMT -7)   
you have just described my life except since I am older than you, things continued to get worse as time went on. My whole life I suffered from headaches with the pain always starting in my eyes. Eventually I would get dizzy and vomit. I always needed a lot of sleep and would literally shut down at night when I reached my bewitching hour. I always felt a little foggy headed and as time went on I developed arthritis all over and Asthma. At one point I was misdiagnosed with fibromyalgia.

I finally hit bottom when my shortness of breath, Asthma, wasnt being helped by the prednisone, my migraines were several times a week and I had bursitis in my hip along with other aches and pains. A very bad stiff neck always accompanied my headaches too. My Drs. were no help, and I felt like I was gonna die.

I was lucky enough to know that I was allergic to aspirin. Aspirin is a Salicylate, it comes from the bark of the Willow tree. All plants produce salicylates as natural insecticides.

So I looked up "Foods containing Salicylates". I couldnt believe that it was in all fruits except bananas, peeled pears, and papaya. Its in most vegetables except string beans, peas, lettuce, cabbage, brussel sprouts and celery. Salicylates are real HIGH in Tomatos sauce, broccoli, cucumbers, coffee, tea, Olive oil, oregano, pepprika, hot sauce, vinegar, and many other things that come from plants.

I immediately gave up foods in the Moderate to Very High Column and 2 days later I was all better. My migraines were gone, my stiff necks greatly improved, my Arthritis is gone and my breathing improved 100%.
Most people with migraines are Salicylate Intolerant. More information about this food intolerance, the symptoms ,the Foods to eat and avoid and some recipes can be found in a book called,
"Salicylate Intolerance and The Healthier I Ate the Sicker I Got.

You are not a hypchondriac, you are not crazy, and you are not alone. There are so many people with Salicylate Intolerance with the exact same symptoms as you. The chronic fatigue symptom is very typical, most kids with ADHD have it and 80% of Autistic kids have it too. Well I could go on and on but I hope this helps and you can get more info if you google, sick from salicylates. Take care, Joan

Tienkerbelle
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   Posted 3/8/2012 10:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you Joan, I will definitely try!
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