Posted 5/22/2012 3:07 PM (GMT -6)
I'm in my mid 60's and have had migraines my whole life. about 25 yrs. ago I went to a headache specialist. I had to keep a diary every day which was a pain in itself; but after ending up in the ER a few times begging the doctor to remove my left eye I knew it was time to get a handle on these migraines. From the diaries I kept, I knew what my personal triggers were. The major ones were: when a low pressure system was in the area; interrupted/irregular sleep; and smells, especially purfumey ones. I tried medications for both before and after the headache; but the only one to give me relief was demerol probably because it made me sleep--I don't know. But what I really wanted to tell you was that the doctor I had seen those many years ago told me that as you age, the headaches lessen and may even disappear. Well, for the past ten yrs. or so I no longer have debilitating pain, actually hardly any pain at all. I still get some aspects of the aura. I take an Excedrin, and if that doesn't work I take bubalbital. But life without the pain I went through for the most part of my life is wonderful. There is hope.