Possible Help with Complex Migraines

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Sherrine
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   Posted 8/1/2018 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi. everyone! I’m a moderator in the fibro but I have a friend who has gotten complex migraines for years...several a week! One of the last ones she had, half her tongue went numb, had tingling on the same side, etc. She saw several neurologists at a medical school in the area and they suggested her migraines were being caused by allergies!

They sent her to an allergist and he tested her for many things. Naturally pollen, grasses, etc. showed up as allergies but so did alot of various foods! They printed out the list and she has been careful what she eats and is feeling better.

about a month ago she went back for a follow up appointment and the neurologist put her on Claritin and also Zantac. She asked why the Zantac because she didn’t have acid reflux. He said they are finding that Zantac brings down the histamines in the body and it helps prevent these migraines! She started taking them and, as of today, she has only had three very mild headaches...not migraines! She has been suffering with migraines for 60 years!

So I thought I’d pass this on to all of you. It might be a good thing to talk to your doctor about. I guess it’s pretty new so if your doctor knows nothing about it don’t be surprised. But if they say you can take these and they shouldn’t hurt you, then you might see how it works for you. As I tell the fibro members, what works for one does t necessarily work for another. I do hope this wil help you.

Sherrine

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/1/2018 8:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you Sherrine,

This is becoming more common among neurologist that care and want to find answers for their clients.

I have been on Claritin since Feb. Instead of helping I now have been manifesting Complex Migraines.
So like all things, everyone is different.

I do want to clarify that I have neurological damage and multiple conclusive disorder on top if it.

Always good to hear when the new way of thinking works for somewhen!!

Peace
Trina
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DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; raynauds;complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder;

Lendi
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   Posted 8/2/2018 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
My Dr. also put me on an anti-histamine and I wondered why. Now, I know as I was having migraines at the time, too. I had had them really bad then went years without any. Also, I have horrible itching for no real reason and it was supposed to help with that.

Thank you for the information, Sherrine and Trina.
What if trials of this life are Your mercies in disguise.

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/7/2018 5:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Jessie,

This is one cause of migraines.

There are others, for instance concussive disorder, Trigeminal Neuralgia, hemicranial continua and damage to nerves to name a few.

Not all migraines are as easily solved, although we wish they were.

Peace
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; Complex Migraines: raynauds;Complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder with psychotic features.

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/10/2018 10:49 AM (GMT -6)   
This sure wasn’t easily solved for my friend...until she knew what she was dealing with. She has been hunting for answers for years. Her migraines started when she was 11 years old and she is now 71 years old. For 60 years she has been seeing doctors and neurologists and finally one decided to test her for allergies. You wouldn’t believe all the things she is allergic to! So she now has to watch for certain foods and I think the Claritin helps with outside influences that she is allergic to. The Zantac helps with histamines I think she said.

I hope any who are suffering with migraines will see an allergist to rule out allergies. You might get help quickly this way.

Sherrine

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BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/10/2018 11:52 AM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Sherine 100%

Chronic pain is terrible, and we should never stop looking for an answer.

Apologies, I did not intend for my previous post to imply that, and I don't know where the name Jessie came from. I have been struggling lately, is I can say. NO excuse.

Was trying to broaden information.

Thank you for your recent post
Peace
Trina
Moderator - Depression

"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; Complex Migraines: raynauds;Complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder with psychotic features.

Sherrine
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   Posted 8/10/2018 4:42 PM (GMT -6)   
Trina, no worries! I was just amazed that she saw soooo many doctors over a 60 year period and not one mentioned that migraines could be caused by allergies! It was at a medical school here in my area that FINALLY a doctor wanted to get that checked out. This is the main reason I posted. It sure is worth getting tested if you haven’t already. You were right...it was easily solved once she knew what she was dealing with! So I’m telling anyone who complains about frequent migraines to get checked for allergies. It sure beats having chronic head pain! I don’t get migraines but I can imagine they are absolutely horrible!

Sherrine

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Fibromyalgia, Crohn's Disease, Ostomy, Autoimmune Inner Ear Disease, Diabetes, Osteoporosis, Glaucoma, Scoliosis, Ankylosing Spondylitis
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God does not give us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

BnotAfraid
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   Posted 8/11/2018 1:38 PM (GMT -6)   
yes they are, I used to think sinus headaches were bad. Now I can function with a level 5 migraines. Amazing what a person can tolerate when the don't want to give in

Peace, Sherrine
Trina
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"...when the gift of sight is cause enough for jubilation."
Billy Collins from the poem. HIGH

DX: reverse Trigeminal Neuralgia;Cluster headaches; Atypical face pain;Hemicrania Continua; Complex Migraines: raynauds;Complex PTSD; recurring MDD,disassociative disorder with psychotic features.
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