Thanks for your reply - it's nice to finally come across people who know what they're talking about as opposed to those "Oh, pull yourself together" types! Sorry for the late response - I think I was in bed when you posted yesterday! I'm in the UK so the time difference thing can get a bit confusing!
I don't actually use a lot of hairspray! The name is just the title of a song I like! I try to avoid hairspray - it's not an actual migraine trigger but it does cause headaches. My triggers are citrus fruits, coffee, bleach and other chemicals, dairy produce, wheat, alcohol, stress, heat, humidity and temperature change (trying to get a bath without it causing a migraine is ridiculous!)... I think that's about it. It's sooo annoying!
I have seen two neurologists. I had a brain scan back in 2001 which was normal. Since then I have seen another neurologist who said doing another brain scan would be a waste of time as that would probably be normal too. They've tried me on Pizotifen, Amitriptyline, Zomig, Imigran, Propranolol, Tramadol and numerous others that I can't remember the name of! I have a medley of symptoms including: loss of vision, weakness and pins and needles down the right side of my body, sickness, dizziness, audio sensitivity, light sensitivity, nose bleeds, slurred speech... Nightmare!
I'm currently taking the Maxalt and 400mg of Epilim which is meant to prevent daily headaches. The theory behind this is that if I don't have daily headaches I won't get migraines! Unfortunately the Epilim does nothing either! My doctor doesn't seem really fussed about my migraines and I've encountered a lot of people who say I've "just got a headache" or, "no one's ever died from a migraine"...
Is it just me or do migraines make you really emotional and snappy? My doctor said that I'm either imagining it or I'm just an emotional and snappy person! How encouraging!!!!!!!!