Hi, I just joined this site.
I have been a migraine sufferer since I was close to 9-10 years old. I got stung by a hornet on my eye and every since then I have had them. Some months are worse than ever. I usually get them around my period or ON it. This month was the WORSE ever. I got four of them. In one month - NOT usual for me.
Stress - I agree you can't blame it all on it.
I have taken things out of my diet:
- anything with MSG
- Sweetner (ANY KIND)
My activities I have to be so careful, my daughter suffers from asthma. Really bad at times and these last two weeks I have been up at 12am, 2am, 3:30am, 5:00am. If I do NOT sleep uninteruppted I get them. If I am not in bed by before 1am by 2am I will have one.
I have also closed the door on people that are huge stressers in my life. I have had to. It's not worth getting headaches over.
Computer also for me causes them so I have to have a limited time on the computer. Forsence lights are the worse!
I am sorry...I am just telling you my theories, my triggers (I believe they are), I stay away from foods if I even feel it may be the slight cause of it.
I know how you feel about being afraid. I have a panic attack, I break down, I call my husband at work and bawl while I am dealing with the visual difficulties. I wish there was even a surgery for this because - tell me tell you I WOULD BE THE FIRST IN LINE!
I even turn my computer lights way down (contrast and brightness).
Weather (when it goes from hot to cold). I feel them.
I wish there was more we could do. I just found out now that I can take meds for them. My neuro that saw me a few years ago said I couldn't take them because of my heart. My heart Dr said get some meds and don't suffer with it anymore.
Anyhow enough rambling, I think I am going to enjoy the people on this spot in the fourm. We have so much in common. Take care, and hugs - many many hugs. I feel what you are going through. If you need to talk please PM me.
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