MIGRAINE - Drugs or Natural Supplements?

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Date Joined Apr 2007
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   Posted 4/2/2007 1:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I am rather new to this forum (all forums, when I think about it). Having read a lot of comments, however, I am beginning to sense a lot of people emphasizing the use of all these different drugs. I find this somewhat disturbing, firstly, from the point of view that drugs whether prescribed or otherwise can lead to addiction and generally seem to benefit only the supplier and rarely the user, for anything more than perhaps a temporary release/relief from the pain. Secondly, without trying to sound 'mightier than thou', have those who rattle off the names of these supposed cures, exhausted all other avenues, such as vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc....? I'd be interested to learn from anyone, what you find is your biggest hassle in trying to cope with migraine, and; if you did discover a natural alternative was available, would you be prepared to pay the sort of money for it that you spend on drugs?

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Date Joined Feb 2007
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   Posted 4/2/2007 6:13 AM (GMT -6)   

In the instance of my husband dealing with migraines, it took three years and about a dozen physicians until a doctor finally diagnosed migraines and prescribed a drug that will hopefully help prevent the migraines but it is taking months to get to the therapeutic level. 

In the three years leading up to the diagnosis, we tried many, many different vitamens, herbs, holistic medicine, chiropractic, massage, change in diet, etc...nothing helped.  When the headaches, dizziness and vomiting kept getting worse, what else is a person to do?  Not take the medicine prescribed?  My husband has not left the house without me since November 2006 and he has not driven since then either.  When you are at your wits end, it doesn't make any difference if it is a drug that may or may not be addictive, you are going to take it.    At least that is our experience.


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