Has ANYONE found ANYTHING to help silent migraines?

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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 8/3/2007 7:30 PM (GMT -6)   
My husband and I are desperate. He has had SMs for over 7 years now. They started out as just once a week but have grown in frequency. He has been well just one one day out of five this week. He can no longer work full time and will be luck to do so part-time.
Our life suffers in so many ways and I hate to see him so out of it and depressed. He has been on every migraine med known and all either don't help or make it worse. The two last neurologists both say he has SMs, but that he is very sensitive to meds and they don't help.
He suffers from brain fog, lethargy, anti-social behavior and fatigue during the flare ups. Most of the time all he can do is lie down and sleep/rest.
We are looking into alternative medicines, but in searching the net, I have yet to find any real SM success stories with any kind of treatment.
Is there just no hope???? Is this a life sentence???

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Date Joined May 2007
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   Posted 8/4/2007 4:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I am sorry to hear that your husband has silent migraines. I too have been diagnosed with silent migraines and migraines with auras. I was on Topamax (125mg) as a preventive for a while along with abortive medication. They helped a little. It got rid of my migraines with auras and took the silent migraines from 7 a week down to 2 or 3 a week. I have not had any migraine for a month now since I found the trigger to them. My trigger is Aquafresh Extreme Clean toothpaste. I know it sounds funny but that is what kicked off a migraine for me.
My silent migraines are so severe that I can't speak, I am confused, I get a severe case of virtigo, and I lose control of my left side and my right side gets weak. Then I would get the aftermath-the tiredness, the aches and pains and etc.
Your husband also might want to check into PFO and migraines. If you do a google search you will find a whole lot of information about it.
My best advice would be trying to find the trigger since he is sensitive to medication.
I hope your husband feels better soon and I wish him many migraine free days. Please let me know how he is doing from time to time.

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   Posted 8/4/2007 9:07 PM (GMT -6)   
Thank you so much. I'll look into the PFO. I'm so glad you have found some relief!

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   Posted Today 12:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello librarylady:

There is hope for you and your husband. It sounds like your husband needs to safely detox his system and stimulate new blood flow and improved circulation.

I suffered with migraines for many years and most of mine would flare up with vomiting before and after my monthly cycle. Migraines can come on for various reasons, some which include : toxicity in the colon, poor digestion, and poor circulation. I would also recommend checking out a company called Young Living. Young Living produces therapeutic grade essential oils that will help reduce the effect of the Migraine headache. The product that I would recommend is called M-Grain. M-Grain has the following oils in it: Helichryysum, Sandalwood, Basil, Rosemary, Peppermint, Lavender, Marjoram, Melissa, German Chamomile, and Eucalyptus radiata. These are the highest grade oils and can be applied topically, or diffused in a room.

I would also contact a acupunture physician in your area that can look at your husband's health condition from a "whole person" perspective. Not just treat one or two of his symptoms but understand what is happening mentally, emotionally, physically and even spiritually when a migraine hits. If you want more information, or a reference to a physican, please feel to contact me by e-mail : mstinson@bedrockconnections.com.

Manning Stinson (wholehealth)
Bedrock Connections
Young Living Independent Distributor (947565)
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