Sounds like a few of you have been treated pretty poorly. But a note on weight:
Obviously if you've had migraines and then you put on weight and you still have migraines, the weight isn't the cause (I very much fit into this category
). However, I think I read at least one person saying or implying that weight can't be a factor in the cause of migraines. Yes, thin and heavy people alike get migraines . But if anyone is overweight and starts getting migraines, then it's a reasonable possibility that the weight might be a significant factor. For example, higher weight can cause sleep apnea and we all know that poor quality of sleep can lead to migraines.
Also, being overweight can exacerbate already existing migraines because of its effect on stuff like sleeping, heart health, effects on the neck and spine, etc. So, while in most cases it's wrong to say that migraines are being caused by your weight, don't be too offended if your doctor suggests that the two might have at least some sort of connection. The doctor who DOESN'T look at that connection is the one who isn't smart.
DX: NDPH, Recovered CRPS
RX: Lamictal, Abilify, Verapamil, Provigil, Clonazepam, Ambien CR, Rozerem, Emsam, Namenda
PRN: Haloperidol, Zyprexa, Lodine, Zofran, Oxycodone
Post Edited (korbnep) : 11/10/2007 7:09:03 PM (GMT-7)