Tag Archives: migraines

The search for relief

I am now onto my third medication trial in this search for relief from migraines. I’m also in my ninth month of daily migraines with inadequate pain relief. The first medication to be trialed was an anti-depressant called Effexor. It had no effect at all. Many of the migraine preventative medications are actually medications for […]

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Living with chronic migraines

I am learning more and more about migraines this year, especially the way they present in myself. They are tricky to diagnose as the symptoms can change from migraine to migraine, and most books and websites tout the same 4-6 main symptoms. Over the past few months of experiencing chronic migraine, I have discovered that […]

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Headaches and migraines

A headache sounds like such an innocuous thing. Something a bit annoying, or an ailment brought out as an excuse, “Not tonight, honey. I have a headache” It is hard to explain how something so seemingly trivial can impact your life so greatly. For me it is the duration which affects me most. By the […]

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Going gluten-free, and then some

For the last two months, I’ve been on a gluten-free diet. This is the latest in a long line of attempts to reduce the amount of headaches and migraines which I experience. I originally went to a doctor to enquire whether there was possible connection (and treatment!) with hormone levels. He asked if I’d ever […]

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