I have had migraines* as long as I remember along with the precursor of motion sickness. I was medicated by an inept neurologist from age 11 to 18. I tried medicine again at about 20 and ended up having a reaction (kidneys maybe?). Then I got very sick with what I determined to be celiac disease. I have tried pretty much every trick to get my migraines under control. Here’s a list of what has been the most effective.
- The right pillow
- A firm mattress
- Yoga (lots of back bends)
- NSAIDs at a higher dose than recommended
- Gluten free diet (about 10 years)
- Dairy free diet (over a year)
- Autoimmune Protocol (about 7 months)
Things that trigger my migraines:
- Certain foods
- LED lights
- Neck pain
- Not enough sleep
- Chemical smells
- Physical strain
- Low blood pressure (orthostatic hypotension)
I recently decided to try a daith piercing and it might be helping but is having a hard time healing. I’d share a picture but it’s not very good looking right now and ear selfies are best deleted. If it heals properly and helps then I might get the other side done.
*I currently have one and can’t think of much else but realized it is Monday and I want to blog.