Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The vitamins that I took didn't make any difference to my migraines in the end. I went to the National Migraine clinic and they think I have medication over-use (too many pain killers and Maxalts) which causes constant rebound migraines because I can't fight the pain off anymore. The only way to over come this is to not take any pain killers for a while (complete cold-turkey for a couple of months wahhh!) wish me luck!

Friday, 8 February 2013

It's day 2 of my cycle and no migraine :-D Touch Wood!!!

It's a miracle!

No menstrual migraine this month, I'm so happy! I want to share exactly what I done and what happened…

It's day 2 of my cycle and no migraine :-D Touch Wood!!!

I had a mild headache 4 days ago which gradually got worse by the evening, I went to bed and I was expecting to wake up in agony with a migraine (this is what usually happens) but I felt completely fine. The next day I had no headache and what's more – it was gone! But then the same thing happened 2 days later, it was just a mild headache throughout the day which gradually got worse but ibuprofen stopped the pain. Then the following day, the headache vanished. Wethers normally it would turn into a migraine lasting up to 10 days. Since then I've been fine!

I need to continue to do what I've been doing over the past month and I'm hoping this is my road to success.

I wanted to share this in case anyone stumbles across my blog, it's worth a try…

Here's what I did over the past month:

Took these high strength vitamins and minerals everyday: magnesium citrate 250mg, Vitamin D3 25ug, Vitamin B, omega fish oil;

Had a session with an Osteopath who relieved all the tension in my neck;

I stretched the muscles in my neck every day and done some yoga;

Eating really healthily with plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables, also no processed meats and not much alcohol

Here's what I did 1 week prior to my cycle:

Kalms tablets (2 tablets 3 times a day);
Replaced most cups of tea with Camomile tea to keep me relaxed and to sleep better;
Included grapes in my diet;
I drank tons of water;
I didn't have any cheese, chocolate, alcohol and processed foods
Early nights;
Tried to relax as much as possible;

Deep breaths for relaxation and to get lots of oxygen to the brain;
Fresh air walks.

(Need to watch out for my boss who keeps trying to turn the light on above my desk: migraine alert! How many times do I have to say "I don't want the light on above my desk thanks, it triggers a migraine" Aahhh! I need one of those migraine awareness stickers to stick on my light switch me thinks!)

Friday, 25 January 2013

Migraine SOS! 25 Non-medic quick tips for when you need it most…

1. Place a cold towel on your head from the freezer or try 'Kool'n' Soothe for immediate relief

2. Stretch the muscles in your neck, do some yoga or stretching

3. Massage pressure points – big toe and the muscles on the palm of your hand just below your thumb

4. Eat grapes

5. Eat a dozen almonds

6. Drink lots of water


7. Wear anti-glare glasses (if you work on a computer screen)

8. Drink chamomile tea at the start of a migraine

9. Other herbal teas to help the pain:
Can add ginger too

10. Grind lemon skin and paste it on your forehead

11. Dim the lights or sit in a dark room

12. Sit quietly, try to relax

13. Wear sun glasses and earplugs

14. Take regular mild exercise

15. Get some fresh air and greenery

16. Take deep breaths

17. Try to think positive, it will get better! Watch comedy as laughing can help you to relax and be positive and take your mind off the pain

18. Avoid any tension, stress or thinking too much

19. Have a session with an Osteopath to remove any tension in your neck

20. Massage head and temples, back and shoulders

21. Eat fresh vegetables and fruit

22. Don't have any Cheese, wine or chocolate

23. Don't eat processed meats

24. Do meditation


25. Daily vitamins / supplements to try:
Magnesium citrate
or magnesium taurate
Multi vitamin B 
(Riboflavin = B2 vitamin)
Coenzyme Q10
feverfew (don't use when pregnant)  

Please note: I'm not a GP, all of the above is non-medic advice. I have found this info through my own research or experiences. Please check the doses with an expert before you try.