Hi, I am looking for information. I feel like a detective in a who dunit movie, trying to understand and solve the migraine puzzle. Insight from others is appreciated. Some ideas I am tracking are: Research that links higher levels in the mouth and intestines of certain bacterial genes that convert nitrates into nitric oxide with migrainers. The connection between migraines and lowered seritonin. Magnesium, B2, B12. The connection between migraines and head injuries. I have felt sick from migraines for sure since I was nine. Several head traumas and car accidents seem to have made them worse. Fluorescent lighting made teaching a torture. Meds had side effects such as loss of coordination, confusion, feel sick. and did not stop my migraines. My main symptoms are right sinus pressure, pain on right side of head, stiff neck right side, nausea, dizzy or woosy, ache all over, joints ache, loss of verbal skills, spelling difficult, sometimes: numb fingers and lip, visual auras can be clear blind spots that move across vision or moving jagged white or brightly colored like calidascope. My scalp itches, feels like my brain is swelling, crave carbs, very low energy and feel week, sometimes faint. Smells and sounds are intensified and I need quiet and dim light. Many people who have said that botox did not work and made them sicker. I know that hot dogs and nitrate foods have put me in the emergency room thinking I am having a stroke. I know weather can trigger. I would love info on any of these topics and new ones that might help me have less migraines and understand this disease.
I am struggling. My disability appeal hearing is the beginning of September, and I can think, literally, of nothing else. My mind just keeps going over it again and again and again...I spoke with my lawyer this past week. I have my last pdoc appointment before the hearing this coming Thursday. I've gone over and over the criteria for the "listing" I am claiming as my disability, BD, statistics...
I really struggle a lot with being stuck .... Everything takes so much friggen effort that I often really don't want to try at times What tips/advise do you have to get unstuck when you are having trouble getting things done or getting ahead??TY....xo