Having suffered from Migraines and Migraines with Aura since the age of 12, I've tried quite a few treatments, OTC & prescription medications, etc., none of which have been super effective, ongoing - and I usually need the cool/dark/quiet "cave" of my bedroom to sleep them off... even if only temporarily. But one thing that has been a bit helpful as a preventative, was recommended to me by my primary physician. She suggested taking up to 500 mg each of Magnesium and Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) every night (after a meal), ongoing (meaning every day, indefinitely). It reportedly helps some people, as a preventative measure, to decrease the number of migraine occurrences. I usually take 250 mg of each every night, and have found it helpful or I wouldn't keep taking it or mention it here. Warning: even 100-200 mg of Magnesium can cause loose stools (even to the point of diarrhea), so if you try this combo, start at a lower dosage and work your way up, so your body can get used to the "constipation-relieving" side effect.
And ridiculous as it may sound, there have been times when potato chips (salty carbs) have helped (me) ward off an encroaching migraine. A friend, and lifetime-chronic-migraine-sufferer (who has gotten migraines that last up to 40+ consecutive days, oy!) mentioned this to me, and while no one thing (even prescription medication) has always "worked" to improve or remove my migraines, sometimes the odd, unexpected thing (caffeined soda, potato chips, occasionally OTC ibuprofen, etc.) does.
[I should mention that I don't consume soda or salty "fast" foods as part of my regular diet, and I don't suggest it, but introducing them only when suffering with a migraine may be a reason they sometimes have a beneficial effect for me. But for someone who consumes those things regularly, trying them when experiencing a migraine may produce absolutely no benefit.]
So I am experiencing an increase in migraines. They are happening once a week. They were once a month. I want them to stop. These are the 3 day long head pain with nausea, blurred vision, sensitivity to light and increased pain with moving to quickly.I want to go back to the one a month. I feel like I no longer have a life since 3 out of the 7 days in a week I am on drugs and struggling to...
Ever since August I have been walking about 2 miles a day. Drinking a weight loss shake for breakfast, having a salad for lunch and a regular dinner. (Meat, side and a veggie with skim milk to drink) I watch my portions at dinner because if I overeat I don't feel good. When I enter my caloric intake and walking distances the fitness pal calculator often tells me I will weigh xx less if every day...