migraine and adrenal gland?

tduss Community Member November 05, 2007
  • I just found this website on google. I've been living with migraines for 17 years, which is more than half of my life. I've tried just about EVERY medication-midrin, cafergot, imitrex, topomax, inderol, etc. The list goes on and on. I still use the imitrex nasal spray, which is the only thing that provides relief. The topomax  literally made me crazy. Anyway, I just started going to a chiropractor. He thinks that my adrenal gland is over-worked, which may be the cause of my migraines. Has anyone else had this experience or know anything about the adrenal gland?
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  • Sarah
    Apr. 07, 2010

    I suffered from migraines for my whole life from age 19 until I had a hysterectomy when I was 38.  Then I had relief from them until a year ago when they came back with a vengeance.  At the same time my Doctor found a very small tumor on my adrenal gland.  The Dr. was unable to biopsy it, although they tried. They are monitoring it every 4 months...

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    I suffered from migraines for my whole life from age 19 until I had a hysterectomy when I was 38.  Then I had relief from them until a year ago when they came back with a vengeance.  At the same time my Doctor found a very small tumor on my adrenal gland.  The Dr. was unable to biopsy it, although they tried. They are monitoring it every 4 months to see if it is growing and so far it is not.  My migraines are terrible and I suffer from them about 2-3 times a week. My vision is affected and my stomach, etc.  I am wondering if there is a connection.  I am going to another neurologist soon. I will let you know what he says.  Do you think there is a connection?

  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Nov. 06, 2007

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    Migraine disease is a genetic neurological condition. One of the causes of Migraine disease is over active neurons in the brain. Migraine attacks can be triggered by various foods, flashing lights, thyroid and adrenal gland issues - not cause them. Migraine trigger...

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    Migraine disease is a genetic neurological condition. One of the causes of Migraine disease is over active neurons in the brain. Migraine attacks can be triggered by various foods, flashing lights, thyroid and adrenal gland issues - not cause them. Migraine trigger information can be found HERE.  A Migraine specialist is an expert in headache disorders and Migraine disease and your best bet for treatment. Click our Migraine Specialist Directory for a listing of doctors.

     

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