Bad allergies, constant Migraines with aura for 6 months?

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    I am a 34 year old female and about 6 months ago I started having bad allergies and constant migraines with aura. I have always had migraines but not this often. I have no signs it hits fast, first the Aura the the cold hands my heads doesn't hurt it is just my left eye sight goes so I can't see much. Please if you can suggest what could be causing please let me know. I have spent a lot of money and time and my doctor still does not know why I get them. I did have seizures when I was small but grew out of them. Christina.


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    Dear Christina;

     

    Migraine patterns can change over time with no real explanation. It's possible that you've developed more Migraine triggers. One of the best tools for identifying triggers is a good Migraine diary. You can download a free diary workbook from our article Your Migraine and Headache Diary. Some Migraineurs have food triggers; some don't. An elimination diet is the best way to determine if you do. For more information and a workbook on this, see Managing Migraine - Migraine Trigger Foods.

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    Since you're not making progress with your doctor, perhaps it's time to consult a Migraine and headache specialist. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache specialists. Take a look at the article Migraine and Headache Specialists - What's So Special? If you need help finding a Migraine specialist, check our listing of Patient Recommended Migraine and Headache Specialists.

     

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Published On: April 04, 2010